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Identities as the Assignments of Difference

This is one way in which cultural analysis of seemingly opposed constituencies might be fruitfully utilized: not so much as a bridge between people on opposite sides of cultural debates (who may not want to cross such a bridge in any case) but rather as a tool for more deeply understanding the processes by which particular identities are constructed and then made to seem unique, different, and even opposite to other kinds of culturally formed identities.

From R. Marie Griffith, God’s Daughters: Evangelical Women and the Power of Submission (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1997), 209.

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