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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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Identity Change

Identity Change

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Identity Theory

Peter J. Burke

Jan E. Stets

Oxford University Press

This chapter focuses on identity change. It shows how identity theory deals with identity change and explains how identity theory understands the origins of identity standards and the meanings that they contain. It also identifies the sources of identity and the four main sources of change. Finally, the chapter presents some research on identity change.

Keywords:   identity change, origins, identity standards, sources of identity, sources of change

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