Tag Archives: Identity politics

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 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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Identity politics

Painter and Jeffery start by defining identity as a composite of race, gender, class, and other identities, followed by some unknowns about identity. Is it static or changing? Objective or subjective? An active process or passively expressed? Identity is a … Continue reading

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Identity and Social Movements

Reading this week is focused on identity and how that plays into politics and social movements. Even though identity is not something many of us think about routinely, identity is something that shapes almost everything we do and everything we … Continue reading

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Identity Politics

Identity politics is the idea of what groups and affiliations we have as an individual. Collectively people of a certain identity will group together and form something known as a “social movement”, a group of individuals committed to bringing about … Continue reading

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