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The Evolution of Identity in Modern Society: A Sociological Exploration

Author(s) Shashank Yadav
Country India
Abstract The concept of 'identity' has transitioned from a peripheral notion within mainstream Western sociology to a central and dynamic focus of contemporary sociological studies. This shift is evident in the evolution of identity theories, as initially laid out by classical sociologists like Mead and Cooley, who emphasized the socio-psychological aspects of identity. Based on recent writings, this paper argues that in modern times, identity encompasses both individual and collective forms and is recognized as a multifaceted, fluid, and transformative construct. The quest for identity in contemporary society is a shared endeavour that involves various forms, both individual and collective. This evolution of identity is a product of modernity, impacting societal structures, politics, and individual self-concept. The dynamics of modernization, technological advancements, and shifting power relationships are central to understanding the complexities of identity in the modern world.
Keywords Identity, Modernity, Identity Politics, Reflexive Self-Identity, Collective Identity
Field Sociology
Published In Volume 5, Issue 6, November-December 2023
Published On 2023-11-13
Cite This The Evolution of Identity in Modern Society: A Sociological Exploration - Shashank Yadav - IJFMR Volume 5, Issue 6, November-December 2023. DOI 10.36948/ijfmr.2023.v05i06.8822
DOI https://doi.org/10.36948/ijfmr.2023.v05i06.8822
Short DOI https://doi.org/gs4xpt

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