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New Sources of Self investigates the self and its origins, functions, development, and expression. A central theme in this book is that the psychobiological capacities of individuals are in the process of being replaced in ""modern"" society by the electromagnetic capacities of technology, by the decision-making and control capacities of business systems, and by the physical capacities of modern industrial machinery. Some of the consequences of this replacement are explored. This monograph is comprised of seven chapters and begins by reexamining the assumption, that self and society are intertwined and challenging the necessity of the social order being the primary source of ""human nature."" The next chapter considers the delineation and measurement of the self-system, the cybernetics of self-control, and the sociological and psychological perspectives of self. The argument that the separation of self and society is tragic is also analyzed, together with some contemporary social movements as ventures in the private construction and private use of self; the processes by which self is linked to social structure and whether these processes are operative in the large-scale organizations typically found in a complex industrial society; and some sources and uses of self. This text will be of interest to sociologists, psychiatrists, clinical and social psychologists, and psychiatric social workers.
2. Self-structure and Social Structure
The Emergence of Self
The Presentation of Self
3. Self-system: Delineation and Measurement
The Cybernetics of Self-Control
The Sociological Perspective
The Psychological Perspective
An Operational Definition of Self-system
Twenty Statements Test
Operational Definitions of Social Takes
Psyche Takes and Social Takes
Long Takes and Short Takes
4. Self and Society Separated: The Tragic Version
The Tragic Version
The Moral Order
The Organization Man
The Generation of Self in Modern Society
5. Society Without Self: The Rational Version
The Rational Version
Short Takes and Self-Systems
The Looking-Glass Process
The Sociology of Knowledge
Language and Self
Social Control and Self-Structure
Advertising and Motivation in a Short Take Society
Differentiation and The Set of Social Identities
Processual Discontinuity and Self-structure
Rites of Passage
The Dramaturgical Society
6. New Sources of Self
Computer Technology and Shrinking Middle Class Cadre
The Underground Church as a Source of Self
The Freak Community as Neo-Gemeinschaft
The Zodiac Identities
Encounter Groups and Sensitivity Groups
The Higher Learning
7. Private Uses of Self
Social Uses of Psychogenics
The Protestant Ethic
The Epicurean Ethic
The Politics of Experience: R. D. Laing
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- © Pergamon 1972
- 1st January 1972
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