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“Identity”—“1. The collective aspect of the set of characteristics by which a thing is definitely recognizable or known. 2. The set of behavioral or personal characteristics by which an individual is recognizable as a member of a group.” American Heritage Dictionery
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Identities in the contemporary world derive from a multiplicity of sources— from nationality, ethnicity, social class, community, gender, sexuality— sources which may conflict in the construction of identity positions and lead to contradictory fragmented identities…However, identity gives us a location in the world and presents the link between us and the society in which we live…Identity gives us an idea of who we are and of how we relate to others to the world in which we live. Identity marks the ways in which we are the same as others who share that position, and the ways in which we are different from those who do not. Often, identity is most clearly marked by difference, that is by what it is not.
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  • Spring '08
  • ITO
  • American Heritage Dictionery, contemporary world derive, brutal murdering villain, odious man.` Patrick, 1600-1867 daimy shgun

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