The Saturated Self: Dilemmas Of Identity In Contemporary Life by Kenneth GergenThe Saturated Self: Dilemmas Of Identity In Contemporary Life by Kenneth Gergen

The Saturated Self: Dilemmas Of Identity In Contemporary Life

byKenneth Gergen

Paperback | June 24, 1992

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Today's ever-expanding communications technologies force us to relate to more people and institutions than ever before, challenging the way we view ourselves and our relationships. 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.
Kenneth J. Gergen, Ph.D., is professor of psychology at Swarthmore College. He is the author of, among other works, Toward Transformation in Social Knowledge (1982) and, with co-editor John Shotter, Texts of Identity (1989).
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Title:The Saturated Self: Dilemmas Of Identity In Contemporary LifeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.73 inPublished:June 24, 1992Publisher:Basic BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0465071856

ISBN - 13:9780465071852

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Kenneth J. Gergen enlightens and frightens with a fascinating explanation for many confusing aspects of contemporary life. He argues that today’s ever-growing technologies compel us to relate to more people and institutions than ever, challenging our views of ourselves and our relationships. Compelling and provocative, The Saturated Self: Dilemmas of Identity in Contemporary Life uses a variety of disciplines, from anthropology to psychoanalysis, from film and fiction to literary theory, to examine these significant changes in our understanding of self-identity and their impact on cultural and intellectual life.

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"Enlightening...a brilliantly argued though disturbing book that offers an intriguing explanation for some of the more maddening and puzzling aspects of contemporary life."
--Washington Post Book World