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Individual/Personal identity (Woodward)
How individuals see and define themselves and how other people see and define them. What is important to them and how they are unique
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Social identity
Offers little choice and defines individuals in relation to the social groups with which they're identified or belong, and how they differ from other social groups/individuals.
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Collective identity
shared by a social group and involves elements of personal and social identities, but differs from both as it involves elements of choice by individuals in the way they actively choose to identify with a group and adopt the identity associated with i
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Multiple Identities
may be drawn from more than one source of identity and be used in different situation.
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Stigmatized or 'spoiled' identities.
undesirable or demeaning and excludes people from full acceptance in society.
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Passive identity (Bradley)
is recognised but not seen as important
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Active identity (Bradley)
we are consciously aware of our membership of a group. it is not a focal source of identity. we use it to make sense of our experience
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Politicised identity (Bradley)
At the forefront of our sense of identity and actions. Politicised identities may result in political protests
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The looking class self (Charles Cooley)
the idea that our image of ourselves is reflected back to us (like a mirror) in the views of others.
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Impression management (Erving Goffman)
identities result from how we try to manage the impression we give to others in our everyday interactions. Most, if not all, social interaction is like a theatrical performance.
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'The front region' of impression management (Erving Goffman)
where presentation takes place and where the desired impression is most carefully managed.
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'The back region' of impression management (Erving Goffman)
is private where only insiders are allowed and where a very different version of reality is enacted.
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Becker's labelling theory process
Labelling>Master status>internalisation of label>Deviant career
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Backer's idea of Labelling
someone in authority labels an individual as different or deivant
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Becker's idea of master status
The labelled person is treated differently by others that they interact with.
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Becker's idea of internalisation of label
Individuals come to see themselves as different and many associate with others who are seen as different or deviant
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Becker's idea of Deviant Career
the individual become more different or deviant as a result of seeing themselves as different.
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Post modernism view of identity
Fragmented and fluid, playful and changeable.
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Hobswarn's idea of identity (postmodernist)
identites are like shirts that we choose to wear, rather than the skin we are born with. people can choose to combine a variety of identities.
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Marxist view of identity.
individuals are seen like puppets, people are socialised and manipulated by social institutions like religion and the education system.
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Offers little choice and defines individuals in relation to the social groups with which they're identified or belong, and how they differ from other social groups/individuals.

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Social identity

Card 3

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shared by a social group and involves elements of personal and social identities, but differs from both as it involves elements of choice by individuals in the way they actively choose to identify with a group and adopt the identity associated with i

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Card 4

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may be drawn from more than one source of identity and be used in different situation.

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Card 5

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undesirable or demeaning and excludes people from full acceptance in society.

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