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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The Saturated Self: Dilemmas Of Identity In Contemporary Life

Underneath the picture the author asks “When one’s erotic kenenth are aroused by the body of Toontown’s Jessica Rabbit Now, having reread it I can say that the book is a great middle-ground overview of the Self living in a Postmodern world. I know, slap me, and slap me again for using the cheesy abbreviation of the term, but it’s the truth Want to Read saving….

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. The writing style is also pretty general and reader friendly without being sqturated.

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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. A really great read–surprisingly engaging and salient.

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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Sep 10, Kris Cadwell rated it it was amazing. I read it around ’95 and remembered only that I liked it enough to remember it without disdain. That’s a deep question Melody rated it liked it Jul 21, Marissa Green rated it it was amazing Jul 07, To ask other readers questions about The Saturated Selfplease sign up. Highly recommended if your here wondering what you should read next on the overwritten subject of POMO – you should read this Reading this book sparked a personal intellectual revolution when I read it back in Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Steve Finegan rated it it was amazing Feb 16, My only complaint was that, like many scholarly texts, it fell apart at the end.

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

Aug 22, Kirk Kennetg. The book is a great Psychological dissection of certain modern constructs that influence our psyche: If you don’t feel like the embodiment of the saturated self, I don’t think you’re really alive.


Priscilla rated it really liked it Apr 18, Refresh and try again. Balazs Feher-Gavra rated it liked it Feb 02, Highly relevant commentary on the self in postmodern society.

One of those rare social science books that blew my mind, and I read it 22 years after it was published. Aug 23, JBedient rated it really liked it. Readernation rated it really liked it Nov 29, Feb 23, Rita rated it really liked it. Mike rated it it was amazing Apr 06, No trivia or quizzes yet.

This book could be Post-Modernism and You. Gergen avoids all the pedantic pitfalls that most POMO books fall into: Jan 14, David ,enneth rated it it was amazing. I thought I had my fill back in the 90’s, but now I have a pile of books from the library and most of them are POMO-themed, some of them I’ve already read and some of them are new to me Or are we onto something else now?

Take Gergen’s discussions and use your brain to apply them to today.