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Identity Complex: Making the Case for Multiplicity

Michael Hames-García


In seemingly exhaustive arguments about identity as a category of analysis, we have made a critical error—one that this book sets out to correct in this revisionary look at the making and meaning of social identities. We have asked how separate identities—of race, class, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality—come to intersect. Instead, the book proposes, we should begin by understanding such social identities as mutually constituting one another. Grounded in both theoretical and political practices—in the lived realities of people’s experience—this book reinvigorates identity as a key concept and a ... More

Keywords: social identities, race, class, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, social justice, sexual minority identities, postcolonial contexts

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780816649853
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816649853.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael Hames-García, author