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Identity Politics: A View from Sweden
Lund University, Sweden.
2012 (English)In: Theatre research international, ISSN 0307-8833, E-ISSN 1474-0672, Vol. 37, no 1, 80-82 p.Article in journal, Editorial material (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The concept of identity has undergone such a major revision that it is difficult to know where one might begin discussing it. Generally, with movement across borders of all kinds, especially the geopolitical, identities are now considered problematic. Earlier views of individuals as self-determined and integrated human beings have been replaced by more complex notions that people comprise multiple subjectivities, sometimes described as fractured or split. This notion also relates to a political function in devaluing shared experience and shared identities. In recent decades, European political culture has increasingly emphasized neo-liberal economic gain and fast turnover, with the result that historical ties and collective identities come to mean less and less. Collectivity has been transformed into a plethora of individual confusion disguised as ‘choice’. Is there anything left to rebel against when everything is said to be open to all?

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2012. Vol. 37, no 1, 80-82 p.
Keyword [en]
identity politics, feminism, sweden
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Performing Art Studies Gender Studies
Research subject
Theatre Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-73955DOI: 10.1017/S0307883311000824ISI: 000299878700012OAI: diva2:505678
Available from: 2012-02-24 Created: 2012-02-24 Last updated: 2015-06-16Bibliographically approved

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