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Bioarchaeology and Identity in the Americas$
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Kelly J. Knudson and Christopher M. Stojanowski

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780813036786

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813036786.001.0001

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Key Concepts in Identity Studies

Key Concepts in Identity Studies

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(p.24) 2 Key Concepts in Identity Studies
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Bioarchaeology and Identity in the Americas
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KELLY J. KNUDSON

CHRISTOPHER M. STOJANOWSKI

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University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813036786.003.0002

This chapter sets the theoretical tone of the book and serves as a review of previous studies of social-identities research in anthropology and the broader social sciences. It makes specific linkages to previous bioarchaeological research on human social identities while providing basic definitions of the different types of identities recognized by social scientists. These include age, sex, gender, social status, agency, embodiment, personhood, and ethnicity, among others.

Keywords:   physical anthropology, gender, sex, religion, social status, ethnicity, disability, embodiment, agency, personhood

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