The Messy Self

The Messy Self

by Jennifer Rosner
     
 

The Messy Self challenges the idea—and the ideal—of a coherent, harmonious self. Taken together, the essays illustrate how a flourishing self is inevitably divided, ambivalent, fractured—messy—and how the self triumphs through disorder. Written in accessible language by award-winning writers and scholars, the book offers a diversity of

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The Messy Self challenges the idea—and the ideal—of a coherent, harmonious self. Taken together, the essays illustrate how a flourishing self is inevitably divided, ambivalent, fractured—messy—and how the self triumphs through disorder. Written in accessible language by award-winning writers and scholars, the book offers a diversity of perspectives on the complexities of the self. With chapters on creativity, love, self-understanding, self-deception, identity, responsibility, and well-being, The Messy Self gives a range of voices to the ordinary and extraordinary divisions, fragmentations, and uncertainties that mark our everyday experience.

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ISBN-13:
9781594512919
Publisher:
Paradigm Publishers
Publication date:
11/28/2006
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

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