Essay On Self Identity

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The region of Mewat is a historical one that covers parts of the northwestern Indian states of Haryana and Rajasthan. This contiguous region roughly includes the Mewat district of Haryana and parts of Alwar, Dholpur and Bharatpur districts in the neighbouring Rajasthan. It is said to correspond to the ancient 5th century BCE Matsya Kingdom. One of the 21 districts of the northern Indian state of Haryana, the district of Mewat was created in 2005. It occupies an area of 1859.61 square km and consists of areas which were earlier part of Gurgaon district. Located on the southern edge of Haryana, the district is bound by Gurgaon, Rewari, Faridabad and Palwal districts in the north, west and east respectively. The district is headquartered at Nuh.…show more content…
The theory postulates that the majority tends to label minorities or those perceived to be deviating from accepted societal norms negatively. These unwanted descriptions which include terms that relate to deviance and disability are sometimes discarded as mere labels and replaced with a more powerful negative label or stigma that affects a person’s concept of their self and social identity. Society’s perception influences a person’s self-identity and can drive them to act in a particular way. This is known as the concept of self-fulfilling prophecy, wherein an individual acts according to the label given by society to them, hence justifying the classification. This theory works in a vicious circle as the society’s perception influences a person’s choices and behaviour, making individuals act in a way that justifies the society’s stigmas; and the individuals’ actions in turn strengthen the stereotypes formed by society. Thus the theory logically concludes that social deviance and crime may be prevented by limiting the social reaction to labels and replacing the moral indignation they generate with tolerance. Emphasis needs to be put on the alteration of the negative labels to enable rehabilitation of the affected
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