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Identity

This site is almost all about identity (and its connections with gender, and the media), so here's a list of the highlights, and why you might be interested in each part:

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Media, Gender & Identity: Kirsten Pullen and David Gauntlett in conversation
New! A discussion around the themes of Media, Gender and Identity.

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"Role models"
Lots of different essays about how magazines, movies, and pop stars, may have an influence on identity. What does it mean to be a "role model"?!

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Anthony Giddens: Modernity
and self-identity

Giddens isn't your typical middle-aged male sociologist. He's got many interesting ideas about how people forge an identity in contemporary society.

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Michel Foucault
Foucault saw identity as fluid, not fixed, and a product of cultural circumstances.

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Queer theory and Judith Butler
Also sees identity as fluid, with an emphasis on gender and sexuality.

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Theory.org.uk trading cards
A series of 12 cards on key people and concepts related to identity.

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Gilbert and George
On our art site, this piece on Gilbert & George links their art to self-identity.

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Media effects
Does the media have a direct impact on how people behave? No. Here's why.

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Identity: The old introduction and several links
This page is the one that was previously here under 'Identity'. It introduces the concept and offers quite a lot of links.