EASP-SPSSI Joint Meeting: “To be both (and more)”: Immigration and identity multiplicity
Abstr. due: 15.03.2017
Dates: 15.09.17 — 17.09.17
Area Of Sciences: Political science;
Organizing comittee e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Organizers: European Association of Social Psychology
The current swell of immigrants moving into Western countries has challenged once-stable notions of social identity, and in particular the sense of an ethnic, national, and religious identity. Both from the perspective of the immigrants, who confront the task of defining themselves in a new and unfamiliar context, and from the perspective of members of the host country, who encounter new residents that challenge their own sense of ethnicity and nationality, these demographic changes highlight a host of psychological issues, and in particular the concept of identity.
This small group conference will address three facets of the identity issue: (a) how immigrants and their offspring define, replace, and/or combine their ethnic, national, and religious identities; (b) how citizens of the receiving country as well as members of one’s own ethnic/national group, define and accept or reject the immigrant group’s portrayals; and (c) the consequences of various patterns of identity definition for individual, interpersonal and intergroup activities.
The meeting will bring together maximally 30 scholars. We strive to create a diverse conference with participants at all career stages, and we particularly encourage graduate students and early career researchers to apply. Registration will be free and all meals and at least one night of accommodation will be covered.
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