Selfhood and Authenticity

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Explores the notion of selfhood in the wake of the post-structuralist debates.
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Overview

Explores the notion of selfhood in the wake of the post-structuralist debates.
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“Corey Anton is quickly becoming a major voice in the developing interdisciplinary field of communication and philosophy. Selfhood and Authenticity explores the landscape marked out in his investigations with a combined theoretical incisiveness and praxis-oriented understanding. It makes a very important contribution to the existing literature in the field.” — Calvin O. Schrag, author of The Self after Postmodernity
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Anton (communication, Grand Valley State University) expands on the work of phenomenologists and existential philosophers like Heidegger, Bakhtin, Merleau-Ponty, Sartre, Goffman, Schrag, and Taylor to explicate the phenomenological constitution compatible with social construction. Focussing on the relationship between authenticity and the self, the book also addresses issues like embodiment, sociality, symbolicity, and temporality. Chapters discuss the culture of authenticity, the embodied self, the self's relation to the other, the lived-body as a sonorous being, the lived-body as ecstatical temporal clearing, and selfhood as an authentic project. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780791449004
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 2/28/2001
  • Pages: 181
  • Product dimensions: 5.92 (w) x 8.94 (h) x 0.44 (d)

Meet the Author

Corey Anton is Assistant Professor of Communication at Grand Valley State University.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

PART I. THE CULTURE OF AUTHENTICITY

1. The Culture of Authenticity

PART II. PHENOMENOLOGICAL DIMENSIONS OF SELFHOOD

2. The Embodied Self: Earthly Worldings

3. The Self (Through, As, With, For, Against, as Not) Others

4. The Lived-Body as a Sonorous Being

5. The Lived-Body as Ecstatical Temporal Clearing

PART III. AUTHENTICITY RECONSIDERED

6. Selfhood as an Authentic Project

Concluding Remarks

Notes

References

Index

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