Experiencing Identity

Experiencing Identity

by Ian Craib
     
 

'I recommend this book to all readers interested in thinking about the self; I am sure that anyone who reads it will come away with some new ideas' - Therapeutic Communities

This critical and comprehensive examination of the relation of theory and identity discusses definitions of identity in classical social theory, modern social theory and

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'I recommend this book to all readers interested in thinking about the self; I am sure that anyone who reads it will come away with some new ideas' - Therapeutic Communities

This critical and comprehensive examination of the relation of theory and identity discusses definitions of identity in classical social theory, modern social theory and psychoanalysis.

The introduction is a critique of existing sociological accounts of identity, arguing that these are incurably cognitive, treating the people that they study as incapable of experiencing an internal life or internal space. The book then considers the implications of this in social theory and human practice.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803976924
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
08/24/1998
Series:
Social Theory Series
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.42(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Sociology and Identity
PART ONE: IDENTITY, EXPERIENCE AND POLITICS
Lukacs
Experience, Identity and Philosophy
The Politics of Experience
Psychoanalysis, Experience and Politics
The Problem of Ambivalence
PART TWO: IDENTITY, EXPERIENCE AND SOCIOLOGY
Back to Utopia
Giddens and Modern Social Theory
Goffman
Frame Analysis
Masculinity and Male Dominance
The Sociology of the Emotions
Sociological Literature and Literary Sociology
Some Notes on John Berger's G
PART THREE: IDENTITY, EXPERIENCE AND PSYCHOANALYSIS
Freud and Philosophy
The Psychodynamics of Theory
What's Happening to Mourning?
Conclusion
Experiencing Identity

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