Identity Construction: New Issues, New Directions Author(s): Karen A.

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IDENTITY CONSTRUCTION: New Issues,New Directions
KarenA. Cerulo
New New of Department Sociology, Rutgers University, Brunswick, Jersey 08903-5073;
social KEY WORDS: identity collective identification construction, identity, processes, movements, virtual identity

ABSTRACT The study identity of forms critical a cornerstone within modern sociological of Introduced theworks Cooley and Mead, identity have thought. by studies evolvedandgrown central current to sociological discourse. Microsociological perspectives dominated work published through 1970s. Sociologists the focused primarily the on formation the"me," of exploring waysinwhich the interpersonal interactions moldan individual's senseof self. Recent literature constitutes an antithesis suchconcerns. to refocus attention theindividual from to Manyworks others thecollective; discourse thesystematic over of prioritize scrutiny behavior; some researchers as rather thana approach identity a sourceof mobilization of of product it; andtheanalysis virtual identities competes now with research on identities established thecopresent in world. This essay explores such all in since1980. I close with looktoward a agendaas raised keyworks published thefuture, aimedat synthesizing traditional current and suggesting trajectories concerns.

The study identity of forms critical a cornerstone within modern sociological thought. Introduced theworksof Cooley and Mead, identity by studies haveevolved grown and to central current sociological discourse. Microsociologicalperspectives (socialpsychology, symbolic interactionism), perspectives focusedprimarily theindividual, on the dominated workpublished through 0360-0572/97/0815-0385$08.00 385

have the of generalized others contributingtheconstruction theself.Becauseofthe literature's to since 1980." conscience. Earlyliterature theseattributes approached or as "natural" "essential" from emerging physiologcharacteristics-qualities ical traits.(I revisit issuein theconclusion. race/ethnicity. shift largely by important movements thepast three 1. 3. withagency the 2. New communication technologies freed have interaction therequirefrom ments physical of thesetechnologies expanded array copresence.) this The essaycloses with look a toward future. rooted.stressing similarities sharedattributes the or around whichgroupmembers coalesce.I limitdiscussion keyworkspublished includes several nonsociological works. Intellectual concerns and self-direction re-energized have of study identification processes. I suggest the as trajectories aimedatsynthesizing traditional and current concerns.""me. or psychological predispositions. Writings attend. Tonnies'Gemeinschaft. notion "we-ness' of a group. theproperties 'For recent in directions thisliterature. strategy a demanded themakeup by of thisfield. and changed." exploring interactions an individual's mold thewaysinwhich senseofself. interpersonal research thepasttwodecadesproves of antithetical traditional to But identity a fueled three trends. As a to studies havebeenrelocated thesiteofthecollective. a that that which constitutescollective thepolitical and implications result from collective definitions. particular. THE "NATURE"OF COLLECTIVE IDENTITY Collectiveidentity a conceptgrounded classic sociologicalconstructs: is in Durkheim's "collective Marx's "class consciousness. regional features. thelevelofthecollective." this the of and thegeneralized in other a milieu voidofplace. concerns.386 CERULO on of focused 1970s. result. are maintained. identity to with the of and gender/sexuality. Several to of foci research emerge from development: substance "I." of and thenegotiation copresent cyberspace of and identities. Social and nationalist of decadeshave shifted scholarly attention issues of groupagencyand politicalaction.ISociologists primarily theformation the"me. class forming "holytrinity" the in to field discursive (Appiah& Gates1995:1). ." Weber's and So the addresses the Verstehen. Thisessayexplores eachofthese research agenda. My review expanse.theestablishment "comof munities themind. Stryker see (1992). At scholars are examining mechanics which the by distinctions created.

theschools(e. are concerned with waysin which the the socialization andproject affective.Kupers Marshall 1993. Recent treatmentscollective of identity question essentialism collective the of attributes images. of with Peter Berger.Other works stress in theproblems inherent collective categorization. D Smith1987. West & Zimmerman 1987.2 The Social Constructionism: Anti-Essentialist View In concert theories WI Thomas. 1990. A collective's members werebelievedto internalize these qualities. Such studieschallenge essentialist dichotomies gender of of and dismissnotions gender's primordial roots. Signorielli Morgan1988).g. Signorielli & 1990. Richardson 1989.single a canvas against which socialactors constructed a senseofself.Eder 1995.g. Erving Goffman. attending thesymbols norms initiate sustain and that either/or classifications Bem 1993.Eilberg1985). cognitive. Atkin1982. & Whiting Edwards1988). every collective becomes social a artifact-an entity molded. change socialperformance. & Peiss 1985.Kalisch Kalisch1984.Constructionists conceptualize gender an interacas tionalaccomplishment.Connell (e. agents organize a and data use self. Wittenstrom Wittig works scrutinize 1995. perspectives . and of Social constructionism on informs muchofthework gender identity.MacDonald& Parke1986. behavioral individuals toform gendered of An important constructionism withworksthat rests outgrowth gender in the link.Raissiguier & 1994.Ross& Taylor 1989. delineating roleingender identity acquisition: et family (e. others.Hyde& Linn 1988.g. Whilesuchstudies reflect all numerous intellectual traditions. CL Miller1987.Anti-essentialist and inquiries promote socialconstructhe as tionofidentity a more viablebasisofthecollective self.C Epstein 1988. this members.IDENTITY CONSTRUCTION 387 of structural locations.g. refabricated. identity an via excontinually renegotiated linguistic and From stance. Margolis 1985. 1981. Constructionist often of their the agents socialization. presenting postmodern a to of challenge arguments unified group experiences.Gilligan1990.Kaplan1983. Caldera al 1989.Trepanier and & Romatowski culture media(e. social constructionist and the approach identity to rejects any category setsforward that essential corefeatures theunique or as of property a collective's From perspective.1986).Gaines1991.Thorne 1995. 1995. a singular socialexperience.AJDavis 1984.Gerson 1985.popular & Schwartz Doniger & 1995. Sidel 1991.Hearn1992.Researchers dissect differences male the problematize gender-sex of and the thesebroadlabels forease of presentation fully 2I employ acknowledge variety in subsumed eachcategory. Probyn 1993. 1991. this researchers explore also subof and and to jectivedefinitions femininity masculinity. Hyde et al 1990.Coser 1986. suggestingunified. mobilized accord and in with reigning cultural scripts centers power. Best 1983. Howard Becker.Cookson& Persell 1985.Fausto-Sterling Gailey1987.Sadker Sadker1994.

E Stein1992b. James Davis (1991). that of itemizing theconstructionboundaries both (a) process. Subjective constrict human severely nessandfemaleness Dorothy action expectation.g. reproductive sexual identities.Sault 1994.sithe of on doing. to experience: building identity-based contribute identity sexual languageand and strategies behavior. ual identity.Nanda 1990. In highShilling1993. lighting subjective the defined malethat socially Rather. (e. theemergence shared (b) that a and of stream sexualgroups. the distinctions.Faderman 1981. of writing. Irving exemplify as social locations. renegotiation exploring origins. of sexualcommunities D'Emilio 1983. and of in imprison individuals spheres prescribed alienation utterof of within dubbing "the it scholarship. to bothsuccumb andrecreate as natural ensures social members that signals.In so thisliterature demonstrates inscription gender thebody.Davis documents history the He for ofthe"onedrop a rule. unpacks rule's alternatives. purpose the nonreproductive publicdiscourse. Smith writes this effect powers that ance . meaning biological of tioning the into such and that symbols. the sexuality. argue they theeffects gender of categories.Important entries include work Verta Taylor Whittier & and (1992) on lesbianidentity lesbiansocial movements. sexual that the also explores cultural differences can colorsexual violence. 1988. quesin By biology-thebodyandreproductive andfemale scholars expose socialrituals.Faraday1981.Arditi al 1985. scripting attitudes. mapa three-step sexualcolfrom dominant the groups nonmainstream insulate differentiate and nonmainand consciousness goalsamong of lective. 1981. stereotypes. and of and ofsex andtheroleofpleasure. Gender of expression awayfrom evenas we usedthem" us and these and emotions. definitions behavior.Spallone& Steinberg do of constructionistsnotdeemphasize nature gender. Irvine and gender relations.Stacey& Thorne1985). practices transform differences socialfacts.Bartky 1987.for the in of that charts definitions blackness America. 1987.Corea 1985.Medicine1983.. treating scripts behaviors.Raymond of another stronghold constructionism. Troiden 1994).Oakley1984. provides fascinating F. models speaking. Race and ethnic studies represent historical excursion a example. (c) processes politicization valorize group's sexto approach adolescent Janice (1994) takes similar a Irving minority status. knowledge meaning thebody.Papanek1990.388 CERULO system particular.Whatley Plummer 1994. the as from body(e. of identity the"armor" gender literthe complement gender to approaches sexualidentity Constructionist the of and Taylor NancyWhittier ature. thinking took(women's) and (1990:199-201). of dismantling notions gender emergent multaneously 1988." vehicle racialclassification..Theseworks identificationit occursin varying and the a muchbroader literature meaning. Davis its over and highlights triumph competing development .g. roleofthefamily.Martin et Acker1989.Bordo1993. nine domains" 11) that identifies "axes of constructed (p. language.

Davis concludes in racialcategorization other of rule'simpact thefuture US racerelationson lation the regarding onedrop in of shifts. another In arena. argues. reindividuals choice-a socialcategory actively switch amend and the those mixed of search documents waysinwhich ancestry of affiliations. Like Alba. of immigrants.Joann (1960-1990). shift for shift bearssignificant face with more comfortable as they base videswhite-Euro descendents a larger. the and racialidentity collective variantly considering racialization. as shifts a ethnic In another identity Nagel (1995) examines arena. His datasuggest such contexts growing and ingsituational under the descendents that renegotiation unitesEuropean reconstruction-a that identity umbrella a European-American of Alba identity. Balibar demographic particularlylight developing landscape. keeping In premises. prove non-Euro for of lineage. for Euro-descendents she that negligible white.CONSTRUCTION IDENTITY 389 to its itemizing rolein thestruggle mainfollows one droprulein action. sociopolitical She American identification. with socioeconomic the premises and imposed racialization selfanalyze both thoughtfully Balibar Wallerstein & repression. to Waters's shifts their are (1990) and implications alsocentral Mary Identity ethnicity. or Her decidetoadopt stress. for and for autonomy. of ethnic as Waters comesto understand identity theproduct personal mately. explains of documents changing patterns Native federal factors: with to three shifts reference changing sociopolitical identity . presents themselves" rather thanwiththecultures (1990:306). thesearch collective struggle collective voiceinto incorporate subject's the identity Several works racialandethnic on Richard Alba's (1990) workon Europeantheir Examplesinclude inquiries. Ultiand potentially negative Americans nonwhite. Blending are the lensesforwhich authors renowned. workproblematizes relentlessness whichindividuals in of scrutinizes ethnic identificationlight itssocial Waters clingto ethnicity. within broadanalytical a & Wallerstein (1991) viewracialidentity constructionist and with race considering inconjunction nation class. descended social structures. shelter.Waters In locatestheattraction their ethnic primary to idenAmerican value. Nagel Using US Census figures phenomenon.Commitment ethnic within double-edged a ethnicity lacking a based needforcommunity-community stemsfrom culturally tity individual cost. the with experience the He taintheslavesystem. symbolic forward constructed. also contrasts US classification thoughtful specuwith nations.Waters with her the However. nonwhite a rapidinflux non-Euro. bols of ethnic cultures to ethnicities easilyreshaped response varyare in Alba argues that symbolic one social needs. thisway. argues this broad the prosocial benefits thoseit encompasses. a brings research. with constructionist Alba argues Americans. payoff-rewards. in ethnic anchored strongly that ethnic identity no longer is "concerned withthesymentity he ethnicity a symbolic as Rather.

Gillis1994.national idenYet. on narrative. allies.g. Dyson1993.Ignatiev 1995.Wade 1993.390 CERULO Indian policy.Lane 1981. Works nationalism tity probing to to reference thestateand worldmarkets continue thrive (e. arguesthat collectives ties citizen are not increasingly defined bytheir primordial toa territo but from a discourse tory. A richcollection sociohistorical of works commemoration.Berezin1997. inclusive.Griswold 1992. of such as Benedict Anderson's (1991) workon imagined community. create. according entitlements emerging both transnational human anda setofstructures & celebrating rights see Shapiro Alker (also 1995).Boli 1987. Soysalexamines different strategies which by European nations into She incorporate guestworkers thenational citizenry.Skocpol1985). during in tural(language)and social factors convene (capitalism. 1989.Frankenberg Hout& Goldstein 1993.Y Zerubavel 1995). Newertrends Soysal's (1994) of memmodel.Wagner-PacificiSchwartz & 1991. print technology) a particular historical collective moment.Brubaker 1992.Smedley 1993.Farley 1991.Hobsbaum 1992.Giddens 1984.Beaune1991. growing and American Indian political activism.Jepperson include Yasemin Meyer1991.Schwartz 1987. D the to Anthony Smith (1991) poses perhaps greatest challenge constructo tionism. effectively remaking imagesof the national (also see Bloom 1990).andenemies (e.Shively 1992.g. dismantle identities nations.Williams 1990. 1994. increased American ethnic politics. "Newinstitutionalism" brings to and structures organizamiddle-range questions bear. the of citizenships. innovative Meyer1987). Anderson apas bothspatially proachesnational identity a sociocognitive construct-one and temporally bothenabledand shapedby broader social forces.morethananyarenabefore identity workpresents multivoiced a with excursion. .Schudson1992." which addresses definitions national "postnational changing Western the bership. the symbolization particularly elites. Smith adoptsa middle-ground approach national identity.DeVos 1992. shetraces waysinwhich the policy politics and encouraged an ethnic renewal. 1991.Hewitt of self 1989.g. linking socialconstructionism tomore views.Corse 1996. grapple issues consider constitution theAmerican (e.(Also see Blakely1993. and chart waysin whichactors.Conzenet al 1992. Kubik1994.Hobsbaum Ranger & 1983. 1991.examining political and on and tional influence policy. maor nipulate. principles their political agenda.) Social constructionism a multifaceted drives literature national on identity. Fine 1996. Bellahet al 1985. of culHe documents moments identity times which key construction. ultimately & collective self-definition Birnbaum (e. One also finds elaborations constructionism. Armstrong 1982. In related several studies with constructionist as they the work.Tilly1990). Agulhon 1981.Gellner 1983.He defines essentialist national identity as a product both of "natural" and Natural continuity conscious manipulation. 1988. Nagelargues these that factors raised Native American ethnic and consciousness. Spillman 1997.g. self the scholar'seye.Jewell 1993.

Finally. (Complimentary positions includeConnor 1990. deemphasizing of Michel publicdiscourse. tri-part this combination distinguishes national identity. making themostfundamental it and inclusive collective of identities. JacquesDerrida.In thespirit JeanBaudrillard. as class-as important thevariation bewomen.IDENTITY CONSTRUCTION 391 continuity emerges from pre-existing ethnic identity community. scholar and the Foucault. richest. Patricia ." effort explore full to in call of Works this tradition into questionmodelsthat withtruth. Sucha stance the underemphasizes roleofpowerin theclassification process(e. contend the many that constructionist approach implies identity categories through built interactive effort. Jean-Francois Lyotard. working a in advocate shift analytic tweenidentity categories. and conscious manipulationachieved commemoration.Further. in Diane Fuss elaborates evaluating constructionist the approach gender: to moreprecisely of "specifying thesesubcategories 'woman'does notneceswoman'or 'Anglo-American essentialism. symbolism.'whilecrucially emphasizing their very specificity 'woman'is nonetheless reinscribe essentialist an byno meansa monolithic category. of works gender sexuality on postmodern prove Hill Collins(1991).Hutchinson 1987. is via ideology.Gilman1985).Judith Butler (1990). viewthevariation of they identity categories-i. Smith's In view. postmodernists essentialist identiaminethe"real. fearing that theparadigm ultimately approximates very the essentialism fights it against. and and For students identity.Further.g. In an effort broaden socialconstructionist to the exagenda. in Somefind constructionism's agendainsufficient. JaneFlax (1990).mistakenly suggesting multidirectional of influence and agency" (Calhoun1995:199). Theseweaknesses leavepostmodern of identity theorists skeptical social constructionism's trajectory. within in thestudy identity. postmodern-identity deconrhetoric an in structs established and identity categories their accompanying the range "being. equatediscourse they exposethewaysin which objectified truth as and sustains collective discourse bothforms definitions. and reasons present political other day why tiescontinue be invoked often to and felt" deeply (Calhoun1995:199). 'French sarily preclude bourgeois in that lesbian. hierarchies power. logic levelofhistoricism" at thevery (Fuss 1989:20).) Postmodernism: Deconstructing Categories the Whilesupporting antiessentialism drives that constructionist on inquiries identity. suggesting itsimply that catalogues the construction identity process.e. postmodernists with observation deduction elevating and and concerns focus. Greenfield 1992. and Smith compliments duality this with socialpsychological a dimension. African-Americans. citing "need a as to for community" integral identity work. postmodernists serious cite flaws theschool'sapproach. Calhoun1993 and Hutchinson & extensive Smith 1994offer literature reviews. Connell "a flow 1987. of social arrangements.

andTrinh T Minh-Ha (1989) reconsider gender identity." contest they current hierarchical structures sexuality.Leps & 1992. or on identities excluded thehetero/homo by duality-e. ofcollective nature existence. notesthatelements such as race and social class produce multiple variations "women"and "men.392 CERULO Garber Marjorie (1992).Patricia Hill Collins(1991). lesbian. andFuchs& Ward1994offer process (Agger1991 reviews postmodernism. second. of alternative Constructing readings ofthe of a work'ssexualimplications deconstructs taken-for-grantedness the to dominant sexualmodel. forexample. In to postmodern gender theorists the nature whichgender traditionally challenge dualistic. Theysuggest.The existence thesemultiple categories us on us binary gender conceptualizations. Queertheorists of advocatea new "reading" materials usingan "inside/outside" opposition. heterosexual homosexual and and serious focus identity construction. bisexual transgenderidentities (also see De Lauretis 1984.Fraser 1989. reader of reinterpret the of terms a homosexual of presence.Riley 1988). advohomosexual. etc). the In suchan analysis.andlesbianandbisexual women.g. oppositional by is framed. works sexualidentity on follow similar Corepostmodern a thrust. Anyworkunderanalysis mustbe readwithan eye forthatwhich it itemizes thussimultaneously and read implies. comprehensive . These basic tenets carry provocative methodology. In contrast prior the sexualidentity identity studies (i. Further.Theyexpose in thedangers approaching gender collectives homogeneous as entities urge and careful consideration thecomplex.Warner a 1991). first. focusing instead thewaysin which affiliations of multiple identity qualitatively changethenature human experiDill ence(see alsoAgger1993.Stein1992. of thoseofvarious socialclasses.current "queertheories" of simultaneous considerations catean inclusive approach.Baca Zinn& Thornton 1994.bellhooks(1984).Connell to of 1987. Reminiscent Garfinkel's of approach identifying "invisible" normative structures.Nicholson1990.Whenqueertheorists televisionsitcomLaverneand Shirley Hitchcock's film (Doty 1993) or Alfred a Rope (DA Miller 1991) from homosexual "subject-position.g.Raissiguier 1994.e. explication a cultural product's must of direct readers all excluded to forms sexuality hetero/homo opposition as well." of that distinctions many societies tobuildcomplex use hierarchical stratification of alerts to theflawsof systems. of exploring construction a particular orcommunity-e.Sedgwick 1990. contrast thesocialconstructionist. giving voicetowomen color. Epstein 1992.DonnaHaraway (1991). problemasexualcategories contesting and sexualhierarchies tizing (Butler 1993.S.) of recent. reader must assumetheconnotation homosexuality of in the must a product in thedenotation heterosexuality. theory's queer subject-positioned readings jolt thevery ofclassification. of often contradictory.Seidman treatmentssexual 1992).Nicholson Seidman1995.

identity-based byideology for to not mobilize choice it.Farrell & & Halle 1984. to achieve they fight expand react. of form agencya and suggest special Identity politics newsocialmovements ensue and "collective Identities a self-conscious emerge movements agency.Burawoy 1993.. by When than movements rather act orresource mobilization.'realsocialism'. confield.Wright & 1986.Katz 1993.they in central thisarea. collectives on distinct take moved identity. definition.CONSTRUCTION IDENTITY 393 and by raised socialconstructionists postdifferences. enand and agency persuade coerce.Gans 1995. has to by The freedom havewhichcharacterized industrial . current counterculture-in of members the1960sstudent the thediscursive protectionists. Theright property been.identity politicscreates"new social movements.Rather.Garcia 1991. claimsocialprerogative. basisofboth there society. politics identity. rather emancipation. issues the Despite their to struggle self-name. 1995. insulate. In sucha context.Issues ofpolitics raisedin previously are concern identity for the and politics also provides focus works gender/sexuality race.Form1985. 1989. trinity" of beyond "holy this politics movescholars concerns identity with ever.Katznelson Zolberg 1989). groups exemplify and signification. of Mobilization and Collective Identity Politics an and movementsspurs it constitute important identity thepolitical Collective cited scholars.Further. I suggest agencyincludes conscioussense in is collective of groupas agent. mark.In post-material italism itscompetitor existence to a further of right.1997).Katznelson Weir1985. power.g. Identity on of works theformation experiencing socialclass (e.Davidoff Hall 1987.Eichar 1985. collective In thisway.andremains. agency enacted a moralspace. borrowing a thatcollective self(1985:287).Carter 1989. right existence. consciously developoffenses defenses. A . Spurred not properties. HowMcNall et al 1991. a moremeaningful the to or type (1989:177-78.Dudley1994.thehomeless. society beenreplaced the industrial caphas the to to freedom be." actions on and focused theexpressive initiatives areself-reflexive sharply that ofcollective members (Melucci1989:60. cooperate compete..Giddens1991:207-17). emerges and model." members coordinate consciously becausecollectives action. attention a collective's to scholarly modernists direct alike the Suchconcerns underscore and self-characterize. moved issuesofcollective by collectives these too literature.notes: than Alberto Melucci.Vanneman Cannon1987. of one's social environand compassesmorethanthecontrol transformation of and Charles discussion agency the from Taylor's ment. rather.Animal environmentalists.1993. group consciously and and differentiate. freedom.Gallie 1983. Blumin on and for many & 1985.also see Calhoun1991a:51.

Based on theseobservations. find themselves of arguesthat they incapable cross-boundary exchange.Taylor & Whittier 1992). theseworksitemize waysin whichresulting the collective identities direct then movement participants defining paramby the etersand appropriate arenasof collective action. Gamson.Furof conditions he suchgroups often remain unaware theeconomic ther. Such analyses remain fully mindful thewaysin which of movement participants' perceptions history.Robert Benford.Snowetal 1986. believes Piore their that collective mayconstrain goals.1988. and Such linking linking works a forces simultaneous the consideration thought. of social structures.Gamsonet al 1982. and cultural socialconcerns. locatesidentity movements America's ideological He suggests thatcurrent socioeconomic conditions beckona changein this stance.Johnston 1991. . with By merging sociocognitive construction processes concerns structural for and organization this creates exciting an factors.Laranaetal 1994.Tarrow 1992.Huntet al 1994.Further. action (see e. as of Because based movements isolated. micro macroanalyses. Gerhards Rucht et & 1992. cohesive"communities meaning.andothers address theframing schematization identity it occurswithin and of as social movein ments.Jasper Nelkin1992.Cohen & 1985.Studies thisareadelineate frame the alignment processes bring that focusand shared bothgroup to collectives specific identity particular at historicalmoments.Lichterman 1996.McAdam1982. Usingcognitive theories derived from sociologyand anthropology. literature conceptual bridge. This work'sappealrestsin itsmultifaceted theoretical base. Benford 1993.1994. IDENTIFICATION PROCESSES Attention collectives the to and establishmenttheir of identities re-energized has in A interests theidentification itself. Doug McAdam.Benford Hunt1992.394 CERULO collective the pursues freedom be because'that to which frames collective's the defines their identity existence right good (Taylor as and 1989).Snow& Benford 1992. growing literature exscholarly process establish plores the mechanicsby which collectivescreate distinctions.MichaelJPiore(1995).Gamson1992.Johnston al 1994. Fantasia1988. forexample. of provide modelthat and & articulation. in rootsof individualism.g." to Piore such groupsare narrowly focused and formed relative distinctions. In connection withissuesof identity politics and collective agency. cultural and arrangements constrain enhance interpreor the tiveprocesses. Piorepresents five-step aimedatreplacing a with shared a plan identity politics commitment a unified to national structure. Recent literature concerns raises the socialconsequences regarding long-term writes identityof of identity politics. David William Snow.Morris & Muellar1992.

contrast cessfully objective Lamont maintains tri-part a that to Bourdieu. In related work. focus. findings in shared sufficiently togenerate strong hierargrounded widely meaning prove identities relative valuetocollective (Lamont 1995. specifies upper-middleclass in FranceandtheUnited under whichmoral. andZelizer(1985) helptorefocus whichage categories constructed.Lamont Fournier 1992. Modell (1989). probing linguistic pattern identity. 1987. Postman by soci(1982). are on contexts within ologists thecultural are and occur. Waksler (1991). to through his of a that Eviatar Zerubavel (1997a) offers specialedition brings concepts . various authors explore Japanese concepts thewaysin which these distinctions direct collective orientation and boundary In all consider comboth behavior. renegotiate ofinclusion. the boundaries the in MicheleLamont(1992) documents roleof symbolic of from interviews construction valuedidentities. semiotic of the Derrida's focuson difference. thisregard. DiMaggiodemonstrates and and status solidify categories waysin whichartacquisition classification the the distinguish elitefrom ordinary.Elsewhere. age identities built. reproduction gender in withsymbolic boundaries characterize recent inquiries lifecourseresearch as well.1992) landof suchrepertoires. Works Gaines (1991). and Forbes(1995) use cultural sociallensestoexplore Quadagno& Catherine identification distinction and The amongUS JobCorpsparticipants.Winn(1983).Thissection under study. and rules Bourdieu's theories distinction. age transitions issuesofidenSomers White (1992) approach Margaret (1994) andHarrison of that the or tification specifying cultural by repertoires systems meaning charcommunities. authors of and examine workings bothsymbolic the boundaries structural barriers as to and Concerns these factors contributegender inequality.1997. demonstrating theimporvariesacrossspace andtime. Theseauthors especially are concerned acterize various symbolic enabletheinvoking with waysin which the socialcontext sociallocation and In Paul DiMaggio's(1982. on the mark research theartsalso proves important. and itsrole in theconstruction Japanese of on identity. Foucault's work sociomental on classifimodelsofSaussure Pierce.Her workalso emphatanceofboundary types her indicate only those boundaries sizes boundary that firmly strength. Zerubavel's and and elaborates a variety identification on of processes currently cation. authors their munication social practice and linkage context.IDENTITY CONSTRUCTION 395 Suchworks closelylinked are hierarchies. Jeffreys (1989). of to important knowledge theories. also chyandconfer & Jill see Cohen1986. Building the icality "uchi"(inside)and"soto"(outside). including genealogy epistomes. Usingrichdatadrawn with men Lamont the States.socioeconomic. cultural and succonditions boundaries conditions socioeconomic of In create inequality. In a different Jane Bachnik Charles & Quinn(1994) focuson indexarena.Sahlins1989).

fetal classification. John C Turner presents depersonalization a process as enabling collective identities. in to historical.Aho situates analysis a variety recent his incidents. and provide a multitiered of analysis collective identification theideologies and that to suchstudies identiit. this 1995)toarticulate project Complimenting agenda. Finally. its institutionalization. approach and fication a process as that unfolds relation economic. socialism. political contexts. Finally. O'Barr1994). & fivestepsof James Aho (1994) invokes 1994). political. and of Aho carefully explores development collective the moral righteousness. anchored thestudy discourse symbolization." and that both is The study objectsalso proveskeyto recent of research identification. support In contrast deterministic theories. social. construction sexualidentities. identity in of Severalworks. After sources of and the Enlightenment. in the the contexts which understand political. other processes (Turner al 1987. 1997b). interviews. Marxist charting historical . Further. He notestheprocesses which by suchsentiments legitimate destruction the the of with "other. Berger Luckman's of reification elaborate to boththeconstruction deconstruction political and in of enemies. economic ditions enabledthree that the specific ideologies:theProtestant Reformation. Dauber's of French (1992) work Pueblopottery. emotional concollective and et tagionandempathy. on Severalworksnotethe ways in whichindividuals groupsuse artoband and jects (Martorella 1989). works identity cast discourse symbols mediators structure action. government documents. such. (Rubenstein and identities.Aho buildsan interesting foran enemy by case "them" "us." Grappling thequestion "Can onestruggle effectively against evil without becometainted it?". Amongsocialpsychologists. periodsof identity and these interpretation. other the of and interesting areas(also see E Zerubavel 1991.commodities commodity signs(Appadurai 1986. on Mukerji's (1994. Hennion &Meadel 1993. His work mapsthe waysinwhich depersonalization permits socialstereotyping. a case study a KKK defection. Nippert-Eng (1996) andSilver(1996) offer in excursions theroleofpersonal on peciallyinteresting possessions bridging transitions.Authors to chart these complementary sociomental processes they as explore identification distinction monetary and in exchange.1997)studies formal of use to structures objects better andZukin's(1991) exploration city gardens.and economic esobjectsareproduced.multitiered As view atcritical investigations identification in junctures a collective's history. explores general cultural. and groupcohesiveness. dissolution theSoviet the and of Union.orclothing Goldman 1992.396 CERULO and lumping splitting life. Usingmediareports. including periodsof identity production. cooperation altruism. including of theRubyRidgeaffair. action. ethnocentrism. and as of and Robert Wuthnow's of the on (1989) work communities discourse exemplifies Wuthnow the and conapproach. cultural.

1997)wasamong first fully Meyrowitz explore link."the and enemy "them." ultimately. inquiries symbol and reception interpretation elucidate faulty thus identity the symbolization. Wuthnow's inquiry rich demonstrates complex the chainby which movement and ideologies resulting identities both are born sustained.Finally. andthegovernments mediathat and modeled disseminated perspecand each tive. form American the of foreign policy. to NCTs weaken According Meyrowitz. Other multitiered worksincludeMichele Dillon's (1993. specifying conditions under whichsymbols failto capture fervency those can the of they portray. works of on and Her explore waysin which the political climate theinstitutional and of status discourse to producers relates both nature the the and effect discursive of strategies. and FollowingWuthnow's example."Inthis NCTs way. 1996) studies discourse divorce abortion.1989.they meshpublicand private. beckonnewtypes performances. analyzing fundamentalist discourse itsrelationship and to genderand national identities. form collective of and new configurations: Television fostered riseofhundreds "minorities"-people in perceiving has the of a who wider to as in isolated somepocket it. locatetheselfin newhybrid arenasof action.Valentine Moghadam(1994) adoptsthe multitiered approach. orsever connections the between and physical social"place.too. and analyzing thecollective application experience thethree and of ideologies through the decades. Joshua the to the (1985. a suggesting newtheoretical modelfor predicting symbol her on change. Wuthnow examines audience reception reaction. TECHNOLOGY AND IDENTITY In thepresent one environment. havereframed generalized others they andthe"generalized elsewheres" which selftakes the (Meyrowitz 1989) from itscues. identifiessetofsocialstructural variables appear delimit that to general rulesof symbolic expression. begin seethemselves unfairly the and disenfranchisedgiving them accesstosocialinformation empowered disabled the by . cannot consider without reference identity to newcommunication the technologies (NCTs). the examine waysin which electronic mediareNCT/identity His works the of organize sites socialinteraction. Wuthnow traces modesbywhich the eachideology instituwas tionalized. NCTs havechanged backdrop is which against the identity constructed. Finally.Cerulo(1995). Ceruloalso explores institutionalthe ization identity of symbols.IDENTITY CONSTRUCTION 397 theseagendas. taking readers through schools." the sucha discourse exploring waysinwhich of shapesvisions the American "us.appliesa multitiered in of perspective herstudy national identity symbolization. the of Probing various contexts anthem flag and she a adoption. the religious scientific and groups.Television of has world. In a similar vein.David Campbell(1992) examines American the "discourse ofdanger.

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that the (also & Fisher's(1992) sociohistorical Similarly. provide uniquepicture a the and of detailing building experiencing online Turkle docupersona.IDENTITYCONSTRUCTION 399 concrete effects techno-links charting of and emergent cultures reference of that canunify oncedisparate socialactors (Cerulo al 1992. Byron Nass (1996) approach to communication mediaas objectsrelevant identityinteractions. essence. authors suggest that thehuman brain notsufficiently evolved to has relative technology's rapidadvancement.Cerulo Ruane1997. Butothers areless enthusiastic regarding impact NCTs on community identity. of to soOverall. relevant communication the efficacy. thesize and movement TV screenimagesaffects and in of physical responses perceptions personal bodyspace waysidentical to real-life motion. Further.Steuer 1992.Thesepatterns implications identity hold for studies and to beyond. authors that In find mediaobjects becomea the building in building self. Sherry Turkle onlinecommunities (1995). et & Dayan 1992.Tichi1991). the of and Schlesinger (1993). explores and their on impact personal construction.Indeed. another Reeves& Clifford experience arena.Turkle's any In secondto theconcrete.peoplearepolite computers though even ently to of theydon't need to be.Purcell1997. CONCLUSION Theliterature reviewed here an constitutes antithesis traditional to studidentity built The research fronts. works cited here refocus ies. Testimony ofMUD members. forexample. designed address disand forms NCT-generated of tinguish bonds(see Calhoun199lb.Liebes 1990. notes both potential thesurprising the and failureofelectronic mediain constructing a unified European identity among the nations comprise Euro-community see Morley Robins1995). These contradictory positions haveled sometoinitiate multidimensional models to models. Reeves& Nass suggest this can waysinwhich knowledge improve future technological products. follows of identity She members a viras tualcommunity they interact "multi-user in domains" (MUDS).anantithesis uponseveral . for that with voicesdifferdiscover. the ments waysinwhich individuals online relative other to negotiate identities of the selvesand"real" facets theself. Cerulo varying 1997). Relatedworksmagnify identification processeswithin specific NCT domains.for example.By probing balancebetween "virtual" work forces to question perspective places virtual us that selves. they of humanviable"other" the and outline waysinwhich the mirror Reeves& Nass to-machine human relationships purely relationships. research thetelephone on suggests that structure be remarkably can resilient technological to community change.Fisher(1997) remains skeptical NCT's ability reconfigure cial bonds(also see Postman 1992). instance. alongwith Turkle's keeninsights. peopletreat computers female than thosewith malevoices.

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