Fabricating Identities - Russell T. McCutcheon

Fabricating Identities - Russell T. McCutcheon

Who am I? Merely a Player

Fabricating Identities - Russell T. McCutcheon

Candace Mixon [+-]
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, PhD candidate
Candace Mixon is a Ph.D. candidate in Religious Studies, with a concentration in Islamic Studies, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her dissertation is on material artifacts of devotion to the family of the Prophet Muhammad in contemporary Iran. She is especially interested in how Shi'ite devotion is gendered, materialized, and ritualized.


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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Mixon, Candace. Who am I? Merely a Player. Fabricating Identities. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 55-60 Sep 2017. ISBN 9781781794975. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=30535. Date accessed: 04 Aug 2020 doi: 10.1558/equinox.30535. Sep 2017

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