Marked Identities

Narrating Lives Between Social Labels and Individual Biographies

  • Roberta Piazza
  • Alessandra Fasulo

About this book


Western society has become increasingly diverse, but stereotypes still persist in the public discourse. This volume explores how people who have a marked status in society - among them Travellers, teenage mothers, homeless people - manage their identity in response to these stereotypes.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Roberta Piazza
    • 1
  • Alessandra Fasulo
    • 2
  1. 1.University of SussexUK
  2. 2.University of PortsmouthUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2015
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Language & Linguistics Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-46190-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-33281-3
  • About this book