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Talkback: Do you feel like you belong? The art of belonging with Hugh Mackay

Talkback: Do you feel like you belong? The art of belonging with Hugh Mackay | identity | Scoop.it
“Are neighbourhoods functioning as well as they did in the past?” That's the question posed by social researcher Hugh Mackay in his lastest offering The Art of Belonging: it's not where you live, it's how you live.
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Braveheart, cinema and Scottish independence - ABC Online

Braveheart, cinema and Scottish independence - ABC Online | identity | Scoop.it
Braveheart, cinema and Scottish independence ABC Online As Scotland heads to the polls to decide whether or not to remain a part of the UK, many are acknowledging the role cinema has played in forging the country's identity, and nothing on the...
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Indigenous History posters from Critical Classroom

Indigenous History posters from Critical Classroom | identity | Scoop.it

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The posters provide an Aboriginal perspective on the history of Aboriginal people in Queensland, Australia.It allows participants to discover the story for themselves, via pictorial posters that Legislative Acts and Policies had on Land, Life, Identity, Culture and Clashes on Aboriginal people since invasion and colonization." Crossing Cultures project

 

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Great visual representations of Aboriginal identity

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Every time you love a service, it gets closer to being acquired

Every time you love a service, it gets closer to being acquired | identity | Scoop.it
Why do you Like a brand on Facebook?

Why do you tell your friends to download an app?

Why do you feel comforted every time you order your favorite cup of coffee?

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Digital Identity vs Digital Self.

Digital Identity vs Digital Self. | identity | Scoop.it
This is a beautiful video which outlines how your identity is formed on the web.
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Not-So-Sweet Seventeen

Not-So-Sweet Seventeen | identity | Scoop.it
I've been disillusioned by Seventeen's pixie dust more times than I would like to admit. The magazine manufactures self-doubt so girls will buy the quick-fix products displayed on their glossy pages.
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Beyond Australia's adolescent identity crisis - Eureka Street

Beyond Australia's adolescent identity crisis - Eureka Street | identity | Scoop.it
Beyond Australia's adolescent identity crisisEureka StreetMany look to 1788 as the source of national identity, but Federation is actually a closer approximation of birth.
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US man David Estes claims DOE Network shows he is 'identical match' for Grant Beaumont

US man David Estes claims DOE Network shows he is 'identical match' for Grant Beaumont | identity | Scoop.it
WHAT do you do when you think you've been kidnapped and a missing child database says you might be a Beaumont child?
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Law of Identity and Mathematics of Change | NowPublic News Coverage

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The power of pink (gender identity)

The power  of pink (gender identity) | identity | Scoop.it
The 'pinkification' of little girls – their clothes, their bedrooms, their toys – is a very recent phenomenon. So why did the launch this month of a campaign against the colour's dominance cause such uproar?
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A letter to the editor of the Stabroek news about ethnic and other identities

A letter to the editor of the Stabroek news about ethnic and other identities | identity | Scoop.it
People have ethnic and other identities in addition to a national identity Stabroek News Prof Jean S Phinney, notes that ethnic identity is an important component of the self-concept and a significant predictor of self-esteem and is of increasing...
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Bookslut | Cinderella Ate My Daughter : Dispatches from the Front Lines of the New Girlie-Girl Culture by Peggy Orenstein

Bookslut | Cinderella Ate My Daughter : Dispatches from the Front Lines of the New Girlie-Girl Culture by Peggy Orenstein | identity | Scoop.it
Peggy Orenstein’s fourth book, Cinderella Ate My Daughter, chronicles the author’s journey through America’s princess culture with her young daughter, Daisy. Beginning with Disney princesses, Orenstein comes to examine American Girl dolls, the “tween” market, Miley Cyrus, social media, beauty pageants, and of course, Barbie, all in the united effort to best understand the decisions she is making for her daughter. Acknowledging early on in Cinderella Ate My Daughter the tumultuous battlefield of potential body issues, poor self-esteem, ramped sexism, and gender essentialist impositions, Orenstein opens her book with an awareness for the road ahead in raising a girl.

The “princess phase” is first up for debate as Orenstein discusses the concept with fellow mothers at her daughter’s school. Each of the mothers justify the princess epidemic in a different way, one stating that it’s simply about dressing up and that the stories are not permitted in the home while another says that having a princess ideal gives her daughter a strong identity as a woman and as female -- a place were 1960s feminism erred, according to this same mother.

Orenstein cites many studies, including a 2006 survey of more than 2,000 school-aged children that observed young girls feeling an increasing need to be “perfect” -- not only to excel academically, but also in extracurricular activities, sports, and friendships. Orenstein also reports that the number of young girls worrying about their weight increased between 2000 and 2006 as well, along with rates of stress, suicide, and depression. Orenstein quotes Susan J. Douglas from her book Enlightened Sexism to reconcile these studies: “We can excel in school, play sports, go to college, aspire to -- and get -- jobs previously reserved for men, be working mothers, and so forth. But in exchange we must obsess about our faces, weight, breast size, clothing brands, decorating, perfectly calibrated child-rearing, about pleasing men and being envied by other women.”

But Orenstein’s study of the princess archetype becomes more nuanced than surveys and statistics, as the glitter, sparkles, multiple gowns, and accessories take on a different appeal when Orenstein’s daughter says, “Mom, did you know that girls can choose all kinds of things to wear, but boys can only wear pants?” Orenstein observes through her own daughter that plucking one tiara from many and embodying fictitious royalty becomes a source of power for her -- a way to assert herself and her own aesthetic in a make-believe world. Orenstein also notes how many parents do not associate princess play with beauty necessarily, but rather view the time as an innocent one that protects against premature sexualization.

“It reassures us that, despite the pressure to be precious, little girls are still -- and ever will be -- little girls. And that knowledge restores our faith not only in wonder, but quite possibly, in goodness itself,” she writes. From there, she observes the princess epidemic that began after September 11, 2001, and continued to escalate during the recession:
This is not the first time princess obsession has cropped up during a time of societal crisis. The original European fairy tales rose from medieval culture that faced all manner of economic and social upheaval. Frances Hodgson Burnett’s book A Little Princess was published in 1905, a time of rapid urbanization, immigrations, and spiraling poverty; Shirley Temple’s film version was a hit during the Great Depression… President Franklin Roosevelt even reportedly proclaimed, "As long as our country has Shirley Temple, we will be all right."

Orenstein explores how, historically, multiple cultures have established a pattern for constructing hopes and aspirations on the innocence of little girls and, more specifically, on their bodies. While attending a children’s pageant a la Toddlers & Tiaras, Orenstein shadows one particular family with a little beauty queen and a disabled son. Through lacquering their daughter’s face with makeup and teasing out her hair, the family strikes Orenstein as placing their hopes for a different life on their daughter’s beauty:
It seemed that, for a variety of reasons -- a disabled child, the dream of upward mobility, an escape route from small-town life -- these little girls had become the repository of their family’s ambitions. That made a certain kind of sense. Historically, girls’ bodies have often embodied families’ upwardly mobile dreams: flawless complexions, straight teeth, narrow waists -- all have served as symbols of parental aspirations.

Cinderella Ate My Daughter provides a multi-tiered yet accessible meditation on princess play that draws both from first-hand observation as well as acute study of history, fairy tales, psychology, and cultural analysis. Orenstein freely counters her own assertions, going back and forth in an internal debate about purchases, messages, values, and ideals that is at times humorous and understandable given her own daughter’s bubbly voice in the background. What Orenstein uncovers about the behavior patterns of little girls and their propensity towards pink ends up revealing just as much about American culture as it does about contemporary girlhood.
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Culture, not colour, is the heart of Aboriginal identity - SBS

Culture, not colour, is the heart of Aboriginal identity - SBS | identity | Scoop.it
SBS Culture, not colour, is the heart of Aboriginal identity SBS Findings about Aboriginal identity are an important aspect of the research that has been undertaken as part of the ongoing ARC-funded project – More than Family History: Race, Gender...
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Will Self, keep your cardigan on. Blanket disdain for hipsters is so tired - The Guardian

Will Self, keep your cardigan on. Blanket disdain for hipsters is so tired - The Guardian | identity | Scoop.it
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Will Self, keep your cardigan on. Blanket disdain for hipsters is so tired
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Self is not alone in his disdain.
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Speaking culture: language is who we are · Marnti Warajanga— a walk together

Speaking culture: language is who we are · Marnti Warajanga— a walk together | identity | Scoop.it

This site explores the importance of Language in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture. There were about 250 different Language groups in Australia but only half of these are still spoken.


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Grassroots creativity weaves desert into life

Grassroots creativity weaves desert into life | identity | Scoop.it
Ancient stories have inspired central Australian women in a craft that has risen to fine art.

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Great story of 'country and place'...thanks SMH

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Walter Mosley on Trayvon Martin Case and Racial Identity - Newsweek

Walter Mosley on Trayvon Martin Case and Racial Identity - Newsweek | identity | Scoop.it
NewsweekWalter Mosley on Trayvon Martin Case and Racial IdentityNewsweekPretty far back in the 20th century, when the American government was waging an immoral war on Vietnam and conducting illegal campaigns against Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm...
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A Proposal to Fix Online Identity

Facebook's social graph of you isn't you. It's an approximation and an extrapolation based on little clues you've left lying around the Web.
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Aussie flag flyers more racist: survey - ABC Online

Aussie flag flyers more racist: survey - ABC Online | identity | Scoop.it
Aussie flag flyers more racist: surveyABC Online... you know, people are moving on to other things and they don't feel the need perhaps to express their nationalism in this sort of way," she said.
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Many cultural hands make the Australian way of life work - Sydney Morning Herald

Many cultural hands make the Australian way of life work - Sydney Morning Herald | identity | Scoop.it
Sydney Morning HeraldMany cultural hands make the Australian way of life workSydney Morning Herald... privilege cultural diversity over national identity. It seems to licence separation rather than integration.
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Beauty and the New Lego Line For Girls » Sociological Images

Beauty and the New Lego Line For Girls » Sociological Images | identity | Scoop.it
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Opinion article on a male modeling female clothes. Gender identity

Opinion article on a male modeling female clothes. Gender identity | identity | Scoop.it
A Broady boy called to the bra - that's the beauty of it...
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Despite the criticism, creative couple stick by bumper idea

Despite the criticism, creative couple stick by bumper idea | identity | Scoop.it
The reductive representation of identity in a bumper sticker
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