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The Social Psychology of Ethnic Identity

2nd Edition

By Maykel Verkuyten


336 pages

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pub: 2018-06-11
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In contrast to other disciplines, social psychology has been slow in responding to the questions posed by the issue of ethnicity. The Social Psychology of Ethnic Identity, Second Edition, demonstrates the important and diverse contribution that social psychology can make.

Comprehensively updated to include the latest research on dual and multiple identities, mutual links between sense of ethnic identity and social contexts, and the development of ethnic identity in adolescence, this new edition now also features research from non-European cultural contexts, including Turkey, Mauritius and Myanmar. The book shows, on the one hand, that social psychology can be used to develop a better understanding of ethnicity and, on the other hand, that increased attention to ethnicity can benefit social psychology. By filling in theoretical and empirical gaps, Maykel Verkuyten brings an original approach to subjects such as:

  • ethnic minority identity – place, space and time;
  • hyphenated identities and duality; and
  • self-descriptions and the ethnic self.

Featuring the latest theoretical ideas and research, the combination of diverse approaches to this burgeoning field make this book invaluable reading for students of psychology and related disciplines, as well as researchers and professionals.

Table of Contents


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1 Ethnic identity and social psychology

2 Ethnicity

3 Social identity

4 The sense of ethnic identity

5 Ethnic minority identity: comparisons, essentialism, and settings

6 Multiple group memberships

7 The ethnic self: dimensions and development

8 Conclusion: Towards a better understanding

About the Author

Maykel Verkuyten is a professor in interdisciplinary social science at Utrecht University and the academic director of the European Center on Migration and Ethnic Relations (ERCOMER).

About the Series

European Monographs in Social Psychology

The European Monographs in Social Psychology series is published in conjunction with the European Association of Social Psychology, to support authored books for advanced students covering social topics that promote a European intellectual perspective to the rest of the world.

The aim of this series is to publish and promote the highest quality of writing in European social psychology, and provide an outlet for new research in the field. At a time when cultural and political frontiers in Europe are being redrawn, there could hardly be a more appropriate time to promote a distinctively European intellectual perspective to the rest of the world. The editor and the editorial board encourage publications which approach social psychology from a wide range of theoretical perspectives and whose content may be applied, theoretical or empirical.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Social Psychology