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The distributed self: A social construcionist perspective

Wetherell, Margaret and Maybin, Janet (1996). The distributed self: A social construcionist perspective. In: Stevens, Richard ed. Understanding the Self. London: Sage, pp. 219–280.

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Abstract

About the book: Understanding the Self introduces a broad range of theoretical perspectives that treat the self as a central concern of social psychology and gives students an insight into contemporary debates about the self. The opening chapter draws out the key features of "being a person" and introduces the idea of a multiple-perspective approach. Subsequent chapters clearly explain biological, cognitive-experimental, experiential (including humanistic, phenomenological, and existential), social constructionist, and psychodynamic approaches. After thorough and thought-provoking discussion, the book concludes with an examination of the dilemmas of self and identity in modern society. Understanding the Self is the perfect overview of theoretical perspectives for use in undergraduate as well as introductory graduate courses in social psychology as well as sociology.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Copyright Holders: 1996 Sage
ISBN: 0-7619-5039-7, 978-0-7619-5039-4
Academic Unit/Department: Social Sciences > Psychology in the Social Sciences
Education and Language Studies > Centre for Language and Communication
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance (CCIG)
Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 20244
Depositing User: Users 9543 not found.
Date Deposited: 30 Apr 2010 15:25
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2010 20:49
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/20244
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