Given identity’s currency in contemporary social psychology, it is surprising that there are not more identity-centered books accessible to students and professionals alike. The reason is likely the fact that several aspects of identity are currently in use by social psychologists, especially personal identity, role identity, social identity, and collective identity, thus hampering unified treatments of identity’s many faces. Intradisciplinary boundaries between the structural and processual wings of sociological social psychology and interdisciplinary boundaries between psychological and sociological social psychologists have also made integrated overviews difficult. See Thoits and Virshup 1997 for a welcome exception. The nesting of identity within broader notions of the self and self-concept, and the tendency for some researchers to use “self” and “identity” interchangeably, have also posed problems. Nonetheless, there are accessible works available. Two perennial and influential sociological favorites on identity are McCall and Simmons 1978 , out of print but widely available on the used book market, and Stryker 2002 . George J. McCall and J. L. Simmons entertain both structural and processual symbolic interactionist viewpoints, while Sheldon Stryker focuses exclusively on a structural symbolic interactionist view of identity. Two additions to identity overviews are MacKinnon and Heise 2010 and Burke and Stets 2009 . Perinbanayagam 2000 offers a view of identity primarily through the lens of processual symbolic interactionism and semiotics, rhetoric, and discourse analysis that is quite distinct from the others in this section. Even though the authors are not specifically recognized as identity theorists, Goffman 1959 and Rosenberg 1979 provide useful insights into identity from broader contexts of processual symbolic interactionism ( Goffman 1959 ) and social structure and personality ( Rosenberg 1979 ).