The notion of identity, mobilized in a wide range of discourse, crossing the different fields of expertise (philosophy, linguistics, social and political sciences, etc.), encompasses a range of different interpretations that are often vague or ambiguous, at times controversial and contradictory. This special issue seeks to examine the notion of identity from a transdicsiplinary perspective in order to clarify its different interpretations, usages and functions, going from personal to social identity, from inherent to asserted identity, from expressions of identity to problems of identification.


The present volume represents the outcome of the Ninth Edition of the Euro-Japan Academic Networking for Humanities Project held at the University of Franche-Comt France, September 2016.