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`This ability to raise so many interesting themes and questions is precisely one of the strengths of this Reader. Another is a choice of contributions based on an historical perspective that enables us to trace some of the main threads in the debate over identity in a variety of disciplines in the last fifty years. In conclusion: an invaluable tool for scholars in the field' - Discourse & Society
" ‘Identity’ is one of the most overused but least considered terms in the lexicon of the contemporary humanities and social sciences. This volume brings together many of the key texts that will contribute to a more thoughtful understanding of the many issues involved in this elusive and deceptively difficult concept. The editors are not merely innocent anthologisers, however. They bring a sharp critical eye and a polemical editorial line to their task."
this is a great resource for students to review and dip into gathering knowledge and discussion on the nature of identity in context
An excellent reader of key texts on Identity, but following a period of reflection I could not recommend it as a key text for my students within our current programme.
The book is a great reader - but I found myself wishing there was more material outside the scope of psychoanalysis. I liked the psychoanalysis material, but the students were very keen to get to the last section of the book after spending much time on psychoanalytical material. The third year students also found the readings (esp Rose, Beneviste, etc) difficult. The addition of summaries and bullet points at the end of chapters would have helped them assimilate the material more easily.
An excellent book covering several theorists such as Butler, Foucault, Winnicott and Derrida. Good for MA and EdD courses.
This is an outstanding and highly essential reader. One that both scholars and students can benefit from, from visual and media studies to cultural studies and even political communication.
This book is an excellent source for a class on identity. I believe it is especially valuable for upper-level undergraduate courses or courses that are cross-listed between upper level undergraduates and graduate students.
too peripheral to the aims of the course. This changed in development
This is a useful book for anyone studying this topic. Although niche, it does provide some good insights.
A very valuable text - key themes located within 3 parts. From language, ideology and discourse to identity, sociology & history
Paul du Gay has excelled himself in presenting this interesting volume. He draws from writers in many disciples such as Sociology and Psychology to illuminate what 'Identity' means. I especially enjoyed Stuart Hall's contribution. This book is essential to anyone wishing to consider identity as a concept academically.
Great selection of fundamental material and key texts to the realms of "identity".
This edited book offers critical debate towards the contested concept of identity. It provides students with a number of positions in which they can use to critically develop their ideas on the subject.
Whilst an excellent book, considered to take students in a direction that was too specialist for the Module that was taught.
This book consist all necesery source texts about identity, but they tend to be academically challanging for students on second year of undergraduate degree.
A fascinating insight as to how culture, language and social relations affect peoples communication and identity. Can be used for both Psychology and Sociology based courses.
An excellent text highlighting the work of key scholars discussing the complex area of identity. This comprehensive text offeres students the opportunity to gain an insight into this topic from a variety of perspectives. Highly Recommended.
A brilliantly organized text which places a huge amount of theoretical material at the readers' finger tips. The chapter on Pierre Bourdieu is particularly excellent.
This is an absolutely fantastic book which allows students to get to grips with some of the most important theorists working within this area. Each chapter is short and accessible without being too simplistic. Highly recommended.