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Talk Identity politics: A term whose time has gone

Identity politics: A term whose time has gone

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Genre: Talk with live speech-to-text

Synopsis

Author, broadcaster and editor-at-large for The Guardian, Gary Younge discusses how identity politics has effectively come to mean anything you want it to, so long as you don’t like it. As such, since it is a term so wilfully misunderstood, he argues it is no longer worth claiming or even necessarily critiquing. But the original idea that underpins it still holds true. None of us come to politics from a vacuum – we arrive with affiliations that mould our worldview. Who and what we are does not define what we think, but it certainly helps shape it.

Event details

Mon 17 Sep 2018, 6:30pm

Live subtitling by Stagetext

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Venue details

British Academy
10-11 Carlton House Terrace
St. James
London
SW1Y 5AH

Website: British Academy

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