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Troubled identity and the modern world

Author: Leonidas Donskis; Palgrave Connect (Online service)
Publisher: New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The book maps what Leonidas Donskis terms the troubled identity, that is, the identity that constantly needs assurance and confirmation. It is on why and how the search for identity becomes everything for a postmodern person, an identity builder and shifter. Our infatuation with it replaces the former search for the meaning of life, becoming a mode of discourse, self-discovery, self-interpretation, and a perfect  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Donskis, Leonidas.
Troubled identity and the modern world.
New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009
(DLC) 2008042329
(OCoLC)259716064
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Leonidas Donskis; Palgrave Connect (Online service)
ISBN: 9780230621732 0230621732 0230607705 9780230607705 1282532510 9781282532519
OCLC Number: 449913455
Description: 1 online resource (x, 218 p.)
Contents: An identity in need of assurance and confirmation --
To be or to forget : politics of remembering versus politics of forgetting --
Identity and the emergence of modern sensibilities : liberty, tradition, anger, and incessant change --
Us and them : nationalism and patriotism revisited --
Fear and loathing in liquid modernity --
Forgetting the ends and then redoubling the efforts : fanaticism --
Nowhere at home --
Making and unmaking history : identities in ruins.
Responsibility: Leonidas Donskis.

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The book maps what Leonidas Donskis terms 'the troubled identity', that is, the identity that constantly needs assurance and confirmation. Through an identity-building-and-shifting process, argues  Read more...
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