Drawing on ideas from Charles Sanders Peirce, George Herbert Mead, Kenneth Burke, and Mikhail Bakhtin, this work focuses on the centrality of the social act in describing and understanding the beingness of the human individual, situating such acts in dialogic and rhetorical processes. Such processes enable actors to give presence to their selves and, it is claimed, put them into play by using both a logic and a poetic of identity. These arguments are supported by an analysis of everyday conversations, certain inter-personal encounters, and acts of reading and watching sporting engagements.
Winner of the 2001 Charles Horton Cooley Award, given for an outstanding contribution to the study of symbolic interaction by the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction.
|Dialogic Acts||p. 3|
|Rhetoric and the Self||p. 49|
|Identity: The Continuity and Differentiation of Self||p. 83|
|The Poetics of Identity||p. 135|
|The Self in Action|
|Speaking of the Self||p. 185|
|The Plays of the Self||p. 221|
|About the Author||p. 299|
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Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 28th January 2000
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24 x 1.78
Weight (kg): 0.46