New Article: ““I don’t say that I’m a who’s who”: Negotiating Identity through Humility Work” by SunAh M. Laybourn #SSSI #Sociology @Sociologylens https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.569

SunAh M. Laybourn’s article has addressed the question of how the members of a group retain their identity while navigating the negative inferences when the strategies of reframing or imbuing identity are limited.

She introduces the “humility work” as a new form of identity talk “whereby individuals proactively avoid inauthentication of their identity, enact symbolic boundaries against other group members, and avoid the negative inferences of the identity by reframing their participation as an extension of their personal authenticity.”


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