This innovative book applies contemporary and emergent theories of identity formation to timely questions of identity re/formation and development in immigrant families across diverse ethnicities and age groups. Researchers from across the globe examine the ways in which immigrants from Africa, Asia, Europe, and Latin America dynamically adjust, adapt, and resist aspects of their identities in their host countries as a form of resilience. The book provides a multidisciplinary approach to studying the multidimensional complexities of identity development and immigration and offers critical insights on the experiences of immigrant families.
Key areas of coverage include:
- Factors that affect identity formation, readjustment, and maintenance, including individual differences and social environments.
- Influences of intersecting immigrant ecologies such as family, community, and complex multidimensions of culture on identity development.
- Current identity theories and their effectiveness at addressing issues of ethnicity, culture, and immigration.
- Research challenges to studying various forms of identity.
Re/Formation and Identity: The Intersectionality of Development, Culture, and Immigration is an essential resource for researchers, professors, and graduate students as well as clinicians, professionals, and policymakers in the fields of developmental, social, and cross-cultural psychology, parenting and family studies, social work, and all interrelated disciplines.