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

Page: 250

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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.

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.

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.

Looking Inward

They encountered it repeatedly in their devotional books, the popular guides to spiritual self-improvement that were reaching an ever-growing readership at the end of the Middle Ages. But what did it mean to see oneself?

Author: Jennifer Bryan

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812201499

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 280

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"You must see yourself." The exhortation was increasingly familiar to English men and women in the two centuries before the Reformation. They encountered it repeatedly in their devotional books, the popular guides to spiritual self-improvement that were reaching an ever-growing readership at the end of the Middle Ages. But what did it mean to see oneself? What was the nature of the self to be envisioned, and what eyes and mirrors were needed to see and know it properly? Looking Inward traces a complex network of answers to such questions, exploring how English readers between 1350 and 1550 learned to envision, examine, and change themselves in the mirrors of devotional literature. By all accounts, it was the most popular literature of the period. With literacy on the rise, an outpouring of translations and adaptations flowed across traditional boundaries between religious and lay, and between female and male, audiences. As forms of piety changed, as social categories became increasingly porous, and as the heart became an increasingly privileged and contested location, the growth of devotional reading created a crucial arena for the making of literate subjectivities. The models of private reading and self-reflection constructed therein would have important implications, not only for English spirituality, but for social, political, and poetic identities, up to the Reformation and beyond. In Looking Inward, Bryan examines a wide range of devotional and secular texts, from works by Walter Hilton, Julian of Norwich, and Thomas Hoccleve to neglected translations like The Chastising of God's Children and The Pricking of Love. She explores the models of identification and imitation through which they sought to reach the inmost selves of their readers, and the scripts for spiritual desire that they offered for the cultivation of the heart. Illuminating the psychological paradigms at the heart of the genre, Bryan provides fresh insights into how late medieval men and women sought to know, labor in, and profit themselves by means of books.

The Discrepancy Between the Public and the Private Selves of Indonesian Women

This seems to be the inclination of the diary writers : they are having a
conversation with their split self . The “ T ” serves both as the addresser and the
addressee . Language as a means of expressing one ' s self also functions to
communicate ...

Author: Soe Tjen Marching

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105123331576

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 262

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This study investigates Indonesian women's public and private representations of identity in the New Order period (1967-1998), in the form of published autobiographies and unpublished diaries collected during fieldwork.

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

Page: 154

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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.

Self Handicapping

present subsection, it should be noted that such incorporated self-handicaps
begin to weaken clear causal linkages at a ... This emphasis on the role of private
self-esteem motives was buttressed by an experimental manipulation of a ...

Author: Raymond L. Higgins

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781489908612

Category: Psychology

Page: 292

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The concept of self-handicapping can be legitimately anchored in a vari ety of intellectual contexts, some old and some newer. As this volume reminds us, Alfred Adler was perhaps the first to articulate the signifi cance of various self-defeating claims and gestures for protecting the self concept. Thus the apparent paradox of "defeat" in the interests of "pro tection. " More recently (but still more than 30 years ago), Heider's "naive psychology" added attributional rhetoric to the description of self-defeat ing strategies. While predominantly cognitive in its thrust, the attribu tional approach incorporated several motivational influences-especially those involving egocentric concerns. Heider hardly violated our common sense when he suggested that people are inclined to attribute their performances in a self-serving manner: the good things I caused; the bad things were forced upon me. The notion of self-handicapping strategies, proposed by Berglas and myself a little more than a decade ago, capitalized on these homely truths while adding a particular proactive twist. We not only make ex cuses for our blunders; we plan our engagements and our situational choices so that self-protective excuses are unnecessary. In doing so, we use our attributional understanding to arrange things so that flawed and failing performances will not be interpreted in ways that threaten our self-esteem.

Wealth Against Commonwealth

RULE OF THE MINORITY 499 A partial truth universally applied as this of self -
interest bas been is a universal error . Everything goes to defeat . Highways are
used to prevent travel and traffic . Ownership of the means of production is sought
 ...

Author: Henry Demarest Lloyd

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044015684442

Category: Trusts, Industrial

Page: 563

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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.

Private Speech

What kinds of social interactions promote the use of private speech? What are the sources of individual differences in the use of private speech? This unique volume addresses these and many other important questions.

Author: Rafael M. Diaz

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781317783053

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 320

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Since the publication of Vygotsky’s Thought and Language in the United States, a number of North American and European investigators have conducted systematic observations of children’s spontaneous private speech, giving substantial support to Vygotsky’s major hypotheses — particularly those regarding the social origins of higher psychological functions. However, there still remain many vital questions about the origins, significance, and functions of private speech: How can social and private speech be validly differentiated? What kinds of social interactions promote the use of private speech? What are the sources of individual differences in the use of private speech? This unique volume addresses these and many other important questions. Characterized by a strong emphasis on original data, it reports on systematic observations of spontaneous private speech in children and adults in both laboratory and naturalistic settings. In addition to its systematic analysis of common methodological problems in the field, the book contains the most comprehensive bibliography of the private speech literature currently available.

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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Ethical Studies

And self - realization , if it means will , does mean that we put ourselves forth and
see ourselves actual in outer existence . ... self ( unless , i . e . , the
consciousness of the relation of my private self to myself as the good self be
degraded into my ...

Author: Francis Herbert Bradley

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105002094899

Category: Ethics

Page: 307

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The Old and New Testament Dispensations Compared Showing in what Respects They Differ what Things are Peculiar to the Former and what are Common to Both

unto you , to allow in themselves a spirit of resentment and retaliation , on
account of the private injuries their enemies may do ... or even private self -
defence , by lawful means , against notorious offenders , seems evident , for two
reasons .

Author: Walter ALFORD

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0017127098

Category: Bible

Page: 560

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Short stories selected by J M Lain

Filial Affection of a Page : The Corporal and the Private Self - Sacrifice of a
French A Robber Saved . . . Workman . Unconscious Goodness . . Returning
Good for Evil . The Mutineer The Saxon Surgeon at the A Kindness done in
Secret Battle ...

Author: James Moullin Lainé

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:590576935

Category:

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