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Identity and Agency in Cultural Worlds

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$45.50 • £36.95 • €41.00

ISBN 9780674005624

Publication Date: 03/16/2001


368 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches


  • Preface
  • I. On the Shoulders of Bakhtin and Vygotsky
    • 1. The Woman Who Climbed Up the House
    • 2. A Practice Theory of Self and Identity
  • II. Placing Identity and Agency
    • 3. Figured Worlds
    • 4. Personal Stories in Alcoholics Anonymous
    • 5. How Figured Worlds of Romance Become Desire
  • III. Power and Privilege
    • 6. Positional Identities
    • 7. The Sexual Auction Block
  • IV. The Space of Authoring
    • 8. Authoring Selves
    • 9. Mental Disorder, Identity, and Professional Discourse
    • 10. Authoring Oneself as a Woman in Nepal
  • V. Making Worlds
    • 11. Play Worlds, Liberatory Worlds, and Fantasy Resources
    • 12. Making Alternate Worlds in Nepal
    • 13. Identity in Practice
  • Notes
  • References
  • Credits
  • Index

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