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dc.contributor.advisorBrekhus, Wayneen
dc.contributor.authorThomas, James M., 1982-en_US
dc.date.issued2007eng
dc.date.submitted2007 Summeren
dc.descriptionThe entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file.en_US
dc.descriptionTitle from title screen of research.pdf file (viewed on September 30, 2008)en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.en_US
dc.descriptionThesis (M.A) University of Missouri-Columbia 2007.en_US
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Sociology.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis article's aims are three-fold: First, it attempts to problematize the current essentialist positions of identity formation, particularly that of the Other, within the social sciences. It attempts to explore how the identity of the Other is formulated through essentialist notions, as well as articulate how this formation of the Other is contextually situated. Secondly, the aim of this project is to offer an introductory analysis of the identity configuration which I refer to as the Other Within. This identity configuration refers to those positions of marginality within an already marginalized group. This analysis, therefore, is sociologically unique in that it attempts to articulate an epistemology of a subgroup within an already Othered category. Lastly, this article offers the concept of the spectrum model as an analytical tool within the sociological study of identity. The model of the spectrum gives the social sciences a method of practicing a more sensitive and inclusive form of identity research by recognizing the relational aspects of identity configurations within a given group, rather than creating epistemological ghettos of difference.en_US
dc.identifier.merlin.b64882809en_US
dc.identifier.oclc259294767en_US
dc.identifier.otherThomasJ-072707-T8298en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/4893
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaen_US
dc.relation.ispartof2007 Freely available theses (MU)en_US
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Theses. 2007 Theses
dc.subject.lcshGender identityen_US
dc.subject.lcshIdentity (Psychology)en_US
dc.subject.lcshSelf-perceptionen_US
dc.titleThe other within: prismatic identities and authentic selves within the marginalizeden_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineSociologyen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineSociologyeng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameM.A.en_US


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