Curates a cross-disciplinary set of perspectives on what identity is and how it is shaped
Draws out the common themes and lessons across these disciplines providing a truly transdisciplinary analysis and a new approach to identity
Furthers our understanding of transdisciplinary scholarship and pedagogies and how these can be used in teaching practice
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Table of contents (12 chapters)
Structures of National and Personal Identity
About this book
This book examines the notion of identity through a multitude of interdisciplinary approaches. It collects current thinking from international scholars spanning philosophy, history, science, cultural studies, media, translation, performance, and marketing, each with an outlook informed by their own subject and a mission to reflect on a theme that is greater than the sum of its parts. This project was born out of a dynamic international and interdisciplinary pedagogical experience. While by no means a teaching guide or textbook, the authors’ experience of sharing the module with their students reinforced the fluidity and elusiveness of identity and its persistent facility to escape disciplinary classification. Identity as a subject for analysis and discussion, and as a lived reality for all of us, has never been more complex and multi-faceted. Each chapter of this singular collection provides a lens through which the concept of identity can be viewed and as the book progresses it moves from ideas based in disciplinary contexts – biology, psychiatry, philosophy, to those developed in multi and inter disciplinary contexts such as area studies, feminism and queer studies.
- National identity
- Gendered identity
- Political identity
- Mental Health
- Biological identity
- Narrative identity
- Personality identity
- Performative identity
- The self
- Queer Studies
Editors and Affiliations
IATL, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK
Faculty of Arts, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
Faculty of Arts, Monash University, Clayton, Australia
Sarah McDonald, Sarah Pasfield-Neofitou
About the editors
Nicholas Monk is the director of the Institute for Advanced Teaching and Learning, University of Warwick, UK. He was the lead author of Open-space Learning: a Transdisciplinary Pedagogy.
Mia Lindgren is Head of Media, Film and Journalism at Monash University, Australia. She is co-author of two books about broadcasting: Australian Broadcast Journalism, now in its third edition, and Den Självkörda Radioboken.
Sarah McDonald is Associate Dean of Education in the Faculty of Arts at Monash University, Australia. She researches and publishes in the emerging field of cultural literacy, specifically the development of research-based practice models for embedding cultural literacy skills in the currculum.
Sarah Pasfield-Neofitou is an adjunct research fellow at Monash University, Australia. She has worked as a lecturer in sociolinguistics, applied linguistics and Japanese.
Book Title: Reconstructing Identity
Book Subtitle: A Transdisciplinary Approach
Editors: Nicholas Monk, Mia Lindgren, Sarah McDonald, Sarah Pasfield-Neofitou
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Cham
eBook Packages: Behavioral Science and Psychology, Behavioral Science and Psychology (R0)
Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-319-58426-3Published: 15 August 2017
Softcover ISBN: 978-3-319-86405-1Published: 12 August 2018
eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-58427-0Published: 31 July 2017
Edition Number: 1
Number of Pages: XI, 332
Number of Illustrations: 4 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour
Topics: Philosophy of the Self, Counseling Psychology, Sociology, Media and Communication, Cultural Studies, Gender Studies