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Peter J. Burke and Jan E. Stets

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780195388275

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388275.001.0001

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Multiple Identities

Multiple Identities

Chapter:
(p.130) 7 Multiple Identities
Source:
Identity Theory
Author(s):

Peter J. Burke

Jan E. Stets

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388275.003.0026

This chapter discusses the consideration of multiple identities that people have and that exist in situated interaction. It considers the case of multiple identities within a person, and then examines multiple identities within a situation. It also shows that the perceptual emphasis in identity theory conceptualizes identities as hierarchically arranged in a control system of identities instead of a prominence hierarchy.

Keywords:   multiple identities, situated interaction, perceptual emphasis, identity theory, control system of identities, prominence hierarchy

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