Identity Construction

Identity status refers to identities assigned by self and others. Identity construction is a general term that refers to the social construction of identity based on self-concept, the incorporation of group perception, and the internalization of multiple identity statuses. Social identity is commonly defined as the recognition of membership in a particular social group or category. It may be based on grouping within an organization or the larger social world. Gender, race, and class are three commonly discussed forms of identity. Feminist scholars typically define social identity as a reflexive, dialogical process.

The study of identity is one of inherent multiplicity. Each person has multiple selves connected to power and privilege, oppression, and stigma. Identity construction has been explored under lenses including identity politics and intersectionality. ...

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