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In: Sociológia - Slovak Sociological Review, vol. 38, no. 6


Identification with Large Scale Social Categories: A Social Psychology Perspective

Identifikácia s veľkými sociálnymi kategóriami: Pohľad sociálnej psychológie

Barbara Lášticová

ISSN 0049-1225 ISSN 1336-8613 (print)

Year, pages: 2006, 546-561

Published: 0000-00-00

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Abstract:

Identification with Large Scale Social Categories: A Social Psychology Perspective. This paper reviews social psychology approach to the study of group identities based on social identity and self-categorization theories. These are discussed with respect to multiple category memberships and identification with large scale social categories such as nation and Europe. The assumption about hierarchical relations between nested categories is criticised and it is argued that the perceptualist approach to social categorization should be combined with approaches taking into account the role of language and discourse in the processes of identification. Finally, some methodological implications are outlined.

Identification with Large Scale Social Categories: A Social Psychology Perspective. This paper reviews social psychology approach to the study of group identities based on social identity and self-categorization theories. These are discussed with respect to multiple category memberships and identification with large scale social categories such as nation and Europe. The assumption about hierarchical relations between nested categories is criticised and it is argued that the perceptualist approach to social categorization should be combined with approaches taking into account the role of language and discourse in the processes of identification. Finally, some methodological implications are outlined.

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Lášticová, B. 2006. Identification with Large Scale Social Categories: A Social Psychology Perspective. In Sociológia - Slovak Sociological Review, vol. 38, no.6, pp. 546-561. ISSN 0049-1225 ISSN 1336-8613.

APA:
Lášticová, B. (2006). Identification with Large Scale Social Categories: A Social Psychology Perspective. Sociológia - Slovak Sociological Review, 38(6), 546-561. ISSN 0049-1225 ISSN 1336-8613.

Keywords: Social identity approach; large scale social categories; multiple category memberships; national identity; European identity; discourse