A Transactional/Ecological Perspective on Ethnic–Racial Identity, Socialization, and Discrimination

Diane Hughes, Jon Alexander Watford, Juan Del Toro

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We first review current literature on three ethnic–racial dynamics that are considered to be resources and stressors in the lives of ethnic-minority youth: ethnic–racial identity, socialization, and discrimination. Next, we propose that a more contextualized view of these ethnic–racial dynamics reveals that they are interdependent, inseparable, and mutually defining and that an ecological/transactional perspective on these ethnic–racial dynamics shifts researchers’ gaze from studying them as individual-level processes to studying the features of settings that produce them. We describe what is known about how identity, socialization, and discrimination occur in four microsystems—families, peers, schools, and neighborhoods—and argue that focusing on specific characteristics of these microsystems in which particular types of identity, socialization, and discrimination processes cooccur would be informative.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEquity and Justice in Developmental Science: Implications for Young People, Families, and Communities, 2016
PublisherAcademic Press Inc.
Pages1-41
Number of pages41
Volume51
ISBN (Print)9780128018965
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StatePublished - 2016

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NameAdvances in Child Development and Behavior
Volume51
ISSN (Print)00652407

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Keywords

  • Adolescence
  • Discrimination
  • Ecological
  • Ethnicity
  • Identity
  • Race
  • Socialization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience

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Hughes, D., Watford, J. A., & Del Toro, J. (2016). A Transactional/Ecological Perspective on Ethnic–Racial Identity, Socialization, and Discrimination. In Equity and Justice in Developmental Science: Implications for Young People, Families, and Communities, 2016 (Vol. 51, pp. 1-41). (Advances in Child Development and Behavior; Vol. 51). Academic Press Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1016/bs.acdb.2016.05.001

A Transactional/Ecological Perspective on Ethnic–Racial Identity, Socialization, and Discrimination. / Hughes, Diane; Watford, Jon Alexander; Del Toro, Juan.

Equity and Justice in Developmental Science: Implications for Young People, Families, and Communities, 2016. Vol. 51 Academic Press Inc., 2016. p. 1-41 (Advances in Child Development and Behavior; Vol. 51).

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Hughes, D, Watford, JA & Del Toro, J 2016, A Transactional/Ecological Perspective on Ethnic–Racial Identity, Socialization, and Discrimination. in Equity and Justice in Developmental Science: Implications for Young People, Families, and Communities, 2016. vol. 51, Advances in Child Development and Behavior, vol. 51, Academic Press Inc., pp. 1-41. https://doi.org/10.1016/bs.acdb.2016.05.001
Hughes D, Watford JA, Del Toro J. A Transactional/Ecological Perspective on Ethnic–Racial Identity, Socialization, and Discrimination. In Equity and Justice in Developmental Science: Implications for Young People, Families, and Communities, 2016. Vol. 51. Academic Press Inc. 2016. p. 1-41. (Advances in Child Development and Behavior). https://doi.org/10.1016/bs.acdb.2016.05.001
Hughes, Diane ; Watford, Jon Alexander ; Del Toro, Juan. / A Transactional/Ecological Perspective on Ethnic–Racial Identity, Socialization, and Discrimination. Equity and Justice in Developmental Science: Implications for Young People, Families, and Communities, 2016. Vol. 51 Academic Press Inc., 2016. pp. 1-41 (Advances in Child Development and Behavior).
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