Delineating ethnic and religious identities in research with British South Asians

Date

2011

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Journal Title

Journal ISSN

ISSN

0033-2968

Volume Title

Publisher

Springer

Type

Article

Peer reviewed

Yes

Abstract

The present essay presents a rationale for delineating ethnic and religious identities in empirical research into self-identification among British South Asians. It is argued that the delineation of these identities is important in order to (i) predict and explain the identificatory possibilities available to these individuals; (ii) explore the differential values attributed to these identities; (iii) the level of psychological ‘connectedness’ between the identities; and (iv) the inter-relations between these identities, particularly in relation to psychological coherence. It is argued that a systematic delineation of these identities may have favourable theoretical, empirical and practical outcomes.

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Keywords

British South Asians, Ethnic identity, Religious identity, Research, social psychology

Citation

Jaspal, R. (2011) Delineating ethnic and religious identities in research with British South Asians. Psychological Studies, 56 (2), pp. 214-244.

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Mary Seacole Research Centre