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Identity : a very short introduction

Author: Florian Coulmas
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2019. ©2019
Series: Very short introductions, 593.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"The concept of identity is one which has become embedded in our modern lives. From our racial, social, or gender identities, to the identity of the killer, the suspicious powder, an emerging nation, or the leading political party, 'identity' means different things in different contexts. In this Very Short Introduction Florian Coulmas provides a survey of the many faces of the concept of identity, and discusses its  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Florian Coulmas
ISBN: 9780198828549 0198828543
OCLC Number: 1039933618
Description: xvi, 147 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.
Contents: Introduction: an 'identity' wave --
"Who am I?" Identity in philosophy --
Identity in logic and the classical law of thought --
Given or constructed? Identity in cultural anthropology --
Adam and Eve, Hijra, LGBTQs, and the shake-up of gender identities --
Identity in politics: promises and dangers --
'Your station in life': social identities in our time --
Citizenship, legal status, and proof of identity: identity as a legal concept --
Selfhood and personality: the psychology of identity --
'They don't speak our language': identity in linguistics --
Who is behind the mask? Identity in literature.
Series Title: Very short introductions, 593.
Responsibility: Florian Coulmas.

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'Identity' as a concept has many faces, and its very versatility in different contexts can make it hard to define. Florian Coulmas discusses the many meanings of this slippery concept, considering  Read more...

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