By Carlos E. Santos and Adriana J. Umaña-Taylor
People are a essentially social species. As contributors, we build our identification via our association, interplay, and identity with greater teams. And in varied and multiethnic societies like ours, ethnic identification takes on a particularly profound significance. lately, social scientists were more and more learning the that means, procedure, and content material of ethnic id, yet those efforts were piecemeal, and the sphere as an entire has suffered from an absence of conceptual readability and methodological rigor.
In this publication, editors Carlos Santos and Adriana Umaña-Taylor collect a various crew of social and utilized scientists from quite a lot of fields together with academic anthropology, developmental, group and social psychology, and sociology. jointly, they examine the method during which ethnic id is shaped and maintained during the lifespan. Authors current qualitative and quantitative ways to conceptualizing and measuring ethnic id, together with narrative psychology and ethnographic methods, cognitive schemas and semi-structured interviews, in addition to analyses of social networks. all through, authors current contextually-rich debts of ethnic id that maintain the point of interest the place it belongs, at the lived event of actual humans.