Handbook of Research on Identity Theory in Marketing
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Handbook of Research on Identity Theory in Marketing

Edited by Americus Reed and Mark Forehand

The Handbook of Research on Identity Theory in Marketing features cutting-edge research that delves into the origins and consequences of identity loyalty and organizes these insights around five basic identity principles that span nearly every consumer marketing subdomain. This Handbook is a comprehensive and state of the art treatment of identity and marketing: An authoritative and practical guide for academics, brand managers, marketers, public policy advocates and even intellectually curious consumers.
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Chapter 25: Political ideology: basis for a dynamic social identity

Donnel A. Briley, Kiju Jung and Shai Danziger

Abstract

Because the political world has become increasingly polarized and contentious, people’s political ideologies form the basis for a social identity of growing importance and influence. This chapter discusses the foundations of political identity, as well as its effects on consumer behavior. The authors isolate a key dimension distinguishing liberals and conservatives, system justification motivation, and draw implications for how this disposition influences various consumer behaviors. Further, adopting a dynamic view, they examine transitory situational factors that can either increase or decrease a person’s system justification motivation and alter behaviors.

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