Group Identity

Psychology (Humanities), 1979

A conveniently Marxist and really “profound” idea from psychology insinuating humans aren’t unique individuals but cloned members of tribes.

A theory formulated by social psychologist Henri Tajfel, starting around 1979 and culminating in a 1986 diatribe “The social identity theory of intergroup behaviour” whereby an “individual’s self-concept derived from perceived membership in a relevant social group”. Ten years later in 1989, comes Crenshaw’s “intersectionality”, or as humans have known it for a few thousand years: stereotyping and tribalism.