By Anthony Elliott,Paul du Gay
- Patricia Ticineto Clough, urban college, New York
"A splendidly disparate and impressively special set of authors to handle the query of identification. the result's interesting and fruitful. No different publication connects so elegantly sociological notions of individualization with the psychoanalysis of melancholy."
Scott Lash, Goldsmiths, collage of London
Identity in Question brings jointly in one quantity the world's top theorists of identification to supply a decisive account of the debates surrounding self and identification.
Presenting incisive analyses of the influence of globalization, postmodernism, psychoanalysis and post-feminism upon our imaginings of self, this booklet explores the complexity, contentiousness and importance of present debates over identification within the social sciences and the general public sphere.
As those contributions clarify, mapping the contours and results of variations in identification in our globalizing global isn't easily a tutorial workout. it's a urgent quandary for public and political debates. As identification maintains its movement to the centre of political existence, so too do the chances for creatively re-imagining how we decide to reside, either separately and jointly, in an age of uncertainty and insecurity.
Identity in Question is vital interpreting for all scholars of self, identification, individualism and individualization.
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