The Political and Geographical Boundaries of Identity and Ethnicity

Event Date: 19 March 2012 Room B36, Birkbeck Main Building Birkbeck, University of London Malet Street, Bloomsbury London WC1E 7HX Department of History, Classics and Archaeology at Birkbeck, University of London presents: I-D The Boundaries of Identity Three lectures in dialogue around the themes of identity from different subject perspectives. Lecture 1: The political and geographical boundaries of identity and …

Katherine Brown – “We are the West”: Muslim women’s claims of identity and belonging

Part of the Islam, Muslim Youth and Identity series Katherine Brown (Kings College, University of London) “We are the West”: Muslim women’s claims of identity and belonging Abstract: I have argued elsewhere that British security politics places Muslims on the margins of citizenship, operating as an internal ‘Other’ that is evoked in repeated discourses of fear, threats and danger. However …

Daniela Berghahn – Citizens of Two Worlds: Hybrid Identity Formation in Diasporic Coming-of-Age Films

17 March 2009 – (HARC) – Coming-of-age films, a loosely defined sub-genre of the youth film, centre on the transition from childhood to adolescence or from adolescence to adulthood. This transition usually occurs as a result of a formative experience (first love, separation, death) or a rite-of-passage (test of courage, graduation) and normally results in a fundamental choice the protagonist has to make. In this paper Dr Daniela Berghahn argues that coming-of-age narratives occupy a central position in the work of diasporic filmmakers…