Self and Identity: Fundamental Issues

Paperback | April 1, 1997

EditorRichard D. Ashmore, Lee Jussim

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Self and identity have been important yet volatile notions in psychology since its formative years as a scientific discipline. Recently, psychologists and other social scientists have begun to develop and refine the conceptual and empirical tools for studying the complex nature of self. Thisvolume presents a critical analysis of fundamental issues in the scientific study of self and identity. These chapters go much farther than merely taking stock of recent scientific progress. World-class social scientists from psychology, sociology and anthropology present new and contrastingperspectives on these fundamental issues. Topics include the personal versus social nature of self and identity, multiplicity of selves versus unity of identity, and the societal, cultural, and historical formation and expression of selves. These creative contributions provide new insights into themajor issues involved in understanding self and identity. As the first volume in the Rutgers Series on Self and Social Identity, the book sets the stage for a productive second century of scientific analysis and heightened understanding of self and identity. Scholars and advanced students in thesocial sciences will find this highly informative and provocative reading. Dr. Richard D. Ashmore is a professor and Dr. Lee Jussim is an associate professor in the Department of Psychology at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey.

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Self and identity have been important yet volatile notions in psychology since its formative years as a scientific discipline. Recently, psychologists and other social scientists have begun to develop and refine the conceptual and empirical tools for studying the complex nature of self. Thisvolume presents a critical analysis of fundam...

Richard D. Ashmore is at Rutgers University. Lee Jussim is at Rutgers University.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 9.13 × 6.14 × 0.67 inPublished:April 1, 1997Publisher:Oxford University Press

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Part I. The Contribution of Individuals' Identities and the Collective Identities of Social Groups to Intergroup Conflict1. Lee Jussim, Richard Ashmore, and David Wilder: Introduction: Social Identity and Intergroup Conflict2. Marilynn B. Brewer: Intergroup Identification and Intergroup Conflict: When Does Ingroup Love Become Outgroup Hate?3. Thomas Hylland Eriksen: Ethnic Identity, National Identity, and Intergroup Conflict: The Significance of Personal ExperiencesPart II. The Contribution of Ethnic and National Identities to Political Conflict in the United States4. Jack Citrin, Cara Wong, and Brian Duff: The Meaning of American National Identity: Patterns of Ethnic Conflict and Consensus5. Jack Sidanius and John R. Petrocik: Communal and National Identity in a Multiethnic State: A Comparison of Three PerspectivesPart III. The Contribution of Social Identity to Violent Intergroup Conflict6. Robert White: Social and Role Identities and Political Violence: Identity as a Window on Violence in Northern Ireland7. Ervin Staub: Individual and Group Identities in Genocide and Mass KillingPart IV. The Role of Social Identity in Reducing Intergroup Conflict8. Herbert C. Kelman: The Role of National Identity in Conflict Resolution: Experiences From the Israeli-Palestinian Problem-Solving Workshops9. Richard D. Ashmore, Lee Jussim, David Wilder, and Jessica Heppen: Toward a Social Identity Framework for Intergroup Conflict

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"Self and Identity: Fundamental Issues presents the historical progression of the exploration of self and identity-related constructs in addition to providing a critical analysis of these perspectives. Given that the editors of this book did not impose specific meanings on the terms 'self' and'identity,' the reader is able to read each chapter as a separate and unique approach to this topic area. ... Chapters within this book are organized around two themes: contrasting perspectives on the nature of self and identity, and contexts that are critical for understanding self and identity.... [T]he chapters are well organized and easy to grasp. Even those fairly unfamiliar with psychological theory can quickly begin to understand the authors' intended direction and theoretical analyses. ... Overall, this piece is a great foundation for individuals of all disciplines who areinterested in topics associated with the self."--Disability Studies Quarterly