The Social Psychology of Ethnic Identity

By Maykel Verkuyten

© 2004 – Psychology Press

312 pages

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About the Book

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 demonstrates the important contribution that psychology can make.

The central aim of this book is to show, 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, filling in theoretical and empirical gaps. Based on recent research, The Social Psychology of Ethnic Identity brings an original approach to subjects such as:

* ethnic minority identity: place, space and time

* hyphenated identities and hybridity

* self-descriptions and the ethnic self.

The combination of diverse approaches to this burgeoning field will be of interest to social psychologists as well as those interested in issues of identity, ethnicity and migration.

Table of Contents

Social Psychologies. Social Identity. Ethnicity. Ethnic Minority Identity: Place, Space and Time. Ethnic Group Essentialism. Hyphenated Identities and Hybridity. Self-descriptions and the Ethnic Self. Conclusion: Towards Better Understanding.

About the Author

Maykel Verkuyten teaches at the Department of Interdisciplinary Social Science at Utrecht University and is a researcher at 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:
PSY031000
PSYCHOLOGY / Social Psychology