Identity Sociologists

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Bradley
Active and Passive Identity. Active identity is something that you can change, such as your hobbies. Passive identity is something that you are born with and cannot change; fingerprint
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Woodward
Although there are still increased choices in the construction of our identities, there are still restrictions
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Cooley
'Looking glass self' The view of ourselves is reflected back at us in the view of others. We modify ourselves from this
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Goffmen
'Presentation of self' - saw society like a stage , where we are all acting. People project an impression of themselves, and can change this at any time. For example by changing their dress
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Giddens
Argues the middle way between the social action, and structural approach.Culture and structure provides means to establish identity, but people should be able to make choices
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Mead
'Self concept' - This is developed as children grow up and develop. The qualities they have make them unique, and during interactions they develop new ideas about themselves. Children change according to this.
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Garfilled
'Cultural dopes'
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Although there are still increased choices in the construction of our identities, there are still restrictions

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Woodward

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'Looking glass self' The view of ourselves is reflected back at us in the view of others. We modify ourselves from this

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'Presentation of self' - saw society like a stage , where we are all acting. People project an impression of themselves, and can change this at any time. For example by changing their dress

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Argues the middle way between the social action, and structural approach.Culture and structure provides means to establish identity, but people should be able to make choices

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