Sense of Place and Place Identity

  • Shukran Qazimi


The paper describes the relationship between identity and the physical environment: social identity theory, place- identity theory and identity process theory. The place identity is focused on the relationship between people and the environmental psychology. Then, the paper tends to explain that social identity theory and identity process theory can also be used explaining the relationship between place and identity. Questions to visualize about: How well do identity process theory and social identity theory describe the influences place has on identity? What is the meaning of place in environmental psychology? Does it have any effect on identity and politics of identity? It also argues that place is not a category of identity. Places have symbols of many different social categories and concepts, places speak and preserve identity on various dimensions and levels.
May 1, 2014
How to Cite
QAZIMI, Shukran. Sense of Place and Place Identity. European Journal of Social Science Education and Research, [S.l.], v. 1, n. 1, p. 306-310, may 2014. ISSN 2312-8429. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 11 dec. 2018. doi: