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Self and Social Change

Self and Social Change

Social Change

June 2007 | 208 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
How does social change influence selfhood? What are the fundamental positions in social theories of the self?

This accessible and assured book offers readers a new take on the central question of the relation between the individual and society. It offers a thorough, informed and critical guide to the field. It demonstrates how global economic and employment structures, neo-liberal discourse, the role of emotion, irrationality, and ambiguity are factors that impact upon the shape and resilience of the self.

Anyone interested in the question of identity and its relation to cultural, social, economic and political contexts will find this book a God-send. It will appeal to students and lecturers in Cultural Studies, Sociology, Social Psychology, and Communications.

Self and Social Change
The Diminished Self
The Reflexive Self
The Regulated Self
The Narcissistic Self
Repositioning Reflexivity

'Matthew Adams provides a clearly written and concise summary of key theoretical accounts of the meaning of social change for psychic life and the experience of self... Self and Social Change is a terrific book. If looking for an accessible introductory text, look no further' - British Journal of Sociology

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