Self, Identity, and Social Institutions

Self, Identity, and Social Institutions

By: Neil J. MacKinnon (author), David R. Heise (author)Paperback

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This book shows how the individual constructs a self from the thousands of colloquial identities provided by a society's culture, and reveals how the individual actualizes and sustains an integrated and stable self while navigating the sometimes treacherous waters of everyday institutional life.

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About Author

David R. Heise is Rudy Professor of Sociology, Emeritus, at Indiana University, USA. He has also served on the editorial boards of five journals, including Social Psychology Quarterly. He has been a Guggenheim Fellow, a Research Fellow with the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, and a recipient of Distinguished Career awards in three sections of the American Sociological Association. Neil J. MacKinnon is Professor of Sociology and Anthropology, Emeritus, at the University of Guelph Canada, and Adjunct at the University of Waterloo, Canada. He has also been a fellow of the Canada Council and a Visiting Scholar at the University of North Carolina, USA, and has served two terms on the editorial board of Social Psychology Quarterly. His book, Symbolic Interactionism as Affect Control (1994), is an authoritative presentation on affect control theory.


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Product Details

  • publication date: 03/12/2014
  • ISBN13: 9781137479600
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 276
  • ID: 9781137479600
  • weight: 359
  • ISBN10: 1137479604

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