Write 6 pages with APA style on Peoples Lives in the Context of Social Institutions. Therefore social identity of a man isn’t only a vital representation of his/her self, but it is also a medium that significantly contributes to a knowledge base that others can instantly access to have a general idea of their orientation towards conflicts and other relevant issues. The social construction of human identity thus becomes the most important element which significantly impacts people’s lives.
Construction of social structures and social identities are often influenced by hordes of issues, which are defined by individual ideology, group representation, professional competencies, intercultural compulsions, etc. which facilitate better understanding and access to networking with organizations and groups to avail the emerging opportunities for their personal and professional growth. Thus, giving rise to the behavioral pattern of the people that directly correlates with the values and value system of the person and his/her environment.
There are various means through which persons imbibe the values that they carry all through their life. Some of them may be through the socio-religious culture that they follow, while others might be acquired through changing paradigms of the work environment that is in perpetual influx. A person identified as a student, as American or as an artisan, etc., can proclaim certain privileges that are associated with that particular identity.
‘Identities are produced in a social context, but through individuals thinking about what links them to the social world… Symbols and representations are important in the production of identities. This is how we signal our identities to others and how we know which people we identify with’ (Woodward, 2004, p.12).