The Saturated Self Dilemmas of Identity in Contemporary Life · Kenneth J. Gergen. (). Abstract, This article has no associated abstract. (fix it). Keywords. So intense is our social saturation, argues Kenneth Gergen, that we take on the here and abroad—Gergen explores these profound changes in self-concept. Reviews the book, The saturated self: Dilemmas of identity in contemporary life by Kenneth J. Gergen (see record ). There is, perhaps, no other .

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Not sure if we’re still working on this, but if we are, five stars! Liked the ideas, but the book could have been condensed into two chapters. Trivia About The Saturated Sel I’m still trying to work through all the implications. Dilemmas of Identity in Contemporary Life Feb 23, Rita rated it really liked it. May 27, Vin W.

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Feb 25, Kelly rated it it was amazing. My only complaint was that, like many scholarly texts, it fell apart at the end. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.


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Mike rated it it was amazing Apr 06, Now, having reread it I can say that the book is a great middle-ground overview of the Self living in a Postmodern world. No trivia or quizzes yet.

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This powerful and provocative book draws from a wide range of disciplines—from anthropology to psychoanalysis, from film and fiction to literary theory—to explore these profound changes in our understanding of self-identity and their implications for cultural and intellectual life.

The Saturated Self: Dilemmas Of Identity In Contemporary Life

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