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Messy Self

1st Edition

By Jennifer Rosner


200 pages

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Paperback: 9781594512926
pub: 2007-01-15
Hardback: 9781594512919
pub: 2006-11-15
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pub: 2015-12-03
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The Messy Self challenges the idea -- and the ideal -- of a coherent, harmonious self. Taken together, the essays illustrate how a flourishing self is inevitably divided, ambivalent, fractured, messy -- and how the self triumphs through disorder. Written in accessible language by award-winning writers and scholars, the book offers a diversity of perspectives on the complexities of the self. With chapters on creativity, love, self-understanding, self-deception, identity, responsibility, and well-being, The Messy Self gives a range of voices to the ordinary and extraordinary divisions, fragmentations, and uncertainties that mark our everyday experience.

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General