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The Sociology of Identity

Frank Furedi

Identity has played a crucial role in the modern era. Join Frank Furedi, a leading sociologist, and one of the world's leading thinkers on cultural issues, in this academy course, as he explores the notion of ‘identity’ and charts the evolution of what id

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    Frank Furedi

About the Instructor

  • Frank Furedi

    Frank Furedi is a emeritus professor of sociology at the University of Kent. Since the late 1990s, he has been widely cited about his views on why Western societies find it so difficult to engage with risk and uncertainty. His book Invitation to Terror: expanding the empire of the unknown explores the way in which the threat of terrorism has become amplified through the ascendancy of precautionary thinking.

Course Syllabus

  • Part 2:: A New Identity
    Can we 'solve' the culture wars? How do we construct an identity of which we can all be proud?
  • Part 1: : Who am I?
    Where does the need for an ‘identity’ stem from? Why did identity become politicised?