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Title: Reconceptualizing Identity Formation: Predictors of Racial and National Identity Centrality across Various Racial Groups
Authors: Tai, Angelica
Advisors: Scheppele, Kim
Department: Sociology
Class Year: 2020
Abstract: Existing models of racial identity formation take a Dominant-Minority approach, in which racial minorities’ identity construction is explained under a broad “People of Color” framework. This approach is remiss to generalize the identity formation of racial minorities, and it ultimately disregards the distinctive lived experiences of Blacks, Asians, and Hispanics in America. Additionally, national identity discourse is bereft of a solid understanding of the relationship between race and national identity and more generally, the factors that predict national identity centrality among a diverse group of Americans. The present study sought to add nuance to our understanding of racial and national identity centrality formation among Whites, Blacks, Asians, and Hispanics in America. Using data from the American National Election Study 2016 Time Series, results indicated that predictors of racial and national identity centrality have differential effects among the examined racial groups, which I argue is a result of the heterogeneity of the American experience.
Type of Material: Princeton University Senior Theses
Language: en
Appears in Collections:Sociology, 1954-2020

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