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Identity and Cultural Transition : Lessons to Learn from a Negative Case Analysis
Stambulova, N. B., & Ryba, T. V. (2020). Identity and Cultural Transition : Lessons to Learn from a Negative Case Analysis. Journal of Sport Psychology in Action, 11(4), 266-278. https://doi.org/10.1080/21520704.2020.1825025
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In this paper, we present a single case study of identity crisis that unfolded in the cultural transition context. Our participant was ‘Jenni’ – a 26 years old female basketball player with the double (Scandinavian and African American) ethnic identity. In a series of life story interviews, she shared her story of migrating to the USA at the age of 16 for sport and study. Jenni’s transition narrative was extracted and analyzed using several complementary theoretical frameworks, including the intersectionality perspective on identity. The analysis of the transition narrative revealed that in spite of the pre-transition high expectations about the transition success, Jenni experienced a crisis-type cultural transition with her identity crisis at its heart. Jenni’s significant others voluntary or involuntary contributed to her identity crisis by problematizing and/or marginalizing layers of her identity. We conclude with recommendations for sport psychology practitioners and other stakeholders to help them support athletic migrants’ identity negotiations. ...
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