Identity politics has accented the primacy of subjectivity of all kinds. I deflate the importance of identity in the short term here, as a preamble for arguing that our identities have always been fictions that are shaped by underlying institutional forces; that is, contrary to what we think, these identities can change and are stratified less by the ethnocentrism in our concepts than our institutional situatedness.
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Allen Chun; The Postcolonial Alien in Us All: Identity in the Global Division of Intellectual Labor. positions 1 August 2008; 16 (3): 689–710. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/10679847-2008-018
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