A-Z Popular Blog Social Identity Search »
Social Identity
 Advertisements
Media Effects

Self-Concept

35 Examples of a Social Location

 ,
A social location is the set of all social identities to which an individual belongs. These identities can include group memberships, physical characteristics, personality characteristics and anything else that is viewed as a social identity. As such, a social location can become a quite large set that may be unique to an individual. The following are examples of identities that can be included in a social location.
Age
Appearance
Attitudes
Community Memberships / Roles
Cultural Capital
Culture
Disability
Education
Employment Status
Ethnicity
Family
Gender
Health
Immigration Status
Language
Lifestyle
Nationality
Occupation
Organizational Memberships / Roles
Personality (e.g. extroverted)
Place of Residence
Political Memberships / Roles / Views
Positions
Poverty
Profession
Relational Capital
Religion
Sexual Orientation
Social Class
Social Status (e.g. popular / celebrity)
Subcultures
Super Cultures
Talents
Wealth / Income
Worldview / Ideology

Specific Example

An individual could be middle-aged, male, white, married, heterosexual, a parent, a grandparent, a volunteer, a high school drop out, disabled, a minimalist, wealthy, unemployed, a musician, French speaking, a Canadian national, socially liberal, economically conservative, introverted, living in Spain on a short-term visa, with serious health problems and a working-class background. If you were to take a single label from this set you may generate strong assumptions about the person that are incorrect if you look at all of the labels. For example, if you see that they are unemployed you may incorrectly assume that they are living in poverty or if you see that they are wealthy you may incorrectly assume they have an upper-class background.

Relevance

Social location is a recognition of the complexity of identity whereby a single label doesn't well describe an individual. For example, an individual may belong to multiple identities that are labeled "privileged" and "underprivileged" such that these labels may not be accurate when considering the complexity of actual identities.

Counterexample

Labels included in a social location must be relevant to the social position or experience of an individual. For example, most attitudes would be irreverent to your social location. If you dislike rainy days, that's probably not a big part of your identity. However, if you feel a strong sense of anomie towards society, culture and all other people --- that's probably relevant to your social experience.
Overview: Social Location
Type
Definition
The set of all social identities to which an individual belongs.
Related Concepts

Social Location

This is the complete list of articles we have written about social location.
Anomie
Cultural Capital
Culture
Education
Family
Labeling
Lifestyle
Occupation
Profession
Relational Capital
Social Class
Social Location
Social Position
Subcultures
Super Cultures
Try our search:


If you enjoyed this page, please consider bookmarking Simplicable.
 

Social Identity

An overview of social identity.

Social Position

The definition of social position with examples.

Role Of Culture

An overview of the role of culture in society and life in general.

Social Hierarchy

An overview of social hierarchy with examples.

Bandwagon Effect

An overview of the bandwagon effect with examples.

Conflict Theory

The definition of conflict theory with examples.

Social Accomplishments

An overview of social accomplishments with examples.

Socioeconomic Status

An overview of socioeconomic status with examples.

Social Behavior

An overview of social behavior.

Attitude Overview

An overview of attitude including definition, comparisons and examples.

Social Goals

An overview of social goals with examples.

Social Science

A list of social sciences.

Positive Interactions

An overview of positive social interactions with examples.

Social Communication

An overview of social communication with examples.

Social Context

The definition of social context with examples.

Self-Pity

The definition of self-pity with examples.

Personal Relationship

An overview of personal relationships with examples.
The most popular articles on Simplicable in the past day.

New Articles

Recent posts or updates on Simplicable.
Site Map