Vés enrere Formació "Identity in the 21st century", a càrrec de David Block
Formació "Identity in the 21st century", a càrrec de David Block
‘Identity in the 21st century’, a càrrec de David Block
FORMACIÓ EN L'ACTIVITAT INVESTIGADORA (RESEARCH TRAINING)
‘Identity in the 21st century’
This short course, consisting of 5 three-hour sessions, is about identity in the 21st century. While not ignoring the long history of identity as a concept and construct, it focuses primarily on phenomena typical of early 21st century societies and the way we live now: how we inhabit and are ascribed identities that are gendered, racialised, sexualized, inflected by nationalism, mediated by age and so on, and how we are situated in terms of social class. It is also concerned with meta issues such as (1) how the construct identity articulates with self and subjectivity; (2) the impact of technology on the construction of identity; (3) intersectionality, as the way in which gender, race, sexuality and class overlap and interrelate in the systemic oppression and exploitation experienced by people not in positions of power; and (4) the interrelationship between social structures and individual agency in the shaping of identities in fields of social activity. Most importantly, the course will explore ways of researching identity, examining how Positioning Theory might be expanded so as to capture the myriad issues at work in the ongoing construction of identity. The course is appropriate for students interested in identity across of range of social sciences and humanities disciplines.
1 12/04/23 17.00-20.00
2 19/04/23 17.00-20.00
3 26/04/23 17.00-20.00
4 03/05/23 17.00-20.00
5 10/05/23 17.00-20.00
- The past and present of identity: What is identity?
- Structure and agency tensions in language and identity research
- Power and intersectionality
- Researching identity
- Infoselves and digital identities
- Class (and class struggle and class warfare) + elites (global, mobile and dominant)
- Neoliberal citizens (new ways of being governed)
- Political identities (labels and activity)
- Language and identity (multilingual identities, English-mediated identities)
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