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  •  When I read Identity Politics I think of Identity (1+ / 0-)
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    Theory, as described by Henri Tajfel. He wrote a great deal about in-group/out-group dynamics. Are you familiar with any of his work, Dallasdoc? One of the tenets is that members of an in-group demonstrate loyalty to the in-group by expressing hostility to the out-group.

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    "The opposite of war isn't peace, it's CREATION." _ Jonathan Larson, RENT -9.62, -9.13

    by BeninSC on Mon Feb 17, 2014 at 05:53:22 PM PST

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    •  Thanks, Ben (0+ / 0-)

      I'm not familiar with Tajfel's work, but the basic outlines of identity politics -- including the in-group/out-group dynamic, are referenced by a lot of writers.  Thanks for the reference to the original source material.

      We have always been at war with al Qaeda.

      by Dallasdoc on Mon Feb 17, 2014 at 06:53:22 PM PST

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