The self positioned in time and space: dialogical paradigms
Raggatt, Peter T.F. (2010) The self positioned in time and space: dialogical paradigms. Theory & Psychology, 20 (3). pp. 451-460.
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This essay discusses the troubled history of the self in the social sciences in the light of two new books that examine the topic from different disciplinary perspectives – psychology and cultural sociology. The psychology text (Hermans & Hermans-Konopka, 2010), presents an impressive and wide-ranging elaboration of Dialogical Self Theory – an approach which conceptualizes the self as extended in both space and time. The sociology text (Illouz, 2008), examines the modern self through the lens of psychology’s construction of it as flawed and deficient. Both texts converge on a dialogical analysis of the self’s relation to culture (through the medium of psychology). Each is strongly recommended.
|Item Type:||Article (Refereed Research - C1)|
|Keywords:||cultural sociology; culture; dialogical self; dialogism; history of psychology; identity; positioning theory; self; self-help; therapy|
|FoR Codes:||17 PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES > 1701 Psychology > 170109 Personality, Abilities and Assessment @ 50%|
17 PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES > 1701 Psychology > 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology @ 50%
|SEO Codes:||97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences @ 100%|
|Deposited On:||05 Apr 2011 14:21|
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