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Strategic Acts in the Study of Identity : Towards a Dynamic Theory of People and Place, Paperback / softback Book

Strategic Acts in the Study of Identity : Towards a Dynamic Theory of People and Place Paperback / softback

Edited by Vaia Touna

Part of the Culture on the Edge: Studies in Identity Formation series

Description

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.

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  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 294 pages
  • Publisher: Equinox Publishing Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Religious issues & debates
  • ISBN: 9781781790731

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