Identity and Culture

Identity and Culture

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Where does our sense of identity and belonging come from?
How does culture produce and challenge identities?

Identity and Culture looks at how different cultural narratives and practices work to constitute identity for individuals and groups in multi-ethnic, 'postcolonial' societies.

Uses examples from history, politics, fiction and the visual to examine the social power relations that create subject positions and forms of identity
Analyses how cultural texts and practices offer new forms of identity and agency that subvert dominant ideologies

This book encompasses issues of class, race, and gender, with a particular focus on the mobilization of forms of ethnic identity in societies still governed by racism. It a key text for students in cultural studies, sociology of culture, literary studies, history, race and ethnicity studies, media and film studies, and gender studies.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 170 x 225 x 10mm | 303g
  • Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0335200869
  • 9780335200863
  • 944,106

Table of contents

Subjectivity and Identity
History, Nation and Identity
History, Voice and Representation: Aboriginal Women's Life Writing
Narratives of Identity and Difference: Voicing Black British History
Identity, Origins and Roots
Diasporic Identities: South Asian British Women's Writing
Visualizing Difference: South Asians on Screen
Competing Cultures, Competing Values
Concluding Reflections
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