Jarred’s look at the distinction is because social identities are not equal. Those with celebrity status have a greater social identity than others. Greater Social identities also leads well into the themes of Legacy of Identity.
I know this woman. I’ve met her in real life – she’s the grandmother of a friend of mine. However I’m interested in the class’s preconceptions of who she is. It doesn’t matter what their opinion of her or what they conclude. This is about the act of making those preconceptions and ask and where they come from.
I am showing the clip of the APEC motorcade incident to demonstrate how social identity is formed through conventions based on appearance and context.
These images are meant to be confronting on many levels. I intend to ask the class about who they think these people are in the images and what they think of the images. The images are intended to show stereotyping and group identity and together to demonstrate the concept of othering.
The pictures must originally show without citations. The purpose being is to give an opportunity for the class to recognise each without prompting. This is to help illustrate the point about Greater Social Identities and their difference to general social identities.
"For the person to discover himself or herself as an individual, he or she must be able to place the self into relations with other selves. One does not lose individuality in a relation but gains a sense of self through it" <br />(Youniss 1980, 20, as cited in Grotevant and Thorbecke 1982, 480).<br />
Development of Interpersonal Identity<br />The development of identity peaks during adolescence. Due to "cognitive, physical, and contextual changes" (Watzlawick and Clodius 2011), adolescents begin to think more abstractly and have inner reflections and hypothetical thinking, in turn slowly altering and contributing to the development of interpersonal identity. <br />(Watzlawick and Clodius 2011)<br />
Integration and Rejection of Elements<br />Allows the individual to integrate or reject the elements in interactions with others, thus creating a new identity. Elements of interactions mainly include values, beliefs and behaviours.<br />
Rory and Logan in Gilmore Girls.<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fGjs6a4YYw<br /> (Bluechupacabra 2007<br />
Family and Identity<br />Family is a major influence on the individual through the interaction that happens between the family members and the individual<br />(Grotevant 1997).<br />An example of this is the relationship of Lorelai and Rory in Gilmore Girls…<br />
Mother and Daughter<br />(Ashes4nsiks 2006)<br />
How we perceive others often leads to:<br />Stereotyping<br />Othering<br />Other forms of categorisationWhat it means:A person’s social identity is made up of our own prejudices and assumptions as we share limited or no transactions with that person<br />
Stereotypes, Othering and Group identity:<br />An established concept from appearance, such as 1 or 2 traits, may lead to a person being identified primarily by their group than their individual identity.<br />D Ryan 2005 'The thin blue line honours fallen mates'http://www.theage.com.au/news/national/the-thin-blue-line-honours-fallen-mates/2005/09/29/1127804608224.html<br />J Resture 2010 Australia: European Settlementhttp://www.janesoceania.com/australia_europeans/index.htm<br />
Greater Social Identities<br />What makes a Greater Social Identity?<br />Their image and likeness appears often in the public domain<br />Their name and other aspects of identity are shared openly and often in the public domain<br />Many aspects of their lives and profession are open to the public.<br />All of the above is of great interest to significant portions of the public.<br />
Greater Social Identities<br />David Tennant (Joe 2007) Julia Gillard (DPMCCA n.d.) Keanu Reeves (S Weintraub 2010)<br />S Weintraub 'Exclusive: Keanu Reeves on COWBOY BEBOP, 47 RONIN, PASSENGERS, GENERATION UM, and Other Developing Projects'http://collider.com/keanu-reeves-interview-cowboy-bebop-47-ronin-generation-um/48872/Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet in Canberra, Australia (n.d.) 'Your PM' http://www.pm.gov.au/your-pmJoe 'Who Finale' http://forbiddenplanet.co.uk/blog/2007/who-finale/<br />
Identity is still based on the eye of the beholder<br />A greater social identity is more defined because there is more material by which to draw conclusions from.<br />More closely resembles interpersonal identities than other social identities.<br />