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COLLECTIVE IDENTITY

Temi

Francesca Poletta, James M jasper


Collective identity first constructed by
outsiders who enforce it, but the person
who its being applied to needs to accept
this. Collective identity expressed in cultural
materials; names, narratives, symbols, verbal
styles, rituals and clothing

David Snow

No consensual definition of collective


identity. Collective identity resides in a
shared sense of one-ness or we-ness

Tafjal &Turner
A person has not one personal self but
rather several selves that correspond to
widening circles of a group membership
Different social context can make a person
feel, think and act differently
A person has several social identities. Social
identity is the persons self-concept derived
from perceived membership of social groups

Sheldon Stryker
The people who we interact with create our
social identity and Stryker calls this identity
negotiation. This behaviour becomes social
expectations, this is relevant for collective
identities (sub cultures)

Mikhail Bakhtin
Believed an individual person cannot be
finalized, completely understood or
know/labeled. Bakhtin saw identity as an
unfinalised self, this means a person is never
fully known or is never revealed.
He believed identity is a life project that is
never fully complete

David Gaunlett
The media, parents and other influences tell us
to create an identity but this is difficult to do
as there are so many existing identities
People experiment through different identities
before finding the right identity