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Culture, Ethnicity, and Race

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

Scholars from many disciplines have investigated the concepts of culture, ethnicity, and race and their impact on relationships, interactions, and society. Over time, unpacking how meanings have been attributed to “The Other” and understanding conflict among people have been not only attempts to understand one another better but also processes of self-discovery. For example, when Frederick Douglass wrote his first narrative over 150 years ago, he was defining himself in the face of negative attributions that questioned why a brute should even be ...

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