Theorizing Identities and Social Action

  • 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

    1. Margaret Wetherell
      Pages 1-16
  3. Biographies and Personal Trajectories

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. Heather Elliott, Yasmin Gunaratnam, Wendy Hollway, Ann Phoenix
      Pages 19-37
    3. Jane Martin, John Kirk, Christine Wall, Steve Jefferys
      Pages 38-55
    4. Nira Yuval-Davis, Erene Kaptani
      Pages 56-74
    5. Gareth A. Jones, Sarah Thomas de Benítez
      Pages 75-92
  4. Interactions and Institutions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 93-93
    2. Charles Antaki, W. M. L. Finlay, Chris Walton
      Pages 139-153
  5. Communities, Cities and Nations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 155-155
    2. Katharina Schmid, Miles Hewstone, Joanne Hughes, Richard Jenkins, Ed Cairns
      Pages 177-197
    3. Charles Watters, Rosa Hossain, Rupert Brown, Adam Rutland
      Pages 198-219
    4. Andrew Livingstone, Russell Spears, Antony S. R. Manstead, Martin Bruder
      Pages 238-255
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 256-269

About this book


This collection brings together leading scholars to explore the 'doing' and 'making' of identities. Drawing on the highly innovative ESRC Identities and Social Action Programme, the chapters take core social actions – such as performing, excluding, mixing, bonding – and demonstrate how social practices and identities unfold together.

Editors and affiliations

  • Margaret Wetherell
    • 1
  1. 1.Open UniversityUK

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