Identity politics: A term whose time has gone

Mon 17 Sep 2018, 18:30 - 19:45

The British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AH

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This event is part of the British Academy's season on Identities & Belonging

Author, broadcaster and editor-at-large for The Guardian Gary Younge discusses how identity politics has effectively come to mean anything you want it to, so long as you don’t like it. As such, since it is a term so wilfully misunderstood, he argues it is no longer worth claiming or even necessarily critiquing. But the original idea that underpins it still holds true. None of us come to politics from a vacuum – we arrive with affiliations that mould our worldview. Who and what we are does not define what we think, but it certainly helps shape it.

Gary Younge, Author, broadcaster and editor-at-large for The Guardian

Professor Ann Phoenix FBA, Professor of Psychosocial Studies, Institute of Education, UCL

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