Situating selves: the communication of social identities in American scenes

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Theories of identity have been built largely on biological, psychological, sociological, and anthropological grounds. Missing from each of these, yet of potential relevance to them all, is a community theory of identity such as the one developed here. Situating Selves presents studies of five American scenes, focusing on the ways social identities are communicatively crafted. Based on fifteen years of fieldwork, the book presents fine-grained analyses of the playful self during sporting events (with special attention given ...

Situating Selves: The Communication of Social Identities in American Scenes 1996, State University of New York Press, Albany, NY

ISBN-13: 9780791428283

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Situating Selves: The Communication of Social Identities in American Scenes 1996, State University of New York Press, Albany, NY

ISBN-13: 9780791428276

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