Fabricating Identities - Russell T. McCutcheon

Fabricating Identities - Russell T. McCutcheon

Who are You? I'm a Vegetarian

Fabricating Identities - Russell T. McCutcheon

Steven W Ramey [+-]
University of Alabama
Steven W. Ramey is a Professor in Religious Studies at the University of Alabama, where he also directs the Asian Studies Program. His specialty is in contemporary issues surrounding identifications in India, which he addresses in his book Hindu, Sufi, or Sikh (Palgrave 2008), where he analyzes specifically the practices and contested definitions of communities identified as Sindhi Hindus. He has extended this analysis to reflect on issues in the academic and public discourse surrounding the category religion and issues of identifications in the United States and other contexts.

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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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Ramey, Steven. Who are You? I'm a Vegetarian. Fabricating Identities. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 73-75 Sep 2017. ISBN 9781781794975. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=30538. Date accessed: 23 Nov 2017 doi: 10.1558/equinox.30538. Sep 2017

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