This anthology provides the definitive theoretical sources of contemporary thinking about identity, including explorations of race, class, gender, and nationality. * Explores the long and rich tradition of philosophical analysis and debate over the genesis, contours, and political effects of identity categories. * Provides the definitive theoretical sources and contemporary debates by leading theorists such as selections from Hegel, Marx, Freud, DuBois, Beauvoir, Lukacs, Fanon, Hall, Guha, Hobsbawm, Wittig, Butler, Halperin, R. Robertson, Said, and LaClau. * Combines general and specific analyses of particular identity categories: race/ethnicity, gender/sexuality, class, nationality. * Allows for a comparative study of identities through multiple theoretical frameworks.