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Identity: Youth and Crisis
     

Identity: Youth and Crisis

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by Erik H. Erikson
 

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Identity: Youth and Crisis collects Erik H. Erikson's major essays on topics originating in the concept of the adolescent identity crisis.

Identity, Erikson writes, is an unfathomable as it is all-pervasive. It deals with a process that is located both in the core of the individual and in the core of the communal culture. As the culture changes, new

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Identity: Youth and Crisis collects Erik H. Erikson's major essays on topics originating in the concept of the adolescent identity crisis.

Identity, Erikson writes, is an unfathomable as it is all-pervasive. It deals with a process that is located both in the core of the individual and in the core of the communal culture. As the culture changes, new kinds of identity questions arise—Erikson comments, for example, on issues of social protest and changing gender roles that were particular to the 1960s.

Representing two decades of groundbreaking work, the essays are not so much a systematic formulation of theory as an evolving report that is both clinical and theoretical. The subjects range from "creative confusion" in two famous lives—the dramatist George Bernard Shaw and the philosopher William James—to the connection between individual struggles and social order. "Race and the Wider Identity" and the controversial "Womanhood and the Inner Space" are included in the collection.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393347340
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
06/08/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
667,551
File size:
648 KB

Meet the Author

A winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, Erik H. Erikson was renowned worldwide as teacher, clinician, and theorist in the field of psychoanalysis and human development.

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Identity Youth and Crisis 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was an eye opening read for me as an undergraduate student of psychology. Erikson so clearly lays out identity development through out the life cycle and then concisely explains why crisis during identity development can lead to mental illness, personality disorders and other such negative affects. His assertion that everyone must pass successfully through the stages is an underpinning of abnormal psychology. A great read.