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21A.218J / SP.454J / WGS.454J Identity and Difference, Spring 2007

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dc.contributor.author Paxson, Heather en_US
dc.coverage.temporal Spring 2007 en_US
dc.date.issued 2007-06
dc.identifier 21A.218J-Spring2007
dc.identifier local: 21A.218J
dc.identifier local: SP.454J
dc.identifier local: WGS.454J
dc.identifier local: IMSCP-MD5-37539f8b7498556b4cfa294e1798edfe
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/60880
dc.description.abstract How can the individual be at once cause and consequence of society, a unique agent of social action and also a social product? This course explores how identities, whether of individuals or groups, based on single behaviors or institutional practices, are produced, maintained, and transformed. Students will be introduced to various theoretical perspectives that are used to make sense of identity formation, including essentialism, constructivism, stigma, deviance, discourse, and performance. We will explore the utility of these terms in discussing issues of gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, religion, etc. en_US
dc.language en-US en_US
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dc.title 21A.218J / SP.454J / WGS.454J Identity and Difference, Spring 2007 en_US
dc.title.alternative Identity and Difference en_US


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