Expressions of Identity
Space, Performance, Politics
By (author) Kevin Hetherington
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Expressions of Identity by Kevin Hetherington
Book DescriptionThis 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780803978775
(234mm x 156mm x 10mm)
Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publish Date: 14-Sep-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Kevin Hetherington
Consuming the Entrepreneurial City, Paperback (May 2008)
A collection that offers a global perspective on the changing character of cities and the increasing importance that consumer culture plays in defining their symbolic economies. It is suitable for students of Urban Studies, Geography, Sociology, Cultural Studies, Heritage Studies and Anthropology.
Capitalism's Eye, Paperback (October 2007)
Presents a cultural history of how people experienced commodities in the era of industrial expansion. This work explains that the emergence of a culture of mass consumption dominated by visual experience was a much slower process, not truly ascendant until after the First World War.
Badlands of Modernity, Paperback (August 1997)
The Badlands of Modernity offers a wide ranging and original interpretation of modernity in the eighteenth century.
Consumption Matters, Paperback (January 1997)» View all books by Kevin Hetherington
aeo Interdisciplinary collection of up--to--date research and social scientific thinking on consumption. aeo Contains extended introduction. aeo Covers both the production of consumption and the experience of consumption with reference to class, gender, ethnicity and generations.
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Author Biography - Kevin Hetherington
Kevin Hetherington is Lecturer in Aociology in the Depatment of Human Sciences, Brunel University. He is author of Badlands of Modernity (1997) and co-editor of Consumption Matters (1996) and Ideas of Difference (1997).
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