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Philosophy, Literature, Sociology

Suggested Reading :

• Actual Minds, Possible Worlds. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press

• Berger, P. L., & Luckman, T. (1963). The social construction of reality: A treatise in the
sociology of knowledge. Garden City, NY: Doubleday.

• Bucholtz, Mary and Kira Hall. 2004. "Language and Identity." in A Companion to
Linguistic Anthropology, edited by Alessandro Duranti. Malden, MA: Blackwell.

• Capitalism. New York: Alfred A. Knopf.

• Chatman, Seymour. 1978. Story and Discourse: Narrative Structure in Fiction and Film.
Ithaca, NY: Cornell University.

• Cushman, Philip (1990). Why the self is empty: Toward a historically situated
Fragmentation. New York: Harper and Row.

• Gergen, Kenneth. 2000 [1991]. The Saturated Self: Dilemmas of identity in

contemporary life. New York: Basic Books. ISBN: 0465071856

• Giddens, Anthony (1991). Modernity and Self-Identity: Self and Society in the Late
Modern Age. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press.

• Hewitt, John P. (1998). The Myth of Self-Esteem: Finding Happiness and Solving
Problems in America. New York: St. Martin’s Press.

• Hewitt, John P. 1998. The Myth of Self-Esteem: Finding Happiness and Solving
Problems in America. Worth Publishers. ISBN: 031213715X

• Holstein, James A. and Jaber F. Gubrium. 2000. The Self We Live By: Narrative Identity
in a Postmodern World. New York: Oxford University Press.

• Lasch, Christopher (1978). The Culture of Narcissism: American Life in An Age of

Diminishing Expectations. New York: Norton.

• Lasch, Christopher (1984). The Minimal Self: Psychic Survival in Troubled Times. New
York: Norton.

• Lifton, Robert Jay (1993). The Protean Self:

• Nietzsche, Birth of Tragedy;

• Ochs, Elinor and Lisa Capps. 2001. "A Dimensional Approach to Narrative." in Living
Narrative: Creating Lives in Everyday Storytelling, edited by Elinor and Lisa Capps
Ochs. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

• Polkinghorne, Donald E. 1991. "Narrative and the Self-Concept." Journal of Narrative

and Life History:135-53.

• Ricoeur, Paul. Time and Narrative

• Riessman, Catherine Kohler. 1993. Narrative Analysis. London: Sage.

• Sarbin, T. R. (Ed.). (1986). Narrative psychology: The storied nature of human conduct.
New York: Praeger. [P302.7.N37 1986]

• Schrag, Calvin O. (1997). The Self after Postmodernity. New Haven, CT: Yale

• Sennett, Richard (1977). The Fall of Public Man: On the Social Psychology of

• Siever, Larry J. & William Frucht (1997). The New View of Self: How Genes
andNeurotransmitters Shape Your Mind, Your Personality, and Your Mental Health.
New York: Macmillan.

• Smith, Hernstein Barbara. 1981. "Narrative Versions, Narrative Theories." Pp. 209-232
in On Narrative, edited by W.J.T. Mitchell. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

• Somers, Margaret R. 1994. "The Narrative Construction of Identity: A Relational

Approach." Theory and Society 23:605-49.:605-49

• T. S. Sarbin (ed.) Narrative Psychology: The Storied Nature of Human Conduct New
York: Praeger

• Turkle, Sherry (1984). The Second Self: Computers and the Human Spirit. New York:
Simon & Schuster.

• Turkle, Sherry (1995). Life on the Screen: Identity in the Age of the Internet. New York:
Simon & Schuster. University Press.

• White, Hayden (1987). The Content of the Form: Narrative Discourse and Historical
Representation Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press.

• Wood, Michael R. & Louis A. Zurchner (1988). The Development of a Postmodern Self.
New York: Greenwood.