Identification is a principle of Thomas Eriksen’s, which rationalizes his theories of anthropology. This refers to the degree to which people associate and identify with themselves and others. These connections are based on different mechanisms individuals come in contact with. Identities, whether of individuals or groups, are produced, maintained, and transformed. Eriksen discovers various theoretical perspectives that deal with identity formation, including constructions of "the normal." Anthropologists explore the utility of these perspectives for understanding identity components such as gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, religion, language, social class, and bodily difference. There is no record of any society where gender and age are not socially significant to the society. There are many relationships between individuals and they are classified by the identification each of them have between them. Social, ethnic, and religious identities are some of the various examples of how identities can affect others.
There are many social aspects to identification that can be observed in the everyday lives of Londoners. Social identification describes the relationships between people. These include the groups that individuals belong to, who they identify with, and how people establish and maintain social boundaries. These boundaries are invisible yet socially effective. In complex societies people have the impulses to belong and there are many classifications that