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Modernity and self-identity : self and society in the late modern age

Author: Anthony Giddens
Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. : Polity Press in association with Basil Blackwell, 1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

The main argument of this study is that "late" modernity is a post-traditional order characterized by a developed institutional reflexivity. Under influence of the globalizing tendencies of modern  Read more...


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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony Giddens
ISBN: 0745608892 9780745608891 0745609325 9780745609324 0804719446 9780804719445
OCLC Number: 24593632
Description: 256 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The contours of high modernity --
The self : ontological security and existential anxiety --
The trajectory of the self --
Fate, risk and security --
The sequestration of experience --
Tribulations of the self --
The emergence of life politics.
Responsibility: Anthony Giddens.
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'In this book Anthony Giddens brings back in personality, the psyche, human nature itself. It is a pleasure and a real intellectual advance to have a social theorist of his stature revive the once Read more...

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