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Identity in Modern Society. A Social Psychological Perspective. Edition No. 1

  • ID: 2247946
  • Book
  • November 2003
  • 244 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
This book is a social psychological inquiry into identity in modern society.
  • Starts from the social psychological premise that identity results from interaction in the social world.
  • Reviews and integrates the most influential strands of contemporary social psychology research on identity.
  • Brings together North American and European perspectives on social psychology.
  • Incorporates insights from philosophy, cognitive neuroscience, psychology, cultural studies, anthropology and sociology.
  • Places social identity research in a variety of real-life social contexts.
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List of Figures.

List of Tables.

Foreword by John C. Turner.


1. Introduction.

Approaching Identity as a Scientific Concept.

Human Consciousness.

The Social Conditions of Human Existence.

A Brief Overview of Subsequent Chapters.


2. The Social Psychology of Identity: Sociological and Psychological Contributions.

Sociological Contributions.

Psychological Contributions.


3. Identity in Modern Society: An Integrative Approach.

Theoretical Background and Levels of Identity Analysis.

A Self-Aspect Model of Identity (SAMI).

Identity and (Post)Modernity.

Identity, Phenomenology and Accuracy.

Functions and Processes of Identity.


4. Antecedents of Individual and Collective Identity.

Person Variables.

Social Context Variables.

The Interplay of Individual and Collective Identities.


5. Identity in Minority-Majority Contexts.


Social Information Processing.


Intergroup Behaviour.


6. Identity in Intercultural Contact.

Models of Intergroup Contact.

Immigration, Identity and Social Integration.

Right-Wing Extremism and National Identity.

Cultural Differences and Racism: A Comment.


7. Identity, Mobilization and Participation.

Identity and Social Movement Participation.

Identity, Organizational Participation and Intragroup Co-operation.

Identity and Volunteerism.


8. Conclusions and Future Directions.

Identity and Action.

Identity and Power.


Author Index.

Subject Index

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Bernd Simon
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