Identitypolitics

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Like it or not, there is no escaping identity politics. With every effort to identify oneself as an individual, one is associated with a larger group. This collection explores how identity politics works, how it rears its ugly headb and which efforts are taken to defy and discuss it. The attempt to escape the Spectacle is a Spectacle in itself.

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Identity politics

Identity (construct of…)

“Now part of what”…“I see as the problem is the idea of anybody’s having to fight the fragmentation and multicultural diversity of the world, not to mention outright oppression, by constructing something so rigid as an identity, an identity in which there has to be a fixed and immobile core, a core that is structured to hold inviolate such a complete biological fantasy as race— whether white or black”  —Samuel R. Delany, interviewed by Mark Dery, 1994

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Identity politics

Mythologies

Gelijkheidsbeginsel vs diversiteitsideaal

“De positie die Valkenberg inneemt gaat verder dan een ‘blinde vlek’ hebben voor ongelijkheid, ontkennen van institutioneel racisme en het bewustzijn dat we in een klassenmaatschappij leven. Deze positie is, door de teloorgang van het Nederlandse onderwijs aan de opkomst van diversiteit te verbinden, racistisch in zijn kern.”
— Mark Mulder

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Identity politics

Am I Black or White, Am I Straight or Gay?

Identity politics

The Majority is a Minority

Identity politics

“‘The’ Dutch identity does not exist”. — Maxima

“The Netherlands is: big windows with no curtains, so everyone can look inside. But also: privacy and cosyness (‘gezelligheid’).
—Maxima

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