The Sociological Analysis of Women’s Social Identity A Qualitative Research in Hashjin City (Khalkhal)

Document Type: Research Paper


1 Professor of Sociology, Al-Zahra University, Tehran, Iran

2 Ph.D. Student of Sociology, Islamic Azad University, Science and Research branch, Tehran, Iran


Identity and other issues related to it is one the most important matters in human’s life. Identity is a complex and multi-dimensional issue; so studying it, considering its importance in different aspects of life, is rough. The main aim of this study is recognizing the effective factors on social identity as well as understanding the imagination and narration of women of themselves. With the use of qualitative method in this research we tried to explore and discover indices, concepts, factors and main compartments about women’s identity in Hashjin city and utilizing grounded theory, we gathered the data from observations and performing qualitative in-depth interviews from 18 qualitative samples. The results show that women’s understanding and imagination of themselves are generally religious and ethnic and the result of data analysis show that the core compartment of this study is submission. We can say that women have submission social identity and this sub missioning are more produced and reproduced through fatalism, determinism, beliefs, values and traditions.