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Identity : a very short introduction

Author: Florian Coulmas
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2019.
Series: Very short introductions.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The term identity is used ubiquitously, but rarely explained. What exactly is identity? Identity: A Very Short Introduction provides a survey of the many faces of the concept of identity, and discusses its significance and varied meanings in the fields of philosophy, sociology, psychology, linguistics, as well as politics and law. Tracing our concern with identity to its deep roots in Europe's intellectual history,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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COULMAS, FLORIAN.
IDENTITY.
[Place of publication not identified], OXFORD UNIV Press, 2019
(OCoLC)1039933618
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Florian Coulmas
ISBN: 9780191867033 0191867039
OCLC Number: 1090062279
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white)
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.
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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