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Reconstructing Identity

A Transdisciplinary Approach

Palgrave Macmillan
  • 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)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction

    • Nicholas Monk, Mia Lindgren, Sarah McDonald, Sarah Pasfield-Neofitou
    Pages 1-15
  3. Biological Identity

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 17-19
    2. Identity and Psychiatric Disorders

      • Farhana Omer, Matthew R. Broome
      Pages 41-59
    3. Biological Identity

      • Kevin G. Moffat
      Pages 61-82
  4. Structures of National and Personal Identity

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 83-85
    2. Forms of Self-Translation

      • Rita Wilson
      Pages 157-177
  5. Creating and Mediating Identity

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 179-181
    2. The Role of Narrative in the Creation of Brand Identity

      • Gabriel García Ochoa, Sarah Lorimer
      Pages 243-263
    3. Conclusion

      • Nicholas Monk, Mia Lindgren, Sarah McDonald, Sarah Pasfield-Neofitou
      Pages 265-272
  6. Back Matter

    Pages 273-332

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. 

Editors and Affiliations

  • IATL, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK

    Nicholas Monk

  • Faculty of Arts, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

    Mia Lindgren

  • 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.





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