Identity in the 21st Century

New Trends in Changing Times

  • Margaret Wetherell

Part of the Identity Studies in the Social Sciences book series (IDS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction: Negotiating Liveable Lives — Identity in Contemporary Britain

  3. Class and Community

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. Anthony Heath, John Curtice, Gabriella Elgenius
      Pages 21-40
    3. David James, Diane Reay, Gill Crozier, Fiona Jamieson, Phoebe Beedell, Sumi Hollingworth et al.
      Pages 76-92
  4. Ethnicities and Encounters

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 93-93
    2. Roxy Harris, Ben Rampton
      Pages 95-119
    3. Rosie Cox, Sue Jackson, Meena Khatwa, Dina Kiwan
      Pages 175-194
  5. Popular Culture and Relationality

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 195-195
    2. Rachel Thomson, Mary Jane Kehily, Lucy Hadfield, Sue Sharpe
      Pages 197-212
    3. Christine Griffin, Andrew Bengry-Howell, Chris Hackley, Willm Mistral, Isabelle Szmigin
      Pages 213-230
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 250-261

About this book


Bringing together leading scholars to investigate trends in contemporary social life, this book examines the current patterning of identities based on class and community, gender and generation, 'race', faith and ethnicity, and derived from popular culture, exploring debates about social change, individualization and the re-making of social class.


community economy gender Generation identity Moral social change television transformation women

Editors and affiliations

  • Margaret Wetherell
    • 1
  1. 1.Open UniversityUK

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