The Saturated Self: Dilemmas Of Identity In Contemporary Life

The Saturated Self: Dilemmas Of Identity In Contemporary Life

by Kenneth Gergen, Kenneth J. Gergen
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ISBN-10:
0465071856
ISBN-13:
9780465071852
Pub. Date:
06/28/1992
Publisher:
Basic Books
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Great book for all of those who chose isolation instead of social adaptation and for the European Minds obsessed with the ontological nature of the universe and the research of their latent self amond the shadows of the Umbra. For all of those who feel this way: 'Unlike the myriad of creatures constituting the thick mat of aggregates and constellations carpeting the sky, she was a solitary star lost in the cosmic flow. From the belt at the extreme borders of the universe, she observes the little dots of light. They are defined only within their conglomerates of constellations, their perfect yet so illusory geometry, their apparent absence of parallax. Indeed they exist only insofar as they are contained within the context of their adhesions to the matrix of stars around them. Let one of them loose and the whole group will become a cancerous mass: hyperproliferation, invasion, metastasis. An obscene outgrowth that neglects death signals; a continuous, escaping existential hypoxia ¿no need to gasp for air. As the mass hyperproliferates towards the utter confines of the galaxy, she becomes heavier and heavier- light bends and the curvature of gravity dangerously increases until pinching off from the multidimensional grid of the universe. Now she is inside a parallel universe, a microcosmos only for her.'