Questions related to Collective Identity
I need some help in locating different theories that explicitly distinguish between how a person perceives her-/himself and how others see that person. Of course, Social Identity Theory refers to something quite similar to this as the ingroup–outgroup distinction. Côté and Levine1 talk about the person's subjective experience of his/her identities versus the objective identities as defined by others who observe that person.
- Are there any other theories that distinguish between internal and external perspectives/aspects of identity?
- Any info or comments on this distinction would be most welcome.
1Identity formation, agency, and culture: a social psychological synthesis (2002): p. 134
What does the text reveal about the problematics of post-colonial identity, including the relationship between personal and cultural identity and such issues as double consciousness and hybridity?
In Nepal, the Maoist attempted to incorporate “cultural nationalism” in Maoism. The Maoist set up a collective identity (ethnicity, region, etc.) based Adar Ilaka to recruit indigenous nationalities in their insurgency. But identity, ideology and Maoism contradicted each-other, thus, later “identity has been instrumental component” to form ‘Identity Ideology Political Parties”. I am presenting a paper “Social Movements in Nepal: Identity Ideology and Non-conventional Security Challenges Within and Across Its Neighborhoods” in an international conference claiming “identity ideology”. Therefore, it would be highly apprecited if anyone can suggest or pay critique in this issue.
In certain states freedom and responsibility only to certain groups resulted in Genocides. What are our obligations to manifest the optimal in a healthful society and who determines what responsibility is if it's something that makes us responsible to one another's freedom, how free are we as individuals to oppose the tyranny of groups if we don't have a way to regulate other's freedoms with our own commitment to unfolding the responsibility of individual and collective identities. With this in mind is it mutually exclusive to be absolutely free yet have obligations and responsibility's to others, aren't by definitions commitments to others a limitation on absolute freedom. IS freedom absolute or relative to societal expectations. IF It's relative to societal expectations what creates freedom, and makes it optimal and innate to human expressions?
The literature I have read around 'personal identity' are very Eurocentric. It's difficult to find non- Western texts that use the categories of 'personal' and 'social' to discuss identity.
Postcolonial, decolonial and anticolonial literature seem to focus on Identities as 'multiple', 'fractured' and 'fluid' so maybe I'm searching using the wrong terminology?
- I am looking for an observational, not a self-report, measure of group functioning (e.g., trust, cohesiveness, motivation) that would be appropriate for work with collectivist cultures (Latino immigrants).
If the western building on government hill is being demolished, will there be impacts on the identity of Hong Kong?
I am doing a research to measure secondary school student's national identity. I am interested to know whether there is any measurement or study on the subject in other place.
What I am pondering with this question is whether nation-states enter into extraterritorial pacts (WTO, NAFTA, EU, MERCOSUR, etc.) solely on the basis of perhaps deriving economic benefit from these liaisons; i.e., without giving consideration to the social and political implications of becoming inter-connected with other sovereign states, all of whom relinquish some of their autonomy to a supranational body.
This would, for instance, explain why Norway refuses to join the European Union citing the possibility of (a) loss of national sovereignty and (b) a diminishment of the quality of citizenship secured by Norway's Constitution (which establishes a 'horizontal union of free and equal citizens'); and yet Norway had no qualms about signing onto the European Economic Area (EEA) which, according to Erik Erikson ("Norway's Rejection of EU Membership has given the country less self-determination, not more" - http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/2014/04/22/) weds Norway to the EU economically by granting it access to Europe's internal market on an equal basis with EU member states. Seemingly, Norway is willing to accept an economic union, but stops short of a political and social union with the EU member states. In fact, the inability of EU members to agree on a European Constitution may be a reflection of other EU members having the same hesitance as Norway to become bound politically and socially to each other.
In fact, one might view the "Margin of Appreciation" rule applied by the European Court of Human Rights wherein the Court bows to local customs (no matter how discriminatory these local practices may be) as the Court's recognition that member states are only fully committed to the economic benefits that can be derived from a union creating a market of over 450 million people. Therefore, it is best for the Court to allow member states some wiggling room -- 'to cut them some slack'.
I need a explanation with an example about the differences between Social Identity Theory and Self-Categorisation Theory.
I am doing research on how to develop the communities nearby the university through organisation identity.
Suan Dusit University - SDU is outstanding in terms of culinary, early childhood education, hospitality and tourism, and nursing. I am on the process of doing a research design, and I wonder whether I could do the mixed-methods to gain in-depth data.
Shall I ask only the experts in the fields or the community leaders and others too?
Representation theory? What else? Key words: user generated content, collective identity, self-representation
I am doing my thesis on nationalism in social media. I have ideas on how to conduct my study (methods), but I don't have a concrete study framework yet. What theoretical framework can you suggest? My focus is on the posts of people that they deem as "nationalistic" and how it affects national identity in social media. I'm planning to do content analysis.
Does the first person plural pronoun "we" have the function to construct one's identity?
As I continue to work on developing an identity theory of my own, I'm quickly realizing how many theories about identity or specific identity theories there are across different academic disciplines. It has been fascinating, and I'm eager to learn more. What identity theories you believe to be useful, interesting, or important? I'd love to hear your thoughts!
In the colonial world few countries dictated the way how we thought, taught, and lived our lives. Today, with the advent of communication we say we are a global village. A step further, we even talk of one world, with some discussions even taking on the concept of the Earth as one world. UN and through its agencies (UNSC particularly) we even intervene and 'correct nations and their internal governance'. In this changing atmosphere where universality seems to be gaining acceptance, is the concept of nationalism valid?
Is it fair to make sweeping generalizations about America's "violent culture" based upon the frequency with which mass shootings occur here? Or, does this represent the same kind of "pop psychology" that allows talking heads to speculate about the nature of South Korean or Finnish society based upon the high incidence of suicide in those countries? On the other hand, has Sociologist Geert Hofstede made these types of generalizations ("societal profiling") respectable with his study of dimensions of culture across 40 countries (admittedly a very Westocentric study, but nonetheless, a "scientific" study)? Recall Hofstede’s study led him to classify entire societies based upon four dimensions he used to sum up their cultures: (1) power/distance, (2) uncertainty avoidance, (3) individualism vs. collectivism, and--my all-time favorite-- (4) masculinity vs. femininity.
People tend to listen to and remember music that they like, but they also remember music that is meaningful to them, music that helps them to define an identity for themselves – usually this means that the music will help them to feel a sense of belonging in a community that is part of their sense of who they are. This tends to be true whether it is music that stirs in them a sense of patriotism and cultural nationalism, identification with their local community and the things that it values, or even membership in a community devoted to a culture they love, which may or may not be defined as their “own” based on where they live, or even on their ethnicity or ancestry. To what extent is music preference a matter of individual choice, and how much is it influenced by group membership?