Identity Work: Enactment of Racial-Ethnic Identity in Everyday Life

@article{Cross2017IdentityWE,
  title={Identity Work: Enactment of Racial-Ethnic Identity in Everyday Life},
  author={William E. Cross and Eleanor K. Seaton and Tiffany Yip and Richard M. Lee and Deborah Rivas and Gilbert C. Gee and Wendy D Roth and Bic Ngo},
  journal={Identity},
  year={2017},
  volume={17},
  pages={1 - 12}
}
ABSTRACT In this theoretical analysis, we discuss the attributional and enactment approaches to identity and present a new ethnic-racial identity enactment model derived from extant theory and research. We highlight modes of identity work that provide (1) self-concept and self-esteem protection; (2) achievement and success during everyday encounters; (3) a sense of belonging and attachment to one’s ascriptive group; and (4) the relation between internalized oppression and internalized racism in… 
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