Identities in Context: Individuals and Discourse in Action

Identities in Context: Individuals and Discourse in Action

By: Andrew McKinlay (author), Chris McVittie (author)Hardback

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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

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About Author

Andrew McKinlay is Head of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences at the University of Edinburgh. He has published research on issues of identity, identity management, and the discursive challenges of 'problem' identities in a wide variety of academic journals. Chris McVittie is Senior Lecturer in Social Psychology and Qualitative Methods at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh. He has published widely on topics related to the social psychology of communication and the study of identities. McKinlay and McVittie are co-authors of Social Psychology and Discourse (Wiley-Blackwell, 2008).


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.

Product Details

  • publication date: 15/04/2011
  • ISBN13: 9781405191197
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 248
  • ID: 9781405191197
  • weight: 608
  • ISBN10: 1405191198

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