Talking the talk? Language and identity in the European soap opera

Hugh O'Donnell

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Book abstract: This book contains selected papers from the meetings «To think the Identity» and «Identities on the move» held in the Institute for Research into Identities and Society (University of Lleida) during 2010. The aim is to understand the reasons that allow social cohesion throughout the creation of identities and its adaptation. Identity is individual and collective, momentary and secular, apparently contradictory terms that can only coexist and fructify if they entail a constant adaptation. Thus, in a changing world, the identities are always on the move and the continuity of society requires a permanent move. Values, Culture, Language and History show the societies in permanent evolution, and demand an interdisciplinary perspective for studying. Attending this scope, outstanding historians, sociologists, linguistics and scientists offer here a diachronic and interdisciplinary approach to this phenomenon: how men and women have been combining the identity and the move in order to feel save into a social life from Middle Ages to current days, and how different items, in our present society, built the framework of identities.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIdentities on the Move
EditorsFlocel Sabaté
Place of PublicationBern
PublisherPeter Lang International Academic Publishers
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9783035107029
ISBN (Print)9783034312967
Publication statusPublished - 2014


  • soap opera
  • identity
  • language

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)


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