9780335200863

Identity and Culture : Narratives of Difference and Belonging

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  • ISBN13:

    9780335200863

  • ISBN10:

    0335200869

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2004-07-01
  • Publisher: Open University Press
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Summary

Where does our sense of identity and belonging come from? How does culture produce and challenge identities? Identity and Culture looks at how different cultural narratives and practices work to constitute identity for individuals and groups in multi-ethnic, 'postcolonial' societies. Uses examples from history, politics, fiction and the visual to examine the social power relations that create subject positions and forms of identity Analyses how cultural texts and practices offer new forms of identity and agency that subvert dominant ideologies This book encompasses issues of class, race, and gender, with a particular focus on the mobilization of forms of ethnic identity in societies still governed by racism. It a key text for students in cultural studies, sociology of culture, literary studies, history, race and ethnicity studies, media and film studies, and gender studies.

Table of Contents

Series Editor's Foreword vii
Preface ix
Introduction 1(4)
Subjectivity and Identity
5(17)
`Hey, you there!'
5(4)
Subjectivity and the subject
9(1)
Class, ideology, identity
10(2)
Language and the split subject
12(1)
The importance of the visual
13(4)
Subjectivity, discourse and power
17(2)
Subjectivity and identity: the local and the global
19(2)
Further reading
21(1)
History, Nation and Identity
22(24)
The question of history
28(3)
The changing face of Britain
31(1)
The Parekh report in the press
32(11)
Conclusion
43(1)
Further reading
44(2)
History, Voice and Representation: Aboriginal Women's Life Writing
46(15)
History, voice and identity
49(1)
Voicing Aboriginal women's experience
50(7)
Conclusion
57(3)
Further reading
60(1)
Narratives of Identity and Difference: Voicing Black British History
61(24)
Migration to Britain: the Windrush generation
68(3)
Second generation writers and the migrant experience
71(3)
Identity and belonging
74(4)
New forms of resistance
78(2)
Mixed-race identity
80(1)
Rewriting history
81(2)
Conclusion
83(1)
Further reading
84(1)
Identity, Origins and Roots
85(19)
Biblical and `scientific' myths of origin: the white identity movement in the United States
93(6)
The battle for the meaning of the flag
99(4)
Further reading
103(1)
Diasporic Identities: South Asian British Women's Writing
104(12)
Further reading
115(1)
Visualizing Difference: South Asians on Screen
116(17)
The deconstructive potential of comedy
126(6)
Further reading
132(1)
Competing Cultures, Competing Values
133(21)
The contradictions
138(6)
Belief versus reason: Islamophobia in the West
144(8)
Conclusion
152(1)
Further reading
153(1)
Concluding Reflections 154(6)
Notes 160(4)
Glossary 164(4)
Bibliography 168(7)
Index 175

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