Does identity fusion give rise to the group – or the reverse? Politics- versus community-based groups

Elias L. Khalil

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This comment questions Whitehouse's theory. This comment proffers that people first choose their identity and later employ shared facts from the past to cement it. This is true with respect to two kinds of group identity: politics- and community-based identities. Contrary to Whitehouse, neither shared biology nor shared experience from the past is necessary for the constitution of either kind.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e205
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Publication statusPublished - 27 Dec 2018

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