Identity: A Reader

Identity: A Reader

by Paul du Gay
     
 

ISBN-10: 0761969152

ISBN-13: 9780761969150

Pub. Date: 12/08/2000

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Identity provides an essential resource of key statements drawn from cultural studies, sociology, and psychoanalytic theory, and includes three editorial essays, which place the readings in their theoretical and historical context.

Divided into three parts: Language, Ideology and Discourse; Psychoanalysis and Psycho-Social Relations; and Identity, Sociology and

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Identity provides an essential resource of key statements drawn from cultural studies, sociology, and psychoanalytic theory, and includes three editorial essays, which place the readings in their theoretical and historical context.

Divided into three parts: Language, Ideology and Discourse; Psychoanalysis and Psycho-Social Relations; and Identity, Sociology and History, this book invites readers to compare and contrast cultural studies approaches with psychoanalytic and historical and sociological accounts of identity formation.

The Identity Reader will be an essential sourcebook for students of cultural studies, gender studies, social psychology, and sociology.

The key statements are from the work of:
Louis Althusser, Jessica Benjamin, Emile Benveniste, Homi K Bhabha, Pierre Bourdieu, Judith Butler, Ian Craib, Jacques Derrida, Norbert Elias, Frantz Fanon, Michel Foucault, Anthony Giddens, Stuart Hall, Pierre Hadot, Melanie Klein, Jacques Lacan, Christopher Lasch, Isabel Menzies, Lyth, T H Marshall, Marcel Mauss, Amelie Okensberg Rorty, Jacqueline Rose, Nikolas Rose, Michael Rustin, Kaja Silverman, Max Weber, D W Winnicott

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761969150
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
12/08/2000
Series:
Published in association with The Open University Series
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
6.69(w) x 9.45(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Notes on contributors
Acknowledgements
General introduction1
Pt. IThe subject of language, ideology and discourse7
Introduction9
1Who needs 'identity'?15
2Ideology interpellates individuals as subjects31
3Subjectivity in language39
4The mirror stage44
5Feminine sexuality51
6Revolution in poetic language69
7Suture: the cinematic model76
8Differance87
9Interrogating identity: The Post Colonial Prerogative94
10Domain102
11Critically queer108
Pt. IIPsychoanalysis and psychosocial relations119
Introduction121
12Notes on some schizoid mechanisms130
13Mirror-role of mother and family in child development144
14Transitional objects and transitional phenomena150
15Social systems as a defense against anxiety163
16Psychoanalysis, racism and anti-racism183
17The negro and psychopathology202
18The narcissistic personality of our time222
19The oedipal riddle231
20The trajectory of the self248
21What's happening to mourning?267
Pt. IIIIdentity, sociology, history277
Introduction279
22Homo clausus and the civilizing process284
23The biographical illusion297
24A note on 'status'304
25Identity, Genealogy, History311
26A category of the human mind: the notion of 'person'; the notion of 'self'325
27The profession and vocation of politics346
28Introduction to 'The use of Pleasure'360
29Reflections on the idea of 'the cultivation of the self'371
30Persons and personae378
Index381

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