Rhetorics Of Self-Making / Edition 1

Rhetorics Of Self-Making / Edition 1

by Debbora Battaglia
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520087992

ISBN-13: 9780520087996

Pub. Date: 02/03/1995

Publisher: University of California Press


Departing from an essentialist concept of the self, this highly original volume advances the cross-cultural study of selfhood with three contributions to the literature: First, it approaches the self as an ideological process, arguing that selfhood is culturally situated and emergent in social practices of persuasion. Second, it demonstrates how postmodernity…  See more details below

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Departing from an essentialist concept of the self, this highly original volume advances the cross-cultural study of selfhood with three contributions to the literature: First, it approaches the self as an ideological process, arguing that selfhood is culturally situated and emergent in social practices of persuasion. Second, it demonstrates how postmodernity problematizes the experience and concept of the self. Finally, the book challenges the pervasive practice of equating an individuated self with the Western world and a relational self with the non-Western world. Contributions cover a broad range of topics—from the development of the eccentric self to the ritual circumcision of Jewish males.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520087996
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
02/03/1995
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
156
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.36(d)

Table of Contents


CONTRIBUTORS:
Debbora Battaglia
Daniel Boyarin
Jonathan Boyarin
Faye Ginsburg
George E. Marcus
Marilyn Strathern
Roy Wagner

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