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The Conceptual Self in Context : Culture Experience Self Understanding - Ulric Neisser

The Conceptual Self in Context

Culture Experience Self Understanding

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What is the self-concept and how does it develop? Do people in different cultures have sharply different concepts of self? Can we believe what our informants tell us on this point? What is known about the self-concepts of depressives? of schizophrenics? How does meditation affect the sense of self? Is there an inner 'self of selves' as James once suggested? These are, of course, hotly debated questions in the social sciences. In this 1997 book a prestigious group of psychologists, linguists, anthropologists and philosophers addresses these questions and presents some surprising answers. This is the third and last of the Emory Symposia organized around Ulric Neisser's cognitive theory of self-knowledge, it goes beyond The Perceived Self and The Remembering Self to deal with psychological and philosophical questions surrounding the self.

"Neisser and Jopling's edited volume collects an intelligent, sophisticated, and interdisciplinary set of essays on the self written by a distinguished group of psychologists, anthropologists, linguists, and philosophers....there is much here of interest to sociologists of the self. The Conceptual Self in Context covers a lot of ground in its 13 thoughtful and well-written chapters. This book should be read by sociologists interested in the self." Viktor Gecas, Contemporary Sociology

List of contributions
The Self in Culture:
Concepts and self-concepts
Selfways: diversity in modes of cultural participation
Depression and the cultural context of the self-serving bias
How is the self conceptualized? Variations among cultures
The internal structure of the self
Why Lakoff needs psychoanalysis: on cultural ambivalence and concepts of the self Charles
Children's self-awareness and self-understanding in cultural context vDaniel Hart
Situating the self in interpersonal space
The self as socially constructed: a commentary
Experiencing the Self:
Mindfulness mediation and the private (?) self
The consciousness machine: self and subjectivity in schizophrenia and modern culture
Philosophical Perspectives on the Self:
The self and contemporary theories of ethics
A 'self of selves'?
Author index
Subject index
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ISBN: 9780521153607
ISBN-10: 0521153603
Series: Emory Symposia in Cognition
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 296
Published: 10th June 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 14.61  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.45