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The Resource Identity : the necessity of a modern idea, Gerald Izenberg

Identity : the necessity of a modern idea, Gerald Izenberg

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Identity : the necessity of a modern idea
Title
Identity
Title remainder
the necessity of a modern idea
Statement of responsibility
Gerald Izenberg
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Identity: The necessity of a modern idea' is the first comprehensive history of identity as the answer to the question, "who, or what, am I?" It covers the century from the end of World War I, when identity in this sense first became an issue for writers and philosophers, to 2010, when European political leaders declared multiculturalism a failure just as Canada, which pioneered it, was hailing its success. Along the way the book examines Erik Erikson's concepts of psychological identity and identity crisis, which made the word famous; the turn to collective identity and the rise of identity politics in Europe and America; varieties and theories of group identity; debates over accommodating collective identities within liberal democracy; the relationship between individual and group identity; the postmodern critique of identity as a concept; and the ways it nonetheless transformed the social sciences and altered our ideas of ethics
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Cataloging source
PU/DLC
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1939-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Izenberg, Gerald N.
Dewey number
126
Index
index present
LC call number
BD236
LC item number
.I94 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Intellectual history of the modern age
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Identity (Philosophical concept)
  • Identity (Philosophical concept)
  • Identity (Psychology)
  • Identity (Psychology)
  • Group identity
  • Group identity
  • Self
  • Self
  • Intellectual life
  • Intellectual life
  • Group identity
  • Identity (Philosophical concept)
  • Identity (Psychology)
  • Intellectual life
  • Self
  • Identität
Label
Identity : the necessity of a modern idea, Gerald Izenberg
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 499-516) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The new "discourse of identity -- Identity becomes an issue: European literature between the World Wars -- The ontological critique of identity: Heidegger and Sartre -- Identity becomes a word: Erik Erikson and psychological identity -- Social identity and the birth of identity politics, 1945-1970 -- Collective identities and their agendas, 1970-2000 -- The practical politics of national and multicultural identity: Germany, France, Canada, and the United States, 1970-2010 -- The problem of collective identity in liberal democracy -- The contradictions of postmodern identity -- Identity transforms the social sciences -- The kinds of kinds: explaining collective identity -- Identity as an ethical issue -- The necessity of identity
Control code
ocn927401374
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st edition.
Extent
viii, 542 pages
Isbn
9780812248081
Lccn
2016026507
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40026190498
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780812248081
  • (OCoLC)927401374
Label
Identity : the necessity of a modern idea, Gerald Izenberg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 499-516) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The new "discourse of identity -- Identity becomes an issue: European literature between the World Wars -- The ontological critique of identity: Heidegger and Sartre -- Identity becomes a word: Erik Erikson and psychological identity -- Social identity and the birth of identity politics, 1945-1970 -- Collective identities and their agendas, 1970-2000 -- The practical politics of national and multicultural identity: Germany, France, Canada, and the United States, 1970-2010 -- The problem of collective identity in liberal democracy -- The contradictions of postmodern identity -- Identity transforms the social sciences -- The kinds of kinds: explaining collective identity -- Identity as an ethical issue -- The necessity of identity
Control code
ocn927401374
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st edition.
Extent
viii, 542 pages
Isbn
9780812248081
Lccn
2016026507
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40026190498
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780812248081
  • (OCoLC)927401374

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