Identity and Agency in Cultural Worlds

ISBN-10: 0674005627
ISBN-13: 9780674005624
Edition: 1998
List price: $42.50
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Description: This text addresses the central problem in anthropological theory of the late 1990s - the paradox that humans are both products of social discipline and creators of remarkable improvisation.

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List price: $42.50
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 3/16/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 362
Size: 9.50" wide x 6.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

This text addresses the central problem in anthropological theory of the late 1990s - the paradox that humans are both products of social discipline and creators of remarkable improvisation.

Dorothy Holland is Cary C. Boshamer Distinguished Professor of Anthropology at University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Donald M. Nonini is Professor of Anthropology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Debra Skinner is Research Investigator at the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Center at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.

William S. Lachicotte, Jr. is Research Assistant Professor of Social Medicine at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.

Preface
On the Shoulders of Bakhtin and Vygotsky
The Woman Who Climbed up the House
A Practice Theory of Self and Identity
Placing Identity and Agency
Figured Worlds
Personal Stories in Alcoholics Anonymous
How Figured Worlds of Romance Become Desire
Power and Privilege
Positional Identities
The Sexual Auction Block
The Space of Authoring
Authoring Selves
Mental Disorder, Identity, and Professional Discourse
Authoring Oneself as a Woman in Nepal
Making Worlds
Play Worlds, Liberatory Worlds, and Fantasy Resources
Making Alternative Worlds in Nepal
Identity in Practice
Notes
References
Credits
Index

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