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Subjectivity : Theories of the Self from Freud to Haraway - Nick Mansfield

Subjectivity

Theories of the Self from Freud to Haraway

Paperback Published: 1st September 2000
ISBN: 9780814756515
Number Of Pages: 198

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I am who? No topic is more crucial to contemporary cultural theory than subjectivity, and Nick Mansfield has written what has long been lacking--a lucid, smart introduction to work in the field.--Simon During, University of MelbourneEffortlessly and with humor and passion, Mansfield offers the reader a telling, trenchantly articulated account of the complex enigma of the self. With its graceful movements between disciplines, ideas, and areas of interest, Subjectivity deserves to become a benchmark for all such student introductions.--Julian Wolfreys, University of FloridaWhat am I referring to when I say I? This little word is so easy to use in daily life, yet it has become the focus of intense theoretical debate. Where does my sense of self come from? Does it arise spontaneously or is it created by the media or society?This concern with the self, with our subjectivity, is now our main point of reference in Western societies. How has it come to be so important, and what are the different ways in which we can approach an understanding of the self? Nick Mansfield explores how our notions of subjectivity have developed over the past century. Analyzing the work of key modern and postmodern theorists such as Freud, Foucault, Nietzsche, Lacan, Kristeva, Deleuze and Guattari, and Haraway, he shows how subjectivity is central to debates in contemporary culture, including gender, sexuality, ethnicity, postmodernism, and technology.

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"I am who? No topic is more crucial to contemporary cultural theory than subjectivity, and Nick Mansfield has written what has long been lacking--a lucid, smart introduction to work in the field."

-Simon During, University of Melbourne

ISBN: 9780814756515
ISBN-10: 0814756514
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 198
Published: 1st September 2000
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.34 x 13.97  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.27

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