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Authenticity

Page history last edited by PBworks 12 years, 2 months ago

Beyond the binary of the authentic as good and the stereotype as bad, what is real can also remain inarticulate, because it is redundant, because it is unsettling, because it is residual, because it cannot be exchanged. What thick descriptive, ethnographic and localised studies of culture and society can produce are glimpses of this redundancy, this unsettling, these ethical banalities that murmur through the veins of everyday lived experience.

 

 

READING LIST

 

Adams, Michael (2006) 'Hybridizing Habitus and Reflexivity: Towards an Understanding of Contemporary Identity?', Sociology, 40: 3, 511-28

 

Anthias, Floya (2001) 'New hybridities, old concepts: the limits of 'culture', Ethnic and Racial Studies, 24:4, 619-41

 

Bourdieu, Pierre (1977) Outline of a Theory of Practice, trans. Richard Nice, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

 

de Certeau, Michel (1984) The Practice of Everyday Life, trans. Steven Rendall, University of California Press, Berkeley (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Practice_of_Everyday_Life)

 

Chow, Rey (2002) The Protestant Ethnic and the Spirit of Capitalism , Columbia University Press, New York

 

Taylor, Charles, et all (eds) (1994) Multiculturalism: Examining the politics of recognition, Princeton University Press, Princeton

Comments (2)

Anonymous said

at 1:10 pm on Apr 25, 2008

I meant give me a while to 'brood' on some further literature. I'll drop some key readings now but I think I'll need to think a bit longer about where I'm drawing my ideas from.

Anonymous said

at 1:20 pm on Apr 25, 2008

Maybe we just focus on key texts so that we get a sense of what is really important from our mutual perspectives? I'll look for another five or so.

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