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This book describes contemporary perspectives on the identitydevelopment of college students in the U.S. with an emphasis onmultiple social identities. The book traces the evolution ofthe study of identity in relation to contemporary research andtheoretical frameworks. These contemporary perspectives aresituated within a holistic description of identity thatportrays identity as the intersection of context, personalcharacteristics, and social identities. It explores the natureof context, including inequitable power structures, and how contextinfluences and is influenced by multiple social identities. Theauthors use research on multiple identities as a springboard,including using critical theoretical frameworks to analyzethese relationships, such as intersectionality, critical racetheory, and queer theory. 

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