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Hybrid Identities
Theoretical and Empirical Examinations

Combining theoretical and empirical pieces, this book explores the emerging theoretical work seeking to describe hybrid identities while also illustrating the application of these theories in empirical research.The sociological perspective of this volume sets it apart. Hybrid identities continue to be predominant in minority or immigrant communities, but these are not the only sites of hybridity in the globalized world. Given a compressed world and a constrained state, identities for all individuals and collective selves are becoming more complex. The hybrid identity allows for the perpetuation of the local, in the context of the global. This book presents studies of types of hybrid identities: transnational, double consciousness, gender, diaspora, the third space, and the internal colony. ??Contributors include: Keri E. Iyall Smith, Patrick Gun Cuninghame, Judith R. Blau, Eric S. Brown, Fabienne Darling-Wolf, Salvador Vidal-Ortiz, Melissa F. Weiner, Bedelia Nicola Richards, Keith Nurse, Roderick Bush, Patricia Leavy, Trinidad Gonzales, Sharlene Hesse-Biber, Emily Brooke Barko, Tess Moeke-Maxwell, Helen Kim, Bedelia Nicola Richards, Helene K. Lee, Alex Frame, Paul Meredith, David L. Brunsma and Daniel J. Delgado.

Keri E. Iyall Smith, Ph.D. (2003) in Sociology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Suffolk University. She is the author of The State and Indigenous Movements and articles on hybridity, human rights, globalization, and indigenous peoples. Patricia Leavy, Ph.D. (2002) in Sociology, Boston College, is Associate Professor of Sociology at Stonehill College. She is the Founding Director of the Gender Studies Program at Stonehill College (2004-2008) and the President of the New England Sociological Association (2009). She is the author of Iconic Events: Media, Politics, and Power in Retelling History, Method Meets Art: Arts-Based Research Practice and coauthor and co-editor of several research methods books.