Connecting Self to Society: Belonging in a Changing World

Paperback | October 15, 2013

byVanessa May

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'Belonging' is often overlooked in its relationship to society and social change, and yet it forms the bedrock of how we relate to the world around us. Through the work of Marx, Giddens and Goffman, this book covers the familiar terrain of identity theory, while going beyond it to other sites of identification and social change.

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'Belonging' is often overlooked in its relationship to society and social change, and yet it forms the bedrock of how we relate to the world around us. Through the work of Marx, Giddens and Goffman, this book covers the familiar terrain of identity theory, while going beyond it to other sites of identification and social change.

Vanessa May is Lecturer in Sociology at the Morgan Centre for the Study of Relationships and Personal Life, University of Manchester, UK. Her research interests include the self, belonging, lone motherhood, and qualitative and mixed methods. She edited Sociology of Personal Life and has published in journals including Sociology, Socio...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 9.26 × 6.07 × 0.4 inPublished:October 15, 2013Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230292879

ISBN - 13:9780230292871

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Table of Contents

PART I: SELF AND SOCIETY IN SOCIAL THEORY
1. Introduction
2. Where it All Began: The Sociological Classics
3. The Loss of Tradition: Diminished or Reflexive Selves?
4. The Relationship between Self and Society
5. Everyday Personal Life
PART II: SELF, BELONGING AND SOCIAL CHANGE
6. Belonging: A Window into Social Change
7. Cultural Belongings
8. Relational Belongings
9. Sensory Belongings
10. Conclusion: Self and Belonging in a Changing World