Americanmeintro

Americanmeintro - 1 Wauschek Megan Wauschek Kristen...

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1 Wauschek Megan Wauschek Kristen Williams AMS205A March 15, 2011 “American Me” Introductory Essay “In reference to social categories, identity has long carried the meaning of relational and mutable identifications, actuated either by the individual’s chosen identifications or by others who label individuals or groups based on characteristics and behaviors that seem shared” (Kaplan, 124) When I think of my own identity, I often think about contextualizing myself through my social identity. Knowing that I am a white, heterosexual, female from an upper-middle class family and having a sense of my social identity can help me to identify with and feel united to others like me, but can also help bring to attention the differences that come with being who I am compared to others who do not share a similar social identity. Although it would be preferable for everyone to be able to choose their own social identity, that is not the case, and my own social identity was constructed for me. I do not
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