The SAGE Handbook of Identities

Hardcover (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $131.17
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 25%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (4) from $131.17   
  • New (2) from $134.37   
  • Used (2) from $131.17   


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.

Read More Show Less

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.
Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

The Field of Identity Studies - Margaret Wetherell
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
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
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
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
Social Justice and the Politics of Identity - Chandra Talpade Mohanty
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)