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Life in America

Identity and Everyday Experience

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Life in America
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Life in America: Identity and Everyday Experience is a fascinating collection of readings that explores how people negotiate identity in the United States today. While individuals stitch together complex identities based on everything from the hobbies they enjoy to the neighborhoods in which they live, these identities rarely conform to the quick and routine identification of people by race, gender, and age. By exploring this tension between identity and identification, one can begin to understand how people creatively confront the perks and perils of identity in the United States.Life in America offers a look at a wide range of subjects including: violence and video games, queer pilgrimages to San Francisco, Filipina critiques of "sleeping around," and the significance of "lowriders" in Hispano/Chicano culture. Framed by a lively introduction, this book provides readers with a thoroughly engaging and fascinating look at central issues of identity and what it means to be American.

Author Biography

Lee D. Baker is Associate Professor of Cultural Anthropology and African & African American Studies at Duke University. He is author of From Savage to Negro: Anthropology and the Construction of Race, 1896-1954 (1998).
Release date NZ
July 1st, 2003
Contributor
Edited by Lee Baker
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Blackwell Publishers
Pages
464
Dimensions
175x246x34
ISBN-13
9781405105644
Product ID
3077636

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