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Re-thinking ‘Identities’: Cultural Articulations of Alterity and Resistance in the New Millennium


Lucille Cairns


This volume sets out to re-imagine the theoretical and epistemological presuppositions of existing scholarship on identities. Despite a well-established body of scholarly texts that examine the concept from a wide range of perspectives, there is a surprising dearth of work on multiple, heterogeneous forms of identity. Numerous studies of ethnic, linguistic, regional and religious identities have appeared, but largely in isolation from one another. Rethinking ‘Identities’ is a multi-authored project that is original in providing – in distributed and granular mode – a hyper-contemporary and wide-ranging applied analysis that questions notions of identity based on nation and region, language, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, religion or even ‘the human’. The volume achieves this by mobilizing various contexts of identity (gender, ethnicity, sexuality, nation) and medium (art, cinema, literature, music, theatre, video). Emphasizing the extreme contemporary (the twenty-first century) and the challenges posed by an increasingly global society, this collection of essays builds upon existing intellectual investigations of identity with the aim of offering a fresh perspective that transcends cognitive and geographical frontiers.


Cairns, L., & Fouz Hernández, S. (Eds.). (2014). Re-thinking ‘Identities’: Cultural Articulations of Alterity and Resistance in the New Millennium. Peter Lang.

Book Type Edited Book
Online Publication Date Apr 14, 2014
Publication Date Apr 14, 2014
Deposit Date Apr 30, 2014
Series Title Cultural identity studies
Series Number 20
Series ISSN 1661-3252
ISBN 9783034308656