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Social selves : theories of self and society

Author: Ian Burkitt
Publisher: London : SAGE, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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'Social Selves' seeks to answer the basic social question of 'who am I?' by developing an understanding of self-identity as formed in social relations and social activity.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Burkitt
ISBN: 9781412912716 1412912717 1412912725 9781412912723
OCLC Number: 213106494
Notes: Previous edition: 1991.
Description: ix, 203 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Society and the self --
Dialogue and the social self --
Ethics, self and performativity --
Power, knowledge and the self --
Gender, sexuality and identity --
Social relations, social class and the self --
Self in contemporary society.
Responsibility: Ian Burkitt.

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