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 26: Neoliberalism, Work and Subjectivity: Towards a More Complex Account
The aim of this chapter is to understand the making of the neoliberal subject in the context of global transformations in the workplace, in the meaning of work, and in the nature of identity projects. These changes are part and parcel of wider social and cultural shifts which have important and profound consequences both for our understanding of subjectivity and the world of work. In this chapter we will review major approaches to subjectivity and identity transformation under neoliberalism and globalization and discuss these in the light of research in two countries: Wales and Australia. Our research allows us to critically reflect upon the efficacy of sociological arguments ...