Society and Identity: Toward a Sociological Psychology

Society and Identity: Toward a Sociological Psychology


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Society and Identity: Toward a Sociological Psychology by Dennis W. Teitge, J. Smith Teitge, Andrew J. Weigert

Examines sociological perspectives on identity to clarify the ongoing problem of defining the human self and to propose a new definition of identity based on its social construction. Analyzes identity in two particular contexts: gender identity and pre-natal and post-mortem identities.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521033343
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 12/28/2006
Series: American Sociological Association Rose Monographs Series
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 148
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.35(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Part I. The Story of Whence Identity and a Step Toward Theory: 1. Identity: its emergence within sociological psychology; 2. Sociological psychology and identity theory: a propositional essay; Part II. So What? Applying and Extending Identity Theory, and Back to Society: 3. Applying identity theory to bodies: gender identity; 4. Extending identity theory beyond bodies: prenatal and postmortem identities; 5. Identity in a pluralistic society: some parting words; Bibliography; Index.

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