We are pleased to invite you to a panel and book launch of "Studies on the Social Construction of Identity and Authenticity”. The event will feature a conversation with the editors and several of the contributors on Tuesday December 8th, 9:30-11:00 AM EST (UTC-05:00) on Zoom.
This volume offers readers insight into social constructionist approaches to identity and authenticity. It focuses on the processes of identification and authentication, rather than on subjective experiences of selfhood. There are no attempts to settle what authentic identities are. On the contrary, contributors demonstrate that neither identities nor their authenticity have a single or fixed meaning. Chapters provide exemplars of contemporary research on identity and authenticity, with significant diversity among them in terms of the identities, cultural milieu, geographic settings, disciplinary traditions, and methodological approaches considered. In this panel, contributors will introduce a number of established and emerging identity groups including yogis, fitness bloggers, international volunteers and social media influencers.