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The other within: prismatic identities and authentic selves within the marginalized

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dc.contributor.advisor Brekhus, Wayne en
dc.contributor.author Thomas, James M., 1982- en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-01-12T19:05:38Z
dc.date.available 2010-01-12T19:05:38Z
dc.date.issued 2007 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2007 Summer en
dc.identifier.other ThomasJ-072707-T8298 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10355/4893
dc.description The 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.description Title from title screen of research.pdf file (viewed on September 30, 2008) en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references. en_US
dc.description Thesis (M.A) University of Missouri-Columbia 2007. en_US
dc.description Dissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Sociology. en_US
dc.description.abstract This 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.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher University of Missouri--Columbia en_US
dc.relation.ispartof 2007 Freely available theses (MU) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Gender identity en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Identity (Psychology) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Self-perception en_US
dc.title The other within: prismatic identities and authentic selves within the marginalized en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
thesis.degree.discipline Sociology en_US
thesis.degree.grantor University of Missouri--Columbia en_US
thesis.degree.name M.A. en_US
thesis.degree.level Masters en_US
dc.identifier.merlin .b64882809 en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 259294767 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofcommunity University of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Theses. 2007 Theses


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