Identity Process Theory : Identity, Social Action and Social Change

Date

2014

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Cambridge University Press

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Book

Peer reviewed

Yes

Abstract

We live in an ever-changing social world, which constantly calls forth changes to our identities and actions. Advances in science, technology and medicine, political upheaval, and economic development are just some examples of social change that can impact upon how we live our lives, how we view ourselves and each other, and how we communicate. Three decades after its first appearance, Identity Process Theory remains a vibrant and useful integrative framework in which identity, social action and social change can be collectively examined. This book presents some of the key developments in this area that have occurred in the last three decades. In eighteen chapters by world-renowned social psychologists, the reader is introduced to the major social psychological debates about the construction and protection of identity in face of social change. Contributors address a wide range of contemporary topics – national identity, risk, prejudice, intractable conflict and ageing – which are examined from the perspective of Identity Process Theory. This fresh approach promises to make an important impact on social psychology and will appeal to scholars and students of identity, social action and social change.

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Keywords

identity process theory, identity, social change, social action, social representations

Citation

Jaspal, R. and Breakwell, G.M. (2014) Identity Process Theory : Identity, Social Action and Social Change. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

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Media Discourse Centre (MDC)
Mary Seacole Research Centre