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Department
Political Science
Course
POLD52H3
Professor
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Semester
Fall

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POLA81 -Essay worth 25% and due Oct 11 Lecture 3 The Concept of Identity -Something that defines who you are -Values and Beliefs -Belonging to a certain family -Culture, experiences -Identity markers: By birth, acquired (language), Social Product Can Identity Markers Change? -Can choose to draw identity makers and change how you are. In this case you can drop or attempt to gain new markers that we may or may not be happy with. Sources of Identity -What makes me, me? -Self Hood -Collective: Relations with others and groups we belong to -Social Product: Groups -Do I need to have an Identity? (Yes, no escape) -Can I have more than one identity? (Yes, citizenship: Unstable, fluid, phenomenon) Malleability of Identity -Essentialism Vs. Constructivism -Essentialism: No capacity from the people to change their identity, the way things are, cant be changed -Constructionism: Not given, not natural, something we make, we construct, social relations and interactions -Relational vs
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