Racial_Identity_Lecture_Notes - Racial, Ethnic, and...

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Racial, Ethnic, and Reference Group Identity Development 0. 0. A sense of group or collective identity based on one’s perception that he or she shares a common heritage with a particular group. 1. Identity Development Theory 1. Addresses the psychological implications of reference-group membership, that is, belief systems that evolve in reaction to perceived differential reference-group memberships 2. Assumption 2. A positive sense of self as a member of a reference group (that is not based on any assumed superiority) is important for psychological health. Culture and Development 0. Family, race, ethnicity, and culture (i.e. traditions) provide structure and direction for future generations 1. Children are taught “directly and indirectly, consciously and unconsciously, the instrumental competencies and supportive beliefs and emotions” that are necessary for successful adult life (Ogbu, p. 14) Social Mobility (Ogbu, 1988) 0. White middle-class Americans 0. Individual competition, drive, initiative, education
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This note was uploaded on 02/27/2009 for the course ENGL 118w taught by Professor Tichi during the Spring '08 term at Vanderbilt.

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Racial_Identity_Lecture_Notes - Racial, Ethnic, and...

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