Routledge handbook of identity studies / edited by Anthony Elliott.

Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2011.
1 online resource (xxiv, 407 pages) : illustrations


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The Routledge Handbook of Identity Studies offers an exceptionally clear overview of the analysis of identity in the social sciences, and in so doing seeks to develop a new agenda for identity-studies in the twenty-first century. The key theories of identity, ranging from classical accounts to postmodern, psychoanalytic and feminist approaches, are drawn together and critically appraised, and there are substantive sections looking at racial, ethnic, gendered, queer, consumerist, virtual and global identities. The Handbook also makes an essential contribution to the debate now opening up over identity-politics and its cultural consequences. From anti-globalization protestors to new ecological warriors, from devotees of therapy culture to defenders of international human rights: the culture of identity-politics is fast redefining the public political sphere. What future for politics is there after the turn to identity? Throughout there is a strong emphasis on interdisciplinarity with essays covering sociology, psychology, politics, cultural studies and history. The Handbook's clear and direct style will appeal to a wide undergraduate audience in the social sciences and humanities.
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  • Part 1: Theories of identity. A history of identity : the riddle at the heart of the mystery of life / Charles Lemert ; Feminism and identity / Ann Branaman ; Identity after psychoanalysis / Stephen Frosh ; Foucauldian approaches to the self / Gavin Kendall ; The fragmentation of identity : post-structuralist and postmodern theories / Sam Han ; Reflexive identities / Daniel Chaffee ; Individualization / Cosmo Howard ; New identities, new individualism / Eric L. Hsu
  • Part 2: The analysis of identity. Transformations of working identities : labour and the self / Daniel Mendelson ; Identity, race and ethnicity / Anthony Moran ; Gendered identities / Mary Holmes ; Media and identity / Nick Stevenson ; Virtual identities : from decentered to distributed selves / Sam Han ; Consumer identities / Roberta Sassatelli ; Identity, mortality and death / Tamara Waraschinski and Charles Lemert
  • Part 3: Identity-politics and its consequences. Sexual identity-politics : activism from gay to queer and beyond / Mark Casey ; Environmentalism and identity-politics / Eileen M. McGurty ; Black freedom struggles and African American identity / David Stein ; The politics of Islamic identities / Sundas Ali ; Indigenous identities : from colonialism to post-colonialism / Anthony Moran ; (Anti- )globalization and resistance identities / Catherine Eschle ; Identity-politics in the global age / Giorgio Shani.
  • 9781135196516 ((electronic bk.))
  • 1135196516 ((electronic bk.))
  • 0203869710 ((electronic bk.))
  • 9780203869710 ((electronic bk.))
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