Delineating ethnic and religious identities in research with British South Asians
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.
Citation : Jaspal, R. (2011) Delineating ethnic and religious identities in research with British South Asians. Psychological Studies, 56 (2), pp. 214-244.
ISSN : 0033-2968
Research Group : Psychology
Research Institute : Media Discourse Centre (MDC)
Peer Reviewed : Yes