Identity politics and the need for a “tomorrow”

Bhambra, Gurminder K and Margree, Victoria (2010) Identity politics and the need for a “tomorrow”. Economic and Political Weekly, 45 (15). pp. 59-66. ISSN 0012-9976

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Abstract

Recent years have witnessed a general backlash against identity politics, both in the academy and the public sphere. This paper recognises the problems in identity politics as arising from an apparent difficulty in conceptualising identity separately from notions of fixity and exclusion. It argues that politicised identities could, instead, be premised upon an explicit affirmation of the provisionality of political identity that is oriented to a "tomorrow " in which the identity will no longer be required.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Global Studies > Geography
Depositing User: Sharon Krummel
Date Deposited: 16 Nov 2017 09:17
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2017 09:17
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/71295
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