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

  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},
  pages={1 - 12}
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