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Alienation, Ambivalence and Identity

Jhumpa Lahiri’s In Other Words

Mohammad Shafiqul Islam

fascinates her, and she feels a strong desire to learn the language. It is rare for an established writer of English novels and stories to shift from her own language to a new one; Lahiri will in fact form a new identity through learning a new language. Many

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Marilyn Strathern

-culture’. Inventions: Identity and Relations The debates did not of course begin then. But they might have taken a different shape if it had not been for certain early modern developments in ideas about relations, both epistemic and interpersonal. Vilaça (2013: 364

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Vytis Čiubrinskas

The Centre of Social Anthropology (CSA) at Vytautas Magnus University (VMU) in Kaunas has coordinated projects on this, including a current project on 'Retention of Lithuanian Identity under Conditions of Europeanisation and Globalisation: Patterns of Lithuanian-ness in Response to Identity Politics in Ireland, Norway, Spain, the UK and the US'. This has been designed as a multidisciplinary project. The actual expressions of identity politics of migrant, 'diasporic' or displaced identity of Lithuanian immigrants in their respective host country are being examined alongside with the national identity politics of those countries.

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Whose Austria?

Muslim Youth Challenge Nativist and Closed Notions of Austrian Identity

Farid Hafez

Muslim youth in Europe and the West have long been foci of social science research ( Bayat and Herrera 2010 ). Early research focused on questions of identity formation, emphasizing the relations between local, global and transnational aspects

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Fusion and Reform

The Potential for Identity Fusion to Reduce Recidivism and Improve Reintegration

Harvey Whitehouse and Robin Fitzgerald

What is to be done about recidivism? We argue that a potent form of social glue, known as ‘identity fusion’, can motivate ex-offenders and, crucially, receiving communities post-release to develop relationships based on shared experience to

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Violence and Identification

Everyday Ethnic Identity in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Torsten Kolind

identities. In a condensed form, the line of reasoning goes like this: identity is built on difference, and when differences become too small, identity is at risk; violence then re-creates or reinforces difference. This is, for instance, Anton Blok’s (2000

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Özlem Özmen

revive Shakespeare’s play, but rather to offer a political critique of Jewish history in America and Europe. By representing the concerns of a particular group of people, her work engages with the politics of identity. The function of identity politics in

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Evenki Adolescents’ Identities

Negotiating the Modern and the Traditional in Educational Settings

Svetlana Huusko

Federation ( Russian Federation 2000b ), but also they have vital consequences for indigenous adolescents and their identities. These debates show that people often assume that traditions have to be “old”; otherwise, they are not “real” and “authentic

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‘Atomic Bombs’ in Monrovia, Liberia

The Identity and Stigmatisation of Ebola Survivors

Emilie Venables

assist them with rebuilding their lives after a period of traumatic sickness. Rather than focusing on the clinical and medical aspects of survivors, however, this article looks at the complexities of ‘being a survivor’ and what the identity means to those

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Ephraim Yuchtman-Yaar, Yasmin Alkalay, and Tom Aival

Previous studies have found that religious identity and ethnicity have been the most salient socio-demographic variables affecting the political attitudes 3 and voting preferences of the Israeli-Jewish electorate. Specifically, the religious and the