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Identity and culture: narratives of difference and belonging

Weedon, Christine Mary 2004. Identity and culture: narratives of difference and belonging. Maidenhead: Open University Press.

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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.

Item Type: Book
Book Type: Authored Book
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: English, Communication and Philosophy
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Publisher: Open University Press
ISBN: 9780335200870
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