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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

About the editors

Alessandra Fasulo, University of Portsmouth, UK Molly Andrews, University of East London, UK Hilary Bruffell, Open University, UK Phoebe Trimingham, BBC News, UK Maria Medved, University of Manitoba, Canada, and American University of Paris, France Jens Brockmeier, University of Manitoba, Canada, and American University of Paris, France Roberta Piazza, University of Sussex, UK Georgia Kougiali, University of Cambridge, UK Antonia Rubino, University of Sydney, Australia

Bibliographic information


“Marked Identities prompts important questions about the nature of narrative and identity, about researching alterity, about the force of simplistic and reductive social analyses, and about adaption, resilience, resistance and change. It rides a current in narrative studies that offers researchers tools with which to articulate the complex and fluid processes of becoming, and hence may be of interest to researchers looking to refresh narrative explorations of educational identities and inequalities.” (Mark Pulsford, Power and Education, Vol. 8 (1), 2016)