Rediscovering the Social Group: A Self-Categorization Theory

According to Turner, J.C. et. al (1987) in Rediscovering the Social Group: A Self-Categorization Theory, self-categorisaztion theory is similar to Althusser’s concept of interpellation, according to which identities are not simply our own, but rather identities are presented to us for us to accept.
Explain how self-categorization theory work and illustrate with an example.

Rediscovering the Social Group: A Self-Categorization Theory

1.       According to Turner, J.C. et. al (1987) in Rediscovering the Social Group: A Self-Categorization Theory, self-categorisaztion theory is similar to Althusser’s concept of interpellation, according to which identities are not simply our own, but rather identities are presented to us for us to accept.

Explain how self-categorization theory work and illustrate with an example.

2.       Explain what it means that in society gender ideals are impose through socialization?

3.       In the Asante Market women documentary we learnt that while women have very little power in the domestic realm, where they play a role of subservience to men, they enjoy a significant degree of freedom as merchants in the central market of Kumasi.

What does this say about gender roles?

4.      Firstly, the connection between identity and occupation/income is not as straightforward as we might think.

Secondly, The link between these economic structures and identity is meditation representation, among other factors.

Also, Discuss using an example.

5.       Discuss Marx’s views of the connection between Class and Identity?

6.       Scholars say that in the last few decades occupational-based collective identities have been replace d with individual; and consumption-based identities.

Does this mean people are now free to identify with whatever they want through consumption?

7.       Wearing abayas and shaylas can simultaneously is as a cultural norm, a fashion, and a language?

Discuss using ethnographic examples.

8.       What does it mean that a university campus is not just a space for education but also a performative space for identities?