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Expressions of Identity: Space, Performance, Politics

Hetherington, Kevin (1998). Expressions of Identity: Space, Performance, Politics. Theory, Culture and Society. London, UK: Sage Publications.

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Abstract

About the book: This innovative book sets out to question what we understand by the term `new social movements'. By examining a range of issues associated with identity politics and alternative lifestyles, the author challenges those who treat new social movements as instances of wider social change while often ignoring their more `local' and `dispersed' importance.

This book questions what it means to adopt an identity that is organised around issues of expressivism - and offers a series of non-reductionist ways of looking at identity politics.

Hetherington analyzes expressive identities through issues of performance, spaces of identity and `the occasion'. This important work shows how the significance of identity politics are at once local, plural, situated and topologically complex.

Item Type: Authored Book
ISBN: 0-8039-7877-4, 978-0-8039-7877-5
Academic Unit/Department: Social Sciences > Geography
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance (CCIG)
OpenSpace Research Centre (OSRC)
Item ID: 12399
Depositing User: Kevin Hetherington
Date Deposited: 25 Nov 2008 12:39
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2010 20:15
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/12399
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