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What is this article actually about? Current contents are unclear -- Whpq 16:20, 16 August 2006 (UTC)

Clearing up confusion/Expert attentionEdit

I think I've clarified this term well enough to removing the "confusing" tag, but the article still needs attention from an expert. IrisWings 09:20, 13 December 2006 (UTC)

Adding InformationEdit

Hello, please let me know what you think. I believe you have a great article here but could use a lot more details. You did an excellent job at explaining what "master status" is and also gave some great examples but I would like to expand on the examples. I've gathered up a few resources on some of the example you've listed and would like to create some sections on this page, further going into detail about things like: identification through disability, race and gender, women and children and their social positions, identity profiles in LGBT youth, etc. Take a look at my bibliography, I plan to add a few more resources!


- Miethe, Terance D.; McCorkle, Richard C. "Gang Membership and Criminal Processing: A Test of the Master Status Concept." Justice Quarterly 14.3 (1997): 407-428.

- Armato, M., & Marsiglio, W. (2002). Self-structure, identity, and commitment: Promise keepers' godly man project. Symbolic Interaction, 25(1), 41-65. doi:

- Mylne, Margaret. Woman, and Her Social Position. Place of publication not identified: publisher not identified, 1872. Print.

- “It&Apos;s All About Me,” director. Films Media Group, 2013,

- Josselson, Ruthellen, and Michele Harway. Navigating Multiple Identities: Race, Gender, Culture, Nationality, and Roles. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012. Print.

- Samuels, Ellen J. Fantasies of Identification: Disability, Gender, Race. , 2014. Print.

- Taylor, Gary, and Steve Spencer. Social Identities: Multidisciplinary Approaches. London: Routledge, 2004. Print.

- Bregman, H. R., Malik, N. M., Page, M. J., L., Makynen, E., & Lindahl, K. M. (2013). Identity profiles in lesbian, gay, and bisexual youth: The role of family influences.Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 42(3), 417-30. doi:

C mena15 (talk) 00:58, 5 October 2016 (UTC)

Peer ReviewEdit

Hello, This is a great topic. It will give great insight on how people are perceived by others and most importantly how they identify with themselves. The definition of Master Status is good, but i think it can be fine-tuned some more. There is a wealth of knowledge on the factors and things people do to shape themselves and how society identifies with the person they've created. I've noticed that you have some ideas flowing, I can't wait to see how it all comes together. Great luck! Ecook002 (talk) 02:34, 19 October 2016 (UTC) @C mena15:

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