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June 25, 2012 / C H Thompson

Identity

What is identity?

Identity is best explained as the way people view themselves and the way others see or define people.  Identity is formed through the process of socialisation.

Now try and describe your identity to the person sat next to you. To help you, think of all the things you identify yourself with.

Sociologists have identified 5 different types of identity. Let’s examine these in more detail.

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