The Private Self

This collection of twelve essays discusses the principles and practices of women's autobiographical writing in the United States, England, and France from the eighteenth to the twentieth centuries.

Author: Shari Benstock

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 0807842184

Category: Literary Criticism

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This collection of twelve essays discusses the principles and practices of women's autobiographical writing in the United States, England, and France from the eighteenth to the twentieth centuries. Employing feminist and poststructuralist methodologies, t

The Private Self

In The Private Self Arnold Modell, a leading thinker in American psychoanalysis, studies selfhood from the inside by examining variations on the theme of the self in Freud and in the work of object relations theorists, self psychologists, ...

Author: Arnold H. Modell

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674707524

Category: Psychology

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The concept of the self is the subject of intense debate in psychoanalysis - as it is in neuro-science, cognitive science, and philosophy. In The Private Self Arnold Modell, a leading thinker in American psychoanalysis, studies selfhood from the inside by examining variations on the theme of the self in Freud and in the work of object relations theorists, self psychologists, and neuro-scientists. His significant contribution is an interdisciplinary perspective in formulating a theory of the private self. Modell contends that the self is fundamentally paradoxical in that it is both dependent and autonomous - dependent upon social affirmation, but autonomous in generating itself from within: we create ourselves by selecting values that are endowed with private meanings. (Modell presents an extensive view of these self-generative and self-creative aspects.) The private self is an embodied self: the psychology of the self is rooted in biology. By thinking of the unconscious as a neurophysiological process and the self as the subject and object of its own experience, Modell is able to explain how identity can persist in the flux of consciousness. In arriving at his unique synthesis of psychoanalytic observations and neurobiological theory, Modell draws on the contributions of Donald Winnicott in psychoanalysis, William James in philosophy, and Gerald Edelman in neurobiology. The Private Self boldly explores the frontier between psychoanalysis and biology. In replacing the "instinct-driven" self and the "attachment-oriented" self with the "self-generating" self, the author offers an exciting and original perspective for our understanding of the mind and the brain.

Public Self and Private Self

But how is the outer self related to the inner self? There is an easy answer, but it is wrong. The easy answer is that the outer self is mostly the same as the inner self.

Author: Roy F. Baumeister

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781461395645

Category: Psychology

Page: 257

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Psychology has worked hard to explore the inner self. Modem psychology was born in Wundt's laboratory and Freud's consulting room, where the inner self was pressed to reveal some of its secrets. Freud, in particular, devoted most of his life to explor ing the hidden recesses inside the self-hidden even from the conscious mind, he said. From Freud's work right down to the latest journal article on self-schemata or self-esteem, psychologists have continued to tell us about the inner self. More recently, psychology has turned some of its attention to the outer self, that is, the self that is seen and known by other people. Various psychologists have studied how the outer self is formed (impression formation), how people control their outer selves (impression management), and so forth. But how is the outer self related to the inner self? There is an easy answer, but it is wrong. The easy answer is that the outer self is mostly the same as the inner self. Put another way, it is that people reveal their true selves to others in a honest and straightforward fashion, and that others accurately perceive the individual as he or she really is. Sometimes it works out that way, but often it does not. The issue is far too complex for the easy answer.

Governing the Soul

Governing the Soul is now widely recognized as one of the founding texts in a new approach to analyzing the links between political power, expertise and the self.

Author: Nikolas S. Rose

Publisher: Free Assn Books

ISBN: UOM:39015056962452

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 320

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Governing the Soul is now widely recognized as one of the founding texts in a new approach to analyzing the links between political power, expertise and the self. This governmentality perspective has had important implications for a range of academic disciplines including criminology, political theory, sociology and psychology and has generated much theoretical innovation and empirical investigation. The second edition contains a new introduction, which sets out the methodological and conceptual bases of this approach. Also, a new final chapter has been added that considers some of the implications of recent developments in the government of subjectivity.

Self regulation in Advertising a Report on the Operations of Private Enterprise in an Important Area of Public Responsibility Submitted by the Advertising Advisory Committee to the Secrtary of Commerce

In Section II , page 2 , we maintained that " the real protagonist here is not
advertising , but the entire American system of private enterprise , for which
advertising is merely the active voice and energetic servant . " Let us look briefly
now at the ...

Author: United States. Department of Commerce

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105130105740

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Psychology of the Moral Self

... of approval or reproach . Finally , that which constitutes the measure of morality
seems to be the actual identification of the private self with the universal self , the
actual surrender of the will to the greater will of the system to which we belong .

Author: Bernard Bosanquet

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89050882430

Category: Electronic book

Page: 132

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A Public Role for the Private Sector

A Public Role for the Private Sector explores the phenomenon of industry self-regulation through three different cases—environment, labor, and information privacy—where corporate leaders appear to be converging on industry self ...

Author: Virginia Haufler

Publisher: Carnegie Endowment

ISBN: 9780870033377

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 160

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Increasing economic competition combined with the powerful threat of transnational activism are pushing firms to develop new political strategies. Over the past decade a growing number of corporations have adopted policies of industry self-regulation—corporate codes of conduct, social and environmental standards, and auditing and monitoring systems. A Public Role for the Private Sector explores the phenomenon of industry self-regulation through three different cases—environment, labor, and information privacy—where corporate leaders appear to be converging on industry self-regulation as the appropriate response to competing pressures. Political and economic risks, reputational effects, and learning within the business community all influence the adoption of a self-regulatory strategy, but there are wide variations in the strength and character of it across industries and issue areas. Industry self-regulation raises significant questions about the place of the private sector in regulation and governance, and the accountability, legitimacy and power of industry at a time of rapid globalization.

A Manual of Ethics

It is self - realization , but it is selfrealization for the sake of the whole . In such
selfrealization the mere wishes and whims of the private self have been
sacrificed , and we seek to develop ourselves in the same spirit and for the same
ends as ...

Author: John Stuart Mackenzie

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044102784576

Category: Ethics

Page: 471

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Journal of the House of Representatives

(a) The Commission may upon direction of the Board from time to time assess
each of the private self-insurers a pro rata share of the funding reasonably
necessary to carry out its activities under this Section. The prorations shall be
made on ...

Author: Illinois. General Assembly. House of Representatives

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112116634079

Category: Illinois

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Journal of Vocational Behavior

Scheier and Carver (1985) reported an internal consistency estimate (a) of .75 for
the Private Self-Consciousness Scale in a non-student sample. For the current
sample, the standardized a was .60. Hjelle and Bernard (1994) reported a ...

Author: Mark L Savickas

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The Public Realm and the Public Self

For Marx this world testifies to the gap that exists between the individual and
society and between the private and the public self. Individualism and politics
thrive on this fundamental and antithetical dichotomy between man and man, and
man ...

Author: Shiraz Dossa

Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press

ISBN: 9780889209671

Category: Political Science

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On pp. 28-36, "The Holocaust, " and pp. 125-141, "Eichmann, " discusses a reinterpretation of the controversy over Arendt's views on the origins of totalitarianism, the "guilt" of the Jews and the "evilness" of Eichmann. Suggests that one has to interpret Eichmann's behavior as that of a "private" man entering the public realm, aiming to achieve private self-interests. Contends that use of this terminology and way of thinking can explain Arendt's apparent inconsistencies in her views on the Holocaust.

Individual Self Relational Self Collective Self

We have argued previously ( Trafimow , Triandis , & Goto , 1991 ) that the
elements making up the individual self ( thoughts about traits , states , or
behaviors that we call private self - cognitions ) tend to be stored separately in
memory from ...

Author: Constantine Sedikides

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0863776876

Category: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS

Page: 341

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This volume is a comprehensive collection of critical essays on The Taming of the Shrew, and includes extensive discussions of the play's various printed versions and its theatrical productions. Aspinall has included only those essays that offer the most influential and controversial arguments surrounding the play. The issues discussed include gender, authority, female autonomy and unruliness, courtship and marriage, language and speech, and performance and theatricality.

Private Selves Public Identities

Carole Pateman and the Liberal Individual It has become a commonplace of
intellectual commentators that the twentieth century has witnessed a paradigm
shift in conceptions of knowledge and the self, a move away from modernism in
all its ...

Author: Susan J. Hekman

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 0271045922

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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In an age when "we are all multiculturalists now," as Nathan Glazer has said, the politics of identity has come to pose new challenges to our liberal polity and the presuppositions on which it is founded. Just what identity means, and what its role in the public sphere is, are questions that are being hotly debated. In this book Susan Hekman aims to bring greater theoretical clarity to the debate by exposing some basic misconceptions--about the constitution of the self that defines personal identity, about the way liberalism conceals the importance of identity under the veil of the "abstract citizen," and about the difference and interrelationship between personal and public identity. Hekman's use of object relations theory allows her to argue, against the postmodernist resort to a "fictive" subject, for a core self that is socially constructed in the early years of childhood but nevertheless provides a secure base for the adult subject. Such a self is social, particular, embedded, and connected--a stark contrast to the neutral and disembodied subject posited in liberal theory. This way of construing the self also opens up the possibility for distinguishing how personal identity functions in relation to public identity. Against those advocates of identity politics who seek reform through the institutionalization of group participation, Hekman espouses a vision of the politics of difference that eschews assigning individuals to fixed groups and emphasizes instead the fluidity of choice arising from the complex interaction between the individual's private identity and the multiple opportunities for associating with different groups and the public identities they define. Inspired by Foucault's argument that "power is everywhere," Hekman maps out a dual strategy of both political and social/cultural resistance for this new politics of identity, which recognizes that with significant advances already won in the political/legal arena, attitudinal change in civil society presents the greatest challenge for achieving more progress today in the struggle against racism, sexism, and other forms of oppression.

Mapping the Private Geography

Chapter One 1. Of particular note are the following studies: Shari Benstock's The
Private Self: Theory and Practice of Women's Autobiographical Writings; Leigh
Gilmore's Autobiographics: A Feminist Theory of Women's Self-Representation; ...

Author: Gerri Reaves

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786450681

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 168

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This study of autobiographical writing and its reflection of personal and national identity analyzes the different ways in which these authors balance individual American identity with collective identities and reinvent their familial, cultural, and national engenderings. In each of the works discussed, a private geography - a psychological map, a myth, an ideology, or a fiction - is posited, while its author explores claims to the ownership of memory, history, and the self.

Self Ego and Identity

The Private Self As the public self develops, it begins to encounter conflicts
among others' standards—for example, between the (likely) proauthority criteria
of parents and teachers and the antiauthority criteria of peers. The emergence of
the ...

Author: Daniel K. Lapsley

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781461578345

Category: Psychology

Page: 294

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In the midst of the "cognitive revolution," there has been a veritable ex plosion of interest in topics that have been long banished from academic consideration under the intellectual hegemony of behaviorism. Most notably, notions of self, ego, and identity are reasserting themselves as fundamental problems in a variety of research traditions within psychol ogy and the social sciences. Theoretical models, review articles, edited vol umes, and empirical work devoted to these constructs are proliferating at a dizzying rate. This clearly attests to the renascent interest in these topics, the vitality of these research paradigms, and the promise that these constructs hold for explaining fundamental aspects of human development and behavior. Although the renewed academic interest in self, ego, and identity is obviously an exciting and healthy development, there is always the tenden cy for research to take on a parochial character. When boundaries are erected among different theoretical perspectives, when empirical findings are viewed in isolation, when theories are too sharply delimited and segre gated from other domains of behavior, then what may seem like progres sive, healthy, and content-increasing tendencies in a research paradigm may turn out to be, on closer inspection, merely an inchoate thrashing about. Fortunately there is an internal dynamic to scientific investigation that tends to combat this degenerating tendency. There is something about the rhythm of science that bids us to transcend parochial theoretical in terests and seek the most general theory.