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From Self to Selfie

A Critique of Contemporary Forms of Alienation

Editors: Kennedy, Angus, Panton, James (Eds.)

  • Make sense of the transformations of key, historical models of selfhood, analysing and challenging the possibilities that these bring to the process of self-formation
    Opens up a much needed discussion on an area that has recently been largely neglected, but clearly requires renewed reflection given the nature of and the pace of current transformations of subjectivity in public and private life
    Brings together a mutlidisciplinary collection of high profile academics and social commentators

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About this book

This edited collection charts the rise and the fall of the self, from its emergence as an autonomous agent during the Enlightenment, to the modern-day selfie self, whose existence is realised only through continuous external validation. 


Tracing the trajectory of selfhood in its historical development - from the Reformation onwards -  the authors introduce the classic liberal account of the self, based on ideas of freedom and autonomy, that dominated Enlightenment discourse. Subsequent chapters explore whether this traditional notion has been eclipsed by new, more rigid, categories of identity, that alienate the self from itself and its possibilities: what I am, it seems, has become more important than what I might make of myself.


These changing dynamics of selfhood – the transition From Self to Selfie - reveal not only the peculiar ways in which selfhood is problematized in contemporary society, but equally the tragic fragility of the selfie, in the absence of any social authority that could give it some security.

About the authors

Angus Kennedy is Convenor of the Battle of Ideas (boi) educational initiative, The Academy.

 

James Panton is Associate Lecturer in Philosophy at the Open University, and Head of Politics at Magdalen College School in Oxford, UK.

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  • Due: August 25, 2019
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Softcover 25,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-19193-1
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
From Self to Selfie
Book Subtitle
A Critique of Contemporary Forms of Alienation
Editors
  • Angus Kennedy
  • James Panton
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-19194-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-19194-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-19193-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
V, 258
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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