identity politics


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identity politics

n. (used with a sing. or pl. verb)
Political attitudes or positions that focus on the concerns of social groups identified mainly on the basis of gender, race, ethnicity, or sexual orientation.
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Thinking about the various paths taken by critical legal theorists in the United States in relation to identity politics, I am led to the conclusion that when people wave their race or gender or sexual orientation as if that gave them moral authority and instant knowledge, that is identity all right, but it isn't politics.
As a fifth-term New Hampshire state senator recently elected Senate majority leader, I have seen the power of identity politics to energize people at the grassroots.
The piece remains as mysterious as the people themselves, and while it does not hit you over the head with identity politics or wow you with virtuosity in movement, the final image of Ruiz running frantically in place is haunting and powerful.
In its benign stage, identity politics can help us see through the platitude that ours is a meritocracy which rewards individuals for who they are and what they have achieved, not for who they know and what they have inherited, be it money, genitals or pigmentation.
The precursors of today's advocates of identity politics were those scholars who, in the 1960s, were active in the civil-rights and antiwar movements--movements predicated on the universal values of equality, justice, and peace.
I'd love to see more research on the relationship between white identity politics and simple racism.
The bulk of the authorAEs text is organized in seven sections, covering the historicizing of identity, analysis of keywords associated with identity, cultural materialism and the social logic of capitalism, pre-history of the idea of identity in capitalist societies, identity politics, globalizing capitalism, and the crisis of identity, personal identity in consumer societies, and identity and capitalism in the twenty-first century.
Bondage of boundaries and identity politics in postcolonial Africa; the "northern problem" and ethno-futures.
No doubt the 11-year-long AKP rule has created its own network of patronage, yet it is hard to believe that an increasingly authoritarian party that resorts to identity politics and whose public spokespeople have happened to be hardcore Islamists would continue to appeal to centrist voters, especially amid allegations of massive corruption within the government.
The global culture has taken hold and the students of this years thesis treating to view the effects of the recession, national issues and identity politics, loss of self in an ever-increasingly shrinking world and encourage us to rethink tautologies.
Although identity politics was grounded in an important insight--that not all political struggle is reducible to class struggle[1]--its trajectory took it to a place where each struggle was isolated from every other struggle, and political solidarity was lost.
By voting for the bloc of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, the Iraqi people who went to the polls last week rejected the paradigm of ethnic and sectarian identity politics that was imposed on them by outsiders.