Welcome to the Companion Site!

This site is intended to enhance your use of Culture and Identity, Third Edition, by Anita Jones Thomas and Sara E. Schwarzbaum. Please note that all the materials on this site are especially geared toward maximizing your understanding of the material. 

Culture and Identity engages students with autobiographical stories that show the intersections of culture as part of identity formation. The easy-to-read stories centered on such themes as race, ethnicity, gender, class, religion, sexual orientation, and disability tell the real-life struggles with identity development, life events, family relationships, and family history. The Third Edition includes an expanded framework model that encompasses racial socialization, oppression, and resilience. New discussions of timely topics include race and gender intersectionality, microaggressions, enculturation, cultural homelessness, risk of journey, spirituality and wellness, and APA guidelines for working with transgendered individuals.


We gratefully acknowledge Anita Jones Thomas and Sara E. Schwarzbaum for writing an excellent text and for creating some of the assets on this site. Special thanks are also due to Kimberly Buikema of Northeastern Illinois University for creating the ancillaries on this site.