Practising Identities

Power and Resistance

  • Sasha Roseneil
  • Julie Seymour

About this book


Practising Identities is a collection of papers about how identities - gender, bodily, racial, ethnic and national - are practised in the contemporary world. Identities are actively constructed, chosen, created and performed by people in their daily lives, and this book focuses on a variety of identity practices, in a range of different settings, from the gym and the piercing studio, to the further education college and the National Health Service. Drawing on detailed empirical studies and recent social and cultural theory about identity this book makes an important intervention in current debates about identity, reflexivity, and cultural difference.


Cultural Theory culture education gender identity Nation politics service Sport

Editors and affiliations

  • Sasha Roseneil
    • 1
  • Julie Seymour
    • 2
  1. 1.Centre for Interdisciplinary Gender StudiesUniversity of LeedsUK
  2. 2.School of Comparative and Applied Social SciencesUniversity of HullUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1999
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Social & Cultural Studies Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-0-333-74759-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-27653-0
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