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The toothpaste of immortality : self-construction in the consumer age

Author: Elemér Hankiss
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Woodrow Wilson Center Press ; Baltimore, Md. : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©2006.
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"This lively and insightful account reveals the profound ways in which everyday acts and artifacts of consumer civilization shape our sense of self. Elemer Hankiss shows how human beings act simultaneously in two plays. On the "trivial" surface of their everyday lives they work, make money, raise children, build houses, and do a lot of other things. At the same time, they also act in the "existential" drama of their  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Elemér Hankiss
ISBN: 0801884209 9780801884207 0801884217 9780801884214 9780801884214 9780801884207
OCLC Number: 63297617
Description: xvi, 425 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The Self in Everyday Life --
The Morning Reconstruction of the Self --
The Reconstruction of the World --
The Reconstruction of the World --
The Limits and Freedom of Self-Construction --
The Self at Work --
The Self and the Articulation of Time --
The Self at Home --
The Self in Consumer age --
The Self in a Changing World --
"Proletarian Renaissance" --
The Self in a Syncretic Age --
The Self and the Intensity of Life --
The Self in Boundary Situations --
The Myth of the Self --
The Self in a Reenchanted World.
Responsibility: Elemér Hankiss.
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"First published to great success in Hungarian, this entertaining and compelling book reveals surprising insights into the challenges and possibilities of self-fulfillment.  Read more...

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Offers an extensive overview of the psychological and philosophical literature concerning the self. -- Ulrich Muhe Metapsychology 2006 A surprisingly entertaining as well as revealing examination of Read more...

 
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