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Ásta

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780190256791

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2019

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190256791.001.0001

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Identity as Social Location

Identity as Social Location

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(p.114) Chapter 6 Identity as Social Location
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Categories We Live By
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Ásta

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190256791.003.0007

The author offers conception of social identity that accompanies the theory of social. This conception is to meet the following requirements: 1) do justice to how our identity is constrained by others; 2) do justice to our own contribution to our identity; 3) do justice to how highly contextual our identity is; 4) make sense of the phenomenon of passing; 5) make sense of the intersection of the various aspects of our identity; and 6) be compatible with a plausible account of agency in which identity can be a source of reason for action, including a moral reason for action. The conception of identity the author offers is this: our objective social identity is the location on a social map that we occupy stably in a context; our subjective identity is the location on that same map that we identify with.

Keywords:   social identity, objective social identity, subjective social identity, passing, intersectionality

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