Torture is such a profound tear in the fabric that makes us human that it can distort even the most fundamental elements of social existence.
Research sheds light on how we pick and choose among distorted memories to create our identity. But is that a bad thing?
The US president's comments about South Africa's land reform stem from his view that whites are under attack from blacks.
For the millions celebrating on the Champs-Elysées last month, Frenchness was not just an idea, it was an intense shared experience. But what happens to that identity when the celebrations end?
As the Wettlaufer inquiry wraps up for the summer, an international research team offers suggestions on how to make nursing homes as good as they can possibly be.
Those four words have multiple layers of meaning. How young Aussies answered depended on multiple factors, such as the colour of their skin, family ties and where they live geographically.
How medieval scientists grappled with the conflicting 'truths' of creationism and the eternity of the world.
The Great Exhibition of the North is putting paid to tired stereotypes of the region – but now, the North itself is becoming divided.
What's in a name? A valued sense of history and identity.
Journalist Stan Grant has argued that we need to stop talking about Meghan Markle's 'mixed race' identity. But our society still categorises people according to race - and we need to discuss this.
Pakistan has often been misunderstood to be exclusively built upon a national Islamic identity, ignoring the multiculturality and divisive role of Islam in the definition of its national identity.
Identity politics can take an exclusionary or even predatory form, but can they also be more progressive and emancipatory?
If you live in a diverse neighbourhood, you're more likely to identify with a whole range of different people – and to lend a helping hand.
If we're keeping him, it's time to reinvent James Bond for the digital post-Weinstein age.
Events like the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony present history as a simplistic story of progress and reconciliation.
Social and economic inequality is a serious threat to the sustainability of liberal democracy. It cannot be addressed by declaring that identity claims are democratically suspect.
Smartphones are key elements of two-factor authentication processes. Weakening their security threatens people's digital identities.
For athletes returning home – especially those who are on the cusp of retirement – the transition can be daunting.
Research on the relationship between mascots and fandom shows just how tricky it is to truly eradicate a mascot from a region's collective identity.
Many cultures still experience silence and shame around mental health issues. But that doesn't mean they don't need help.