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    Goodbye to identity?

    Frosh, Stephen and Baraitser, Lisa (2009) Goodbye to identity? In: Elliott, A. and du Gay, P. (eds.) Identity in Question. London, UK: Sage, pp. 158-169. ISBN 9781412922432.

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    Book synopsis: Identity in Question brings together in a single volume the world's leading theorists of identity to provide a decisive account of the debates surrounding self and identity. Presenting incisive analyses of the impact of globalization, postmodernism, psychoanalysis and post-feminism upon our imaginings of self, this book explores the complexity, contentiousness and significance of current debates over identity in the social sciences and the public sphere. As these contributions make clear, mapping the contours and consequences of transformations in identity in our globalizing world is not simply an academic exercise. It is a pressing concern for public and political debates. As identity continues its move to the centre of political life, so too do the possibilities for creatively re-imagining how we choose to live, both individually and collectively, in an age of uncertainty and insecurity.

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