Identity revisited and reimagined : empirical and theoretical contributions on embodied communication across time and space / Sangeeta Bagga-Gupta, Aase Lyngvær Hansen, Julie Feilberg, editors.
- Cham, Switzerland : Springer, 
xxvii, 317 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
- Identity (Philosophical concept)
- In contrast to other studies on identity, this book takes its point of departure in the complexities that characterize and shape both individuals and societies - past and present. Its chapters challenge demarcated fields of study and conceptions of identity as gender, identity as functional disability, identity as race, and identity as, or based upon language groupings. The contributions take a social practices perspective in their exploration of the performance, living and doing of identity positions across time and space. Many of the contributions take an intersectional stance and the majority report upon empirically driven studies that examine the ways in which micro-level analyses of naturally occurring human communication contribute to our understanding of identification processes. Specifically, they study the ways in which more recent dialogical and social theoretical-analytical frameworks allow for attending to the complexity and dynamics of identity processes; the ways in which institutional settings, media settings, community of practices and affinity spaces provide affordances and obstacles for different types of identity positions; and the ways in which shifts in identity positions can be traced across time and space.
- PART I. CONCEPTIONAL FRAMINGS OF IDENTITY IN A MULTIFACETED WORLD
Chapter 1. Many-ways-of-being. identity as (inter)action / Sangeeta Bagga-Gupta, Julie Feilberg and Aase Lyngvær Hansen
Chapter 2. positioning theory and life-story interviews : discursive fields, gaze and resistance / David Block
Chapter 3. Refusing what we are : communicating counter-identities and prefiguring social change in new social movements / Paul McIlvenny
Chapter 4. The complexities of deaf identities / Irene Leigh
PART II. MAKING, UNDOING AND REMAKING: PERFORMING IDENTITIES
Chapter 5. Co-constructing the adolescent's identity: agency and autonomy as interactional accomplishments / Marina Everri and Laura Sterponi
Chapter 6. Rethinking identity in adult language learning classrooms / Jenny Rosén
Chapter 7. The passage of time as a narrative resource in constructing a "better" self / Julia Sacher
PART III. POLITICALLY FRAMED IDENTITIES IN EMBODIED INTERACTION
Chapter 8 From political to national identity in Zanzibar. Narratives on changes in social practices / Sigrun Marie Moss
Chapter 9. "She didn't know i'm black, you see" : practices, body signs, and professional identity / Ellen Andenæs - Chapter 10. The complexities of deaf identities / Irene W. Leigh
PART IV. IDENTITY WORK IN INSTITUTIONAL AND TECHNOLOGY MEDIATED ENVIRONMENTS
Chapter 11. "They blame, they complain but they don't understand" :identity clashes in cross-cultural virtual collaborations / Elizabeth Keating - Chapter 12. Identity negotiations in a visually oriented virtual classroom / Johan Hjulstad
Chapter 13. "Janne X was here". Portraying identities and negotiating being and belonging in informal literacy practices / Annaliina Gynne
Chapter 14. A moment of self-revelation as a turning point in understanding language Learning / Elina Tapio
Erratum to: Identity revisited and reimagined / Sangeeta Bagga-Gupta, Aase Lyngvær Hansen and Julie Feilberg - Afterword : Cultural experience, identities and diversification in the hands
- Includes bibliographical references.
- Bagga-Gupta, Sangeeta, editor.
Lyngvær Hansen, Aase. editor.
Feilberg, Julie, editor.
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