Fabricating Identities - Russell T. McCutcheon

Fabricating Identities - Russell T. McCutcheon

I Know you are, but what am I?

Fabricating Identities - Russell T. McCutcheon

Stacie Swain [+-]
University of Victoria, PhD candidate
Stacie Swain is a Ukrainian-British doctoral student in the Department of Political Science and the Indigenous Nationhood Program at the University of Victoria, in lək̓ʷəŋən territories (Victoria, B.C.). Her research considers the intersection of Indigenous ceremony with the categories of religion and politics, particularly in relation to settler colonialism, Indigenous legal orders, and the governance of public space.


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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Swain, Stacie. I Know you are, but what am I?. Fabricating Identities. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 119-127 Sep 2017. ISBN 9781781794975. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=30547. Date accessed: 18 Aug 2022 doi: 10.1558/equinox.30547. Sep 2017

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