Re: michal roth's intro; four contradictions and children's play

From: Oudeyis (
Date: Thu Sep 30 2004 - 01:44:43 PDT

But Mike, if we're writing about social identities (which I suppose most
identities are), then we must be dealing with co-construction.
Buying into identities is a neat turn of phrase, better (by virtue of its
reference to the political economy of identity) than Goffman's tendencies to
use thespian expressions to describe presentation of self: face work,
performances and of course theatrical frames.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Mike Cole" <>
To: <>
Sent: Thursday, September 30, 2004 4:49 AM
Subject: RE: michal roth's intro; four contradictions and children's play

> I am wondering about more the more I read, Phillip. But this struck
> a responsive chord with me:
> now i'm wondering i
> f this article isn't about how new identities are constructed but rather
how we
> co-construct with others the identity we wish to be seen by.
> I also got off on the notion of "buying into" identities in terms of
> the political economy of identity,
> with respect.
> mike

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