Identity Trouble: Critical Discourse and Contested Identities

Paperback | October 12, 2010

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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.

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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 reconfig...

CARMEN ROSA CALDAS-COULTHARD is Senior Lecturer in the Department of English at the University of Birmingham, UK where she teaches and researches in the areas of critical discourse, culture and communication, media, gender, narrative, and translation studies. Formerly she was Professor of English Language and Applied Linguistics at th...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:310 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.65 inPublished:October 12, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230279740

ISBN - 13:9780230279742

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Table of Contents

Tables and Figures
Notes on Editors and Contributors
Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction: Identity Trouble: Critical Discourse and Contested Identities; R.Iedema& C.R.Caldas-Coulthard
PART 1: DOING IDENTITY ANALYSIS: ARTICULATION, CHALLENGE, RESISTANCE IN THE NARRATION OF THE PUBLIC AND OF THE SELF
Identity, Development and Desire: Critical Questions; J.L.Lemke
Branding the Self; S.Machin & T.van Leeuwen
Identity Work and Transnational Adoption: Discursive Representations of the 'Adoptive-Parent-To-Be' in the Satellite Texts of a Danish TV Documentary Series; P.Raudaskoski & P.McIlveny
When (Non) Anglo-Saxon Queers Speak a Queer Language: Homogeneous Identities or Disenfranchised Bodies?; M.Escudero Alías
Multiple Identities, Migration and Belonging:' Voices of Migrants'; M.Krzyzanowski& R.Wodak
Mongrel Selves: Identity Changes, Displacement and Multi-positioning; C.R.Caldas-Coulthard& A.M.Fernandes Alves
By Their Words Shall Ye Know Them: On Linguistic Identity; M.Coulthard
Cybergirls in Trouble? Fan Fiction as a Discursive Space for Interrogating Gender and Sexuality; S.Leppänen
"I'm Good", "I'm Nice", "I'm Beautiful": Idealization and Contradiction in Female Psychiatric Patients' Discourse; B.Telles Ribeiro& M.T.Lopes Dantas
PART 2: NEW WAYS OF UNDERSTANDING IDENTITY/ IDENTITIES IN PROFESSIONAL SETTINGS
Shifting Identities in the Classroom; S.Wortham
Triple Trouble: Undecidability, Identity and Organizational Change; C.Rhodes, H.Scheeres& R.Iedema
Attempting Clinical Democracy: Enhancing Multivocality in a Multidiciplinary Clinical Team; D.Long, B.Bonne Lee& J.Braithwaite
Embodying the Contemporary 'Clinician-Manager': Entrepreneurializing Middle Management; R.Iedema, S.Ainsworth& D.Grant
Index