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Advances in Identity Theory and Research - Peter J. Burke

Advances in Identity Theory and Research

By: Peter J. Burke (Editor), Timothy J. Owens (Editor), Richard Serpe (Editor), Peggy A. Thoits (Editor)

Paperback Published: 31st July 2003
ISBN: 9780306478512
Number Of Pages: 235

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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.

Introductionp. 1
Sources of Identity
The Me and the Not-Me: Positive and Negative Poles of Identityp. 11
Roots of Identity: Family Resemblancesp. 27
Identities and Behaviorp. 41
Identities and Social Structure
The Political Self: Identity Resources for Radical Democracyp. 57
Identity and Inequality: Exploring Links between Self and Stratification Processesp. 71
The Role of Self-Evaluation in Identity Salience and Commitmentp. 85
Identities, Emotion, and Health
Justice, Emotion, and Identity Theoryp. 105
Feeling Good, Feeling Well: Identity, Emotion, and Healthp. 123
Interaction, Emotion, and Collective Identitiesp. 135
Using Identity Discrepancy Theory to Predict Psychological Distressp. 151
Multiple Identities
The Self, Multiple Identities and the Production of Mixed Emotionsp. 167
Personal Agency in the Accumulation of Multiple Role-Identitiesp. 179
Relationships among Multiple Identitiesp. 195
Final Commentary: A Peek Aheadp. 217
Indexp. 225
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ISBN: 9780306478512
ISBN-10: 030647851X
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 235
Published: 31st July 2003
Publisher: Springer Science+Business Media
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.8  x 1.42
Weight (kg): 0.79

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