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The SAGE Handbook of Identities

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© 2010 | 560 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Increasingly identities are the site for interdisciplinary initiatives and identity research is at the heart of many trans-disciplinary research centers in the United Kingdom, North America and beyond. No single social science discipline 'owns' identity research which makes it a difficult topic to categorize.

The SAGE Handbook of Identities systematizes this complex field by incorporating its interdisciplinary character to provide a comprehensive overview of its themes in contemporary research while still acknowledging the historical and philosophical significance of the concept of identity.

Drawing on a global scholarship the Handbook has four parts:

Part 1: Frameworks presents the main theoretical and methodological perspectives in identities research.

Part 2: Formations covers the major formative forces for identities such as culture, globalization, migratory patterns, biology and so on.

Part 3: 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.

Part 4: 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.

This Volume will be an excellent reference and resource for academics, researchers and advanced students in a host of disciplines across the social sciences, including social psychology, cultural studies, anthropology, sociology, geography, politics and social policy.

Margaret Wetherell
The Field of Identity Studies
 
PART ONE: FRAMEWORKS
Stephen Frosh
Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Identity: From Ego to Ethics
Stephen Reicher, Russell Spears & S Alexander Haslam
The Social-Identity Approach in Social Psychology
Toon van Meijl
Anthropological Perspectives on Identity: From Sameness to Difference
Bethan Benwell & Elizabeth Stokoe
Analyzing Identity in Interaction: Contrasting Discourse, Genealogical, Narrative and Conversation Analysis
Sarah E Chinn
Performative Identities: From Identity Politics to Queer Theory
Saurabh Dube
Critical Crossovers: Post-Colonial Perspectives, Subaltern Studies and Cultural Identities
Linda Martin Alcoff
New Epistemologies: Post-Positivist Accounts of Identity
 
PART TWO: FORMATIONS
Anne Fausto-Sterling
Biology and Identity
Harry J Elam Jr & Michele Elam
Race and Racial Formations
Rolland Munro
Identity: Culture and Technology
Wendy Hollway
Relationality: The Intersubjective Foundations of Identity
Pnina Werbner
Religious Identity
Helen Wood
From Media and Identity to Mediated Identity
Diane Reay
Identity-Making in Schools and Classrooms
 
PART THREE: CATEGORIES
Ann Phoenix
Ethnicities
Lynne Segal
Genders: Deconstructed, Reconstructed, Still on the Move
Beverley Skeggs
Class, Culture and Morality: Legacies and Logics in the Space for Identification
Cindy Patton
Sexualities
R Aída Hernández Castillo
Indigeneity as a Field of Power: Multiculturalism and Indigenous Identities in Political Struggles
Rosemarie Garland-Thomson & Moya Bailey
Never Fixed: Modernity and Disability Identities
 
PART FOUR: SITES AND CONTEXTS
Manisha Desai
From This Bridge Called My Back to This Bridge We Call Home: Collective Identities and Social Movements
Carole Boyce Davies & Monica Jardine
Migrations, Diasporas, Nations: The Re-Making of Caribbean Identities
Katharina Schmid et al
Identities, Groups and Communities: The Case of Northern Ireland
Helen Lucey
Families, Siblings and Identities
Valerie Walkerdine & Peter Bansel
Neo-Liberalism, Work and Subjectivity: Towards a More Complex Account
Bonita Lawrence
Legislating Identity: Colonialism, Land and Indigenous Legacies
 
PART FIVE: REFLECTIONS
Chandra Talpade Mohanty
Social Justice and the Politics of Identity

Overall, its breaking of disciplinary isolation, enhancing of mutual understanding, and laying out of a transdisciplinary platform makes this Handbook a milestone in identity studies.

Mi Zhao, London School of Economics
Sociology

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