Book review of "Perplexities of Identification: anthropological studies in cultural differentiation and the use of resources" by Henk Driessen & Ton Otto(Eds) Aarhus: Aarhus University Press, Denmark

Fuary, Maureen (2002) Book review of "Perplexities of Identification: anthropological studies in cultural differentiation and the use of resources" by Henk Driessen & Ton Otto(Eds) Aarhus: Aarhus University Press, Denmark. Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology, 3 (1). pp. 134-136.

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Abstract

[Extract] This volume brings together ten diverse chapters clustered around the dynamics of identity construction, practice and status and power, particularly the ways in which symbolic and material forms of capital may or may not be put to work as a critical component of identity formation. The chapters range from strongly grounded analyses of specific forms of identity practice (such as those by Ton Otto and Henk Driessen, Glenn Bowman, Poul Pedersen, Martijn van Beek, Ad Borsboom and Janneke Hulsker, Longina Jakubowska, Louise Thoonen and Hans Siebers), to more abstract discussions of the ways in which we think we understand globalisation, class, identity and the self (Jonathan Friedman), to solidly abstract and grounded essays combined (Otto and Driessen, Anton Blok and Siebers).

Item ID: 18940
Item Type: Article (Book Review)
ISSN: 1740-9314
Date Deposited: 05 Jun 2012 00:27
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1601 Anthropology > 160104 Social and Cultural Anthropology @ 80%
17 PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES > 1701 Psychology > 170113 Social and Community Psychology @ 20%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9599 Other Cultural Understanding > 959999 Cultural Understanding not elsewhere classified @ 40%
97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society @ 60%
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