Cloth $89.95 ISBN: 9781847423825 Published April 2010 For sale in North and South America only
Paper $32.95 ISBN: 9781847423818 Published April 2010 For sale in North and South America only

Embodying identities

Culture, differences and social theory

Victor Jeleniewski Seidler

Embodying identities
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Victor Jeleniewski Seidler

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

248 pages
Cloth $89.95 ISBN: 9781847423825 Published April 2010 For sale in North and South America only
Paper $32.95 ISBN: 9781847423818 Published April 2010 For sale in North and South America only
In the 1970s and 1980s, identities seemed to be 'fixed' through categories of class, 'race', ethnicity, gender, sexualities and religion. These days we have begun to recognise the diversity, fragmentation and fluidity of identities, but how do we create and shape our own? The book shapes a new language of social theory that allows people to embody their differences with a sense of dignity and self-worth. It draws on diverse traditions from Marx, Weber and Durkheim, as well as more recent traditions of critical theory and post-structuralism, and will be of interest to sociology, politics, social work, philosophy and cultural studies students.
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