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The Social Psychology of Ethnic Identity

By Maykel Verkuyten

Psychology Press – 2004 – 256 pages

Series: European Monographs in Social Psychology

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Description

In contrast to other disciplines, social psychology has been slow in responding to the questions posed by the issue of ethnicity. The Social Psychology of Ethnic Identity demonstrates the important contribution that psychology can make.

The central aim of this book is to show, on the one hand, that social psychology can be used to develop a better understanding of ethnicity and, on the other hand, that increased attention to ethnicity can benefit social psychology, filling in theoretical and empirical gaps. Based on recent research, The Social Psychology of Ethnic Identity brings an original approach to subjects such as:

* ethnic minority identity: place, space and time

* hyphenated identities and hybridity

* self-descriptions and the ethnic self.

The combination of diverse approaches to this burgeoning field will be of interest to social psychologists as well as those interested in issues of identity, ethnicity and migration.

Contents

Social Psychologies. Social Identity. Ethnicity. Ethnic Minority Identity: Place, Space and Time. Ethnic Group Essentialism. Hyphenated Identities and Hybridity. Self-descriptions and the Ethnic Self. Conclusion: Towards Better Understanding.

Author Bio

Maykel Verkuyten teaches at the Department of Interdisciplinary Social Science at Utrecht University and is a researcher at the European Center on Migration and Ethnic Relations (ERCOMER)

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Categories: Cross Cultural Psychology, Self & Social Identity, Social Cognition