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Identity research is at the heart of many trans-disciplinary research centers around the world. No single social science discipline `owns' identity research and The SAGE Handbook of Identities draws on a global scholarship to cover in four parts its: Frameworks: presents the main theoretical and methodological perspectives in identities research.Formations: covers the major formative forces for identities such as culture, globalization, migratory patterns, biology and so on.Categories: reviews research on the core social categories which are central to identity such as ethnicity, gender, sexuality, disability and social class and intersections between these.Sites and Context: develops a series of case studies of crucial sites and contexts where identity is at stake such as social movements, relationships and family life, work-places and environments and citizenship.

Legislating Identity: Colonialism, Land and Indigenous Legacies
Legislating identity: Colonialism, land and indigenous legacies

For Indigenous peoples around the world, land and the web of relationships that the land sustains are at the heart of what it means to be ‘the people’ (as most Indigenous peoples conceptualize themselves, in their own languages). The land sustains the practices fishing, hunting, planting, harvesting through which people live. It also carries the stories, the songs and the ceremonies, which in turn sustains language and teaches the children who they are as part of ‘the people’. And yet, centuries of colonization have persistently attacked and undermined these connections a process that continues as globalization impoverishes land-based peoples, appropriates their lands, and forces profound changes on their communities. Indigenous peoples are ...

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