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Identity Negotiation

  • In: Encyclopedia of Identity
  • Edited by: Ronald L. Jackson II & Michael A. Hogg
  • Subject:Self & Identity, Identity, Self & Identity

Since the late 1970s, identity negotiation, as a process of coming to know the self in relational, social, and cultural contexts, has been an increasingly popular object of inquiry in the social sciences. Communication scholars (as well as those in sociology, anthropology, and social psychology, among other disciplines) have built on symbolic interaction, social constructionist, and constructivist theoretical frames to study the various ways individuals come to understand themselves simultaneously as unique and as part of numerous ...

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