Why is identity important and how are identities formed? This free course, Identity in question, looks at the many different ways in which identity can be categorised. By examining the requirements of the state, how a child views gender, and the importance of race or place of birth, you will start to understand how each individual can have more than one identity.
Course learning outcomes
After studying this course, you should be able to:
provide a definition of identity
recognise how gender and socio-economic categories such as class can be used as a source of identity
discuss social structures in terms of gender, class and nation.
Interesting course. In parts it appears a little dated. Personally I feel this is down to the fact that, despite the best efforts of people over many years, the 'class'-system looms ever present. Perhaps recent discoveries around the abilities, (or lack thereof), in those elected to Govern, will reduce the notion that money and post codes define us all.