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The Saturated Self,9780465071852

The Saturated Self

Edition: Reprint
Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 1/1/2000
Publisher(s): BASIC BOOKS


Today's ever-expanding communications technologies force us to relate to more people and institutions than ever before, challenging the way we view ourselves and our relationships. This powerful and provocative book draws from a wide range of disciplinesfrom anthropology to psychoanalysis, from film and fiction to literary theoryto explore these profound changes in our understanding of self-identity and their implications for cultural and intellectual life.

Author Biography

Kenneth J. Gergen, Ph.D., is professor of psychology at Swarthmore College. He is the author of, among other works, Toward Transformation in Social Knowledge (1982) and, with co-editor John Shotter, Texts of Identity (1989).

Table of Contents

Introduction to the 2000 Edition
The Self Under Siegep. 1
From the Romantic to the Modern Vision of Selfp. 18
Social Saturation and the Populated Selfp. 48
Truth in Troublep. 81
The Emergence of Postmodern Culturep. 111
From Self to Relationshipp. 139
A Collage of Postmodern Lifep. 171
Self-Renewal and Sincerityp. 199
Reckoning and Relativityp. 226
Notesp. 260
Indexp. 281
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