The construction of British national identity among British South Asians

Jaspal, R. ORCID: 0000-0002-8463-9519 and Cinnirella, M., 2013. The construction of British national identity among British South Asians. National Identities, 15 (2), pp. 157-175. ISSN 1460-8944

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Abstract

This paper explores the social psychological aspects of British national identification among British South Asians, which constitutes the largest ethnic minority group in Britain. Identity process theory can elucidate the social and psychological 'functions' of Britishness for social actors, offering a holistic account of national identification within this population. The paper provides a discussion of nationhood and the construction of national identity, temporal factors in national identification, its cognitive and affective aspects, the psychological 'functionality' of Britishness, and its social representations. It is argued that a civic, instrumental conception of Britishness might facilitate access to this identity among British South Asians.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: National Identities
Creators: Jaspal, R. and Cinnirella, M.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Date: 2013
Volume: 15
Number: 2
ISSN: 1460-8944
Identifiers:
NumberType
10.1080/14608944.2012.728206DOI
1315827Other
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 16 Apr 2020 12:44
Last Modified: 16 Apr 2020 12:44
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/39657

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