Breton, Isajiw, Kalbach & Reitz’s Components of Ethnic Identity
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Stages, Levels, Phases, and Components of the Theory
Stages, Levels, Phases, and Components of the Theory:
This theory established ethnic identity into internal and external components.
- External or Internal –
- An individual exudes a specific identity through language, media depictions, and friendship circles or individual assumes an ethnic identity through self-images, loyalty to ethnic group, attachment to group through a variety of avenues
Application of Theory to Practice
Annotations of Associated Literature
Annotations listed below are associated with the author’s original work to provided a more in-depth look at the theory.
Breton, R., Isajiw, W. W., Kalbach, W. E., & Reitz, J. G. (1990). Ethnic identity and equality. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.
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