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The Future of Identity : Centennial Reflections on the Legacy of Erik Erikson - Kenneth Hoover

The Future of Identity

Centennial Reflections on the Legacy of Erik Erikson

By: Kenneth Hoover (Editor)


Published: 15th August 2013
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As the world bears witness to the terror and warfare provoked by people's sense of who they are, how they are regarded, and what they deserve, we have entered into the 'age of identity.' Erik Erikson (1902-1994) was the prophet of this new age. His lifetime of clinical and interdisciplinary work on human development focused on the formation and maintenance of identity among people of diverse backgrounds: black, white, and Native American; rich, middle class, and poor; male and female. In this volume scholars from various disciplines, some who knew, worked with, and became good friends of Erikson, discuss and assess his legacy, and investigate the challenges that identity brings to the contemporary world. Contributions to this volume frame the challenge identity poses to contemporary scholarship through Erikson's own work, research in empirical and clinical psychology, individual and rational choice theories, Marxism, democratic theories of political participation, fundamentalism, and globalization . Through the book's truly trans-disciplinary scope, Erikson and his scholarship beg to be revisited by psychologists, sociologists, anthropologists, and students of interdisciplinary social sciences and humanities.

Introduction : the future of identity / Kenneth Hoover and Lena Klintbjer Ericksen -- Remembering erik / Robert Coles -- Erik Erikson : a biographer's reflections on a decade-long process / Lawrence Friedman -- Why Erikson? / James Marcia -- Identity in formation / Jane Kroger -- Identity and choice / Kristen Renwick Monroe -- What should democracies do about identity? / Kenneth Hoover -- Globalization, identity, and the search for chosen traumas / Catarina Kinnvall -- Religion and identity : decipering the construals of Islamic fundamentalism / Lina Haddad Kreidie.

ISBN: 9780739155417
ISBN-10: 0739155415
Format: ePUB
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 180
Published: 15th August 2013
Publisher: University Press of America
Edition Number: 1