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Author Seidler, Victor J., 1945-

Title Embodying identities : culture, differences and social theory / Victor Jeleniewski Seidler
Published Bristol, UK : Policy Press, 2010


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Description xx, 228 pages ; 24 cm
Contents Introduction: identities, bodies and differences -- Challenges: complexities, diversity, self-worth -- Histories: beliefs, diasporas, belongings -- Experiences: realities, psychologies, discourse -- Differences: feminisms, enemies, equalities -- Genders: desires, self-rejection, recognition -- Explorations: 'race', violence, shame -- Transformations: masculinities, choices, futures -- Conflicts: complexity, cultures, youth -- Rejections: shame, fear, hatred -- Postmodernities: individualisms, performances, sexualities -- Spaces: virtual worlds, technologies, globalisation -- Conclusion: embodied identities: experience, power, differences and social theory
Summary In the 1970s and 1980s, identities seemed to be 'fixed' through categories of class, 'race', ethnicity, gender, sexualities and religion. These days we have begun to recognise the diversity, fragmentation and fluidity of identities, but how do we create and shape our own? The book shapes a new language of social theory that allows people to embody their differences with a sense of dignity and self-worth. It draws on diverse traditions from Marx, Weber and Durkheim, as well as more recent traditions of critical theory and post-structuralism
Analysis Group identity
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-219) and index
Subject Group identity.
Identity (Philosophical concept)
Identity (Psychology)
Identity (Psychology) -- Social aspects.
Self -- Social aspects.
LC no. 2011410814
ISBN 1847423817
9781847423818 (paperback)
9781847423825 (hbk.)