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Navigating Multiple Identities: Race, Gender, Culture, Nationality, and Roles

Ruthellen Josselson and Michele Harway


In our increasingly complex globalized world, many people carry distinct, often conflicting, psychosocial identities. People live at the edges of more than one communal affiliation, bridging loyalties and identifications. This book is designed to explore how people attain or maintain personal integration in the face of often-shifting experiences of personal or social location—how people navigate the complexity of their multiple identities. One of the key premises of this book is that identity is rooted in social location and therefore always reflects the social and historical period in which i ... More

Keywords: race, gender, culture, nationality and roles, multiple identities, psychosocial identities, identity formation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199732074
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732074.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ruthellen Josselson, editor

Michele Harway, editor

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Front Matter

1 The Challenges of Multiple Identity

Ruthellen Josselson and Michele Harway

3 The “We of Me”

Ruthellen Josselson

4 The Varieties of the Masculine Experience

Kate A. Richmond, Ronald F. Levant, and Shamin C. J. Ladhani

6 The Multiple Identities of Feminist Women of Color

Janis Sanchez-Hucles, Alex E. Dryden, and Barbara Winstead

7 The Multiple Identities of Transgender Individuals

Theodore R. Burnes and Mindy M. Chen

8 A Garden for Many Identities

Suzanne C. Ouellette

10 Identities in the First Person Plural

Brian Schiff, Mathilde Toulemonde, and Carolina Porto

11 Identity Wounds

Michal Krumer-Nevo and Menny Malka