- Subject index
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.
Chapter 28: Social Justice and the Politics of Identity
Social Justice and the Politics of Identity
We began working on this book a number of years ago, at a time when Tony Blair and George W. Bush, collaborators in the imperial wars in Iraq and Afghanistan were busy mobilizing discourses of “us and them” and mapping similarly politicized, exclusionary identities in the UK and the US. It was clear to both of us then, a white New Zealander living in the UK, and a brown South Asian living in the US, that identities those narratives and practices of self, and community that anchored our subjectivities and politics had profound significance in the Blair/Bush moment that brought us together. Our own genealogies, our travels across the borders of cultures ...