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Advances in Identity Theory and Research

Burke, P.J., Owens, T.J., Serpe, R., Thoits, P.A. (Eds.)

2003, XII, 235 p.

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This project grew from a set ofdiscussions between Richard Serpe and Tim Owens in 1997 on how best to honor Sheldon Stryker, whose long career has given exemplary service to social psychology, symbolic interactionism, and identity theory. In particular it seemed that his influence on the development and continued discourse on identity theory was especially worthy ofnoting. With that thought in mind, Peter Burke, Shel's longtime colleague at Indi­ ana University and Peggy Thoits, a more recent colleague ofShel's at IU,joined to plan and complete the project. The team thus represents a student and three current or former col­ leagues ofShe\. While the order ofeditorship is alphabetical, Peter served as the correspon­ ding editor (e. g. , developed and maintained a project website, corresponded with the publisher and the contributors, and assembled the final volume. ). Peggy and Tim did much ofthe conference organizing work while Tim and Peter wrote conference grant proposals. We do not conceive of this volume as a static or strictly laudatory tribute to one man's life work. It is thus not a Festschrift in the traditional sense. Rather, we sought to honor one ofthe field's pioneers by critically examining and thoughtfully extending iden­ tity theory and research. We pursued this goal by first convening an academic mini-con­ ference in Bloomington, Indiana in the spring of200I.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Evaluation - behavior - emotion - interaction - political science - psychology - sociology

Related subjects » Personality & Social Psychology - Social Sciences

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Introduction; The Editors. Part I: Sources of Identity. 1: The Me and the Not-Me: Positive and Negative Poles of Identity; G.J. McCall. 2: Roots of Identity: Family Resemblances and Ascribed Traits; K.J. Kiecolt, A. LoMascolo. 3: Identities and Behavior; A.D. Cast. Part II: Identities and Social Structure. 4: The Political Self: Identity Resources for Radical Democracy; P. Callero. 5: Identity and Inequality: Exploring Links between Self and Stratification Processes; M.O. Hunt. 6: The Role of Self-Evaluation in Identity Salience and Commitment; T.J. Owens, R. Serpe. Part III: Identities, Emotion, and Health. 7: Justice, Emotion, and Identity Theory; J.E. Stets. 8: Feeling Good, Feeling Well: Identity, Emotion, and Health; L.E. Francis. 9: Interaction, Emotion, and Collective Identities; E.J. Lawler. 10: Using Identity Discrepancy Theory to Predict Psychological Distress; K. Marcussen, M.D. Large. Part IV: Multiple Identities. 11: The Self, Multiple Identities and the Production of Mixed Emotions; L. Smith-Lovin. 12: Personal Agency in the Accumulation of Multiple Role-Identities; P.A. Thoits. 13: Relationships among Multiple Identities; P.J. Burke. Final Commentary: A Peek Ahead; S. Stryker.

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