The SAGE Handbook of Identities

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Overview

Identity research is at the heart of many trans-disciplinary research centers around the world. No single social science discipline 'owns' identity research and The SAGE Handbook of Identities draws on a global scholarship to cover in four parts its:

Frameworks: presents the main theoretical and methodological perspectives in identities research.

Formations: covers the major formative forces for identities such as culture, globalization, migratory patterns, biology and so on.

Categories: reviews research on the core social categories which are central to identity such as ethnicity, gender, sexuality, disability and social class and intersections between these.

Sites and Context: develops a series of case studies of crucial sites and contexts where identity is at stake such as social movements, relationships and family life, work-places and environments and citizenship.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412934114
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 4/14/2010
  • Pages: 560
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Margaret Wetherell is Professor of Social Psychology at the Open University, UK and Director of the Economic and Social Research Council Programme on Identities and Social Action.
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Table of Contents

Introduction
The Field of Identity Studies - Margaret Wetherell
PART ONE: FRAMEWORKS
Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Identity - Stephen Frosh
From Ego to Ethics
The Social-Identity Approach in Social Psychology - Stephen Reicher, Russell Spears and S Alexander Haslam
Anthropological Perspectives on Identity - Toon van Meijl
From Sameness to Difference
Analyzing Identity in Interaction - Bethan Benwell and Elizabeth Stokoe
Contrasting Discourse, Genealogical, Narrative and Conversation Analysis
Performative Identities - Sarah E Chinn
From Identity Politics to Queer Theory
Critical Crossovers - Saurabh Dube
Post-Colonial Perspectives, Subaltern Studies and Cultural Identities
New Epistemologies - Linda Martin Alcoff
Post-Positivist Accounts of Identity
PART TWO: FORMATIONS
Biology and Identity - Anne Fausto-Sterling
Race and Racial Formations - Harry J Elam Jr and Michele Elam
Identity - Rolland Munro
Culture and Technology
Relationality - Wendy Hollway
The Intersubjective Foundations of Identity
Religious Identity - Pnina Werbner
From Media and Identity to Mediated Identity - Helen Wood
Identity-Making in Schools and Classrooms - Diane Reay
PART THREE: CATEGORIES
Ethnicities - Ann Phoenix
Genders - Lynne Segal
Deconstructed, Reconstructed, Still on the Move
Class, Culture and Morality - Beverley Skeggs
Legacies and Logics in the Space for Identification
Sexualities - Cindy Patton
Indigeneity as a Field of Power - R Aída Hernández Castillo
Multiculturalism and Indigenous Identities in Political Struggles
Never Fixed - Rosemarie Garland-Thomson and Moya Bailey
Modernity and Disability Identities
PART FOUR: SITES AND CONTEXTS
From This Bridge Called My Back to This Bridge We Call Home - Manisha Desai
Collective Identities and Social Movements
Migrations, Diasporas, Nations - Carole Boyce Davies and Monica Jardine
The Re-Making of Caribbean Identities
Identities, Groups and Communities - Katharina Schmid et al
The Case of Northern Ireland
Families, Siblings and Identities - Helen Lucey
Neo-Liberalism, Work and Subjectivity - Valerie Walkerdine and Peter Bansel
Towards a More Complex Account
Legislating Identity - Bonita Lawrence
Colonialism, Land and Indigenous Legacies
PART FIVE: REFLECTIONS
Social Justice and the Politics of Identity - Chandra Talpade Mohanty
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