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Key Concepts in Identity Studies

KELLY J. KNUDSON and CHRISTOPHER M. STOJANOWSKI

in Bioarchaeology and Identity in the Americas

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print January 2011 | ISBN: 9780813036786
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780813041865 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5744/florida/9780813036786.003.0002
Key Concepts in Identity Studies

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This chapter sets the theoretical tone of the book and serves as a review of previous studies of social-identities research in anthropology and the broader social sciences. It makes specific linkages to previous bioarchaeological research on human social identities while providing basic definitions of the different types of identities recognized by social scientists. These include age, sex, gender, social status, agency, embodiment, personhood, and ethnicity, among others.

Keywords: physical anthropology; gender; sex; religion; social status; ethnicity; disability; embodiment; agency; personhood

Chapter.  12820 words. 

Subjects: Prehistoric Archaeology

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