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.