8. Collective Identity, Political Participation, and the Making of the Social Self

  1. Assaad E. Azzi Professor director3,
  2. Xenia Chryssochoou Associate Professor4,
  3. Bert Klandermans Professor5 and
  4. Bernd Simon Professor Directors6
  1. Stephen Reicher Professor of Social Psychology1 and
  2. John Drury Senior Lecturer of Social Psychology2

Published Online: 12 OCT 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444328158.ch8

Identity and Participation in Culturally Diverse Societies

Identity and Participation in Culturally Diverse Societies

How to Cite

Reicher, S. and Drury, J. (2010) Collective Identity, Political Participation, and the Making of the Social Self, in Identity and Participation in Culturally Diverse Societies (eds A. E. Azzi, X. Chryssochoou, B. Klandermans and B. Simon), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444328158.ch8

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium

  2. 4

    Panteion University (Athens, Greece)

  3. 5

    Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  4. 6

    Christian-Albrechts-University in Kiel, Germany

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of St. Andrews (UK), UK

  2. 2

    University of Sussex (UK), UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 12 OCT 2010
  2. Published Print: 8 OCT 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405199476

Online ISBN: 9781444328158

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Keywords:

  • collective identity, political participation and making of the social self;
  • collective participation impact;
  • relationship between collective action and politicized identities;
  • distinctively psychological inertia - in system that requires explanation;
  • classic (mis)understandings of crowd behavior;
  • Le Bon's view, that crowd psychology - involves one fundamental negative transformation;
  • overriding theme, one of loss and absence - in crowds, people have lost identity, they have lost control, their civilized nature has been stripped away;
  • social identity and collective investment in crowds;
  • intergroup dynamics and locus of identification in crowds;
  • crowd behavior, so aberrant and monstrous - requiring a different set of concepts from other areas of psychology

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Impact of Collective Participation

  • Classic (Mis)understandings of Crowd Behavior

  • Social Identity and Collective Investment in Crowds

  • Intergroup Dynamics and the Locus of Identification in Crowds

  • Conclusion

  • References