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Constructing the Self in a Mediated World
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Constructing the Self in a Mediated World

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Volume: 16

February 1996 | 240 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
In today's world, identities are no longer built solely within communities of family, neighbourhood, school and work - the media plays an important role in formulating our identities or constructions of self.

This volume brings together the usually segregated areas of interpersonal and mass communication, and also incorporates work from sociology, psychology and women's studies. Each contributor examines our understanding of self both within a specific context of mediated culture and within a specific theoretical framework, such as critical theory, social constructionism and feminism.

 
PART ONE: INTRODUCTION
Debra Grodin and Thomas R Lindlof
The Self and Mediated Communication
 
PART TWO: SELF AND MEDIA CONTENT
Wendy Simonds
All Consuming Selves
Self-Help Literature and Women's Identities  
Suzanna Danuta Walters
Terms of Enmeshment
The Cultural Construction of the Mother/Daughter Relationship  
 
PART THREE: SELF AND MEDIA PARTICIPATION
Mary Ellen Brown
Desperately Seeking Strategies
Reading in the Postmodern  
Patricia Priest
`Gilt by Association'
Talk Show Participants' Televisually Enhanced Status and Self-Esteem  
Donal Carbaugh
Mediating Cultural Selves
Soviet and American Cultures in a Televised `Spacebridge'  
Timothy Simpson
Constructions of Self and Other in the Experience of Rap Music
 
PART FOUR: RELATIONAL SELVES AND THE MEDIATED CONTEXT
Kenneth J Gergen
Technology and the Self
From the Essential to the Sublime  
Sheila McNamee
Therapy and Identity Construction in a Postmodern World
Sherry Turkle
Parallel Lives
Working on Identity in Virtual Space  
 
PART FIVE: THE MEDIATED SELF AND INQUIRY
Thomas R Lindlof and Autumn Grubb-Swetnam
Seeking a Path of Least Resistance
The Self Becoming Method  
James A Anderson and Gerald R Schoening
The Nature of the Individual in Communication Research

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ISBN: 9780803970120
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