Self Identity and Everyday Life
By (author) Harvie Ferguson
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Self Identity and Everyday Life by Harvie Ferguson
Book Description'Identity' and 'selfhood' are terms routinely used throughout the human sciences that seek to analyze and describe the character of everyday life and experience. Yet these terms are seldom defined or used with any precision, and scant regard is paid to the historical and cultural context in which they arose, or to which they are applied. This innovative book provides fresh historical insights in terms of the emergence, development, and interrelationship of specific and varied notions of identity and selfhood, and outlines a new sociological framework for analyzing it. This is the first historical/sociological framework for discussion of issues which have until now, generally been treated as 'philosophy' or 'psychology', and as such it is essential reading for those undergraduates and postgraduates of sociology, philosophy and history and cultural studies interested in the concepts of identity and self. It covers a broader range of material than is usual in this style of text, and includes a survey of relevant literature and precise analysis of key concepts written in a student-friendly style.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415355087
(198mm x 129mm x mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 3-Apr-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Harvie Ferguson
Self Identity and Everyday Life, Hardback (April 2009)
Presents historical insights in terms of the emergence, development, and interrelationship of specific and varied notions of identity and selfhood. This book is useful for those undergraduates and postgraduates of sociology, philosophy and history and cultural studies interested in the concepts of identity and self.
Phenomenological Sociology, Paperback (March 2006)
What is phenomenological sociology? Why is it significant? This book argues that phenomenology was the most significant, wide-ranging and influential philosophy to emerge in the twentieth century.
Lure of Dreams, Paperback (April 1996)» View all books by Harvie Ferguson
In The Lure of Dreams Harvie Ferguson shows how Freud's writings and, in particular, The Lure of Dreams contribute both in their content and form to our understanding of the character of modernity.
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Author Biography - Harvie Ferguson
Harvie Ferguson is a sociologist with wide-ranging interests in historical, cultural, and existential aspects of the development of modern society. His recent work includes studies of warfare, the development of modern Japanese society, and phenomenology. He is currently Professor of Sociology at the University of Glasgow, Scotland.
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