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Expressions of Identity : Space, Performance, Politics - Kevin Hetherington

Expressions of Identity

Space, Performance, Politics

Hardcover Published: 14th September 1998
ISBN: 9780803978768
Number Of Pages: 192

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This work explains what is understood by the term "new social movements", and provides a critical assessment of identity politics. It examines a range of issues including neo-tribalism associated with identity politics and alternative lifestyles, and challenges those who treat new social movements as instances of wider social change while often ignoring their more "local" and "dispersed" importance. The text questions what it means to adopt an identity that is organized around issues of expressivism and offers a series of non-reductionist ways of looking at identity politics. By analyzing expressive identities through issues of performance, spaces of identity and the "occasion", the author argues that the significance of identity politics and the changes it brings about within society are local, plural, situated adn topologically complex, challenging the still persistent singular idea of new social movements as historical agents of change.

Identity, Identification and Expressive Organization
Identity Spaces and Identity Politics
Tribal Vibes
Expressivism and Identification
Situations and Occasions
The Structure of Feeling and Everyday Life
Expressive Organization and Emotional Communities
Social Space and The Performance of Identity
Introduction to Part 2
The Elsewhere of Other Meaning
Marginal Spaces and the Topology of Utopia
Spaces for the Occasion
Embodiment and the Performance of Identity
Afterword
Telling Horizontal Stories
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ISBN: 9780803978768
ISBN-10: 0803978766
Series: Published in Association with Theory, Culture & Society
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 14th September 1998
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.03 x 16.1  x 1.68
Weight (kg): 0.45

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