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This book introduces identity, one of the most iconic concepts of our time, which is used ubiquitously but rarely explained. It discusses the various uses of 'identity' separately for different fields of study - philosophy, psychology, sociology, gender studies, and linguistics. This book also compares Western concepts and theories of identity with similar concepts in other parts of the world. It explains how contemporary trends in marketization and globalization have made identity increasingly important to us in the last 50 years. This book also outlines the historical background to the concept of identity.

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Genre: PHILOSOPHY
Author: Florian Coulmas
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Release: 2019
File: 147 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780198828549

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Cultural identity in the classical world is explored from a variety of angles.

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Genre: History
Author: Erich S. Gruen
Publisher: Getty Publications
Release: 2011-01
File: 535 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780892369690

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`The book is easy to use and its layout demonstrates some skill in constructing volumes that `work' as study guides and reference tools. The merit of this book goes well beyond its suitability for course applications. Contemporary ideas on identity provide new meanings for an old concept' - Multilingual and Multicultura In recent years, identity and difference have been the focus of key debates in cultural studies. This broad-ranging book examines the challenge of these debates and outlines their applications to central questions of gender, sexuality, embodiment, health, `race' and nation. The text renders accessible some of the most exciting and controversial issues in recent cultural studies. It comb

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Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
Author: Kathryn Woodward
Publisher: SAGE
Release: 1997-05-05
File: 358 Pages
ISBN-13: 0761954341

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Bridging psychology and sociology, this volume demonstrates the importance of self, identity, and self-esteem in analyzing and understanding social movements. The scholars gathered here provide a cohesive picture of how self and identity bear on social movement recruitment, activism, and maintenance. The result is a timely contribution to the social movements literature and to a greater understanding of the social and psychological forces at work within them.

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Sheldon Stryker
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
Release: 2000
File: 370 Pages
ISBN-13: 0816634084

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Questions about who we are, who we can be, and who is like and unlike us underpin a vast range of contemporary social issues. What makes our families so important to us? Why do we attach such significance to being ourselves? Why do so many television programmes promise to revolutionise our lives? Who are we really? In this highly readable new book, Steph Lawler examines a range of important debates about identity. Taking a sociological perspective, she shows how identity is produced and embedded in social relationships, and worked out in the practice of peoples everyday lives. She challenges the perception of identity as belonging within the person, arguing instead that it is produced and negotiated between persons. Chapter-by-chapter her book carefully explores topics such as the relationships between lives and life-stories, the continuing significance of kinship in the face of social change, and how taste works to define identity. For Lawler, without understanding identity, we can't adequately begin to understand the social world. This book will be essential reading on upper-level courses across the social sciences that focus on the compelling issues surrounding identity.

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Genre: Psychology
Author: Steph Lawler
Publisher: Polity
Release: 2008
File: 168 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780745635767

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Aspects of identity explored by eight distinguished authors from different academic disciplines.

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Genre: Literary Criticism
Author: Giselle Walker
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release: 2010-11-04
File: 217 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780521897266

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Profound and humane, Amartya Sen's Identity and Violence: The Illusion of Destiny examines some of the most explosive problems of our time and shows how we can move towards peace as firmly as we have spiralled towards war. In this penetrating book, Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen argues that we are becoming increasingly divided along lines of religion and culture, ignoring the many other ways in which people see themselves, from class and profession to morals and politics. When we are put into narrow categories the importance of human life becomes lost. Through his lucid exploration of such subjects as multiculturalism, fundamentalism, terrorism and globalization, he brings out the need for a clear-headed understanding of human freedom and a constructive public voice in Global civil society. The hope of harmony in today's world lies in a clearer understanding of our sheer diversity. 'Identity and Violence is a moving, powerful essay about the mischief of bad ideas' The Economist 'Impassioned, eloquent and often moving, Identity and Violence is a sustained attack on the "solitarist" theory which says that human identities are formed by membership of a single social group' John Gray, Guardian 'Rich in ideas ... I would love to send it to Osama bin Laden and have his reply' Spectator 'Sen's moving and most personal book yet' The Times Literary Supplement 'Stimulating ... simple and persuasive' Financial Times 'An accessible and exceptional humanitarian' Jon Snow, New Statesman Heroes of Our Time Amartya Sen is Lamont University Professor at Harvard. He won the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1998. His other books published by Penguin include The Argumentative Indian and The Idea of Justice.

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Genre: Political Science
Author: Amartya Sen
Publisher: Penguin Books India
Release: 2007
File: 215 Pages
ISBN-13: 0141027800

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Questioning Identity: Gender, Class, Ethnicity provides an accessible exploration of identity as a contemporary concern in everyday life and as a key concept in the social sciences. The world in the twenty-first century may be an increasingly unstable place, but changes offer new opportunities as well as new challenges. Drawing on work from a number of different disciplines and focusing on the key social divisions of gender, class, 'race' and ethnicity, this book shows how these challenges and opportunities work out in people's lives. What is happening when people identify with particular definitions of themselves or strike out and forge new identities? Do gender, class and ethnicity offer some stability and even security about who we are, or are these structures constraints on our freedom to choose our own identities? How far is it possible to forge new identities in changing times? This key text will be essential reading for students starting out in the social sciences and for anyone with an interest in the dilemmas of identity in contemporary society.

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Kath Woodward
Publisher: Psychology Press
Release: 2004
File: 162 Pages
ISBN-13: 0415329671

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Examining how the complex role of language affects the Creole-speaking Caribbean and the West Indian communities in London.

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Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
Author: Robert Brock Le Page
Publisher: CUP Archive
Release: 1985-07-18
File: 275 Pages
ISBN-13: 0521316049

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Theory-based, empirical studies of the ways in which our sense of identity affects and is affected by our relationship with nature, and the implications for more effective environmental policy.

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Genre: Psychology
Author: Chair of Environmental Studies Susan Clayton
Publisher: MIT Press
Release: 2003
File: 353 Pages
ISBN-13: 0262532069

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