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dc.contributor.authorJaspal, Rusien
dc.contributor.authorCinnirella, Marcoen
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-10T11:01:42Z
dc.date.available2013-01-10T11:01:42Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.citationJaspal, R. and Cinnirella, M. (2012) The construction of ethnic identity: insights from identity process theory. Ethnicities, 12 (5), pp. 503-530en
dc.identifier.issn1468-7968
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2086/8018
dc.descriptionThe file attached to this record is the author's final peer reviewed version. The Publisher's final version can be found by following the DOI link.en
dc.description.abstractEthnicity has received much empirical and theoretical attention in the social sciences. Yet, it has scarcely been explored in terms of its relationship with the motivational principles of identity. Here it is argued that there is much heuristic and predictive value in applying identity process theory (IPT), a socio-psychological model of identity threat, to the substantive literature on ethnicity. The paper explores the potential psychological benefits of ethnic identification. Key theoretical strands from anthropology and sociol- ogy, such as the ‘relational self’ in ethnic identification, are discussed in relation to IPT. The intergroup dimension of ethnic identification is explored through the discussion of ethnic ‘boundaries’. Finally, the paper discusses the construct of ‘hybridization’ in rela- tion to social psychology. This paper attempts to reconcile psychological and sociolog- ical perspectives on ethnic identification, advocating a multi-methodological approach. Key theoretical points are outlined in the form of testable hypotheses which are open to empirical exploration.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSAGEen
dc.subjectethnic identityen
dc.subjectethnicityen
dc.subjecthybridityen
dc.subjectidentity threaten
dc.subjectidentity process theoryen
dc.subjectsocial representationsen
dc.subjectSouth Asiansen
dc.subjectsocial psychologyen
dc.subjectsociologyen
dc.titleThe construction of ethnic identity: insights from identity process theoryen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1177/1468796811432689
dc.researchgroupPsychologyen
dc.peerreviewedYesen
dc.researchinstituteMedia Discourse Centre (MDC)en
dc.researchinstituteMary Seacole Research Centreen


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