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Social constructionist identity politics and literary studies

Author: Suman Gupta
Publisher: Basingstoke ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this interdisciplinary study, Suman Gupta argues that while it is widely accepted that essentialist ideas of identity are politically dangerous, certain social constructionist accounts of identity have now come to enjoy extraordinary currency. The latter are often regarded as central to contemporary political occurrences and social/cultural arrangements, particularly in academic institutions. This book explores  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Suman Gupta
ISBN: 9780230500471 0230500471
OCLC Number: 72871400
Description: vi, 259 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction : prelude to definitive elaborations --
2. Identity-based political positions --
3. Embodying identity-based political positions --
4. Analogues and equivalences --
5. Identity politics at work --
6. Theory, institutional matters, identity politics --
7. Self-announcements and institutional realignments --
8. Theory textbooks and canons --
9. Conclusion : questions and prospects.
Responsibility: Suman Gupta.
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This study presents a critique of social constructionist identity politics, which is distinguished from specific identity-based political positions, from within and with social constructionist  Read more...

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