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Identity and Difference

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© 1997 | 320 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
`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 Multicultural

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 combines theoretical explanation with in-depth discussion of key areas of contested identities, together with activities and selected readings.

Kathryn Woodward
Introduction
Kathryn Woodward
Concepts of Difference and Identity
Chris Shilling
The Body and Difference
Susan Benson
The Body, Health and Eating Disorders
Lynne Segal
Sexualities
Kathryn Woodward
Motherhood
Identities, Meanings and Myths  
Paul Gilroy
Diaspora and the Detours of Identity

`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 Multicultural


A great book that provides a different outlook.

Mrs Chrissie Louise Draper
Derby College, Derby College
October 19, 2015

a great book for the classes linked to equality

Miss Marian Carr
FE Computing, Bradford College
July 18, 2014

This is a very good book which has provided a systematically overview of the culture and its concept and it is a very good book for any mental health students and practitioner alike.

Mr Faramarz Hashempour
Health & Social Care, Bangor University
November 11, 2013

Gives a useful introduction to 'identity'. Used with Education and Disability Studies students looking at 'identity political' movements.

Dr Jenny Slater
Education, Childhood and Inclusion, Sheffield Hallam University
November 7, 2012

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ISBN: 9780761954347
£30.99