Identity, Definition(s) of

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  • B (19)
  • C (58)
  • D (26)
  • E (34)
  • F (43)
  • G (20)
  • H (19)
  • I (27)
  • J (11)
  • K (1)
  • L (16)
  • M (27)
  • N (18)
  • O (18)
  • P (33)
  • Q (5)
  • R (30)
  • S (59)
  • T (16)
  • U (4)
  • V (7)
  • W (39)

"Refers to identities in the plural which individuals make for themselves… they may be fluid, reflexive, innovative." (Brannen & Nilsen citing Kellner

"A unique core or essence to identity- the 'real me'- which is coherent and remains more or less the same throughout life… [T]he invented and constructed character of identity." (Marshall, 2003).

Glossary Source: 

Brannen, J. & Nilsen, A. (2003, January 28). Adulthood: Changing Concepts and Definitions, A Sloan Work and Family Encyclopedia Entry. Retrieved from the Sloan Work and Family Research Network website: http://wfnetwork.bc.edu/encyclopedia_template.php?id=6.

Identity. (2003). In Gordon Marshall, (Ed.), A dictionary of sociology in politics and social sciences. London: Oxford University Press, Inc. Internet Explorer. www.oxfordreference.com (17 June 2003).