Culture and Identity in a Muslim Society
By (author) Gary S. Gregg
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Culture and Identity in a Muslim Society by Gary S. Gregg
Book DescriptionIn the last fifteen years, psychologists have rediscovered culture and its influence on emotion, thought, and self. Research appeared to produce a consensus that the world's cultures can be ranked on dimensions of individualist vs. collectivist, with Western cultures falling at the individualist end, and non-Western cultures at the collectivist end. Studies seemed to further indicate that individualist cultures give rise to "independent" selves so that Westerners think and act autonomously while collectivist cultures foster "interdependent" selves with permeable boundaries that embed non-Westerners in social relationships so that they think and act relationally. Culture and Identity presents an alternative to the individualist vs. collectivist approach to identity. Unlike most psychological and anthropological studies of culture and self, it directly studies individuals, using study of lives-style interviews with young adults living in villages and small towns in southern Morocco. It analyses the life-narratives of two men and two women, building a theory of culture and identity that differs from prevailing psychological and anthropological models in important respects. In contrast to modernist theories of identity as unified, the life-narratives show individuals to articulate a small set of shifting identities. But in contrast to post-modern theories that claim people have a kaleidoscopic multiplicity of fluid identities, the narratives show that the identities are integrated by repeated use of culturally-specific self-symbols, metaphors, and story-plots. Perhaps most importantly, the life-narratives show these young Moroccans self-representations to be pervasively shaped by the volatile cultural struggle between Western-style modernity and authentic Muslim tradition. Offering a new approach to the study of identity, the volume will be of interest to cross-cultural psychologists, anthropologists, and scholars specialising in the study of lives.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780195310030
(242mm x 162mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2007
Country of Publication: United States
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Offering a comprehensive summary of psychological studies of Arab-Muslim societies, this book examines psychological development through the life-span, describing how traditional patterns appear to be changing in both "modernizing" and "underdeveloping" sectors of Middle Eastern societies.
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Author Biography - Gary S. Gregg
Gary S. Gregg received a Ph.D. in personality psychology from the University of Michigan, and then spent five and a half years conducting fieldwork in Morocco, first on the social organization of the Imeghrane, and then a "study of lives" investigation of identity development among young adults in the Ouarzazate region. He has taught at Sarah Lawrence College, Harvard's Center for Middle Eastern Sutdies, and Kalamazoo College. He is the author of The Middle East: A Cultural Psychology (OUP, 2005) and Self-Representation.
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