Identity

Author: Steph Lawler
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0745673384
Format: PDF
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Questions about who we are, who we can be, and who is like and unlike us underpin a vast range of contemporary social issues. What makes our families so important to us? What do the often stark differences between how we self-identify and the way others see and define us reveal about our social world? Why do we attach such significance to 'being ourselves'? In this new edition of her popular and inviting introduction, Steph Lawler examines a range of important debates about identity. Taking a sociological perspective, she shows how identity is produced and embedded in social relationships, and worked out in the practice of people's everyday lives. She challenges the perception of identity as belonging within the person, arguing instead that it is produced and negotiated between persons. Chapter-by-chapter her book explores topics such as the relationships between lives and life-stories, the continuing significance of kinship in the face of social change, and how taste works to define identity. In particular, the updated edition has a new chapter on identity politics, as well as carefully compiled guides for further reading that reflect the broad importance and impact of these ideas, and the fact that, without understanding identity, we can't adequately begin to understand the social world. This book is essential reading for upper-level courses across the social sciences that focus on the compelling issues surrounding identity.

Identity

Author: Giselle Walker
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521897262
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Aspects of identity explored by eight distinguished authors from different academic disciplines.

Identity

Author: S. B. Bekker
Publisher: HSRC Press
ISBN: 9780796919168
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The first of two companion volumes emanating from the partnership between the French Institute (IFAS), the Institute for Global Dialogue (IGD, formerly FGD) and the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) and based on the 1997 conference of the same name held in Pretoria ; the second volume entitled, Shifting African Identities is based on the 1998 Cape Town conference, also of the same name. ; a third companion volume in this series on identity and nation building is entitled, National Identity and Democracy in Africa - a joint product of the Nordic Africa Institute, Sweden and the Mayibuye Centre at UWC based on their March 1997 conference.

Fighting for Identity

Author: Steve Murdoch
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004128231
Format: PDF
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The collection appraises how Scottish soldiers constructed their identities and how these were both distinct from and yet important contributing factors in the development of national Scottish and supranational British idenitites.

Identity Ethics and Ethos in the New Testament

Author: Jan Gabriël Van der Watt
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 9783110189735
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The book deals with the relation between identity, ethics, and ethos in the New Testament. The focus falls on the way in which the commandments or guidelines presented in the New Testament writings inform the behaviour of the intended recipients. The habitual behaviour (ethos) of the different Christian communities in the New Testament are plotted and linked to their identity. Apart from analytical categories like ethos, ethics, and identity that are clearly defined in the book, efforts are also made to broaden the specific analytical categories related to ethical material. The way in which, for instance, narratives, proverbial expressions, imagery, etc. inform the reader about the ethical demands or ethos is also explored.

Expressions of Identity

Author: Dr Kevin Hetherington
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781446227916
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This innovative book sets out to question what we understand by the term new social movements'. By examining a range of issues associated with identity politics and alternative lifestyles, the author challenges those who treat new social movements as instances of wider social change while often ignoring their more local' and dispersed' importance. This book questions what it means to adopt an identity that is organised around issues of expressivism - and offers a series of non-reductionist ways of looking at identity politics. Hetherington analyzes expressive identities through issues of performance, spaces of identity and the occasion'. This important work shows how the significance of identity politics are at once local, plural, situated and topologically complex.

Identity and Difference

Author: Kathryn Woodward
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761954347
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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`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

Mistaken Identity

Author: Don Van Ryn
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439153558
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Describes the devasting accident and case of mistaken identity that left one family grieving for the young woman they thought was their daughter while the wrong family cared for the lone survivor, and describes the healing journey of survivor Whitney Cerak.