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Elliott, Anthony

Concepts of the Self

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More than ten years on from its original publication, Concepts of the Self still mesmerizes with its insight, comprehensiveness and critique of debates over the self in the social sciences and humanities. Anthony Elliott has written a new preface to this third edition to address some of the most recent developments in the field, and offers a powerful challenge to what he describes as ‘the emergence of anti-theories of the self’.

The first two editions have proven exceptionally popular among students and teachers worldwide. Anthony Elliott provides a scintillating introduction to the major accounts of the self from symbolic interactionism and psychoanalysis to post-feminism and postmodernism. This new edition has been extensively revised and updated to take account of more recent theoretical developments, and a new chapter has been added on individualization which focuses on how the self becomes an agent of ‘do-it-yourself’ autobiographical reconstruction in an age of intensive globalization.

Concepts of the Self remains the most lively, lucid and compelling introduction to contemporary controversies over the self and self-identity in the social sciences and humanities. Written by an author of international reputation, it connects debates about the self directly to identity politics, the sociology of personal relationships and intimacy, and the politics of sexuality, and will continue to be an invaluable introductory text for students in of social and political theory, sociology, social psychology, cultural studies, and gender studies.

Keywords: Social Theory, identity, social identity, psychology, psychoanalysis, symbolic interactionism, gender, postmodern, mobilities

Author(s)
Publisher
John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Publication year
2013
Language
en
Edition
3
Series
Polity Key Concepts in the Social Sciences series
Page amount
200 pages
Category
Society
Format
Ebook
eISBN (ePUB)
9780745672434
Printed ISBN
9780745661896

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