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Identity
A Reader

First Edition
Edited by:


September 2000 | 400 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Identity provides an essential resource of key statements drawn from cultural studies, sociology, and psychoanalytic theory, and includes three editorial essays, which place the readings in their theoretical and historical context.

Divided into three parts: Language, Ideology and Discourse; Psychoanalysis and Psycho-Social Relations; and Identity, Sociology and History, this book invites readers to compare and contrast cultural studies approaches with psychoanalytic and historical and sociological accounts of identity formation.

The Identity Reader will be an essential sourcebook for students of cultural studies, gender studies, social psychology, and sociology.

The key statements are from the work of:

Louis Althusser, Jessica Benjamin, Emile Benveniste, Homi K Bhabha, Pierre Bourdieu, Judith Butler, Ian Craib, Jacques D[ac]errida, Norbert Elias, Frantz Fanon, Michel Foucault, Anthony Giddens, Stuart Hall, Pierre Hadot, Melanie Klein, Jacques Lacan, Christopher Lasch, Isabel Menzies, Lyth, T H Marshall, Marcel Mauss, Am[gr]elie Okensberg Rorty, Jacqueline Rose, Nikolas Rose, Michael Rustin, Kaja Silverman, Max Weber, D W Winnicott

Paul du Gay, Jessica Evans and Peter Redman
General Introduction
 
PART ONE: THE SUBJECT OF LANGUAGE, IDEOLOGY AND DISCOURSE
Peter Redman
Introduction
Stuart Hall
Who Needs `Identity'?
Louis Althusser
Ideology Interpellates Individuals as Subjects
Emile Benveniste
Subjectivity in Language
Jacques Lacan
The Mirror Stage
Jacqueline Rose
Feminine Sexuality
Julia Kristeva
Revolution in Poetic Language
Kaja Silverman
Suture
The Cinematic Model

 
Jacques Derrida
Diff[ac]erance
Homi K Bhabha
Interrogating Identity
The Post Colonial Prerogative

 
Michel Foucault
Domain
Judith Butler
Critically Queer
 
PART TWO: PSYCHOANALYSIS AND PSYCHOSOCIAL RELATIONS
Jessica Evans
Introduction
Melanie Klein
Notes on Some Schizoid Mechanisms
D W Winnicott
Mirror-Role of Mother and Family in Child Development
D W Winnicott
Transitional Objects and Transitional Phenomena
Isabel Menzies Lyth
Social Systems as a Defense against Anxiety
Michael Rustin
Psychoanalysis, Racism and Anti-Racism
Frantz Fanon
The Negro and Psychopathology
Christopher Lasch
The Narcissistic Personality of Our Time
Jessica Benjamin
The Oedipal Riddle
Anthony Giddens
The Trajectory of the Self
Ian Craib
What's Happening to Mourning?
 
PART THREE: IDENTITY/SOCIOLOGY/HISTORY
Paul du Gay
Introduction
Norbert Elias
Homo Clausus and the Civilizing Process
Pierre Bourdieu
The Biographical Illusion
T H Marshall
A Note on `Status'
Nikolas Rose
Identity, Genealogies, History
Marcel Mauss
A Category of the Human Mind
The Notion of 'Person'; The Notion of 'Self'

 
Max Weber
The Profession and Vocation of Politics
Michel Foucault
Introduction to `The Use of Pleasure'
Pierre Hadot
Reflections on the Idea of the `Cultivation of the Self'
Am[gr]elie Okensberg Rorty
Persons and Personae

An excellent baseline text with many examples provided on the complexity of how identity manifests

Dr William Evans
Dept of Nursing, Tralee Institute of Technology
June 18, 2010
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