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The Saturated Self: Delimmas of Identity in Contemporary Lifeby Kenneth J. Gergen
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Todays 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 disciplines—from anthropology to psychoanalysis, from film and fiction to literary theory—to explore these profound changes in our understanding of self-identity and their implications for cultural and intellectual life.
"Todays 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 p"
A brilliant analysis of how the realities of postmodern life are changing the way we view ourselves and our relationships. "Brilliantly argued . . . this book has the power to change the way we think about ourselves and the people and events around us."--Richard Restak, Washington Post Book World
Includes bibliographical references (p. 260-280) and index.
About the Author
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).
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