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Society and Social Identity

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

Identity and its equivalents in languages other than English may currently be among the most used nouns in the world. They can be encountered in all kinds of contexts, referring to all kinds of phenomena. Gender, family, nationality, ethnicity, race, politics, place of residence, religion, age, sexuality, occupation, employment, consumption patterns, musical tastes, sporting allegiances, and leisure activities apparently all have something to do with the expression identity and are, for some people, foci for identification. That ...

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