|Author(s)||Papadimitriou, I., Lempesi, G. E. & Spinthourakis, J-A.|
|Editor||A. Ross & P. Cunningham, Reflecting on Identities: Research, Practice and Innovation|
Immigration has increased sharply in the latter third of the twentieth century, creating an important demographic shift for immigrant-receiving societies. Ethnic identity refers to the component of self that includes both knowledge and evaluation of one's membership in one or more ethno-cultural groups. Concerns about identity and self-definition are of importance, and gender provides an important conceptual framework for understanding these issues. This study examines the relation between gender and ethnic identity. Some of the importance and visibility of the terms “identity” and “citizenship” in political and academic discourse comes as a result of their contested meanings and complex educational implications.