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Unformatted text preview: identities be not what we believe we are, but what everyone else believes we are? Doesnt this conclude that no one can decide their own identity, but rather, that we settle for the identity that others assign us? 2) On page 56, Hall states, Notice the analogy here between language and identity. I know who I am in relation to the other (e.g. my mother) whom I cannot be. In this case, can one really know who one is, or can one really only know who one is not? Doesnt this defeat the entire purpose of the essay by concluding that it is an impossibility to actually determine ones identity?...
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- Fall '07