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Published: 28 February 2019

168 Pages | 13 black and white images


ISBN: 9780198828549

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Identity: A Very Short Introduction

Florian Coulmas

Very Short Introductions

  • Introduces identity, one of the most iconic concepts of our time, which is used ubiquitously but rarely explained
  • Discusses the various uses of 'identity' separately for different fields of study - philosophy, psychology, sociology, gender studies, and linguistics
  • Compares Western concepts and theories of identity with similar concepts in other parts of the world.
  • Explains how contemporary trends in marketization and globalization have made identity increasingly important to us in the last 50 years
  • Outlines the historical background to the concept of identity
  • Part of the Very Short Introductions series - over nine million copies sold worldwide

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