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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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.

Liked the ideas, but the book could have been condensed into two chapters.

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Now, having reread it I can say that the book is a great middle-ground overview of the Self living in a Postmodern world. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Are people still talking about post-modernism in graduate school? Balazs Feher-Gavra rated it liked it Feb 02, Apr 13, Kristen rated it it was ok Shelves: Readernation rated it really liked it Nov 29, Aug 22, Kirk E.

Gergen avoids all the pedantic pitfalls that sautrated POMO books fall into: I’m still tbe to work through all the implications.

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If you don’t feel like the embodiment of the saturated self, I don’t think you’re really alive. To ask other readers questions about The Saturated Selfplease sign up. Cultural staurated at its finest.

One of those rare social science books that blew my mind, and I read it 22 years after it was published. Feb 25, Kelly rated it it was amazing. I read it around ’95 and remembered only that I liked it enough to remember it without disdain. Underneath the picture the author asks “When one’s erotic interests are aroused by the body of Toontown’s Jessica Rabbit Steve Finegan rated it it was amazing Feb 16, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.


The Saturated Self: Dilemmas Of Identity In Contemporary Life

Sverre rated it it was amazing Jul 21, Feb 23, Kate rated it it was amazing Shelves: Adaptado de la tesis principal de este libro. Maisy Hughes rated it really liked it Jan 17, My only complaint was that, like many scholarly texts, it fell apart at the end.

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