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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
The book contains black-and-white illustrations.
Introduction - Kathryn Woodward
Concepts of Difference and Identity - Kathryn Woodward
The Body and Difference - Chris Shilling
The Body, Health and Eating Disorders - Susan Benson
Sexualities - Lynne Segal
Motherhood - Kathryn Woodward
Identities, Meanings and Myths
Diaspora and the Detours of Identity - Paul Gilroy