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.
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Series:||American Sociological Association Rose Monographs Series|
|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.