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Hybrid identities in a globalised world

Marotta, Vince 2011, Hybrid identities in a globalised world. In Germov, John and Poole, Marilyn (ed), Public sociology : an introduction to Australian society, Allen & Unwin, Crows Nest, N.S.W., pp.188-204.

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Title Hybrid identities in a globalised world
Author(s) Marotta, Vince
Title of book Public sociology : an introduction to Australian society
Editor(s) Germov, John
Poole, Marilyn
Publication date 2011
Chapter number 10
Total chapters 25
Start page 188
End page 204
Total pages 17
Publisher Allen & Unwin
Place of Publication Crows Nest, N.S.W.
Keyword(s) self-identity
popular culture
migrant youth
Summary Sociology is interested in how identities are constructed and maintained, especially how gender, race, ethnicity and class impacts on self-identity and on our life chances. Who we are, how we perceive ourselves and how others perceive us has increasingly led many social scientists to describe contemporary identities as hybrid. This might be defined at one level as the intermingling or mixture of people from different cultural backgrounds. Sociologists and other social theorists have argued over the last twenty years that individuals have multiple identities that cut across many group allegiances. Nevertheless, there are problems with the use of the term hybrid. For some, hybrid suggests some kind of ‘new cultural melting pot, in which crucial cultural differences are effaced and power relations obscured’ (Hynes 2000). For others it implies that something pure or authentic and of traditional value has been lost. These debates do not hide the fact that racial and cultural hybrid identities have been fuelled by globalizing and transnational processes.
ISBN 9781742371450
Edition 2nd
Language eng
Field of Research 160803 Race and Ethnic Relations
160303 Migration
160806 Social Theory
Socio Economic Objective 940111 Ethnicity, Multiculturalism and Migrant Development and Welfare
HERDC Research category BN Other book chapter, or book chapter not attributed to Deakin
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