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The identity formation in the interplay between cultures
Journal Title: INTERAZIONI 
Author/s: Tülay Özbek 
Year:  2021 Issue: Language: Italian 
Pages:  16 Pg. 43-58 FullText PDF:  197 KB
DOI:  10.3280/INT2021-001004
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The identity formation of children who are brought up within two or more cultural back-grounds is characterised by a wide range of divergent identifications. This has a specific im-pact on the characteristics of the psychic structure as there are identifications with at least two ethno-religious backgrounds/large groups, who may interfere with the feeling of belonging. On behalf of the concepts of identity formation (Erikson) identification (Freud), in-group/out-group identification and the emerge of an inner object (Davids, Volkan) the course of a di-asporic hybrid identity development with at least three group introjects is proposed for the members of the third generation who undergo bicultural socialisation. The hybrid identity for-mation will enable the ego to in linking together complex cultural affiliations in such a way that the subject feels identical with itself across space, time and place. At the same time this re-quires that the pain and destabilisation associated with the fact that one does not have what was originally seen as identity formation, i.e. a feeling of belonging to one large group, is bearable and accepted.
Keywords: Identification, identity formation, in-group/out-group, group introject, hybrid di-asporic identity, belonging/ non-belonging.

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Tülay Özbek, The identity formation in the interplay between cultures in "INTERAZIONI" 1/2021, pp. 43-58, DOI:10.3280/INT2021-001004

   

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