The Social Self

Author(s): David Bakhurst (Editor); Christine Sypnowich (Editor)

Social Science | Philosophy

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. The Social Selfpresents many dimensions of the debate, spanning psychology, philosophy, politics and feminist theory, and provides a critical overview of the key themes involved. 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 issue.


Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780803975972
  • : SAGE Publications, Limited
  • : SAGE Publications, Limited
  • : September 1995
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  • : books

Special Fields

  • : very good
  • : 192
  • : David Bakhurst (Editor); Christine Sypnowich (Editor)
  • : Paperback
  • : English