Monthly Archives: February 2014

Who we are.

The identity a person carries with them is both given to them by the place the inhabit and the people.they inhabit it with. It is picked up from people and place we are exposed to which means that this is … Continue reading

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Tribute to Nelson Mandela: Reconciliation and the History of Shaffer Chapel

Last night I attended the Tribute to Nelson Mandela: Reconciliation and the History of Shaffer Chapel.  The event took place from 7-9 p.m. at the Student Center’s Ballroom.  The event was opened to the public.  The first hour of the … Continue reading

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Gender Identity

In class the other day, the topic of gender identity was brought up.  At the time I could not put all my thoughts and views on the topic into words and ideas to keep it connected to where our discussion … Continue reading

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Identity and Perspective

This chapter in the book brought up some interesting ideas on identity and social movements as they relate to geography. It would seem, as the book points out, that many researchers fail to connect the relationship between many social movements … Continue reading

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Identity

The way I viewed group identity and political identity as a whole is not too different from how the chapter has it, and for that I am glad.  Without some sort of group identity, it is hard to accomplish big … Continue reading

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Identity Politics

The recurring themes throughout the readings for this class always prove to be fascinating. In this case, focusing on the theme of “all is not what it appears”. Identity is a term and concept that I am familiar with. It … Continue reading

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Identity

Chapter six talks about identity politics and social movements.  The authors first talk about what identity is.  The book talks about how identity can fall under shared and common identities that include common social characteristics, gender, ethnicity, race, religion or … Continue reading

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Identities: We All Have One (Or Several)

To begin, the article on voting in the 2008 election is an excellent example of people and their acceptance or discrimination towards a person based on one particular identity. This really relates to some of the ideas in the text, … Continue reading

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Can I see your Id please?

This chapter starts with an introduction to a word that just like all the others we have discussed in this class has a much deeper meaning than what we have been taught.  The authors define identity as a common idea … Continue reading

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Identity Politics

Identity, another word in politics that means something different than what you think it means. Painter and Jeffrey, in Chapter 6, define identity as it applies to politics, which are the categories that voters fit into, such as age, gender, … Continue reading

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