Mapping Identity and Identification Processes

This book includes a selection of papers from the 14th International 'Culture & Power' Conference held in Ciudad Real, Spain, in 2010.

Mapping Identity and Identification Processes

This book deals with the subject of identity and identification within contemporary cultural studies and includes a selection of papers from the 14th International 'Culture & Power' Conference held in Ciudad Real, Spain, in 2010. The volume contributes to contemporary debates on identity-construction practices from various theoretical positions in different social, historic and national contexts. The initial section presents various theoretical discussions on how identity construction and identification phenomena are framed within current disciplinary debates about cultural studies and its future as an academic inter- and transdisciplinary field of enquiry. In the following sections, identity and identification processes are analysed from a variety of perspectives.<BR> In particular, the articles delve into the construction of marginalised identities and the exploration of identification processes that subvert dominant, established or accepted cultural identities. The authors explore the role of print media and videogames in constructing and representing identities; they examine the construction of masculinities and femininities in film, music and gay liberation movements; they analyse the interplay between globalisation and nationalism and its impact on cultural products in Asia or Africa; and provide examples of cultural history approaches to the articulation of several national identities. Considered together, the chapters engage with the most relevant concerns pervading identity theory and cultural studies today.

Tutorials in Motor Neuroscience

As was true of ensembles of type 1, the encoded form of the stimulus constitutes the input to the response identification process. However, depending on the mapping instruction in the task (where mapping is the assignment of stimuli to ...

Tutorials in Motor Neuroscience

This volume represents the proceedings of a NATO Advanced Study Institute (ASI) on the topic of "Motor Neuroscience" held at the Hotel San 15-24, 1990. The San Bastiano Hotel Bastiano, Calcatoggio (Corsica), September provided a beautiful setting for the ten day ASI in aresort on the west coast of Corsica, near the island's capital city of Ajaccio. The motivation of this ASI originated from the success of an ASI that we organized eleven years ago at Senanque Abbey in the south of France. Our earlier meeting was successful in providing some coherence to a widely scattered literature while providing up to date knowledge on motor control and learning. Our goal for the second ASI was essentially the same. We wanted to appraise the main theoretical ideas that currently characterize the field by bringing together many of the internationally known scientists who are doing much of the contemporary work. It is our hope that these proceedings will provide some conceptual unification to an expanding and diverse literature on motor control.

Blackness as a Defining Identity

Shaw, A. (2013). A critical approach to marginalized audiences and representations. In E. de Gregorio Godeo & Á. M.-A. Martín-Albo (Eds.), Mapping identity and identification processes: Approaches from cultural studies (pp. 133–148).

Blackness as a Defining Identity

This book explores the lived experiences of African immigrants in Australia, and the way they are represented in the media. By delving into the group’s everyday lives, the book exposes the roles that media and social perceptions play in the production and regulation of diasporic identities. Rather than being presented as objects of mediated representations, this book positions African immigrants in Australia as empowered subjects. The book employs inclusive research methods that make African immigrants active participants in the research, rather than passive objects. This is achieved through an expanded demographic study, a snapshot survey, and by taking a closer look at the lives of Africans in Australia through digital oral histories. This approach allows the group to have a say on how they feel they are positioned in society, on what space they are offered, and on how this affects their lives.

Trauma in Contemporary Literature

She is currently working on issues of identity, trauma, resilience, and processes of forgiveness. ... The Riddle of Australian Identity in Janette Turner Hospital's The Last Magician”, in Mapping Identities and Identification Processes: ...

Trauma in Contemporary Literature

Trauma in Contemporary Literature analyzes contemporary narrative texts in English in the light of trauma theory, including essays by scholars of different countries who approach trauma from a variety of perspectives. The book analyzes and applies the most relevant concepts and themes discussed in trauma theory, such as the relationship between individual and collective trauma, historical trauma, absence vs. loss, the roles of perpetrator and victim, dissociation, nachträglichkeit, transgenerational trauma, the process of acting out and working through, introjection and incorporation, mourning and melancholia, the phantom and the crypt, postmemory and multidirectional memory, shame and the affects, and the power of resilience to overcome trauma. Significantly, the essays not only focus on the phenomenon of trauma and its diverse manifestations but, above all, consider the elements that challenge the aporias of trauma, the traps of stasis and repetition, in order to reach beyond the confines of the traumatic condition and explore the possibilities of survival, healing and recovery.

Security Informatics

In our model of identity theft we introduce a new, more abstract role, called the Presenter of Identity Information. ... As such, the identification process logically splits into two consecutive steps: (1) mapping the attribute set to ...

Security Informatics

Intelligence and Security Informatics (ISI) is defined as the study of the development and use of advanced information systems and technologies for national, international, and societal security-related applications. With the rise of global terrorism, the field has been given an increasing amount of attention from academic researchers, law enforcement, intelligent experts, information technology consultants and practitioners. SECURITY INFORMATICS is global in scope and perspective. Leading experts will be invited as contributing authors from the US, UK, Denmark, Israel, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Europe, etc. It is the first systematic, archival volume treatment of the field and will cover the very latest advances in ISI research and practice. It is organized in four major subject areas: (1) Information and Systems Security, (2) Information Sharing and Analysis in Security Informatics, (3) Infrastructure Protection and Emergency Responses, and (4) National Security and Terrorism Informatics.

Brown Threat

More simply, identity is always produced as if it were stable, even though the processes of identification constantly change. It is these malleable processes, and the ways in which they are manipulated—by both state and nonstate ...

Brown Threat

What is “brown” in—and beyond—the context of American identity politics? How has the concept changed since 9/11? In the most sustained examination of these questions to date, Kumarini Silva argues that “brown” is no longer conceived of solely as a cultural, ethnic, or political identity. Instead, after 9/11, the Patriot Act, and the wars in Iran, Iraq, and Afghanistan, it has also become a concept and, indeed, a strategy of identification—one rooted in xenophobic, imperialistic, and racist ideologies to target those who do not neatly fit or subscribe to ideas of nationhood. Interweaving personal narratives, ethnographic research, analyses of popular events like the Miss America pageant, and films and TV shows such as the Harold and Kumar franchise and Black-ish, Silva maps junctures where the ideological, political, and mediated terrain intersect, resulting in an appetite for all things “brown” (especially South Asian brown) by U.S. consumers, while political and nationalist discourses and legal structures (immigration, emigration, migration, outsourcing, incarceration) conspire to control brown bodies both within and outside the United States. Silva explores this contradictory relationship between representation and reality, arguing that the representation mediates and manages the anxieties that come from contemporary global realities, in which brown spaces, like India, Pakistan, and the Middle East pose key economic, security, and political challenges to the United States. While racism is hardly new, what makes this iteration of brown new is that anyone or any group, at any time, can be branded as deviant, as a threat.

Addiction Behavioral Change and Social Identity

In all three of these examples, new research methods (social identity mapping and online social network analysis) ... and generating insights into the process of social identification that would be impossible to obtain in other ways.

Addiction  Behavioral Change and Social Identity

Changing health-related behavior is for many people a lonely and isolating experience. Individual willpower is often not enough, particularly in addressing addictive behavior, but research increasingly points to the potential of group identity to shape behavior change and support recovery. This important collection explores the social and cognitive processes that enable people who join recovery groups to address their addictive issues. In an era of increasing concern at the long-term costs of chronic ill-health, the potential to leverage group identity to inspire resilience and recovery offers a timely and practical response. The book examines the theoretical foundations to a social identity approach in addressing behavior change across a range of contexts, including alcohol addiction, obesity and crime, while also examining topics such as the use of online forums to foster recovery. It will be essential reading for students, researchers and policy makers across health psychology and social care, as well as anyone interested in behavioral change and addiction recovery.

The Oxford Handbook of Identities in Organizations

How does the power embedded in context (i.e. structure) and/or denoted by the content of specific focus influence identity and identification processes? We propose being mindful of multiple positionality and issues of power in ...

The Oxford Handbook of Identities in Organizations

Conceived as the meanings that individuals attach to their selves, a substantial stockpile of theory related to identities accumulated across the arts, social sciences, and humanities over many decades continues to nourish contemporary research on self-identities in organizations. In times which are more reflexive, narcissistic, and fluid, the identities of participants in organizations are increasingly less fixed and less certain, making identity issues both more salient and more interesting. Particular attention has been given to processes of identity construction, often styled 'identity work'. Research has focused on how, why, and when such processes occur, and their implications for organizing and individual, group, and organizational outcomes. This has resulted in a burgeoning stream of research from discursive, dramaturgical, symbolic, socio-cognitive, and psychodynamic perspectives that most often casts individuals' efforts to fabricate identities as intentional, relational, and consequential. Seemingly intractable debates centred on the nature of identities - their relative stability or fluidity, whether they are best regarded as coherent or fractured, positive (or not), and how they are fabricated within relations of power - combined with other conceptual issues continue to invigorate the field. However, these debates have also led to some scepticism regarding the future potential of identities research. Yet as the chapters in this Handbook demonstrate, there are considerable grounds for optimism that identity, as root metaphor, nexus concept, and means to bridge levels of analysis has significant potential to generate multiple compelling streams of theorizing in organization and management studies.

Mapping attitudes towards the European Union A comparative analysis among European citizens of 27 member states

Nevertheless, Europeanization is assumed as favourable process. General discussion on desirability of European integration is not elaborated in this study. 3 Definition of the terms 'identity' and 'identification' are discussed in ...

Mapping attitudes towards the European Union  A comparative analysis among European citizens of 27 member states

Master's Thesis from the year 2014 in the subject Sociology - Culture, Technology, Peoples / Nations, grade: 2.0, University of Heidelberg (Institute of Sociology), language: English, abstract: The European Union’s growing range of competences increases the degree of required societal support among the member states’ citizens. This study intends to ‘map’ national attitudes towards the EU and to deduct their political implications. Therefore, the concepts of i) identification with the EU and ii) support of the EU are combined within a matrix of four ideal types. Individuals are assigned to these four ideal types: the ‘EU-Enthusiasts’, the ‘EU-Pragmatics’, the ‘sceptical EU-Idealists’, and the ‘EU-Opponents’/’EU-Non-affected’. In this master thesis it is claimed that the population share of the two ‘mixed’ ideal types - mostly neglected in the literature – provide essential insight into national attitude towards the EU: ‘sceptical EU-Idealists’ identify themselves as citizens of the EU but are critical towards its politics; on the other hand, ‘EU-Pragmatics’ support the EU’s politics but do not identify with its institutions or its community.

The Technological Evolution of Industrial Districts

The perceived district identity represents a sort of cognitive map that each firm in the district forms to make ... In a dynamic process, considering the peculiar structural features of Social identity and identification processes 213.

The Technological Evolution of Industrial Districts

Fiorenza Belussi, Giorgio Gottardi, and Enzo Rullani This volume collects some papers presented at the Vicenza conference "The Future of Districts", held in June 1999, organised by the Department of Technology and Management of Industrial Systems of the Faculty of Engineering of Padua University, with the collaboration of several engineers, industrial economists, and experts in the issue of technology management. This was the starting point of a long-lasting and painful colIective discussion, the results of which are documented here, during many meetings of this "itinerant" group, including the workshop in Padua, organised by Professor Luciano Pilotti and held in May 2001, "Systems, governance & knowledge within firm networks" at the Department of Economics of the University of Padua, and the recent international research seminar, held in May 2002, in Rome at the Tagliacarne Institute, within the EU sponsored project "Industrial districts' re location processes: identifying policies of EU enlargement West-East ID". The reason we decided to organise this book was not only to underline the importance of the industrial district (ID) model as a tool of propulsive local growth in a country like Italy. On the contrary, the idea that moved us was the theoretical dissatisfaction with the way in which the phenomenon of local development and industrial clustering of specific industries was treated in the international approach of the various disciplines.

The Impact of Protracted Peace Processes on Identities in Conflict

In order to do so, as well as to draw a framework to map and analyze how the peace process has dealt with this ... On the other hand, there is the negative dimension of identity, being de-identification, the detachment from oth- ers, ...

The Impact of Protracted Peace Processes on Identities in Conflict

This open access book discusses the impact of protracted peace processes on identities in conflict. It is concerned with how lingering peace processes affect, in the long-term, patterns of othering in protracted conflicts, and how this relates with enduring violence. Taking Israel and Palestine as a case study, the book traces different representations of success and failure of the protracted peace process, as well as its associated policies, narratives, norms and practices, to analyze its impact on identity and its contribution to the maintenance and/or transformation of the cultural component of violence. On the one hand, drawing from an interdisciplinary approach comprising International Relations (IR), History and Social Psychology, this book proposes an analytical framework for assessing the specificities of the construction of identities in protracted conflicts. It identifies dehumanization and practices of reconciliation in ongoing conflicts – what is called peace-less reconciliation – as the main elements influencing processes of othering and violence in this kind of conflicts. On the other hand, the book offers an empirical historical analysis on how the protracted peace process has impacted identity building and representations made of the ‘other’ in the case of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict since the end of the 19th century to the present day.

Lived Realities of Solo Motherhood Donor Conception and Medically Assisted Reproduction

It is not free play, in the same way as identity categorizations are not just a matter of individual choice. Butler makes a very central ... The theoretical and analytical approach to identification processes presented in this ...

Lived Realities of Solo Motherhood  Donor Conception and Medically Assisted Reproduction

This book explores the empirical manifestations of the paradoxical features of reproductive technologies and provides in-depth understandings of solo motherhood through assisted reproduction and by recognising the complex experiences and the lived realities of forming donor-conceived families.

African Somaesthetics Cultures Feminisms Politics

Mapping the Margins: Intersectionality, Identity Politics, and Violence against Women of Color. ... “Dance, identity, and identification processes in a post- colonial world” (University of Roehampton: Research Gate, 2007).

African Somaesthetics  Cultures  Feminisms  Politics

In African Somaesthetics: Cultures, Feminisms, Politics, Catherine F. Botha brings together original research on the body in African cultures, interrogating the possible contribution of a somaesthetic approach in the context of colonization, decolonization, and globalization in Africa.

Plug Play Places

3.2.1 Identity in Sociology and Psychology Identity and identification form a complex issue that takes on a ... us knowing who they think we are, and so on: a multi-dimensional classification or mapping of the human world and our places ...

Plug Play Places

In post-industrial societies more and more people earn an income in creative knowledge work, a highly flexible labour market segment that demands a geographically mobile workforce. Creative knowledge work is based on an understanding of language, culture and symbolic meanings. This can best be obtained through local and national embeddedness. Yet, this necessity for embeddedness stands in contrast to the demand in geographical mobility. How is this contradiction solved by individuals? What new forms of place attachment does this bring about? This book introduces a showcase of 25 multilocal creative knowledge workers, who live in different countries at the same time. It investigates how continuous mobility becomes part of their lifeworld, and how it changes their feelings of belonging and practices of place attachment. Applying an innovative methodological mix of social phenomenology, hermeneutics and mental mapping, this book takes a detailed look at biographies and the role of places in mobile lifeworlds. Plug&Play Places brings forth the idea that places have to be understood as individual items, which are configured and then plugged into the ‘system’ of the own lifeworld. They can be ‘played’ without great effort once an individual needs to make use of them. This new type of place attachment is a form of subjective standardization of place, which complements the well-known models of objective standardization of places. Plug&Play Places is relevant for scientists who deal with mobility and its impact on individual lifeworlds, with transnational multilocality and with flexibilized labour markets. Furthermore, the book provides a detailed qualitative perspective which can enrich the explanations of quantitative research in the same field. It is an interesting reading also for practitioners engaged in urban planning, housing and real estate development. Robert Nadler holds a doctoral degree in Urban and Local European Studies from the University of Milan-Bicocca. He is a researcher at the Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography and published on creative industries, multilocality and labour mobility.

Mohs Micrographic Surgery

Clinical laboratory examination key processes Postexamination process Preexamination process Examination process Steps ... patient identification Removal of Mohs tissue layer with correct orientation Preparation of tissue and Mohs map ...

Mohs Micrographic Surgery

This book is written for dermatologists, otolaryngologists, facial plastic surgeons and any physician who want to provide state of the art treatment for skin cancer patients. Considering the high incidence of non-melanoma skin cancers such as Basal Cell Carcinoma and Squamous Cell Carcinoma (accounting for over one million cases per year in the United States) and since Mohs Micrographic Surgery has become the treatment of choice for these skin cancers, the popularity of this technique has been increasing dramatically, worldwide.

Programming GPS and OpenStreetMap Applications with Java

private Map<Object,ServerObject> candidates = new HashMap<Object,ServerObject>(); The candidate collection maps the intrinsic ... mapping it to the identity object, and putting it into the candidate list, the identification process is ...

Programming GPS and OpenStreetMap Applications with Java

Written by an expert in the development of GPS systems with digital maps and navigation, Programming GPS and OpenStreetMap Applications with Java: The RealObject Application Framework provides a concrete paradigm for object-oriented modeling and programming. It presents a thorough introduction to the use of available global positioning data for the development of applications involving digital maps. The author first describes the different formats of GPS data and digital maps and shows how to use recorded GPS traces to replay and display this data on a digital map. Then, he works through in detail the processing steps of obtaining dedicated data from OpenStreetMaps and how to extract a network for a simple navigation application. For each topic covered—GPS data, OpenStreetMaps, and navigation—Java code is developed that can easily be adapted to the readers’ needs and locality. Finally, all components are put together in a sample computer-game application modeled on the well-known board game, Scotland Yard. The computer game is intended to be a basis from which readers can develop and customize their own application for their desired geographical area. The developed application can be "published" on the Internet and made available for interactive multiplayer competition. This book provides a fun and interesting way to learn distributed programming with Java and real-world data. Open-source software is available on a companion website at www.roaf.de

Rhythms and Rhymes of Life

Music and Identification Processes of Dutch-Moroccan Youth Miriam Gazzah. at the basis of the production of identities: the need to organize and give meaning to their social surroundings, the need to obtain social recognition and ...

Rhythms and Rhymes of Life

A study of the role of music and youth culture in the identification procces of Dutch-Moroccan youth.

Organizational Identity and Firm Growth

Properties of Growth, Contextual Identities and Micro-Level Processes Christoph Dörrenbächer, Matthias Tomenendal, ... Table 2.4 Article mapping Discourses Organizational identification 1 2 3 2 Organizational Identity and Its ...

Organizational Identity and Firm Growth

This edited volume focuses on the interplay between organizational identities and firm growth, an area which remains largely unexplored. Firm growth in its various forms is omnipresent in the contemporary business environment, but does not always lead to positive results. At the same time, some organizations are growing faster than their peers, leading to questions of organizational growth antecedents. In addition to the dominant economic reasons in strategic literature, the volume seeks to integrate psychological aspects to the discourse, thereby considering the micro, meso and macro level. By providing both insights into international academic thinking and into practical examples of small and medium-sized companies in Berlin, the authors identify new findings concerning successful growth strategies.

New Methods in Peptide Mapping for the Characterization of Proteins

If UV spectra are available , than the spectral information may be sufficient to track the peaks and establish their new position unequivocally , without the need for a more involved identification procedure . 7.2 PEAK CORRELATION The ...

New Methods in Peptide Mapping for the Characterization of Proteins

This text is devoted to the characterization of recombinant DNA-derived proteins by peptide mapping. It describes new technological procedures including capillary electrophoresis, analysis of glycopeptides and the use of electrospray and matrix-assisted laser desorption mass spectrometry. The book presents practical procedures for preparing a protein sample, the enzyme digestion, choice of separation method and procedures for the structural analysis of the separated species. Many figures of peptide maps illustrate typical results. Tables of summary information about digestion, separation conditions, and analyses of important protein samples are also presented.

Multisensor Fusion

Target identity classification can generally be performed when there are observable target attributes ( e.g. ... This identification process works well when there is a unique map between the observed features and the target class ...

Multisensor Fusion

Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Study Institute on Multisensor Data Fusion, held in Pitlochry, Perthshire, Scotland, June 25-July 7, 2000