Identity Politics

[Revised entry by Cressida Heyes on March 23, 2016. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] The laden phrase "identity politics" has come to signify a wide range of political activity and theorizing
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[Revised entry by Cressida Heyes on March 23, 2016. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] The laden phrase "identity politics" has come to signify a wide range of political activity and theorizing founded in the shared experiences of injustice of members of certain social groups. Rather than organizing solely around belief systems, programmatic manifestos, or party affiliation, identity political formations typically aim to secure the political freedom of a specific constituency marginalized within its larger context. Members of that constituency assert or reclaim ways of understanding their distinctiveness that challenge...

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