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Presence of Self - Robert S. Perinbanayagam


Published: 28th January 2000
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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 Processes
Dialogic Actsp. 3
Rhetoric and the Selfp. 49
ldentificatory Processes
Identity: The Continuity and Differentiation of Selfp. 83
The Poetics of Identityp. 135
The Self in Action
Speaking of the Selfp. 185
The Plays of the Selfp. 221
Epiloguep. 275
Referencesp. 279
Indexp. 291
About the Authorp. 299
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ISBN: 9780847693856
ISBN-10: 0847693856
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
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