What's this cultural studies/sexual diversity studies idea? Foucault?
October 11, 2013 5:58 AM Subscribe
I'm trying to remember where this idea comes from and who put it forth. It is basically the idea that previously identity was seen as something inherent, in the blood and that who you are is predetermined by that VERSUS the idea that your identity is something that you choose or select through your actions and that you can modify your identity throughout your life. It might have something to do with an act vs. identity based society but I forgot where that idea came from, too? Any ideas about these ideas?
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I think the original example I studied was all about how previously in Western culture and history, if someone stole something, they were punished and then they could go back to their regular lives after the punishment, but that in modern history when someone steals something they are seen as a thief and a new identity is formed for them based on their actions.
I don't really want to read more books on this, just to pin point the major points, identify the major thinkers and hopefully get some quotes about this.