Mapping Identity and Identification Processes

Approaches from Cultural Studies

by Eduardo de Gregorio-Godeo (Volume editor) Angel Mateos-Aparicio Martin-Albo (Volume editor)
©2014 Conference proceedings 331 Pages


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.
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.


ISBN (Softcover)
Publication date
2013 (November)
print media videogames film music globalisation
Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2013. 331 pp.

Biographical notes

Eduardo de Gregorio-Godeo (Volume editor) Angel Mateos-Aparicio Martin-Albo (Volume editor)

Eduardo de Gregorio-Godeo holds a PhD in English Studies. He works as Senior Lecturer at the University of Castilla-La Mancha in Ciudad Real (Spain), where he teaches on cultural studies and various applied-linguistics-oriented courses. He has published extensively on the instrumentality of linguistics and discourse analysis for cultural studies. Ángel Mateos-Aparicio Martín-Albo obtained his PhD at the University of Castilla-La Mancha (Ciudad Real, Spain), where he currently teaches several courses on contemporary English and American literature and culture. His main research focuses on the interaction among mainstream literature and popular culture in postmodern culture.


Title: Mapping Identity and Identification Processes