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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If you don’t feel like the embodiment of the saturated self, I don’t think you’re really alive. Open Saturates See a Problem? It’s an introductory work explaining how the post modern world affects individual identity, or at least how that worked in the ‘s. My only complaint was that, like many scholarly texts, it fell apart at the end. Or are we onto something else now? The writing style is also pretty general and reader friendly without being bland.

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The Saturated Self: Dilemmas Of Identity In Contemporary Life

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

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 The book is a great Psychological dissection of certain modern constructs that influence our psyche: Priscilla rated it really liked it Apr 18, I’m still trying to work through all the implications.

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.


Gergen avoids all the pedantic pitfalls that most POMO books fall into: Marissa Green rated it it was amazing Jul 07, Melody rated it liked it Jul 21, No trivia or quizzes yet. Sverre rated it it was amazing Jul 21, Miller rated it liked it.

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Maisy Hughes rated it really liked it Jan 17, Kendra rated it really liked it Nov 04, Balazs Feher-Gavra rated it liked it Feb 02, 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 th intellectual life. Take Gergen’s discussions and use your brain to apply them to today. Published June 24th by Basic Books first published December 31st