Everyday identity innovation is an important dimension of social change. It is at once personal and socially patterned. This working paper introduces the concept of identity innovation, proposes a typology of its patterns and shows that it provides a useful analytic tool in discussion of social division, conflict and conflict transformation. The argument is general, but builds on a range of microlevel studies undertaken by the author and others.
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European University Institute
EUI Working Papers SPS 2016/ 1 Department of Political and Social Sciences