Part I Theory and practice

INTRODUCTION

This volume presents theory and practice of an open-ended framework of theoretical concepts and process postulates about processes of identity development and redefinition, which is based on extant orientations derived in the main from the disciplines of psychology, sociology and social anthropology. The conceptual framework, Identity Structure Analysis, attempts to provide a seamless interface between psychology, sociology and social anthropology, and related subject areas such as political science, economics, social policy, education, and so on. The justification for this mission arises from observations common to the subject matter of these disciplines. Prominent among these is that individuals appraise ...

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