Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - Self and Social Change by Matthew Adams

'This is a superb book; beautifully written, lucid, and engaging, with illuminating critical discussions of the concept of reflexivity, psychoanalytic perspectives, and Foucaultian analysis, locating these theories in up-to-date research and discussions about class and gender. This book will be indispensable as an aid to students looking for an introduction to concepts of the self set in contemporary everyday contexts that they can relate to. But it will also be useful to teachers and researchers looking for orientation in a complex and burgeoning field of literature and research' - Ian Burkitt, University of Bradford 'Matthew Adams provides a clearly written and concise summary of key theoretical accounts of the meaning of social change for psychic life and the experience of self... Self and Social Change is a terrific book. If looking for an accessible introductory text, look no further' - British Journal of Sociology How does social change influence selfhood? What are the fundamental positions in social theories of the self? How are social changes interwoven with our ability to choose our identities and lifestyles? This accessible and assured book gives readers a new take on the fundamental question of the relation between the individual and society. By offering a thorough, informed and critical guide to the field, Adams demonstrates how global economic and employment structures, neo-liberal discourse, the role of emotion, irrationality and ambiguity are factors that impact upon the shape and resilience of the self. Anyone interested in the question of identity and its relation to cultural, social, economic and political contexts will find this book a God-send, making it ideal for students and lecturers in cultural studies, sociology, social psychology and communications.

Buy Self and Social Change by Matthew Adams from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781412907118
ISBN-10: 141290711X
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 208
Imprint: SAGE Publications Inc
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Publish Date: 21-May-2007
Country of Publication: United States

Other Editions - Self and Social Change by Matthew Adams

Book Reviews - Self and Social Change by Matthew Adams

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Self and Social Change book by Matthew Adams and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Author Biography - Matthew Adams

Matthew Adams is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Applied Social Sciences at the University of Brighton.

Books By Matthew Adams

Golf Wisdom of the Legends by Matthew Adams
Paperback, April 2011
$34.53
Programming C# 4.0 by Matthew Adams
Paperback, August 2010
$95.17