“Identity for me is a play of multiple, fractured aspects of the self; it is relational, in that it requires a bond to the “other”; it is retrospective, in that it is fixed through memories and recollections, in a genealogical process. Last, but not least, identity is made of successive identifications, that is to say unconscious internalized images that escape rational control. This fundamental non-coincidence of identity with consciousness implies also that one entertains an imaginary relationship to one's history, genealogy, and material conditions.”

Aus: Rosi Braidotti: Nomadic Subjects. Embodiment and Sexual Difference. Aus: ‘Contemporary Feminist Theory’. Columbia University Press, New York, 1994.