Components an Symbols of Ethnic Identity: A Case Study in Informal Education and Identity Formation in Diaspora
Publication Date: January 2004
Publisher(s): Bar-Ilan University
Author(s): Erik H. Cohen
Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive
Keywords: World Jews; Academic research; Identity formation
In Applied Psychology: An International Review 53/1, 87-112. This study develops a tool which can help researchers understand the ways in which individuals perceive their own ethnic identity. The components and symbols that determine ethnic identification are analyzed. The author uncovers a structure of identity along two axes: the cognitive/affective and the specific/universal.