Identity provides an essential resource of key statements drawn from cultural studies, sociology, and psychoanalytic theory, and includes three editorial essays, which place the readings in their theoretical and historical context. Divided into three parts: Language, Ideology and Discourse; Psychoanalysis and Psycho-Social Relations; and Identity, Sociology and History, this book invites readers to compare and contrast cultural studies approaches with psychoanalytic and historical and sociological accounts of identity formation. The Identity Reader will be an essential sourcebook for students of cultural studies, gender studies, social psychology, and sociology. The key statements are from the work of: Louis Althusser, Jessica Benjamin, Emile Benveniste, Homi K Bhabha, Pierre Bourdieu, Judith Butler, Ian Craib, Jacques Dérrida, Norbert Elias, Frantz Fanon, Michel Foucault, Anthony Giddens, Stuart Hall, Pierre Hadot, Melanie Klein, Jacques Lacan, Christopher Lasch, Isabel Menzies, Lyth, T H Marshall, Marcel Mauss, Amèlie Okensberg Rorty, Jacqueline Rose, Nikolas Rose, Michael Rustin, Kaja Silverman, Max Weber, D W Winnicott
Paul du Gay, Jessica Evans and Peter Redman
PART ONE: THE SUBJECT OF LANGUAGE, IDEOLOGY AND DISCOURSE
Who Needs `Identity'?
Ideology Interpellates Individuals as Subjects
Subjectivity in Language
The Mirror Stage
Revolution in Poetic Language
Homi K Bhabha
PART TWO: PSYCHOANALYSIS AND PSYCHOSOCIAL RELATIONS
Notes on Some Schizoid Mechanisms
D W Winnicott
Mirror-Role of Mother and Family in Child Development
D W Winnicott
Transitional Objects and Transitional Phenomena
Isabel Menzies Lyth
Social Systems as a Defense against Anxiety
Psychoanalysis, Racism and Anti-Racism
The Negro and Psychopathology
The Narcissistic Personality of Our Time
The Oedipal Riddle
The Trajectory of the Self
What's Happening to Mourning?
PART THREE: IDENTITY/SOCIOLOGY/HISTORY
Paul du Gay
Homo Clausus and the Civilizing Process
The Biographical Illusion
T H Marshall
A Note on `Status'
Identity, Genealogies, History
A Category of the Human Mind
The Profession and Vocation of Politics
Introduction to `The Use of Pleasure'
Reflections on the Idea of the `Cultivation of the Self'
Am[gr]elie Okensberg Rorty
Persons and Personae