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Identity politics: Identity politics involves the political mobilization based on social identities, such as race, gender, sexuality, or religion. It centers on advocating for the interests and rights of specific groups, addressing systemic inequalities and discrimination. It emphasizes the importance of recognizing diverse identities and experiences in shaping policies and societal frameworks. See also Identity, Politics, Multiculturalism, Universalism, Racism, Discrimination, Religion, Religious belief.
Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.

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Naomi Klein on Identity Politics - Dictionary of Arguments

Brocker I 933
Identity Policy/Naomi Klein: KleinVsIdentity Politics: it has provided capitalist exploitation with "great brand content and excellent marketing strategies": "If diversity was what we wanted, the brands seemed to say, then we would also get diversity"(1). Out of "voluntary blindness" the women's and civil rights movement had renounced its "radical economic foundations" through identity and representation politics: "We were so busy analysing the projections on the wall that we did not notice how the wall itself was sold".(2)
>Civil Rights
, >Society, >Markets, >Commodities, >Civil Society, >Feminism, >Political Representation.

1. Naomi Klein, No Logo: Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies, Toronto 2000. (Tenth Anniversary Edition with a New Introduction by the Author, New York 32010.) Dt.: Naomi Klein, No Logo! Der Kampf der Global Players um Marktmacht – Ein Spiel mit vielen Verlierern und wenigen Gewinnern, Frankfurt/M. 2015 (zuerst 2001) p. 123
2. Ibid. p. 136

Christine Bauhardt, „Naomi Klein, No Logo! (2000)“ in: Manfred Brocker (Hg.) Geschichte des politischen Denkens. Das 20. Jahrhundert. Frankfurt/M. 2018

Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments
The note [Concept/Author], [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] resp. "problem:"/"solution:", "old:"/"new:" and "thesis:" is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.
Klein, Naomi
Brocker I
Manfred Brocker
Geschichte des politischen Denkens. Das 20. Jahrhundert Frankfurt/M. 2018

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