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I'm a Reddie and a Christian! Identity negotiations amongst first-year university students


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Allen-Collinson, J. and Brown, R., 2012. I'm a Reddie and a Christian! Identity negotiations amongst first-year university students. Studies in Higher Education, 37 (4), pp. 497-511.

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    http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03075079.2010.527327

    Abstract

    Currently, there exists relatively scant sociological research on the identities of first‐year UK university students, and specifically those holding a strong Christian identity. Employing a symbolic interactionist framework, this article explores issues of identity construction amongst a group of first‐year undergraduate students based at a UK university, who self‐identify as committed Christians. Based on a qualitative, exploratory study of the transition experiences of first‐year students living on campus, the authors examine students’ accounts of identity, transition, negotiation and confirmation. After an initial period of anxiety and uncertainty vis‐à‐vis establishing new identities, participants recounted themes of commitment to Christian identity, and considered that they had been accepted and integrated into the ‘jock’ campus subculture despite transgressing certain of its values and norms, primarily those ‘commanding’ heavy drinking.

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    Item Type Articles
    CreatorsAllen-Collinson, J.and Brown, R.
    DOI10.1080/03075079.2010.527327
    DepartmentsFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences > Education
    Publisher StatementAllen-Collinson_Studies-Higher-Education_2012_37_4_497.pdf: This is an electronic version of an article published in Allen-Collinson, J. and Swift, R., 2012. I'm a Reddie and a Christian! Identity negotiations amongst first-year university students. Studies in Higher Education, 37 (4), pp. 497-511. Studies in Higher Education is available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03075079.2010.527327
    RefereedYes
    StatusPublished
    ID Code25031

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