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The Social Self : Inquiries in Social Construction - David Bakhurst

The Social Self

Inquiries in Social Construction

By: David Bakhurst (Editor), Christine Sypnowich (Editor)


Published: 1st August 1995
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Much discussion in recent years has centred on the status of the self, identity and subjectivity in the light of powerful arguments about the social origins of personhood. <B>The Social Self</B> presents many dimensions of the debate, spanning psychology, philosophy, politics and feminist theory, and provides a critical overview of the key themes involved. <P></P><P>The internationally renowned contributors examine the senses in which we are `social selves' whose very identities are intimately bound up with the communities and cultures in which we live. Drawing on Wittgenstein, Marx, Foucault, Bakhtin, Gilligan and MacIntyre, among others, the chapters show the diversity of influences that have shaped this exciting and controversial</P>

Problems of the Social Self
Meaning and Self in Cultural Perspective
Wittgenstein and Social Being
What a Vygotskian Perspective Can Contribute to Contemporary Philosophy of Language
The Soviet Self
A Personal Reminiscence
Death in Utopia
Marxism and the Mortal Self
The Social Self in Political Theory
The Communitarian Critique of the Liberal Subject
The Gendered Self
Becoming Women/Women Becoming
Film and the Social Construction of Gender
Why Multiple Personality Tells Us Nothing about the Self/Mind/Person/Subject/Soul/Consciousness
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ISBN: 9780803975965
ISBN-10: 0803975961
Series: Inquiries in Social Construction
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 1st August 1995
Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 16.51  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.48