What's in a name? A valued sense of history and identity.
Meghan Markle’s mixed race identity has been the topic of conversation leading up to her wedding to Prince Harry. That’s a good thing.
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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.
Mural in Karachi. Pakistan multiple identities cannot be reduced to religious fanaticism.
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.
If UKIP were pigeons, Clacton-on-Sea #Banksy.
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.
Performers at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games opening ceremony.
Events like the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony present history as a simplistic story of progress and reconciliation.
Indigenous Referendum Council co-chairs Mark Leibler and Pat Anderson.
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.
A smartphone is a digital form of ID for many apps and services.
Iowa Department of Transportation
Smartphones are key elements of two-factor authentication processes. Weakening their security threatens people's digital identities.
Most athletes leave the Olympics disappointed and empty-handed.
For athletes returning home – especially those who are on the cusp of retirement – the transition can be daunting.
Though Chief Wahoo won’t appear on uniforms, there’s no reason to think that the mascot won’t endure on signs, clothing and memorabilia.
Arturo Pardavila III
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.
Research suggests that suicides by racial and ethnic minorities are undercounted.
Many cultures still experience silence and shame around mental health issues. But that doesn't mean they don't need help.
Conversations about Australia Day feel so polarised.
Debates around changing the date of Australia Day tend to run afoul of our sense of social identity, but there are ways to cut through and have a good conversation.
Lego is not just a toy. The bricks are designed as a universal tool to make anything we can imagine.
In a new book, philosophers argue that Lego's coloured bricks are not just a toy, but a tool that raises challenging questions about creativity, conformity and culture.
How do harsher measures to counter possible terrorist attacks impact our relation to political life and to citizenship ?
Counter-terrorism policies have social and political impacts on citizenship, identity and our perception of self and the Other. Through the British case, Lee Jarvis discusses his latest research with Sylvain Antichan.
What does it mean to have a cosmopolitan identity?
Protestors on a Stop Brexit march in Manchester during the Conservative Party conference.
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New research shows that not all young people are totally devastated by the referendum result.
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An expert in artificial intelligence believes we're not ready for the challenges posed by Saudi Arabia granting a robot citizenship. Key questions about robot identity and rights remain unanswered.
Pro-EU march in London, March 25, 2017.
Despite the peace and prosperity brought about by the EU, it continues to be seen as remote and antidemocratic. How can this be fixed ? One possibility is the creation of a Commissioner for Happiness.
English language minority students can struggle to express themselves authentically in online courses if they are new to the conventions of Western discourse and written academic style.
The discourse and structure of online learning can exclude English language minority students. Techniques such as video chats, "safe houses" and content-focused grading can support their success.