Fabricating Identities - Russell T. McCutcheon

Fabricating Identities - Russell T. McCutcheon

Atheism and its Consequences

Fabricating Identities - Russell T. McCutcheon

Ian Alexander Cuthbertson [+-]
Queen's University
Ian Alexander Cuthbertson is Baker Postdoctoral Fellow and Adjunct Assistant Professor at Queen’s University, Kingston. Ian is broadly interested in exploring how the modern category religion is deployed to legitimatize certain beliefs, practices, and institutions while delegitimizing others. His current research focuses on the ways non-religious individuals conceptualize their nonreligious identities in the Canadian context.


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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Cuthbertson, Ian Alexander. Atheism and its Consequences. Fabricating Identities. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 66-72 Sep 2017. ISBN 9781781794975. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=30537. Date accessed: 19 Sep 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.30537. Sep 2017

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