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  1. Julie Thomas, The psychology of mass movements and the role in identity is interesting. There is a large literature on social identity.

    The theory of expressive voting centres on how voting for various parties and policies gives a sense of identity and self-worth.

    There is Marx and the class struggle and class solidarity. Many had identity crises when the Berlin Wall fell.

    The migration of so much of the working class into the middle class is giving Labor an identity crisis.

    There is the environmental movement, the anti-nukes movement, and the antiwar movement to name a few. They all attract youth, in part, because their activism helps young people give life to the rebelliousness of youth.

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