The SAGE Handbook of Identities

The SAGE Handbook of Identities

© 2010 | 560 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
"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."
- Sociology

Increasingly, identities are the site for interdisciplinary initiatives and identity research is at the heart of many transdisciplinary research centres around the world. 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:
  • Frameworks: presents the main theoretical and methodological perspectives in identities research.
  • Formations: covers the major formative forces for identities such as culture, globalisation, migratory patterns, biology and so on.
  • Categories: reviews research on the core social categories central to identity such as ethnicity, gender, sexuality, disability and intersections between these.
  • Sites and Context: develops a series of case studies of crucial sites and contexts where identity is at stake such as social movements, relationships, work-places and citizenship.

    Margaret Wetherell
    The Field of Identity Studies
    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
    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
    Ann Phoenix
    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
    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
    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
    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

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