Theorizing Identities and Social Action

Theorizing Identities and Social Action

This collection brings together leading scholars to explore the 'doing' and 'making' of identities.

Author: M. Wetherell

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230246942

Category: Social Science

Page: 269

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This collection brings together leading scholars to explore the 'doing' and 'making' of identities. Drawing on the highly innovative ESRC Identities and Social Action Programme, the chapters take core social actions – such as performing, excluding, mixing, bonding – and demonstrate how social practices and identities unfold together.
Categories: Social Science

Identity Process Theory

Identity Process Theory

Identity links social structure to social action The first point is foundational to the
social identity tradition as initiated by Tajfel in his Social Identity Theory (Tajfel,
1978; Tajfel and Turner, 1979). Put simply, identity is what enables us to act in ...

Author: Rusi Jaspal

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107022706

Category: Psychology

Page: 420

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We live in an ever-changing social world, which constantly demands adjustment to our identities and actions. Advances in science, technology and medicine, political upheaval, and economic development are just some examples of social change that can impact upon how we live our lives, how we view ourselves and each other, and how we communicate. Three decades after its first appearance, identity process theory remains a vibrant and useful integrative framework in which identity, social action and social change can be collectively examined. This book presents some of the key developments in this area. In eighteen chapters by world-renowned social psychologists, the reader is introduced to the major social psychological debates about the construction and protection of identity in face of social change. Contributors address a wide range of contemporary topics - national identity, risk, prejudice, intractable conflict and ageing - which are examined from the perspective of identity process theory.
Categories: Psychology

Theorizing Social Movements

Theorizing Social Movements

3 The Sociology of Social Movements Social Movement Theory and Class
Analysis New social movement theory developed ... The intellectual history of the
theory , and especially its rejection of structural Marxism , goes some way
towards explaining its emphasis on social identity and ... Touraine made an
apparently radical break from class analysis by elaborating a social action theory
that sees social ...

Author: Joe Foweraker

Publisher: Pluto Press

ISBN: 0745307140

Category: Social Science

Page: 145

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Examines the historic links between the civil rights movements in Northern Ireland and the US.
Categories: Social Science

Consuming St Patrick s Day

Consuming St  Patrick   s Day

Identity, Social Action and Public Space: Defining Civic Space in Belfast. In
Theorizing Identities and Social Action (Identity Studies in the Social Sciences),
ed. Margaret Wetherell, 22037. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan. Conrad,
Kathryn ...

Author: Dominic Bryan

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443884075

Category: Saint Patrick's Day

Page: 240

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There is probably no national day that has such global popularity as St. Patrick’s Day. On St. Patrick’s Day, it is reputed that ‘Everyone is Irish’. What are the factors and factions that give the day such popular appeal? Is St. Patrick’s Day the same around the world – in Japan, Northern Ireland and Montserrat – as it is in the Republic of Ireland and the United States? Just how does ‘Irishness’ figure in the celebration and commemoration of St. Patrick’s Day, and how has this day been commoditized, consumed and contested? Does St. Patrick’s Day ‘belong’ to the people, the nation or the brewery? This edited volume brings together the best St. Patrick’s Day and Irish Studies scholars from the fields of history, anthropology, sociology, Irish studies, diaspora studies, and cultural studies. The volume thematically explores how St. Patrick’s Day has been consumed from the symbolic to the literal, the religious to the political. By doing so, it offers a fresh examination of its importance in contemporary society. This volume will thus appeal to undergraduate and postgraduate students of Irish diaspora studies, and Irish historians and scholars, as well as to anthropology, sociology and cultural studies students interested in exploring St. Patrick’s Day as a case study of globalization, migration and commoditization.
Categories: Saint Patrick's Day

Applied Conversation Analysis

Applied Conversation Analysis

Discourse & Society 18(3): 337–72. Stokoe, E., andEdwards, D. (2010) '
Accomplishing social action with identity categories: Mediating neighbour
complaints'.In M. Wetherell (ed.),Theorizing Identities and SocialAction. London:
Sage. Stribling.

Author: C. Antaki

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230316874

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 286

View: 418

Much of everyday work is done through talk between practitioner and client. Conversation Analysis is the close inspection of people's use of language in interaction. The work reported in this collection shows how CA can be used to identify, and improve, communicative practices at work.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Resurrecting Democracy

Resurrecting Democracy

Edited by Geraldine Healy, Edmund Heery, Phil Taylor, and William Brown.
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004. “Identity Making for Action:The Example of
London Citizens.” In Theorizing Identities and Social Action. Edited by M.
Wetherell.

Author: Luke Bretherton

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781316194508

Category: Political Science

Page: 474

View: 725

Through a case study of community organizing in the global city of London and an examination of the legacy of Saul Alinsky around the world, this book develops a constructive account of the relationship between religious diversity, democratic citizenship, and economic and political accountability. Based on an in-depth, ethnographic study, Part I identifies and depicts a consociational, populist and post-secular vision of democratic citizenship by reflecting on the different strands of thought and practice that feed into and help constitute community organizing. Particular attention is given to how organizing mediates the relationship between Christianity, Islam and Judaism and those without a religious commitment in order to forge a common life. Part II then unpacks the implications of this vision for how we respond to the spheres in which citizenship is enacted, namely, civil society, the sovereign nation-state, and the globalized economy. Overall, the book outlines a way of re-imagining democracy, developing innovative public policy, and addressing poverty in the contemporary context.
Categories: Political Science

Handbook of Social Psychology

Handbook of Social Psychology

In S. Stryker, T. J. Owens, & R. W. White (Eds.), Self, identity, and social
movements (pp. 252-268). ... The self concept in theory, measurement,
development, and behaviour. London: ... Affect and the construction of social
action. New York: ...

Author: John DeLamater

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387369211

Category: Social Science

Page: 572

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Psychology, focusing on processes that occur inside the individual and Sociology, focusing on social collectives and social institutions, come together in Social Psychology to explore the interface between the two fields. The core concerns of social psychology include the impact of one individual on another; the impact of a group on its individual members; the impact of individuals on the groups in which they participate; the impact of one group on another. This book is a successor to Social Psychology: Social Perspectives and Sociological Perspectives in Social Psychology. The current text expands on previous handbooks in social psychology by including recent developments in theory and research and comprehensive coverage of significant theoretical perspectives.
Categories: Social Science

Dirty Work

Dirty Work

Identity Studies in the Social Sciences Series Editors: Margaret Wetherell, Open
University, UK; Valerie Hey, Sussex ... (editor) THEORIZING IDENTITIES
ANDSOCIAL ACTION Valerie Walkerdine and Luis Jimenez (editors) GENDER,
WORK ...

Author: R. Simpson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230393530

Category: Social Science

Page: 274

View: 656

This book explores understandings and experiences of 'dirty work' – tasks or occupations that are seen as disgusting and degrading. It complicates the 'clean/dirty' divide in the context of organizations and work and illustrates some of the complex ways in which dirty work identities are managed.
Categories: Social Science

Identities on the Move

Identities on the Move

Focusing on a selection of Lorde's essays and speeches which have served as
catalyst for theorizing by scholars and activists in relation to questions of identity,
difference, power, social movements, and social justice for more than twentyfive ...

Author: Silvia Pilar Castro-Borrego

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739191705

Category: Social Science

Page: 282

View: 468

The development of new sexualities and gender identities has become a crucial issue in the field of literary and cultural studies in the first years of the twenty-first century. The roles of gender and sexual identities in the struggle for equality have become a major concern in both fields. The legacy of this process has its origins in the last decades of the nineteenth century and the twentieth century. The Victorian preoccupation about the female body and sexual promiscuity was focused on the regulation of deviant elements in society and the control of venereal disease; homosexuals, lesbians, and prostitutes’ identities were considered out of the norm and against the moral values of the time. The relationship between sexuality and gender identity has attracted wide-ranging discussion amongst feminist theorists during the last few decades. The methodologies of cultural studies and, in particular, of post-structuralism and post-colonialism, urges us to read and interpret different cultures and different texts in ways that enhance personal and collective views of identity which are culturally grounded. These readings question the postmodernist concept of identity by looking into more progressive views of identity and difference addressing post-positivist interpretations of key identity markers such as sex, gender, race, and agency. As a consequence, an individual’s identity is recognized as culturally constructed and the result of power relations. Identities on the Move: Contemporary Representations of New Sexualities and Gender Identities offers creative insights on pressing issues and engages in productive dialogue. Identities on the Move to addresses the topic of new sexualities and gender identities and their representation in post-colonial and contemporary Anglophone literary, historical, and cultural productions from a trans-national, trans-cultural, and anti-essentialist perspective. The authors include the views and concerns of people of color, of women in the diaspora, in our evermore multiethnic and multicultural societies, and their representation in the media, films, popular culture, subcultures and the arts.
Categories: Social Science

Constructing Identities at Work

Constructing Identities at Work

M. BucholtzandK.Hall(2004) 'Theorizing Identity in Language and Sexuality
Research', Language in Society, 33, 469–515. ... Heritage (eds) Structures of
Social Action:Studies inConversation Analysis(Cambridge: CambridgeUniversity
Press).

Author: J. Angouri

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230360051

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 248

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This edited collection presents cutting edge research on the process of identity construction in professional and institutional contexts, from corporate workplaces, to courtrooms, classrooms, and academia. The chapters consider how interactants do identity work and how identity is indexed (often in subtle ways) in workplace discourse.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Body and Social Theory

The Body and Social Theory

Identity. and. Theory. I wrote The Body and Social Theory in the early 1990s for
several reasons. At that time I thought it ... a physical phenomena centrally
grounded in social action which both shapes, and is shaped by, its social
environment), ...

Author: Professor Chris Shilling

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781849206570

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

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Praise for the First Edition: `Essential to any collection of work on the body, health and illness, or social theory' - Choice `Sophisticated ... and acutely perceptive of the importance of the complex dialectic between social institutions, culture and biological conditions' - Times Higher Education Supplement `Chris Shilling has done us all a splendid service in bringing together and illustrating the tremendous diversity and richness of sociological thinking on the topic of human embodiment and its implications' - Sociological Review This updated edition of the bestselling text retains all the strengths of the first edition. Chris Shilling: provides a critical survey of the field; demonstrates how developments in diet, sexuality, reproductive technology, genetic engineering and sports science have made the body a site for social alternatives and individual choices; and elucidates the practical uses of theory in striking and accessible ways. In addition, new, original material: explores the latest feminist, phenomenological and action-oriented approaches to the body; examines the latest work on `body projects' and the relationship between the body and self-identity; and outlines a compelling theoretical framework that provides a radical basis for the consolidation of body studies.
Categories: Social Science

Plural Action

Plural Action

Thus it becomes obvious that Lazarus' Volksgeist contains a view of collective
identity that is widespread in the current literature. According ... This is important
because this view of social identity predominates in current social theory. If there
is ...

Author: Hans Bernhard Schmid

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789048124374

Category: Philosophy

Page: 260

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Collective Intentionality is a relatively new label for a basic social fact: the sharing of attitudes such as intentions, beliefs and emotions. This volume contributes to current research on collective intentionality by pursuing three aims. First, some of the main conceptual problems in the received literature are introduced, and a number of new insights into basic questions in the philosophy of collective intentionality are developed (part 1). Second, examples are given for the use of the analysis of collective intentionality in the theory and philosophy of the social sciences (part 2). Third, it is shown that this line of research opens up new perspectives on classical topics in the history of social philosophy and social science, and that, conversely, an inquiry into the history of ideas can lead to further refinement of our conceptual tools in the analysis of collective intentionality (part 3).
Categories: Philosophy

Recognition Struggles and Social Movements

Recognition Struggles and Social Movements

The present theorizing represents sustained attention to one of the central
concerns of social movement theory : the ... are particularly concerned with
ascribed or antecedent identities that are renegotiated in the context of collective
action .

Author: Barbara Hobson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521829224

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

View: 920

This study looks comparatively and cross-nationally at the dynamic interplay between those fighting for a fairer division of economic resources and those struggling for recognition and respect of group differences. The book addresses key debates on the political gender of multiculturalism and identity politics with original empirical research. Written by prominent scholars across disciplinary and geographical borders, it transcends social movement studies by confronting issues of power and governance, authenticity, and boundary making.
Categories: Social Science

Intergroup Dialogue

Intergroup Dialogue

This book was originally published as a special issue of Equity & Excellence in Education.

Author: Ximena Zuniga

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134917099

Category: Education

Page: 272

View: 816

Intergroup dialogue is a form of democratic engagement that fosters communication, critical reflection, and collaborative action across social and cultural divides. Engaging social identities is central to this approach. In recent years, intergroup dialogue has emerged as a promising social justice education practice that addresses pressing issues in higher education, school and community settings. This edited volume provides a thoughtful and comprehensive overview of intergroup dialogue spanning conceptual frameworks for practice, and most notably a diverse set of research studies which examine in detail the processes and learning that take place through dialogue. This book addresses questions from the fields of education, social psychology, sociology, and social work, offering specific recommendations and examples related to curriculum and pedagogy. Furthermore, it contributes to an understanding of how to constructively engage students and others in education about difference, identities, and social justice. This book was originally published as a special issue of Equity & Excellence in Education.
Categories: Education

Moral Believing Animals

Moral  Believing Animals

4 (Winter 1992); Margaret Somers, “Narrativity, Narrative Identity, and Social
Action,” Social Science History 16, no. 4 (Winter 1992); Lewis Hinchman and
Sandra Hinchman, introduction to Memory, Identity, Community: The Idea of
Narrative in ...

Author: Christian Smith

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199883028

Category: Social Science

Page: 172

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What kind of animals are human beings? And how do our visions of the human shape our theories of social action and institutions? In Moral, Believing Animals, Christian Smith advances a creative theory of human persons and culture that offers innovative, challenging answers to these and other fundamental questions in sociological, cultural, and religious theory. Smith suggests that human beings have a peculiar set of capacities and proclivities that distinguishes them significantly from other animals on this planet. Despite the vast differences in humanity between cultures and across history, no matter how differently people narrate their lives and histories, there remains an underlying structure of human personhood that helps to order human culture, history, and narration. Drawing on important recent insights in moral philosophy, epistemology, and narrative studies, Smith argues that humans are animals who have an inescapable moral and spiritual dimension. They cannot avoid a fundamental moral orientation in life and this, says Smith, has profound consequences for how sociology must study human beings.
Categories: Social Science

Handbook of Sociological Theory

Handbook of Sociological Theory

This wide-ranging handbook presents in-depth discussions on the array of subspecialties that comprise the field of sociological theory.

Author: Jonathan H. Turner

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387324586

Category: Political Science

Page: 745

View: 416

This wide-ranging handbook presents in-depth discussions on the array of subspecialties that comprise the field of sociological theory. Prominent theorists working in a variety of traditions discuss methodologies and strategies; the cultural turn in sociological theorizing; interaction processes; theorizing from the systemic and macro level; new directions in evolutionary theorizing; power, conflict, and change; and theorizing from assumptions of rationality.
Categories: Political Science

Engineering and Social Justice

Engineering and Social Justice

Similarly, identity is not fixed along one category such as race or gender; multiple
factors, including race, religion, gender, sexuality, class, age, etc., ... Some social
justice thinkers interweave multiple strands of theory and practice. O'Brien [84] ...

Author: Donna M. Riley

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

ISBN: 9781598296266

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 151

View: 410

The profession of engineering in the United States has historically served the status quo, feeding an ever-expanding materialistic and militaristic culture, remaining relatively unresponsive to public concerns, and without significant pressure for change from within. This book calls upon engineers to cultivate a passion for social justice and peace and to develop the skill and knowledge set needed to take practical action for change within the profession. Because many engineers do not receive education and training that support the kinds of critical thinking, reflective decision-making, and effective action necessary to achieve social change, engineers concerned with social justice can feel powerless and isolated as they remain complicit. Utilizing techniques from radical pedagogies of liberation and other movements for social justice, this book presents a roadmap for engineers to become empowered and engage one another in a process of learning and action for social justice and peace.Table of contents: What Do we Mean by Social Justice? / Mindsets in Engineering / Engineering and Social Injustice / Toward a More Socially Just Engineering / Turning Knowledge into Action: Strategies for Change / Parting Lessons for the Continuing Struggle
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Globalizing Intercultural Communication

Globalizing Intercultural Communication

Kathryn is author of the book Intercultural Communication: Globalization and
Social Justice (2nd edition, SAGE ... Her research focuses on theorizing and
critiquing the materiality of culture, identity, ideology, and power through critical
and ...

Author: Kathryn Sorrells

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781483313139

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 360

View: 555

Translating Theory into Practice Globalizing Intercultural Communication: A Reader introduces students to intercultural communication within the global context, and equips them with the knowledge and understanding to grapple with the dynamic, interconnected and complex nature of intercultural relations in the world today. This reader is organized around foundational and contemporary themes of intercultural communication. Each of the 14 chapters pairs an original research article explicating key topics, theories, or concepts with a first-person narrative that brings the chapter content alive and invites students to develop and apply their knowledge of intercultural communication. Each chapter’s pair of readings is framed by an introduction highlighting important issues presented in the readings that are relevant to the study and practice of intercultural communication and end-of-chapter pedagogical features including key terms and discussion questions. In addition to illuminating concepts, theories, and issues, authors/editors Kathryn Sorrells and Sachi Sekimoto focus particular attention on grounding theory in everyday experience and translating theory into practice and actions that can be taken to promote social responsibility and social justice.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Theory in Action

Theory in Action

Theory in Action starts by detailing how social theory is commonly understood, practiced and abused.

Author:

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004314184

Category: Social Science

Page: 216

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Theory in Action starts by detailing how social theory is commonly understood, practiced and abused. It follows by proposing alternative ideas of the active and knowledge-generative use of social theory, and demonstrates, by providing examples, a variety of theoretical operations.
Categories: Social Science

Language Sex and Social Structure

Language  Sex and Social Structure

Theorizing identity in language and sexuality research. ... Performing
genderidentity: Youngmen's talk andthe construction ofheterosexual masculinity.
... Central problemsin social theory: Action,structure, and contradictionin social
analysis.

Author: J. Clark

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137283986

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 157

View: 110

This book offers an innovative way of doing critical discourse analysis that focuses on the performatively produced concepts and social structures that support oppressive attitudes in a community. It draws upon ethnographic data from a women's field hockey club to examine players' homophobic attitudes towards lesbians on the team.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines