Being German, Paraguayan and Germanino: Exploring the Relation Between Social and Personal Identity

@article{Kurzwelly2019BeingGP,
  title={Being German, Paraguayan and Germanino: Exploring the Relation Between Social and Personal Identity},
  author={Jonatan Kurzwelly},
  journal={Identity},
  year={2019},
  volume={19},
  pages={144 - 156}
}
ABSTRACT Despite people’s claims, their national, ethnic and other identities are not ubiquitously relevant, they are rather situationally evoked and performed. Such is the case with the German, Paraguayan and Germanino identity in the municipality of Nueva Germania, in Paraguay. Recognising such contextual epistemic permissibility allows us to form a de-essentialised understanding of groups and individuals. One of the challenges that emerge from this approach, is to understand how a person can… Expand
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