Beyond Identity

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Department
Political Science
Course Code
POLD52H3
Professor
Theofanis Verinakis

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Beyond IdentityIdentity is a key term in the vernacular idiom of contemporary politics and social analysis must take account of this fact But this does not require us to use identity as a category of analysis or to conceptualize identities a s something that all people have seek construct and negotiateMany key terms in the interpretative social sciences and historyrace nation ethnicity citizenship democracy class community and traditionIdentity too is both a category of practice and a category of analysisUses of IdentityoUsed as the ground of basis to moderate social and political actionoIdentity helps understand the sameness of found in a group of peopleoUnderstood as a core aspect of individual or collective selfhood or as a fundamental condition of social being identity is invoked to point to something allegedly deep basic abiding or foundationaloUnderstood as a product of social or political action identity it highlight the interactive development of the kind of collective selfunderstanding solidarityo r groupness that can make collective action possibleoUnderstood as the temporary product of multiple and competing discourses
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