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Other, The

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

The Other (which can refer to just one person or a group of people) is directly related to personal identity and how a person defines himself or herself. Typically, the Other is perceived negatively and is deemed different from and less admired or respected than the self. However, the Other can also be a positive disassociation. When a person deems another Other, he or she has decided that their identities are different. The person rendered Other may or may not be aware of the first ...

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