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Social constructionist identity politics and literary studies

Gupta, Suman (2007). Social constructionist identity politics and literary studies. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.

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This fascinating interdisciplinary study presents a critique of social constructionist identity politics, which is distinguished from specific identity-based political positions, from within and with social constructionist commitments. The first half of the book focuses on the conceptual aspect of such politics with regard to the humanities generally. In particular, the logic of embodiment, the nuances of institutionalization, and recent developments in this area are discussed. Gupta also examines the institutionalization of social constructionist identity politics in literary studies, considering the role of self-announcements in critical writing, theory textbooks, and notions of canonicity.

Item Type: Book
ISBN: 0-230-50047-1, 978-0-230-50047-1
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Art History, Classical Studies, English and Creative Writing, Music
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Item ID: 9511
Depositing User: Suman Gupta
Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2007
Last Modified: 16 Aug 2017 15:29
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