“Refers to identities in the plural which individuals make for themselves… they may be fluid, reflexive, innovative.” (Brannen & Nilsen citing Kellner
“A unique core or essence to identity- the ‘real me’- which is coherent and remains more or less the same throughout life… [T]he invented and constructed character of identity.” (Marshall, 2003).

Brannen, J. & Nilsen, A. (2003, January 28). Adulthood: Changing Concepts and Definitions, A Sloan Work and Family Encyclopedia Entry. Retrieved from the Sloan Work and Family Research Network website: Identity. (2003). In Gordon Marshall, (Ed.), A dictionary of sociology in politics and social sciences. London: Oxford University Press, Inc. Internet Explorer. (17 June 2003).