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Identities in Context: Individuals and Discourse in Action

Identities in Context: Individuals and Discourse in Action

Andrew McKinlay, Chris McVittie

ISBN: 978-1-444-39721-5

Apr 2011, Wiley-Blackwell

248 pages

$106.99

Description

Identities in Context is a comprehensive guide to contemporary discursive research on issues relating to identity across a variety of contexts. 
  • Provides a comprehensive guide to contemporary discursive research on identity
  • Introduces themes and concepts in a structured way that allows readers to easier assimilate the different aspects of discourse and identity
  • Offers a narrative account of how discursive research has contributed to the understanding of various phenomena, such as interactions in legal and health care settings
  • Features several reader-friendly aids, including chapter outlines and a glossary of terms and concepts
About the authors.

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

1. Introduction.

2. National identities.

3. Ethnic and religious identities.

4. Gender identities.

5. Health identities.

6. Identities and the law.

7. Organizations, work and identities.

8. Virtual identities.

Afterword.

Glossary.

References.

Author Index.

Subject Index.

“The book, on the whole, is an excellent introduction to discourse and identity, balancing the need for engagement in the field of research and in-depth discussions of the issues with comprehensive coverage of the features and aspects of identities. It achieves this in an elegant way, making the concepts and debates clear and coherent for a wide audience.”  (Discourse and Communication, 1 October 2013)

"...it is a book that I am happy to recommend to my students, it is clearly written and takes students and interested readers through a journey of some of the significant contributions that discursive identity research has made." (QMiP Bulletin, 2012)