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New Directions in Identity Theory and Research

Jan E. Stets and Richard T. Serpe


New Directions in Identity Theory and Research has twenty-three chapters that address new theoretical, methodological, and substantive work in identity theory in sociological social psychology. The work emerged out of a 2014 national conference that brought together researchers who were working in different but interrelated strands of identity theory: the perceptual control and social structural programs. One goal of the conference was to more fully integrate these research programs, thus creating a more unified theory moving forward. A second goal of the conference was to honor and continue t ... More

Keywords: identity, identity theory, social identity, group identity, stigmatized identity

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Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780190457532
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190457532.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jan E. Stets, editor
Co-Director of the Social Psychology Research Laboratory and Professor, University of California, Riverside

Richard T. Serpe, editor
Professor and Chair of the Department of Sociology, Kent State University

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Part I Introduction

1 New Directions in Identity Theory and Research

Jan E. Stets and Richard T. Serpe

Part II Theory

2 Does Mead’s Framework Remain Sound?

Robin Stryker and Sheldon Stryker

5 Identity and Exchange

Scott V. Savage and Jan E. Stets

Part III Method and Measurement

8 Neural Processing of Identity-Relevant Feedback

Will Kalkhoff, Richard T. Serpe, Joshua Pollock, Brennan Miller, and Matthew Pfeiffer

Part IV Social and Group Identities

14 The Dynamics of Ethnic Identity and Personal Well-Being

Yasmiyn Irizarry and Matthew O. Hunt

16 Social Movements and the Construction of Queer Identity

Shaeleya D. Miller, Verta Taylor, and Leila J. Rupp

Part V Stigmatized Identities

17 Stigma Resistance and the Mental Illness Self-View

Kristen Marcussen and Emily K. Asencio

18 Deaf Identity and Depression

Michael J. Carter and Danielle C. Mireles

19 Stigmatized Identities

Brooke L. Long

Part VI Emotions

Part VII Conclusion

23 Identity Theory

Peter J. Burke and Sheldon Stryker

End Matter