Strategic Acts in the Study of Identity : Towards a Dynamic Theory of People and Place Hardback
Edited by Vaia Touna
Part of the Culture on the Edge: Studies in Identity Formation series
Strategic Acts in the Study of Identity is a multi-authored work that tackles the problem of how to examine the historicity of identity.
Six scholars of religion, all members of the Culture on the Edge group, engage in a constructive dialogue mediating and critically cross-examining issues of identity formation, suggesting ways of achieving greater theoretical clarity in the study of identity-or better, identity claims-as it takes shape over time and space.
The volume is divided into three sites, or what we might call three situations, each of which is representative of a specific act, such as for example, the strategic acts of classification, appropriation, and comparison.
Each site then consists of a main chapter, a response from another scholar (who presses further the point of the main chapter while inviting its author to reflect upon their initial argument) and a reply from the author of the main chapter.
Additionally, the volume includes an appendix with a series of posts that originally appeared at the blog for Culture on the Edge.
These theoretically challenging posts, also investigating the volume's three main areas, further exemplify and model a different way of approach in the study of identity.
Although Strategic Acts in the Study of Identity is not a textbook, and while challenging for any reader, it can serve as a great pedagogical tool for professors who wish to use the book in their classes not only within religious studies but in any class that touches on issues of identity.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 294 pages
- Publisher: Equinox Publishing Ltd
- Publication Date: 01/02/2019
- Category: Religious issues & debates
- ISBN: 9781781790724