This landmark work offers a tour of the latest developments in Social Identity Theory from the leading scholars in the field. First proposed by Tajfel and Turner in 1979, Social Identity Theory has proved enormously influential in stimulating new theory and research, and in its application to social problems. The field is developing apace and important new lines of work have opened up in the past few years. The three sections of the book cover: theoretical contributions to the field; recent empirical assessments of key elements of the theory; and applications of Social Identity Theory to bring about changes in problematic intergroup relationships.

Multiple Categorization and Social Identity

Multiple Categorization and Social Identity

Multiple categorization and social identity
Richard J.CrispMilesHewstone

One of the first problems encountered by George Mitchell, when selected to chair the Northern Ireland peace talks, was that Ulster Unionists had categorized him as one of ‘them’, an accusation he was quick to point out was quite wrong, ‘Let me nail one thing on the head, I'm not an Irish ...

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