Rebecca Reilly-Cooper

Rebecca Reilly-Cooper

Gender Identity Politics

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Thu 20 October 2016

Rebecca Reilly-Cooper

Gender Identity Politics

Rebecca Reilly-Cooper
Thu 20 October 2016,

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The idea of gender identity is currently enjoying a significant amount of social, political and cultural momentum. In some cases, this is being converted into concrete policy and legislative changes, with laws protecting individuals from discrimination or harassment on the basis of their gender identity.

But the concept of gender identity is not clearly defined, nor is it able to be easily understood. The language and ideas around the concept are vague, confusing and ever-shifting, and the political discourse is riddled with inconsistencies and incoherence.

Rebecca Reilly-Cooper, lecturer in political theory at the University of Warwick, examines the concept and plausibility of the notion of gender identity, as well as the social and cultural implications of its associated identity politics.

 

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