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Borderland Selves: Rethinking Identity in Contemporary Global/Local Articulations
Unformatted Document Text:  larger discursive field – the metanarrative of classical Western modernization (Somers and Gibson, 1994). Situated within this problematic, the question of identity formation (although an old question) has acquired increasing relevance in contemporary discourse. Its importance has not only been a matter of academic interest – hence the centrality that this question has for many debates that are currently taking place in social and cultural theory – but also, and more importantly, for its recurrent and massive presence in social life; from governmental institutions to communities, from corporations to social movements, at both individual and collective levels. Today, identity is an active and crucial site of social struggle, negotiation and transformation. Throughout the past two or three decades a number of empirical and theoretical studies have begun the task of undoing and at the same time developing positive theoretical alternatives to the field of binary entanglements that are produced by, and at the same time constitutive of, the logic and existential space of Modernity. The contributions have come from the innovative and certainly transgressive work of a number of scholars in a variety of disciplines and theoretical perspectives. Most notably, poststructuralism (Derrida, 1982; Foucault, 1979; Deleuze and Guattari, 1987), the new pragmatism and new social constructionism (Bernstein, 1992; Rorty, 1991; Wolfe, 1998; Gergen, 1991; Shotter, 1989; Cronen, 1991); new systems theory, also known as second order cybernetics (Bateson, 1972; Maturana and Varela, 1992; Varela, 1992; Capra, 1991); and more specifically, from feminist and queer theory (Butler, 1995; Fuss, 1989; hooks, 1989; Scott, 1995; Seidman, 1994), postcolonial theory (Bhabha, 1996; Said, 1990), cultural studies and communication

Authors: Correa, Andres.
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larger discursive field – the metanarrative of classical Western modernization (Somers and
Gibson, 1994).
Situated within this problematic, the question of identity formation (although an old
question) has acquired increasing relevance in contemporary discourse. Its importance has
not only been a matter of academic interest – hence the centrality that this question has for
many debates that are currently taking place in social and cultural theory – but also, and
more importantly, for its recurrent and massive presence in social life; from governmental
institutions to communities, from corporations to social movements, at both individual and
collective levels. Today, identity is an active and crucial site of social struggle, negotiation
and transformation.
Throughout the past two or three decades a number of empirical and theoretical
studies have begun the task of undoing and at the same time developing positive theoretical
alternatives to the field of binary entanglements that are produced by, and at the same time
constitutive of, the logic and existential space of Modernity. The contributions have come
from the innovative and certainly transgressive work of a number of scholars in a variety of
disciplines and theoretical perspectives. Most notably, poststructuralism (Derrida, 1982;
Foucault, 1979; Deleuze and Guattari, 1987), the new pragmatism and new social
constructionism (Bernstein, 1992; Rorty, 1991; Wolfe, 1998; Gergen, 1991; Shotter, 1989;
Cronen, 1991); new systems theory, also known as second order cybernetics (Bateson, 1972;
Maturana and Varela, 1992; Varela, 1992; Capra, 1991); and more specifically, from
feminist and queer theory (Butler, 1995; Fuss, 1989; hooks, 1989; Scott, 1995; Seidman,
1994), postcolonial theory (Bhabha, 1996; Said, 1990), cultural studies and communication


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