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Identity Studies in the Social Sciences

Theorizing Identities and Social Action

Editors: Wetherell, M. (Ed.)

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This collection brings together leading scholars to explore the 'doing' and 'making' of identities. Drawing on the highly innovative ESRC Identities and Social Action Programme, the chapters take core social actions – such as performing, excluding, mixing, bonding – and demonstrate how social practices and identities unfold together.

About the authors

CHARLES ANTAKI is Professor of Language and Social Psychology in the Department of Social Sciences, Loughborough University, UK RUPERT BROWN is Professor of Social Psychology at the University of Sussex, UK MARTIN BRUDER is Postdoctoral Fellow at Cardiff University, UK DOMINIC BRYAN is Lecturer in Social Anthropology and Director of the Institute of Irish Studies, Queen's University Belfast, UK ED CAIRNS is Professor of Psychology at the University of Ulster, UK SEAN CONNOLLY is Professor of Irish History at Queen's University Belfast, UK DEREK EDWARDS is Professor of Psychology in the Department of Social Sciences, Loughborough University, UK HEATHER ELLIOTT is a freelance researcher and writer MICK FINLAY is Senior Lecturer in Social Psychology in the Department of Psychology at Surrey University, UK YASMIN GUNARATNAM is Lecturer in Sociology at Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK MILES HEWSTONE is Professor of Social Psychology and Fellow of New College, University of Oxford, UK WENDY HOLLWAY is Professor in Psychology at the Open University, UK JOANNE HUGHES is Professor of Education at Queen's University Belfast, UK STEVE JEFFERYS is Director of the Working Lives Research Institute and Professor of European Employment Studies at London Metropolitan University, UK RICHARD JENKINS is Professor of Sociology at the University of Sheffield, UK GARETH JONES is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Geography and Environment at London School of Economics, UK ERENE KAPTANI is Research Fellow in the Sociology Department at the University of East London, UK JOHN KIRK is Senior Research Fellow at the Working Lives Research Institute, London Metropolitan University, UK ANDREW LIVINGSTONE is Research Fellow in the School of Psychology at Cardiff University, UK ANTONY MANSTEAD is Professor of Psychology at Cardiff University, UK JANE MARTIN is Professor of Social History of Education at the Institute of Education, University of London, UK ANN PHOENIX is Professor and Co-Director of the Thomas Coram Research Unit, Institute of Education, University of London, UK ADAM RUTLAND is Professor of Developmental Psychology at the University of Kent, UK RUSSELL SPEARS is Professor of Psychology at Cardiff University, UK SUSAN A. SPEER is Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Manchester, UK ELIZABETH STOKOE is Reader in Social Interaction in the Department of Social Sciences, Loughborough University, UK SARAH THOMAS-DE-BENITEZ is a Consultant and Associate of the LSE's Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion, UK CHRISTINE WALL is Senior Research Fellow at the Working Lives Research Institute, London Metropolitan University, UK CHRIS WALTON is Lecturer in Social Psychology at the Department of Psychology, Lancaster University, UK CHARLES WATTERS is Director of the European Centre for the Study of Migration and Social Care, and Senior Lecturer in Mental Health at the University of Kent, UK MARGARET WETHERELL is Professor of Social Psychology at the Open University and Director of the ESRC Identities and Social Action Programme, UK JANE WILLS is Professor of Geography and Director of The City Centre at Queen Mary, University of London, UK NIRA YUVAL DAVIS is Professor and Graduate Course Director in Gender, Sexualities and Ethnic Studies at the University of East London, UK

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'Theorizing Identities and Social Action is a landmark text for social scientists across a large transdisciplinary domain, from psychosocial studies to social theory. It explores the workings of identity in social life through an outstanding collection of empirical studies drawing on a range of theoretical positions and methodological approaches. Covering so many key topics, it confirms the UK Economic and Social Research Council Programme on Identities and Social Action as an intervention of the utmost importance in social science research.' - Professor Stephen Frosh, Birkbeck College, University of London, UK

'This book is the culmination of a unique and ground-breaking project. Diverse contributions from leading identity scholars across the social sciences provide stimulating and powerful analyses of issues at the heart of modern life. This important and timely book provides a comprehensive survey of current research and defines the agenda for the future. It is compelling reading - informative and provocative in the very best ways.' Professor Alex Haslam, University of Exeter, UK


Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Wetherell, Margaret

    Pages 1-16

  • Practices, Identification and Identity Change in the Transition to Motherhood

    Elliott, Heather (et al.)

    Pages 19-37

  • Biography, Education and Civic Action: Teaching Generations and Social Change

    Martin, Jane (et al.)

    Pages 38-55

  • Performing Identities: Participatory Theatre among Refugees

    Yuval-Davis, Nira (et al.)

    Pages 56-74

  • Tales of Two or Many Worlds? When ‘Street’ Kids Go Global

    Jones, Gareth A. (et al.)

    Pages 75-92

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Theorizing Identities and Social Action
Editors
  • M. Wetherell
Series Title
Identity Studies in the Social Sciences
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-24694-2
DOI
10.1057/9780230246942
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-58088-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-36883-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 269
Number of Illustrations and Tables
4 b/w illustrations
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