Identity and Difference / Edition 1 available in Paperback
'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
Table of ContentsIntroduction - Kathryn WoodwardConcepts of Difference and Identity - Kathryn WoodwardThe Body and Difference - Chris ShillingThe Body, Health and Eating Disorders - Susan BensonSexualities - Lynne SegalMotherhood - Kathryn Woodward Identities, Meanings and MythsDiaspora and the Detours of Identity - Paul Gilroy