Meaning and Identity: An Interdisciplinary Perspective
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Meaning and Identity: An Interdisciplinary Perspective explores the construction of meaning, linguistically and culturally, and the relationship this bears to the production of identity. It looks at meaning and identity from a range of perspectives, including meaning-making and the identity of cities, the construction of national narratives and historical explanation, gender and sexuality, linguistic meaning in the context of poetry and literature, and the role of shared culture on the creation of meaning.
Some eighteen professors have contributed to this volume, which brings together scholars from a range of disciplines, including philosophy, psychology, linguistics, indigenous studies, sociology and social policy, history, international relations, art and art history, media studies, theatre, law and classics.
Each of the main six articles is followed by two responses from scholars outside the author’s discipline. Hence it generates a dialogue and raises a range of issues, classical and contemporary.
This book has wide interest and will be useful to scholars at all levels throughout the humanities and social sciences.