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This classic collection of essays and photography points to ways in which notions of identity can inform changing conceptions of democratic politics. Categories of identity, such as gender, race, class and sexuality are re-examined to allow a move away from a fixed moralistic approach to identity politics, and towards a recognition of difference, autonomy and interdependence.
In discussing subjects as diverse as consumerism, green politics, racism, psychoanalysis, ethics and values, Aids and citizenship, feminism and age, the GLC and The Satanic Verses, these essays place an understanding of people’s sense of ‘who they are’ at the heart of radical politics.
Contributors include: Frances Angela, Homi Bhabha, Stuart Hall, Kobena Mercer, Pratibha Parmar, Jonathan Rutherford, Andrea Stuart, Simon Watney, Jeffrey Weeks, Lola Young.