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Identity Revisited and Reimagined

Empirical and Theoretical Contributions on Embodied Communication Across Time and Space

  • Sangeeta Bagga-Gupta
  • Aase Lyngvær Hansen
  • Julie Feilberg

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvii
  2. Conceptual Framings of Identity in a Multifaceted World

  3. Making, Undoing and Remaking: Performing Identities

  4. Politically Framed Identities in Embodied Interaction

  5. Identity Work in Institutional and Technology Mediated Environments

  6. Sangeeta Bagga-Gupta, Aase Lyngvær Hansen, Julie Feilberg
    Pages E1-E1

About this book


In contrast to other studies on identity, this book takes its point of departure in the complexities that characterize and shape both individuals and societies – past and present. Its chapters challenge demarcated fields of study and conceptions of identity as gender, identity as functional disability, identity as race, and identity as, or based upon language groupings. The contributions take a social practices perspective in their exploration of the performance, living and doing of identity positions across time and space. Many of the contributions take an intersectional stance and the majority report upon empirically driven studies that examine the ways in which micro-level analyses of naturally occurring human communication contribute to our understanding of identification processes. Specifically, they study the ways in which more recent dialogical and social theoretical-analytical frameworks allow for attending to the complexity and dynamics of identity processes; the ways in which institutional settings, media settings, community of practices and affinity spaces provide affordances and obstacles for different types of identity positions; and the ways in which shifts in identity positions can be traced across time and space.


Conceptual Framings of Identity Deaf Identities Identity of Adolescents Performing Identities Identity in Adult Language Classrooms Constructing a Better Self Conveying Identities in Embodied Interaction Identity and Cultural Clashes Gender and Identity Identity as Functional Disability Identity as Race Human Communication and Identity

Editors and affiliations

  • Sangeeta Bagga-Gupta
    • 1
  • Aase Lyngvær Hansen
    • 2
  • Julie Feilberg
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Education and CommunicationJönköping UniversityJönköpingSweden
  2. 2.Department of Research and DevelopmentStatpedTrondheimNorway
  3. 3.Language and Communication StudiesNorwegian University of Science and TechnologyTrondheimNorway

About the editors

Sangeeta Bagga-Gupta is Professor Chair in Education at the School of Education and Communication, Jönköping University, Sweden. She was, until 2016, Professor Chair at Gender Studies, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences, Örebro university, Sweden. She is the scientific leader of the multidisciplinary network based research environment Communication, Culture and Diversity, CCD, since the end of the 1990s.

Aase Lyngvær Hansen is assistant professor (emerita) of Language and Communication from Norwegian University of Science and Technology. Her multidisciplinary research focuses on interaction and learning in visually oriented classrooms. She has also worked for many years as teacher of the deaf and as a developer of teaching material for the deaf on video, DVD and internet.

Julie Feilberg is assistant professor of Language and Communication at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. Her research focuses ch

ild language development and professional and institutional discourse. She has also served for many years as pro-rector with responsibility for education and quality learning at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.

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