Without social identity there is no human world. Without frameworks of similarity and difference, people would be unable to relate to each other in a consistent and meaningful fashion. In the second edition of this highly successful text, Richard Jenkins develops his argument that identity is both individual and collective, and should therefore be considered within one analytic framework. Using the work of major social theorists, such as Mead Goffman and Barthes, to explore the experience of identity in everyday life, Jenkins considers a range of different issues, including:

* embodiment,
* categorization and boundaries
* the institutionalizing of identities
* identity and modernity.nd the significance of identity in modernity.

chapter 1|7 pages

Knowing Who’s Who

chapter 2|7 pages

A Sign of the Times?

chapter 3|12 pages

Understanding Identification

chapter 4|11 pages

Selfhood and Mind

chapter 5|14 pages

Embodied Selves

chapter 6|16 pages

Entering the Human World

chapter 7|11 pages

Self-image and Public Image

chapter 8|15 pages

Groups and Categories

chapter 9|14 pages

Beyond Boundaries

chapter 10|16 pages

Symbolising Belonging

chapter 11|8 pages


chapter 12|13 pages

Institutionalising Identification

chapter 13|15 pages

Organising Identification

chapter 14|16 pages

Categorisation and Consequences

chapter 15|8 pages

Why Identity Matters in the Modern World