Write about the formation of your identity as an “American” or within America as this identity is shaped and influenced by the social structures of race, class, and gender as they are deployed in the United States.
Incorporate into your essay the writings of others who interrogate the formation of their own identity formed or de-formed by social forces in the society.
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Source: “Novak, J. D. & A. J. Cañas, The Theory Underlying Concept Maps and How to Construct and Use Them, Technical Report IHMC CmapTools 2006-01 Rev 01-2008, Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition, 2008, available at:http://cmap.ihmc.us/Publications/ResearchPapers/TheoryUnderlyingConceptMaps.pdf
Think about specific moments in your life that shaped your identity.
As you recall these moments, reflect on:
Sage provides online Encyclopedias, Handbooks and Dictionaries that cover topics in the Social Sciences. It is a good starting point for research as it includes several works that are relevant for this assignment, including: Encyclopedia of Identity, American Masculinities, Encyclopedia of Sex and Gender, Sage Encyclopedia of LGBTQ Studies
Examples of articles you'll find in Sage Reference:
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