Fabricating Identities - Russell T. McCutcheon

Fabricating Identities - Russell T. McCutcheon


Fabricating Identities - Russell T. McCutcheon

Russell T. McCutcheon [+-]
University of Alabama
Russell T. McCutcheon is University Research Professor and Chair of the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Alabama, USA. He publishes widely on the history of the study of religion, the tools scholars use in their work, and the practical implications of that work. Among his recent publications are Reading J. Z. Smith (with Willi Braun; Oxford University Press, 2018), ‘Religion’ in Theory and Practice (Equinox Publishing, 2018) and Fabricating Religion (de Gruyter, 2018).


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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McCutcheon, Russell. Preface. Fabricating Identities. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. viii Sep 2017. ISBN 9781781794975. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=32074. Date accessed: 18 Aug 2022 doi: 10.1558/equinox.32074. Sep 2017

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