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Self and Social Identity Linda Rouse

Self and Social Identity

Linda Rouse

Published November 1st 2012
ISBN : 9781621311270
Paperback
270 pages
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Self and Social Identity explores social influences on the construction of self and identity. Sociological and social psychological perspectives are used to inform an analysis of individuals, social interaction, and society that is sure to engageMoreSelf and Social Identity explores social influences on the construction of self and identity. Sociological and social psychological perspectives are used to inform an analysis of individuals, social interaction, and society that is sure to engage readers in self-reflection, generate discussion, and enhance knowledge of key social processes.The book s unique combination of full-length chapters and supplemental readings introduce the field of study- explain how self and identities arise, are negotiated and performed- examine change over the life cycle and in clinical settings- consider several instructive identities (gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, and class)- and, finally, reflect upon intersecting identities, the complexities of self, and future directions. One or more supplemental readings accompanying each chapter allow readers firsthand acquaintance with a set of original sources. Detailed chapter outlines, boxed inserts and graphics, and follow-up exercises facilitate comprehension.All together, these are compelling materials for demonstrating how social science theories and research contribute to our understanding of ourselves and the social world in which we live.Dr. Linda P. Rouse is an Associate Professor of Sociology in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Texas - Arlington. A published scholar and experienced teacher, her main areas of academic specialization are in Social Psychology, Research Methods and Statistics, and Family Sociology.