Racial and Ethnic Identity: Psychological Development and Creative Expression

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Identity development is one of the principal themes of the human life cycle and is influenced by a number of characteristics, including race and ethnicity. Racial and Ethnic Identity brings together original essays by nationally recognized researchers, scholars, educators and clinicians to elucidate the psychological processes leading to the development of racial and ethnic identity and to examine how this identity influences creative expression.

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Overview

Identity development is one of the principal themes of the human life cycle and is influenced by a number of characteristics, including race and ethnicity. Racial and Ethnic Identity brings together original essays by nationally recognized researchers, scholars, educators and clinicians to elucidate the psychological processes leading to the development of racial and ethnic identity and to examine how this identity influences creative expression.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415908689
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 12/28/1994
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 320
  • Age range: 18 years
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction: A Conceptual Overview of Race, Ethnicity, and Identity 1
1 Roots and Routes: Black Identity as an Outernational Project 15
2 Identity as Coping: Adolescent African-American Males' Adaptive Responses to High-Risk Environments 31
3 In Search of Blackness and Afrocentricity: The Psychology of Black Identity Change 53
4 Biracial Identity - Asset or Handicap? 73
5 Transracial Adoptions and the Continuing Debate on the Racial Identity of Families 95
6 Coping with Stress through Art: A Program for Urban Minority Children 115
7 Images Used By African-Americans to Combat Negative Stereotypes 135
8 National Nightmares: The Liberal Bourgeoisie and Racial Anxiety 173
9 Puerto Ricans and the Politics of Racial Identity 193
10 Black Religion and Racial Identity 209
11 Conclusion: The Pageantry of Difference: The Psychological Development and Creative Expression of Racial and Ethnic Identity 223
Index 233
Contributors 239
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