1.1 What is identity?

This course is about questions of identity. Identity itself seems to be about a question, ‘who am I?’ We are going to focus on three key questions in this section:

  • How are identities formed?

  • How much control do we have in shaping our own identities?

  • Are there particular uncertainties about identity in the contemporary UK?

First, we need to think a bit more about what we mean by identity.

If
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In response to the ongoing sub-prime crisis, the recently published Crosby Report recommends that the Government uses public money to swap bank's seriously damaged mortgage-backed securities for pristine government bonds. Matthew Watson from the Department of Politics and International Studies at Warwick University talks about these recommendations, and how the global credit crunch is affecting Labour's popularity with the electorate.
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As well as looking at the behaviour of firms and the industries and markets to which they belong, economists also engage in a different style of inquiry, thinking about what economic change means for the lives of the people involved. Once again there is a variety of interpretations and different ideas but this time they concern the desirability of economic change. What benefits does the ‘new economy’ bring and what costs, or negative effects, does it impose on people? In analysing these b
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1.10 Ganymede

David A. Rothery Teach Yourself Planets, Chapter 9, pp. 107-39, Hodder Education, 2000, 2003.

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Introduction

This course focuses on your initial encounters with research. It invites you to think about how perceptions of mathematics have influenced you in your prior learning, your teaching and the attitudes of learners.

This OpenLearn course is an adapted extract from the Open University course ME825 Researching mathematics learning
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Allemande, an influential French Baroque Court dance, is performed by professional dancers. This is an excerpt from the DVD: How To Dance Through Time Vol. 4. (0:51)
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This unit examines how small features can be etched and cut out of solid materials at a very small scale.

This unit is an adapted extract from the Open University course Engineering small worlds: micro and nano technologies (T356).


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Speaker(s): Stephen Machin | The lecture will present evidence on the determinants of criminality, with a focus on how economic incentives matter for crime. A particular emphasis will be placed on new empirical developments in the economics of crime field, and the use of large scale microdata in research designs that enable causal effects to be identified. Some of the areas to be covered include: crime and the labour market; the economic returns to crime; online crime; and the impact of policin
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