Identity and Difference
- Kathryn Woodward - The Open University
Communication and Media Studies (General) | Cultural Studies (General) | Social Theory
In recent years, identity and difference have been the focus of key debates in cultural studies. This broad-ranging book examines the challenge of these debates and outlines their applications to central questions of gender, sexuality, embodiment, health, `race' and nation.
The text renders accessible some of the most exciting and controversial issues in recent cultural studies. It combines theoretical explanation with in-depth discussion of key areas of contested identities, together with activities and selected readings.
`The book is easy to use and its layout demonstrates some skill in constructing volumes that `work' as study guides and reference tools. The merit of this book goes well beyond its suitability for course applications. Contemporary ideas on identity provide new meanings for an old concept' - Multilingual and Multicultural
A great book that provides a different outlook.
a great book for the classes linked to equality
This is a very good book which has provided a systematically overview of the culture and its concept and it is a very good book for any mental health students and practitioner alike.
Gives a useful introduction to 'identity'. Used with Education and Disability Studies students looking at 'identity political' movements.