Identity and Difference

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SAGE, May 5, 1997 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 358 pages
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`The book is easy to use and its layout demonstrates some skill in constructing volumes that `work' as study guides and reference tools. The merit of this book goes well beyond its suitability for course applications. Contemporary ideas on identity provide new meanings for an old concept' - Multilingual and Multicultura

In recent years, identity and difference have been the focus of key debates in cultural studies. This broad-ranging book examines the challenge of these debates and outlines their applications to central questions of gender, sexuality, embodiment, health, `race' and nation.

The text renders accessible some of the most exciting and controversial issues in recent cultural studies. It comb

 

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Contents

CONCEPTS OF IDENTITY
8
THE BODY AND DIFFERENCE Chns Shilling
63
THE BODY HEALTH AND EATING DISORDERS
121
SEXUALITIES Lynne Segal
183
IDENTITIES MEANINGS
239
DIASPORA AND THE DETOURS OF IDENTITY
299
Acknowledgements
347
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About the author (1997)

Kathryn Woodward is a Regional Staff Tutor for Sociology for The Open University

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Susan Benson University of Cambridge

Paul Gilroy Goldsmiths College University of London

Lynne Segal Middlesex University

Chris Shilling University of Portsmouth

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