The study is focused on understanding identity construction through combining my own experience with the theoretical underpinnings of postcolonial theory, social identity theory and through the examination of two films. The central question that I am interested in is understanding the identity construction and formation process especially as it relates to individuals who have crossed borders and immigrated or moved to countries other than their home countries. The methodology I am employing is auto-ethnography; I am integrating this by using two films as sites of inquiry. Through this introspective, reflection combined with the theoretical framework of identity I uncover themes of identity. These themes include nation, foreignness, community, and home.
Identity, Postcolonial Theory, Memory, Social Identity Theory, and Autoethnography
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Jaya, P. S. (2011). Themes of Identity: An Auto-Ethnographical Exploration. The Qualitative Report, 16(3), 745-763. Retrieved from http://nsuworks.nova.edu/tqr/vol16/iss3/7