Sociology of Identity

Sociology of identity is a subfield of sociology that studies how individuals and groups construct, maintain, and change their identities in relation to social structures, interactions, and cultures. It investigates how identity is shaped by factors such as biography, personality, roles, groups, categories, and movements. It also examines how identity affects social behaviour, attitudes, emotions, and outcomes.In this category of sociology of identity, you will find articles that explain sociological views of identity, such as the concepts of authenticity, multidimensionality, and mobility of identity, the theories of personal identity, role identity, social identity, and collective identity, the methods of measuring and analysing identity, the sources and types of identity (e.g., gender, race, ethnicity, class, sexuality, religion), the processes and mechanisms of identity formation and change (e.g., socialisation, identification, negotiation), the consequences and challenges of identity for individuals and society (e.g., self-esteem, stereotyping, discrimination, conflict). If you are interested in how identity affects and is affected by society, this category is for you.

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