ERIC Number: EJ951027
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Reference Count: N/A
"Who Is It that Can Tell Me Who I Am?"
Rees, Emma L. E.
Gender and Education, v23 n6 p783-788 2011
In this article, the author discusses three books whose shared concern is what constitutes an "individual". Each, in its own way, challenges the idea that "identity" is fixed or uncomplicated. The books, in trying to find the underlying cause of what makes up an individual's "identity", advocate strongly the need before all others to listen to diverse voices. "Changing Lives: Women, Inclusion and the PhD" addresses this idea by drawing on a wide range of first-hand accounts by women; Victor Jeleniewski Seidler, in his "Embodying Identities: Culture, Differences and Social Theory", argues for listening to "young people"; but it's Anne Phillips's masterful "Gender and Culture" that most successfully tackles the topic.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Concept, Identification (Psychology), Females, Adolescents, Social Theories, Gender Issues, Cultural Context, Editing, Error Patterns, Cultural Pluralism
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom