Identity Trouble

Critical Discourse and Contested Identities

  • Carmen Rosa Caldas-Coulthard
  • Rick Iedema

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction

    1. Rick Iedema, Carmen Rosa Caldas-Coulthard
      Pages 1-14
  3. Doing Identity Analysis: Articulation, Challenge, Resistance in the Narration of the Public and of the Self

  4. New Ways of Understanding Identity/Identities in Professional Settings

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 203-203
    2. Stanton Wortham
      Pages 205-228
    3. Carl Rhodes, Hermine Scheeres, Rick Iedema
      Pages 229-249
    4. Debbi Long, Bonsan Bonne Lee, Jeffrey Braithwaite
      Pages 250-272
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 292-295

About this book


Identity Trouble assembles contributions from a variety of discourse fields to discuss the pressures on traditional understandings of identity. The focus is on failures and uncertainties in people's construction of their identities when faced change and the contributors raise critical questions about identity and how it may be reconfigured.


discourse gender identity migration

Editors and affiliations

  • Carmen Rosa Caldas-Coulthard
    • 1
  • Rick Iedema
    • 2
  1. 1.Centre for English Language StudiesUniversity of BirminghamUK
  2. 2.Faculty of Humanities and Social SciencesUniversity of Technology, SydneyAustralia

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