Identities in Context: Individuals and Discourse in Action / Edition 1

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Identities in Context: Individuals and Discourse in Action / Edition 1

Identities in Context is a comprehensive guide tocontemporary discursive research on issues relating to identityacross a variety of contexts. 

  • Provides a comprehensive guide to contemporary discursiveresearch on identity
  • Introduces themes and concepts in a structured way that allowsreaders to easier assimilate the different aspects of discourse andidentity
  • Offers a narrative account of how discursive research hascontributed to the understanding of various phenomena, such asinteractions in legal and health care settings
  • Features several reader-friendly aids, including chapteroutlines and a glossary of terms and concepts

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781405191197
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 05/17/2011
Pages: 248
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.80(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Andrew McKinlay is Head of Philosophy, Psychology andLanguage Sciences at the University of Edinburgh. He has publishedresearch on issues of identity, identity management, and thediscursive challenges of 'problem' identities in a wide variety ofacademic journals.

Chris McVittie is Senior Lecturer in Social Psychologyand Qualitative Methods at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh. Hehas published widely on topics related to the social psychology ofcommunication and the study of identities.

McKinlay and McVittie are co-authors of Social Psychology andDiscourse (Wiley-Blackwell, 2008).

Table of Contents

About the authors.



1. Introduction.

2. National identities.

3. Ethnic and religious identities.

4. Gender identities.

5. Health identities.

6. Identities and the law.

7. Organizations, work and identities.

8. Virtual identities.




Author Index.

Subject Index.

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A very fluent, appealing and above all accessible book. The authorshave presented the discursive approach to identities in a way thatstudents will find attractive and intelligible. It's a pleasure toread, and brings some welcome order to a fast-changing intellectuallandscape. A real achievement.
Charles Antaki, Professor of Language andSocial Psychology, Loughborough University, UK

McKinlay and McVittie have triumphed again; this is anilluminated synthesis of work on identities and discourse. The accessible and engaging style will delight students and newresearchers alike, offering neat empirical examples and summariesof contemporary research in the field.  The focus on identityin everyday life offers a particular charm.  This is identityin all its enacted, contested, moment-to-moment magic.
Sally Wiggins, Lecturer in Psychology,University of Strathclyde, UK.

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