The Open UniversitySkip to content
 

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.

URL: http://www.sagepub.com/booksProdDesc.nav?prodId=Bo...
Google Scholar: Look up in Google Scholar

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: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Psychology
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance (CCIG)
Item ID: 20244
Depositing User: Users 9543 not found.
Date Deposited: 30 Apr 2010 15:25
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2016 10:34
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/20244
Share this page:

▼ Automated document suggestions from open access sources

Actions (login may be required)

Policies | Disclaimer

© The Open University   + 44 (0)870 333 4340   general-enquiries@open.ac.uk