The Self We Live By (häftad)
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Gubrium, Jaber F.
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The Self We Live By (häftad)

The Self We Live By

Narrative Identity in a Postmodern World

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Häftad,  Engelska, 1999-10-01
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The Self We Live By confronts the serious challenges facing the self in postmodern times. Taking issue with contemporary trivializations of the self, the book traces a course of development from the early pragmatists who formulated what they called the 'empirical self', to contemporary constructionist views of the storied self. Presenting an institutional context for the increasing complexity and ubiquity of narrative identity, the authors illustrate the
'everyday technology of self construction' and idscuss the resulting moral climate. The book is suitable for advanced undergraduates and graduate students in courses such as Individual in Society, Contemporary American Society, Social Psychology, Social Interaction and Culture & Personality.
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"A fascinating attempt to reconcile the 20th-century concept of the social self with postmodernist thinking, this volume makes an important contribution to the literature of both the social sciences and humanities. Following a brief introductory chapter, the authors take the reader on a crisp, condensed historical journey through various conceptions of the self and the theorists most responsible for their development."--B. Ayers-Nachamkin, Wilson College "Well organized. It offers a variety of information on pertinent theorists and theories. Written in a manner that makes it easy for students to understand sociology and its role in everyday life."--Sonya Gantt, Wayne State University "Just the text I was looking for....Looks like a great book."--Penny Green, University of Southern Colorado


INTRODUCTION; 1. Restorying the Self; PART I: ENVISIONING A SOCIAL SELF; 2. Formulating a Social Self; 3. The Dark Side; 4. Two Options for the Postmodern Self; 5. Ending the Story in Interpretive Practice; PART II: THE EVERYDAY TECHNOLOGY OF SELF CONSTRUCTION; 6. Narrating the Self; 7. Producing Self in Talk and Interaction; 8. Conditions of Self Construction; 9. Material Mediations; CONCLUSION; 10. The Moral Climate of the Self We Live By