Fabricating Identities - Russell T. McCutcheon

Fabricating Identities - Russell T. McCutcheon

You're Greek? Well..., I'm (Northern) Irish, Kind'a...

Fabricating Identities - Russell T. McCutcheon

Christopher R. Cotter [+-]
Lancaster University
Christopher R. Cotter is co-founder, co-editor-in-chief, and co-host of the Religious Studies Project podcast. Chris completed his doctorate in Religious Studies at Lancaster University in 2016. His thesis–Religion-Related Discourse: A Critical Approach to Non-Religion in Edinburgh’s Southside–focused upon the discourses on ‘religion’ in the Southside of Edinburgh, the concepts of ‘non-religion’ and ‘the secular’, and the ensuing critical and theoretical implications for Religious Studies. His previous degrees at the University of Edinburgh focused upon ‘New Atheism’ and alternative typologies of ‘non-religion’. His wider interests include New Religious Movements, qualitative methods, discourse analysis, spatial approaches, critical theory, and Religious Studies as a discipline. Chris has published journal articles, book chapters, and book reviews in these areas. He is co-editor of Social Identities between the Sacred and the Secular (Ashgate, 2013), After World Religions: Reconstructing Religious Studies (Routledge, 2016), and New Atheism: Critical Perspectives and Contemporary Debates (Springer, 2017). He is also Co-Director at the Nonreligion and Secularity Research Network and Honorary Treasurer of the British Association for the Study of Religions.


As part of the Working With Culture on the Edge series, this volume pairs early career scholars with members of Culture on the Edge, to explore how social actors identify themselves through their practices and associations. The book is arranged in a series of articles and commentaries that all press the model of seeing what we usually call identity as the result of a series of identifications—actions and circumstances that enable us to understand ourselves as related to others in specific ways. Changing relations result in changing senses of identity. With an introduction and substantive theoretical afterword, the book’s brief main chapters make it an ideal conversation-started in classes or primer for those wishing to rethink how we normally talk about identity.

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Cotter, Christopher. You're Greek? Well..., I'm (Northern) Irish, Kind'a.... Fabricating Identities. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 34-41 Sep 2017. ISBN 9781781794975. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=30531. Date accessed: 16 Jan 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.30531. Sep 2017

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