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Identity : A Reader - Jessica Evans


A Reader

By: Jessica Evans (Editor), Paul Du Gay (Editor), Peter Redman (Editor)

Paperback Published: 30th September 2000
ISBN: 9780761969167
Number Of Pages: 400

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Identity provides an essential resource of key statements drawn from cultural studies, sociology, and psychoanalytic theory, and includes three editorial essays, which place the readings in their theoretical and historical context.

Divided into three parts: Language, Ideology and Discourse; Psychoanalysis and Psycho-Social Relations; and Identity, Sociology and History, this book invites readers to compare and contrast cultural studies approaches with psychoanalytic and historical and sociological accounts of identity formation.

Industry Reviews

" `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." -- James Donald `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

General Introduction
The Subject of Language, Ideology and Discourse
Who Needs 'Identity'?
Ideology Interpellates Individuals as Subjects
Subjectivity in Language
The Mirror Stage
Feminine Sexuality
Revolution in Poetic Language
The Cinematic Model
Interrogating Identity
The Post Colonial Prerogative
Critically Queer
Psychoanalysis and Psychosocial Relations
Notes on Some Schizoid Mechanisms
Mirror-Role of Mother and Family in Child Development
Transitional Objects and Transitional Phenomena
Social Systems as a Defense against Anxiety
Psychoanalysis, Racism and Anti-Racism
The Negro and Psychopathology
The Narcissistic Personality of Our Time
The Oedipal Riddle
The Trajectory of the Self
What's Happening to Mourning?
Homo Clausus and the Civilizing Process
The Biographical Illusion
A Note on 'Status'
Identity, Genealogies, History
A Category of the Human Mind
The Notion of 'Person'; The Notion of 'Self'
The Profession and Vocation of Politics
Introduction to 'The Use of Pleasure'
Reflections on the Idea of the 'Cultivation of the Self'
Persons and Personae
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ISBN: 9780761969167
ISBN-10: 0761969160
Series: Published in Association With the Open University
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 30th September 2000
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.1 x 17.2  x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.69