Advances in Identity Theory and Research / Edition 1

Advances in Identity Theory and Research / Edition 1

by Peter J. Burke, Timothy J. Owens, Richard Serpe, Peggy A. Thoits
     
 

ISBN-10: 030647851X

ISBN-13: 9780306478512

Pub. Date: 07/31/2003

Publisher: Springer US

The concept of identity has become ubiquitous with the social and behavioural sciences in recent years, cutting across disciplines from psychoanalysis and psychology to political science and sociology. Identity theory, initially outlined by Sheldon Stryker, proposes a concept of identity based on the symbolic interaction of the social, role and personal identity.

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The concept of identity has become ubiquitous with the social and behavioural sciences in recent years, cutting across disciplines from psychoanalysis and psychology to political science and sociology. Identity theory, initially outlined by Sheldon Stryker, proposes a concept of identity based on the symbolic interaction of the social, role and personal identity. By seeing all of these identities theoretically isomorphic, but having different bases and sources, a unification of the different uses of identity might be better achieved. The contributions to Advances in Identity Theory and Research all begin with this view of identities and seek to extend and apply our understanding of that concept. The volume is presented in four sections based on recent research in the field: the sources of identity, the tie between identity and the social structure, the non-cognitive outcomes, such as emotional, of identity processes, the idea that individuals have multiple identities. By recognizing the multiple bases of identity that are found in group, role and person and by taking into account variation in levels of commitment and salience of these identities as people are tied into the social structure differently, the complexity of society is reflected in the complexity of the self. This timely work will be of interest to social psychologists in sociology and psychology, behavioral scientists, and political scientists.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780306478512
Publisher:
Springer US
Publication date:
07/31/2003
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2003
Pages:
252
Product dimensions:
7.01(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.36(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction1
Ch. 1The Me and the Not-Me: Positive and Negative Poles of Identity11
Ch. 2Roots of Identity: Family Resemblances27
Ch. 3Identities and Behavior41
Ch. 4The Political Self: Identity Resources for Radical Democracy57
Ch. 5Identity and Inequality: Exploring Links between Self and Stratification Processes71
Ch. 6The Role of Self-Evaluation in Identity Salience and Commitment85
Ch. 7Justice, Emotion, and Identity Theory105
Ch. 8Feeling Good, Feeling Well: Identity, Emotion, and Health123
Ch. 9Interaction, Emotion, and Collective Identities135
Ch. 10Using Identity Discrepancy Theory to Predict Psychological Distress151
Ch. 11The Self, Multiple Identities and the Production of Mixed Emotions167
Ch. 12Personal Agency in the Accumulation of Multiple Role-Identities179
Ch. 13Relationships among Multiple Identities195
Final Commentary: A Peek Ahead217
Index225

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