Transition, Social Justice and Identity: Social Psychological Insights

Monday, 11 July 2016: 09:00-10:30
Location: Hörsaal 4C KS (Neues Institutsgebäude (NIG))
RC42 Social Psychology (host committee)

Language: English

Transition in societies in a globalising world opens up new possibilities with regard to the construction of identities and the entitlements associated with them. Potential contestation on membership, rights, equity and individual freedom emerge between cross-cutting social divisions in societies. The politics of resource distribution and recognition are intertwined in such contestations, with identity becoming a significant marker in communities. Interests and identity can be mutually implicative and closely tied to legacies of either privileging or exclusion in the past, with institutional arrangements reflecting the balance of power.
This session invites papers which consider how social identities are shaped by recent transitions within societies and claims for social justice are made (or contested) with a focus on the particular insights that can be derived from social psychological research.
Session Organizer:
Charles PUTTERGILL, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Identity Capital Acquisition Among South African Youth
Alvina KUBEKA, University of Cape Town, South Africa
What Makes Us More ‘Critically Open-Minded' in a Globalized World? an Australian Perspective
Seyed A. HOSSEINI FARADONBEH, The University of Newcastle, Australia; Lawrence SAHA, Australian National University, Australia
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