Friday, March 29, 2013
|10:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.||4th Floor Davis Center|
Workshop II: Understanding Racial and Cultural Identity in the United States
Psychologists often approach identity from a factor-structural perspective (centrality, salience, self-concept, centeredness, etc.) and although a structural analysis is important, today we will approach identity using Erving Goffman's concept of performance. More specifically, we will explore how racial-cultural identity is performed, enacted, and transacted in everyday life and what psychological and cultural "functions" are fulfilled/serviced by performance.
Speaker: Dr. William E. Cross Jr.
Host: Dr. Sherwood Smith