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  1. General reading: 15 items
    There is no one reader that covers everything in the course. However, the following general social theory books cover the content of many of the lectures. Try several of them out to see which ones you get on with.
    1. For Semester 1, Dillon (2014) and Miles (2001) are the most useful texts overall.

       

      For Semester 2, Elliott (2014) 'Concepts of the Self' is the most useful text overall

       

       

    2. Introduction to sociological theory: theorists, concepts, and their applicability to the twenty-first century - Michele Dillon 2014

      Book  Hard copies of current and previous editions of this text are also available in the library

    3. Contemporary social theory: an introduction - Anthony Elliott 2014

      Book  Hard copies of current and previous editions of this text are also available in the library

    4. Perspectives in sociology - E. C. Cuff 2016

      Book  Hard copies of current and previous editions of this text are also available in the library

    5. Concepts of the self - Anthony Elliott 2014

      Book  Hard copies of current and previous editions of this text are also available in the library. * Most useful for Semester 2 *

    6. Subjectivity: theories of the self from Freud to Haraway - Mansfield, Nick, ebrary, Inc c2000 (electronic resource)

      Book  Hard copies of this text are also available in the library. * Most useful for Semester 2 *

    7. Social theory in the real world - Steven Miles, ebrary, Inc 2001 (electronic resource)

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    8. Social theory in the real world - Miles, Steven 2001

      Book 

    9. Modern social theory: an introduction - Harrington, Austin 2005

      Book 

    10. Social theory for beginners - Ransome, Paul 2010

      Book  Good reader-friendly intorduction

    11. Contemporary sociological theory and its classical roots: the basics - Ritzer, George c2007

      Book  Earlier edition available

    12. Sociological theory - Ritzer, George c2008

      Book  Earlier edition available

    13. Classical social theory: a contemporary approach - Tucker, Kenneth H. 2002

      Book  Most useful for weeks on Marx, Weber, Durkheim.

    14. An invitation to social theory - Inglis, David, Thorpe, Christopher 2012

      Book 

  2. Week 2. Introduction 6 items
    Use this week to familiarise yourself with some of the social theory readers above. Find out where the social theory books in the library are located (see especially classmark 301.01). Apart from the above, other useful introductions to the concerns of social theory, as discussed in this week's lecture, are provided in:
    1. Sociological theory in the contemporary era: text and readings - Appelrouth, Scott, Edles, Laura Desfor c2011

      Book  See Chapter 1: What is Sociological Theory?

    2. Thinking sociologically - Bauman, Zygmunt, May, Tim 2001

      Book  Read chapters 1 and 10

    3. Social things: an introduction to the sociological life - Lemert, Charles C. 2002

      Book  Read section 1: The Sociological Life

    4. Being sociological - Matthewman, Steve, West-Newman, Catherine Lane, Curtis, Bruce 2007

      Book  Read introduction

    5. Social theory in the real world - Steven Miles, ebrary, Inc 2001 (electronic resource)

      Book  Read Chapter 1

    6. Social theory in the real world - Miles, Steven 2001

      Book  Read Chapter 1

  3. Week 3. Modern Social Life - Durkheim 12 items
    1. Durkheim 12 items
      Nearly all introductory social theory books provide explanation and analysis of Durkheim's work. From the general reading section at the top of this list, the following all have good discussions of Durkheim's work: Cuff et al. (2016); Dillon (2014); Harrington (2005); Inglis (2012); Ransome (2010); Ritzer (2007); Ritzer (2008); Tucker (2002). In addition to these, see the following:
      1. Durkheim: The Rules of Sociological Method - Emile Durkheim, Steven Lukes 1982

        Book  Read Chapter 1: What is a Social Fact?

      2. Social theory: a historical introduction - Callinicos, Alex 2007

        Book 

      3. Classical sociological theory - Calhoun, Craig J. 2012

        Book  See Part IV on Durkheim

      4. Classical social theory - Craib, Ian 1997

        Book 

      5. Social theory and modernity - Dodd, Nigel 1999

        Book  Read Chapter 1

      6. Emile Durkheim: sociologist of modernity - Durkheim, Emile, Emirbayer, Mustafa 2003

        Book 

      7. Understanding classical sociology: Marx, Weber, Durkheim - Hughes, J. A., Sharrock, W. W., Martin, Peter J. 2003

        Book 

      8. Illuminating social life: classical and contemporary theory revisited - Kivisto, Peter c2005

        Book  Read Chapter 3

      9. Social things: an introduction to the sociological life - Lemert, Charles C. 2002

        Book  Read Chapter 5

      10. Marx, Durkheim, Weber: formations of modern social thought - Morrison, Ken 2006

        Book 

      11. Contested knowledge: social theory today - Seidman, Steven c2008

        Book  Earlier edition available

  4. Week 4. Modern Social Life - Marx 16 items
    Nearly all introductory social theory books provide explanation and analysis of Marx' work. From the general reading section at the top of this list, the following all have good discussions of Marx' work: Cuff et al. (2016); Dillon (2014); Harrington (2005); Inglis (2012); Ransome (2010); Ritzer (2007); Ritzer (2008); Tucker (2002). In addition to these, see the following:
    1. The communist manifesto - Marx, Karl, Engels, Friedrich, Jones, Gareth Stedman 2002

      Book  This book provides a relatively short and accessible introduction to Marx's thought

    2. A beginner's guide to social theory - Shaun Best 2003 (electronic resource)

      Book 

    3. A beginner's guide to social theory - Best, Shaun 2003

      Book 

    4. Classical sociological theory - Calhoun, Craig J. 2012

      Book  See Part III on Marx

    5. Social theory: a historical introduction - Callinicos, Alex 2007

      Book 

    6. Classical social theory - Craib, Ian 1997

      Book 

    7. Social theory and modernity - Dodd, Nigel 1999

      Book  Read Chapter 1

    8. Understanding classical sociology: Marx, Weber, Durkheim - Hughes, J. A., Sharrock, W. W., Martin, Peter J. 2003

      Book 

    9. Being sociological - Matthewman, Steve, West-Newman, Catherine Lane, Curtis, Bruce 2007

      Book  Read Chapter 3

    10. Karl Marx: selected writings - Marx, Karl, McLellan, David, Marx, Karl 1977

      Book 

    11. Marx, Durkheim, Weber: formations of modern social thought - Morrison, Ken 2006

      Book 

    12. Handbook of social theory - Ritzer, George, Smart, Barry 2001

      Book 

    13. Contested knowledge: social theory today - Seidman, Steven c2008

      Book  Earlier edition available

  5. Week 5. Modern Social LIfe - Weber 13 items
    Many introductory social theory books provide explanation and analysis of Weber's work. From the general list above, the following all have good discussions of Weber's work: Cuff et al. (2016); Dillon (2014); Harrington (2005); Inglis (2012); Ransome (2010); Ritzer (2007); Ritzer (2008); Tucker (2002). In addition to these, see the following:
    1. The Protestant ethic and the spirit of capitalism - Weber, Max 1992

      Book  Other editions available

    2. Classical sociological theory - Calhoun, Craig J. 2012

      Book  See Part V on Weber

    3. Social theory: a historical introduction - Callinicos, Alex 2007

      Book 

    4. Classical social theory - Craib, Ian 1997

      Book 

    5. Social theory and modernity - Dodd, Nigel 1999

      Book  Read Chapter 2

    6. Understanding classical sociology: Marx, Weber, Durkheim - Hughes, J. A., Sharrock, W. W., Martin, Peter J. 2003

      Book 

    7. Max Weber: readings and commentary on modernity - Weber, Max, Kalberg, Stephen 2005

      Book 

    8. Social things: an introduction to the sociological life - Lemert, Charles C. 2002

      Book  Read Chapter 5

    9. Marx, Durkheim, Weber: formations of modern social thought - Morrison, Ken 2006

      Book 

    10. Weber: a short introduction - Poggi, Gianfranco 2006

      Book 

    11. Contested knowledge: social theory today - Seidman, Steven 2004

      Book 

  6. Week 6. Rationalized Society 13 items
    See the readings for week 4. In addition:
    1. The McDonaldization of society: into the digital age - George Ritzer 2019

      Book  Read chapter 1 [Introduction] | DIgitisation available from 20th Anniversary Edition (2012); see below

    2. The McDonaldization thesis: explorations and extensions - Ritzer, George 1998

      Book 

    3. McDonaldization: the reader - Ritzer, George c2010

      Book  Earlier edition available

    4. Social theory in the real world - Steven Miles, ebrary, Inc 2001 (electronic resource)

      Book  Read Chapter 6

    5. Resisting McDonaldization - Smart, Barry 1999

      Book 

    6. Modernity and the holocaust - Bauman, Zygmunt 1989

      Book  Read Chapters 2 - 4. For a very concise excerpt, see Bauman, Z. (1989). Modernity and the Holocaust. In The Polity Reader in Social theory (pp. 387-393). Cambridge: Polity Press in association with Blackwell

    7. The Polity Reader in Social Theory - Polity 1993

      Book  Ch 39. Modernity and the Holocuast

    8. Modernity and the Holocaust [Chapter in] Genocide: an anthropological reader - Zygmunt Bauman

      Chapter 

    9. Illuminating social life: classical and contemporary theory revisited - Kivisto, Peter c2005

      Book  Read Chapter 2

    10. Social theory in the real world - Miles, Steven 2001

      Book  Read Chapter 6

  7. Week 8. Mass Society 13 items
    Many introductory social theory books provide explanation and analysis of Adorno and Horkheimer's work. From the general list above, the following all have good discussions: Cuff et al. (2016); Dillon (2010); Elliott (2009); Harrington (2005); Inglis (2012); Miles (2001); Ransome (2010); Ritzer (2007); Ritzer (2008). In addition to these, see the following:
    1. The culture industry: selected essays on mass culture - Adorno, Theodor W., Bernstein, J. M. 2001

      Book 

    2. The culture industry: enlightenment as mass deception [Chapter of] The cultural studies reader - Theodore Adorno Max Horkheimer

      Chapter 

    3. The culture industry [Chapter 34 of] Classical sociological theory - Theodore Adorno Max Horkheimer

      Chapter 

    4. The stars down to earth and other essays on the irrational in culture - Adorno, Theodor W., Adorno, Theodor W., Crook, Stephen 1994

      Book  Includes Adorno's famous essay on astrology

    5. Prisms - Adorno, Theodor W. 1981

      Book  See the essay on Jazz in particular

    6. On Record: Rock, Pop and the Written Word - Simon Frith, Andrew Goodwin 1990

      Book  See 'On Popular Music' by Adorno. p301-314

    7. Social theory: a historical introduction - Callinicos, Alex 2007

      Book 

    8. Social theory and modernity - Dodd, Nigel 1999

      Book  Read Chapter 3

    9. Core sociological dichotomies - Jenks, Chris 1998

      Book  Read Chapter on 'High/Mass'

    10. Global culture industry: the mediation of things - Lash, Scott, Lury, Celia 2007

      Book 

    11. An introduction to theories of popular culture - Strinati, Dominic 2004

      Book  Read chapters 1 and 2

    12. Understanding modern sociology - Sharrock, W. W., Hughes, John A., Martin, Peter J. 2003

      Book  Read Chapter 3

  8. Week 9. Consumer Society 16 items
    1. Consumption - Aldridge, Alan 2003

      Book 

    2. Consumption - Bocock, Robert 1993

      Book 

    3. Global sociology - Cohen, Robin, Kennedy, Paul T. 2007

      Book  Read Chapter 13: Consuming Culture

    4. The consumption reader - Clarke, David B., Doel, Marcus A., Housiaux, Kate M. L. 2003

      Book 

    5. Illuminating social life: classical and contemporary theory revisited - Kivisto, Peter c2005

      Book  Read Chapter 11

    6. No logo: no space, no choice, no jobs - Naomi Klein 2010

      Book 

    7. Being sociological - Matthewman, Steve, West-Newman, Catherine Lane, Curtis, Bruce 2007

      Book  Read chapters 3 and 4

    8. Social theory in the real world - Steven Miles, ebrary, Inc 2001 (electronic resource)

      Book  Read Chapter 4

    9. Social theory in the real world - Miles, Steven 2001

      Book  Read Chapter 4

    10. Consumerism as a way of life - Miles, Steven 1998

      Book 

    11. Consumption and everyday life - Paterson, Mark W. D. 2006

      Book 

    12. Contemporary sociological theory and its classical roots: the basics - Ritzer, George c2007

      Book  Read pages 248-262

    13. Handbook of social theory - Ritzer, George, Smart, Barry 2001

      Book  Read Chapter 31

    14. Conspicuous consumption - Veblen, Thorstein 2006

      Book 

  9. Week 10. Disciplinary Society 16 items
    There is a large collection of work on and by Foucault in the library at classmark 194. This includes, but is not limited to:
    1. Discipline and punish: the birth of the prison - Foucault, Michel 1991

      Book 

    2. The Foucault reader - Foucault, Michel, Rabinow, Paul 1991

      Book  Read excerpts from Discipline and Punish, pages 169-256

    3. Contemporary Social Theory: An Introduction - Anthony Elliott 2013

      Book  See p92-98 on Foucault

    4. Subjectivity: theories of the self from Freud to Haraway - Mansfield, Nick, ebrary, Inc c2000 (electronic resource)

      Book  See p.58-63 on Foucault

    5. Perspectives in sociology - E. C. Cuff 2016

      Book  Read chapter 11 [Michel Foucault: abandoning the certainties of reason] | Print copy and earlier editions available; please check the Library Catalogue

    6. Understanding Foucault - Danaher, Geoff, Schirato, Tony, Webb, Jen 2002

      Book 

    7. Social theory and modernity - Dodd, Nigel 1999

      Book  Read Chapter 4

    8. Modern social theory: an introduction - Harrington, Austin 2005

      Book  Read pages 206-213

    9. Introducing social theory - Jones, Pip 2003

      Book  Read Chapter 7

    10. A Foucault primer: discourse, power, and the subject - McHoul, A. W., Grace, Wendy 1997

      Book 

    11. Contemporary sociological theory and its classical roots: the basics - Ritzer, George c2007

      Book 

    12. The Blackwell companion to major contemporary social theorists - Ritzer, George 2003

      Book  Read Chapter 8

    13. Sociological theory - Ritzer, George c2008

      Book 

    14. An introductory guide to post-structuralism and postmodernism - Sarup, Madan 1993

      Book  Read pages 66-70

    15. Contested knowledge: social theory today - Seidman, Steven 2004

      Book  Read section on Imagining modernity: Foucault's disciplinary order

    16. Michel Foucault - Smart, Barry, ebrary, Inc 2002 (electronic resource)

      Book 

  10. Week 11. Information Society 18 items
    1. Postmodern - Simon Malpas 2004

      Chapter  Read p121-128 on Bauadrillard

    2. The Precession of Simulacra

      Chapter  This is a difficult reading;– a short excerpt is available in Mirzeoff (ed) 2002, The Visual Culture Reader

    3. Visual Culture Reader - Nicholas Mirzoeff 2002

      Book  Ch 16. Simulacra and Simulations. p145-146

    4. Perspectives in sociology - E. C. Cuff 2016

      Book  Read chapter 12 [Postmodernity: abandoning grand theory] | Print copy and earlier editions available; please check the Library Catalogue

    5. Jean Baudrillard - Richard J. Lane, ebrary, Inc 2009 (electronic resource)

      Book  Ch. 5 on Simulation and Hyper-reality. p. 81-98

    6. Baudrillard and the media: a critical introduction - William Merrin c2005

      Book 

    7. Social theory and modernity - Dodd, Nigel 1999

      Book  Read Chapter 6

    8. The information society: a sceptical view - May, Christopher 2002

      Book 

    9. Social theory in the real world - Steven Miles, ebrary, Inc 2001 (electronic resource)

      Book  Read Chapter 5

    10. Social theory in the real world - Miles, Steven 2001

      Book  Read Chapter 5

    11. Contemporary sociological theory and its classical roots: the basics - Ritzer, George c2003

      Book  Read pages 253-257 on Baudrillard | Later edition available

    12. Postmodern social theory - Ritzer, George c1997

      Book 

    13. The Blackwell companion to major contemporary social theorists - Ritzer, George 2003

      Book  Read Chapter 12

    14. An introductory guide to post-structuralism and postmodernism - Sarup, Madan 1993

      Book  Read Chapter 7 on Baudrillard

    15. Theories of the information society - Webster, Frank 2006

      Book  Read Chapters 2 and 9 (especially pages 243-249 on Baudrillard)

  11. Week 12 - Risk Society 22 items
    1. Risk Society - Ulrich Beck 1992

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    2. World Risk Society - Ulrich Beck 1999

      Book 

    3. World at Risk - Ulrich Beck 2013

      Book 

    4. Modernity and Self-Identity - Anthony Giddens 1991

      Book 

    5. Politics of Climate Change - Anthony Giddens 2011

      Book 

    6. Individualization: institutionalized individualism and its social and political consequences - Ulrich Beck, Elisabeth Beck-Gernsheim 2002

      Book 

    7. Risk: an introduction - Jakob Arnoldi 2009

      Book 

    8. Risk - Deborah Lupton 2013

      Book 

    9. Risk - Deborah Lupton, ebrary, Inc c2013 (electronic resource)

      Book 

    10. Risk - Roy Boyne 2003

      Book 

    11. Risk and everyday life - John Tulloch, Deborah Lupton 2003

      Book 

    12. Risk and Society - David Denney 2005

      Book 

    13. Risk in Social Science - Peter Taylor-Gooby, Jens O. Zinn 2006

      Book 

    14. Social Theories of Risk and Uncertainty - Jens O. Zinn 2008

      Book 

    15. Risk Revisited - Pat Caplan 1998

      Book 

    16. Risk revisited - Patricia Caplan, ebrary, Inc 2000 (electronic resource)

      Book 

    17. Risk in social science - Peter Taylor-Gooby, Jens Zinn, ebrary, Inc 2006 (electronic resource)

      Book 

    18. Risk and society - David Denney, ebrary, Inc 2005 (electronic resource)

      Book 

  12. Week 1 - The Enlightenment Self 15 items
    1. Identity: Sociological Perspectives - Stephanie Lawler 2013

      Book  Read 'What is Identity?', p.10-21

    2. Subjectivity: theories of the self from Freud to Haraway - Mansfield, Nick, ebrary, Inc c2000 (electronic resource)

      Book  Read Introduction & Chapter 1 on Enlightenment Self

    3. Contemporary social and political theory: an introduction - Ashe, Fidelma 1999

      Book  Read Chapter 5 The Subject

    4. Social selves: theories of self and society - Burkitt, Ian, ebrary, Inc 2008 (electronic resource)

      Book  Read Chapter 1 Society and the Self

    5. Social selves: theories of self and society - Burkitt, Ian 2008

      Book  Read Chapter 1 Society and the Self

    6. Concepts of the self - Anthony Elliott 2014

      Book  Read the Introduction

    7. Concepts of the self - Anthony Elliott 2013

      Book  Read Introduction

    8. Contemporary social theory: an introduction - Anthony Elliott 2014

      Book  Read chapter 1 (The textures of society)

    9. Contemporary social theory: an introduction - Anthony Elliott 2014

      Book  Read chapter 1 (The textures of society)

    10. Subjectivity - Hall, Donald E. 2004

      Book  Read pages 16-23, Descartes and the ‘I’

    11. Subjectivity: theories of the self from Freud to Haraway - Mansfield, Nick 2000

      Book  Read Introduction & Chapter 1 on Enlightenment Self

    12. Social identities: multidisciplinary approaches - Taylor, Gary, Spencer, Steve, ebrary, Inc 2004 (electronic resource)

      Book  Read Chapter 1

    13. Social Identities: multidisciplinary approaches - Taylor, Gary, Spencer, Steve 2004

      Book  Read Chapter 1

    14. Identity and difference - Woodward, Kathryn, Open University 1997

      Book  Read Introduction

    15. Understanding identity - Woodward, Kath 2002

      Book  Read Chapter 1

  13. Week 2 - Divided Self 20 items
    1. Self and subjectivity - Atkins, Kim, ebrary, Inc 2005 (electronic resource)

      Book  Read chapter 15 (Commentary on Freud)

    2. Self and subjectivity - Atkins, Kim 2005

      Book  Read Chapter 15 (Commentary on Freud)

    3. Sigmund Freud - Bocock, Robert 2002

      Book 

    4. Perspectives in sociology - E. C. Cuff 2016

      Book  Read chapter 9 [Structuralism], especially focusing on 'Freud: the workings of the unconscious' | Print copy and earlier editions available; please check the Library Catalogue

    5. Concepts of the self - Anthony Elliott 2014

      Book  Read Chapter 3

    6. Concepts of the self - Anthony Elliott 2013

      Book  Read Chapter 3

    7. Social theory and psychoanalysis in transition: self and society from Freud to Kristeva - Elliott, Anthony 1992

      Book  Read Chapter 1; Later edition also in stock

    8. The psychoanalytic movement: the cunning of unreason - Gellner, Ernest 2003

      Book 

    9. Modern social theory: an introduction - Harrington, Austin 2005

      Book  Read Chapter 8

    10. Subjectivity: theories of the self from Freud to Haraway - Mansfield, Nick, ebrary, Inc c2000 (electronic resource)

      Book  Read Chapter 2: Freud and the Split Subject

    11. Subjectivity: theories of the self from Freud to Haraway - Mansfield, Nick 2000

      Book  Read Chapter 2: Freud and the Split Subject

    12. Freud: a very short introduction - Storr, Anthony, ebrary, Inc 2001, c1989 (electronic resource)

      Book 

    13. Freud: a very short introduction - Storr, Anthony 2001

      Book 

    14. Sigmund Freud - Thurschwell, Pamela, ebrary, Inc 2000 (electronic resource)

      Book 

    15. Sigmund Freud - Thurschwell, Pamela 2000

      Book 

    16. Reading Freud: psychoanalysis as cultural theory - Thwaites, Tony 2007

      Book 

    17. Classical social theory: a contemporary approach - Tucker, Kenneth H. 2002

      Book  Read Chapter 6

    18. Classic sociological works that draw on Freud include: 2 items
  14. Week 3 - Social Self 23 items
    1. A beginner's guide to social theory - Shaun Best 2003 (electronic resource)

      Book 

    2. A beginner's guide to social theory - Best, Shaun 2003

      Book 

    3. Classical social theory - Craib, Ian 1997

      Book 

    4. Perspectives in sociology - E. C. Cuff 2016

      Book  Print copy and earlier editions available; please check the Library Catalogue

    5. Introduction to sociological theory: theorists, concepts, and their applicability to the twenty-first century - Michele Dillon 2014

      Book  Read Chapter - Karl Marx; Current ebook and previous print copy available.

    6. Introduction to sociological theory: theorists, concepts, and their applicability to the twenty-first century - Michele Dillon 2014

      Book  Read Chapter - Karl Marx; Current and previous print copy available.

    7. Ideology: an introduction - Eagleton, Terry 1991

      Book 

    8. Subjectivity - Hall, Donald E. 2004

      Book  Read pages 49-57: Marx, Hegel and Class Subjectivity

    9. Modern social theory: an introduction - Harrington, Austin 2005

      Book  Read Chapters 2 and 7

    10. Ideology - Hawkes, David, ebrary, Inc 1996 (electronic resource)

      Book 

    11. Ideology - Hawkes, David 1996

      Book 

    12. Core sociological dichotomies - Jenks, Chris 1998

      Book  Read Chapter : Idealism/Materialism

    13. Introducing social theory - Jones, Pip 2003

      Book 

    14. Marx - McLellan, David 1975

      Book 

    15. Ideology - McLellan, David 1995

      Book  Earlier edition available

    16. Social theory for beginners - Ransome, Paul 2010

      Book 

    17. Contemporary sociological theory and its classical roots: the basics - Ritzer, George 2007

      Book  Earlier edition available

    18. Sociological theory - Ritzer, George 2008

      Book  Earlier edition available

    19. Contested knowledge: social theory today - Seidman, Steven 2008

      Book  Earlier edition available

    20. Classical social theory: a contemporary approach - Tucker, Kenneth H. 2002

      Book 

  15. Week 4 - Interactive Self 30 items
    1. The Self and Society Reader - Ann Branaman 1999

      Book  See Ch 12 on Goffman - The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life

    2. The Goffman reader - Goffman, Erving, Lemert, Charles C., Branaman, Ann 1997

      Book  Especially chapters 1, 2, 4, 6, 7 & 9

    3. A beginner's guide to social theory - Shaun Best 2003 (electronic resource)

      Book 

    4. A beginner's guide to social theory - Best, Shaun 2003

      Book 

    5. Profiles in contemporary social theory - Turner, Bryan S., Elliott, Anthony 2001

      Book  Read Chapter : Erving Goffman

    6. Social selves: theories of self and society - Burkitt, Ian, ebrary, Inc 2008 (electronic resource)

      Book  Read Chapter 3

    7. Social selves: theories of self and society - Burkitt, Ian 2008

      Book  Read Chapter 3

    8. Good to talk?: living and working in a communication culture - Cameron, Deborah 2000

      Book  Read Chapter: Forcing a Smile, pages 73-86.

    9. Perspectives in sociology - E. C. Cuff 2016

      Book  Read chapter 6 [Symbolic interaction] | Print copy and earlier editions available; please check the Library Catalogue

    10. Introduction to sociological theory: theorists, concepts, and their applicability to the twenty-first century - Michele Dillon 2014

      Book  Read chapter Symbolic Interactionism; Current ebook and previous print copy available.

    11. Introduction to sociological theory: theorists, concepts, and their applicability to the twenty-first century - Michele Dillon 2014

      Book  Read chapter Symbolic Interactionism; Current and previous print copy available.

    12. The view from Goffman - Ditton, Jason 1980

      Book 

    13. Concepts of the self - Anthony Elliott 2014

      Book  Read Chapter 1

    14. Concepts of the self - Anthony Elliott 2013

      Book  Read Chapter 1

    15. The Blackwell companion to major contemporary social theorists - Ritzer, George 2003

      Book  Read Chapter : Erving Goffman

    16. Sociology - Giddens, Anthony, Sutton, Philip W. 2009

      Book  Read Chapter 4; earlier edition available

    17. The presentation of self in everyday life - Goffman, Erving 1990

      Book  Especially read the Introduction; earlier edition available

    18. Asylums: essays on the social situation of mental patients and other inmates - Goffman, Erving 1991

      Book  Especially read Chapter: The Moral Career of the Mental Patient; earlier edition available

    19. Modern social theory: an introduction - Harrington, Austin 2005

      Book  Read Chapter 5

    20. Social identity - Richard Jenkins 2014

      Book  Print edition available | Earlier edition available

    21. Social identity - Richard Jenkins 2014

      Book  E-edition available | Earlier edition available

    22. Illuminating social life: classical and contemporary theory revisited - Kivisto, Peter 2005

      Book  Read Chapter 10: Goffman's Dramaturgical Sociology

    23. Sociology: a global introduction - Macionis, John J., Plummer, Kenneth 2008 (electronic resource)

      Book  Read pages 169-173

    24. Sociology: a global introduction - Macionis, John J., Plummer, Kenneth 2008

      Book  Read pages 169-173

    25. Being sociological - Matthewman, Steve, West-Newman, Catherine Lane, Curtis, Bruce 2007

      Book  Read Chapter 11: Identity

    26. Identities: race, class, gender, and nationality - Alcoff, Linda, Mendieta, Eduardo 2003

      Book  Read Chapter : The Self

    27. Social theory for beginners - Ransome, Paul 2010

      Book  Read Chapter 7

    28. Contemporary sociological theory and its classical roots: the basics - Ritzer, George 2007

      Book  Read pages 147-154

    29. Sociological theory - Ritzer, George 2008

      Book 

    30. Erving Goffman - Smith, Gregory W. H. 2006

      Book 

  16. Week 5 - Techniques of the Self 35 items
    1. The discourse reader - Adam Jaworski, Nikolas Coupland 1999

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    2. A beginner's guide to social theory - Shaun Best 2003 (electronic resource)

      Book 

    3. A beginner's guide to social theory - Best, Shaun 2003

      Book 

    4. Sexuality - Joseph Bristow 2011 (electronic resource)

      Book  Read Chapter 4

    5. Sexuality - Bristow, Joseph 1997

      Book  Read Chapter 4

    6. Social selves: theories of self and society - Burkitt, Ian, ebrary, Inc 2008 (electronic resource)

      Book  Read Chapter 4: Power, Knowledge and the Self

    7. Social selves: theories of self and society - Burkitt, Ian 2008

      Book  Read Chapter 4: Power, Knowledge and the Self

    8. Perspectives in sociology - E. C. Cuff 2016

      Book  Read chapter 13 [Back to sociological theory? Reconciling theoretical oppositions]; especially pp.297-300 [Dualisms and their resolution] | Print copy and earlier editions available; please check the Library Catalogue

    9. Understanding Foucault - Danaher, Geoff, Schirato, Tony, Webb, Jen 2002

      Book  Read Chapter 9

    10. Introduction to sociological theory: theorists, concepts, and their applicability to the twenty-first century - Michele Dillon 2014

      Book  Read chapter Michel Foucault: theorizing sexuality, the body, and power; Current ebook and previous print copy available.

    11. Introduction to sociological theory: theorists, concepts, and their applicability to the twenty-first century - Michele Dillon 2014

      Book  Read chapter Michel Foucault: theorizing sexuality, the body, and power; Current and previous print copy available.

    12. Concepts of the self - Anthony Elliott 2014

      Book  Read Chapter 3

    13. Concepts of the self - Anthony Elliott 2013

      Book  Read Chapter 3

    14. Contemporary social theory: an introduction - Anthony Elliott 2014

      Book  Read pages 98-103 (The limits of structuralism: Foucault's history of sexuality)

    15. Contemporary social theory: an introduction - Anthony Elliott 2014

      Book  Read pages 98-103 (The limits of structuralism: Foucault's history of sexuality)

    16. The history of sexuality - Foucault, Michel, Hurley, Robert 1979

      Book  Volume 1: Introduction

    17. The history of sexuality - Foucault, Michel 1992

      Book  Volume 2: The Use of Pleasure

    18. The history of sexuality - Foucault, Michel 1988

      Book  Volume 3: The Care of the Self

    19. Media, gender and identity: an introduction - Gauntlett, David, ebrary, Inc 2008 (electronic resource)

      Book  Read Chapter 6

    20. Media, gender and identity: an introduction - Gauntlett, David 2008

      Book  Read Chapter 6

    21. Modern social theory: an introduction - Harrington, Austin 2005

      Book  Read Chapter 9

    22. Subjectivity: theories of the self from Freud to Haraway - Mansfield, Nick, ebrary, Inc 2000 (electronic resource)

      Book  Read chapters 4 & 8

    23. Subjectivity: theories of the self from Freud to Haraway - Mansfield, Nick 2000

      Book  Read chapters 4 & 8

    24. Being sociological - Matthewman, Steve, West-Newman, Catherine Lane, Curtis, Bruce 2007

      Book  Read Chapter 10: Sexualizing

    25. Foucault: a critical introduction - McNay, Lois 1994

      Book 

    26. A Foucault primer: discourse, power, and the subject - McHoul, A. W., Grace, Wendy 1997

      Book 

    27. Michel Foucault - O'Farrell, Clare 2005

      Book 

    28. The Foucault reader - Foucault, Michel, Rabinow, Paul 1991

      Book  Read pages 291-372

    29. Postmodern social theory - Ritzer, George 1997

      Book  Read Chapter 4

    30. Modern sociological theory - Ritzer, George 2008

      Book 

    31. Sociological theory - Ritzer, George 2008

      Book 

    32. An introductory guide to post-structuralism and postmodernism - Sarup, Madan 1993

      Book  Read Chapter 3, pages 70 - 73

    33. Michel Foucault - Smart, Barry, ebrary, Inc 2002 (electronic resource)

      Book  Read Chapter 3

    34. The Blackwell companion to major contemporary social theorists - Ritzer, George 2003

      Book  Read Chapter : Michel Foucault

  17. Week 6 - Gendered Self 34 items
    1. Self and subjectivity - Atkins, Kim, ebrary, Inc 2005 (electronic resource)

      Book  Read chapter 19 (Commentary on Butler)

    2. Self and subjectivity - Atkins, Kim 2005

      Book  Read Chapter 19 (Commentary on Butler)

    3. Understanding Judith Butler - Brady, Anita, Schirato, Tony 2011

      Book  Especially read chaper 2

    4. Social selves: theories of self and society - Burkitt, Ian, ebrary, Inc 2008 (electronic resource)

      Book  Read Chapter 5: Gender, Sexuality and Identity

    5. Social selves: theories of self and society - Burkitt, Ian 2008

      Book  Read Chapter 5: Gender, Sexuality and Identity

    6. Gender trouble: feminism and the subversion of identity - Butler, Judith, ebrary, Inc 2007

      Book  Earlier edition available in print

    7. Gender as Performance: An Interview with Judith Butler - Butler, J. 1994

      Article  Available in print in Library Reserve Stock Journals - please ask at any Library service desk

    8. Feminism as critique: essays on the politics of gender in late-capitalist societies - Benhabib, Seyla, Cornell, Drucilla 1987

      Book  Read Chapter: Variations on Sex and Gender by J. Butler

    9. Inside/out: lesbian theories, gay theories - Fuss, Diana 1991

      Book  Read Chapter: Imitation and Gender Subordination by J. Butler; also reprinted in The Judith Butler Reader and in Abelove, H. et al (eds.) (1993) The Lesbian and Gay Studies Reader.

    10. The cultural studies reader - During, Simon 2007

      Book  Read Chapter: Subjects of Sex/Desire/Gender; earlier editions also available

    11. Undoing gender - Butler, Judith, ebrary, Inc 2004 (electronic resource)

      Book 

    12. Undoing gender - Butler, Judith P. 2004

      Book 

    13. Sexuality - Bristow, Joseph, ebrary, Inc 1997 (electronic resource)

      Book  Read pages 209-218

    14. Sexuality - Bristow, Joseph 1997

      Book  Read pages 209-218

    15. The Blackwell companion to major contemporary social theorists - Ritzer, George 2003

      Book  Read Chapter: Judith Butler

    16. The transgender phenomenon - Ekins, Richard, King, Dave 2006

      Book 

    17. Concepts of the self - Anthony Elliott 2014

      Book  Read Chapter 4

    18. Concepts of the self - Anthony Elliott 2013

      Book  Read Chapter 4

    19. Contemporary social theory: an introduction - Anthony Elliott 2014

      Book  Read pages 236-240 (Judith Butler: scripts of gender performance)

    20. Contemporary social theory: an introduction - Anthony Elliott 2014

      Book  (Judith Butler: scripts of gender performance)

    21. Studies in ethnomethodology - Garfinkel, Harold 1967

      Book  Read Chapter 5: Passing and the Achievement of Sex Status in an Intersexed Person

    22. Media, gender and identity: an introduction - Gauntlett, David, ebrary, Inc 2008 (electronic resource)

      Book  Read Chapter 7

    23. Media, gender and identity: an introduction - Gauntlett, David 2008

      Book  Read Chapter 7

    24. Social identities: multidisciplinary approaches - Taylor, Gary, Spencer, Steve, ebrary, Inc 2004 (electronic resource)

      Book  Read Chapter 3

    25. Social Identities: multidisciplinary approaches - Taylor, Gary, Spencer, Steve 2004

      Book  Read Chapter 3

    26. Subjectivity - Hall, Donald E. 2004

      Book  Read pages 97-109: The Politics of Gender and Sexuality

    27. Subjectivity: theories of the self from Freud to Haraway - Mansfield, Nick, ebrary, Inc c2000 (electronic resource)

      Book  Read Chapter 5

    28. Subjectivity: theories of the self from Freud to Haraway - Mansfield, Nick 2000

      Book  Read Chapter 5

    29. Social theory for beginners - Ransome, Paul 2010

      Book  Read pages 272-276

    30. Judith Butler - Salih, Sara, ebrary, Inc 2002 (electronic resource)

      Book  Especially read Chapter 2

    31. Judith Butler - Salih, Sara 2002

      Book  Especially read Chapter 2

    32. The Judith Butler reader - Salih, Sara, Butler, Judith 2004

      Book  Read Part I

    33. Identity and difference - Woodward, Kathryn, Open University 1997

      Book  Read Chapter: Sexualities

    34. Doing Gender - Candace West and Don H. Zimmerman 1987

      Article 

  18. Week 8 - Reflexive Self 37 items
    1. Sociology: introductory readings - Anthony Giddens, Philip W. Sutton 2010

      Book  Ch.31 The Normal Chaos of Love

    2. Media, gender and identity: an introduction - David Gauntlett 2008

      Book  See Ch 5. Giddens, Modernity and Self-Identity

    3. Identity: A Reader - Paul Du Gay, Jessica Evans, Peter Redman 1999

      Book  See Ch.20 - 'The Trajectory of the Self' by Giddens

    4. Sociology - Abercrombie, Nicholas 2004

      Book  Read Chapter 3: Why do we love?

    5. Self and social change - Adams, Matthew 2007

      Book  Read chapters 3 & 6

    6. The individualized society - Bauman, Zygmunt 2001

      Book  Read Chapter 3

    7. The normal chaos of love - Ulrich Beck, Elisabeth Beck-Gernsheim, Mark Ritter, Jane Wiebel 2004

      Book  Print edition available

    8. The normal chaos of love - Beck, Ulrich, Beck-Gernsheim, Elisabeth 1995

      Book 

    9. Individualization: institutionalized individualism and its social and political consequences - Beck, Ulrich, Beck-Gernsheim, Elisabeth 2002

      Book 

    10. A beginner's guide to social theory - Shaun Best 2003 (electronic resource)

      Book  Read Chapter 5

    11. A beginner's guide to social theory - Best, Shaun 2003

      Book  Read Chapter 5

    12. The Blackwell companion to major contemporary social theorists - Ritzer, George 2003

      Book  Read Chapter: Anthony Giddens

    13. Social selves: theories of self and society - Burkitt, Ian, ebrary, Inc 2008 (electronic resource)

      Book  Read Chapter 7: Self in Contemporary Society

    14. Social selves: theories of self and society - Burkitt, Ian 2008

      Book  Read Chapter 7: Self in Contemporary Society

    15. Social theory and modernity - Dodd, Nigel 1999

      Book  Read Chapter 8

    16. Concepts of the self - Anthony Elliott 2014

      Book  Read pages 36-45

    17. Concepts of the self - Elliott, Anthony 2007

      Book  Read pages 36-45

    18. Contemporary social theory: an introduction - Anthony Elliott 2014

      Book  Read pages 153-158 (Giddens on modernity and the self)

    19. Contemporary social theory: an introduction - Anthony Elliott 2014

      Book  Read pages 153-158 (Giddens on modernity and the self)

    20. The new individualism: the emotional costs of globalization - Elliott, Anthony, Lemert, Charles C., ebrary, Inc 2009 (electronic resource)

      Book  Earlier print edition available

    21. Therapy culture: cultivating vulnerability in an uncertain age - Füredi, Frank 2004

      Book 

    22. Media, gender and identity: an introduction - Gauntlett, David, ebrary, Inc 2008 (electronic resource)

      Book  Read chapters 5 & 10

    23. Media, gender and identity: an introduction - Gauntlett, David 2008

      Book  Read chapters 5 & 10

    24. Modernity and self-identity: self and society in the late modern age - Giddens, Anthony 1991

      Book 

    25. The transformation of intimacy: sexuality, love and eroticism in modern societies - Giddens, Anthony 1992

      Book  Especially read chapters 4 & 8

    26. Intimacy: personal relationships in modern societies - Jamieson, Lynn 1998

      Book 

    27. Introducing social theory - Jones, Pip 2003

      Book  Read pages 175-185

    28. Social theory in the real world - Steven Miles, ebrary, Inc 2001 (electronic resource)

      Book  Read Chapter 7

    29. Social theory in the real world - Miles, Steven 2001

      Book  Read Chapter 7

    30. Sociological theory - Ritzer, George 2008

      Book 

    31. Contested knowledge: social theory today - Seidman, Steven 2008

      Book  Read section on Giddens

    32. The media and modernity: a social theory of the media - Thompson, John B. 1995

      Book  Read Chapter 8: Self and Experience

    33. Anthony Giddens and modern social theory - Tucker, Kenneth H. 1998

      Book 

    34. Social change - Jordan, Tim, Pile, Steve, Open University 2002

      Book  Read Chapter : Up Close and Personal: The Changing Face of Intimacy

  19. Week 9 - Flexible Self 7 items
    1. The culture of the new capitalism - Sennett, Richard, ebrary, Inc 2006 (electronic resource)

      Book 

    2. The culture of the new capitalism - Sennett, Richard 2006

      Book 

    3. The craftsman - Sennett, Richard, ebrary, Inc 2008 (electronic resource)

      Book 

    4. The craftsman - Sennett, Richard 2008

      Book 

  20. Week 10 - Liquid Self 23 items
    1. Self and social change - Adams, Matthew 2007

      Book  Read Chapter 2, especially pages 31-36 on Sennett

    2. Questions of cultural identity - Du Gay, Paul, Hall, Stuart 1996

      Book  Read Chapter: From Pilgrim to Tourist - or a Short History of Identity

    3. Postmodernity and its discontents - Bauman, Zygmunt 1997

      Book  Read Chapter 6: Tourists and Vagabonds

    4. Liquid modernity - Bauman, Zygmunt 2000

      Book 

    5. The individualized society - Bauman, Zygmunt 2001

      Book 

    6. Liquid love: on the frailty of human bonds - Bauman, Zygmunt 2003

      Book 

    7. Liquid Life - Bauman, Zygmunt 2005

      Book 

    8. Liquid times: living in an age of uncertainty - Bauman, Zygmunt 2007

      Book 

    9. Consuming life - Bauman, Zygmunt 2007

      Book 

    10. The art of life - Bauman, Zygmunt 2008

      Book 

    11. Zygmunt Bauman - Blackshaw, Tony 2005

      Book 

    12. The contemporary Bauman - Elliott, Anthony, Bauman, Zygmunt 2007

      Book  Read Chapter: Gender and Sexualities

    13. Social selves: theories of self and society - Burkitt, Ian, ebrary, Inc 2008 (electronic resource)

      Book  Read Chapter 7: Self in Contemporary Society

    14. Social selves: theories of self and society - Burkitt, Ian 2008

      Book  Read Chapter 7: Self in Contemporary Society

    15. Concepts of the self - Anthony Elliott 2014

      Book  Read Chapter 5

    16. Concepts of the self - Anthony Elliott 2013

      Book  Read Chapter 5: The Postmodern Self |

    17. Contemporary social theory: an introduction - Anthony Elliott 2014

      Book  Read pages 315-320 (Living with liquidization: Bauman)

    18. Contemporary social theory: an introduction - Anthony Elliott 2014

      Book  Read pages 315-320 (Living with liquidization: Bauman)

    19. The new individualism: the emotional costs of globalization - Elliott, Anthony, Lemert, Charles C., ebrary, Inc 2009 (electronic resource)

      Book 

    20. Self and society - Branaman, Ann 2001

      Book  Read Chapter: The Saturated Self

    21. Modernity and postmodern culture - McGuigan, Jim, ebrary, Inc 2006 (electronic resource)

      Book  Read Chapter 4: Fractured Identities; earlier print edition also available

    22. Modernity and postmodern culture - McGuigan, Jim 2006

      Book  Read Chapter 4: Fractured Identities; earlier print edition also available

    23. The contemporary Bauman - Elliott, Anthony, Bauman, Zygmunt 2007

      Book  Read Chapter: Relatively Liquid Interpersonal Relationships in Flexible Work Life

  21. Week 11 - Networked Self 19 items
    1. Reading digital culture - Trend, David 2001

      Book  Read Chapter: Virtual Skin: Articulating Race in Cyberspace

    2. Web theory: an introduction - Burnett, Robert, Marshall, P. David 2003

      Book  Read Chapter 4

    3. Sociology in the age of the Internet - Cavanagh, Allison, ebrary, Inc 2007 (electronic resource)

      Book  Read Chapter 9

    4. Sociology in the age of the Internet - Cavanagh, Allison 2007

      Book  Read Chapter 9

    5. The new individualism: the emotional costs of globalization - Elliott, Anthony, Lemert, Charles C., ebrary, Inc 2009 (electronic resource)

      Book  Read Chapter 4

    6. Web.studies - Gauntlett, David, Horsley, Ross 2004

      Book  Read Part II

    7. Cyberpower: the culture and politics of cyberspace and the Internet - Jordan, Tim, ebrary, Inc 1999 (electronic resource)

      Book  Read Chapter 3: The Virtual Individual

    8. Cyberpower: the culture and politics of cyberspace and the Internet - Jordan, Tim 1999

      Book  Read Chapter 3: The Virtual Individual

    9. Race in cyberspace - Kolko, Beth E., Nakamura, Lisa, Rodman, Gilbert B. 2000

      Book 

    10. Me++: the cyborg self and the networked city - Mitchell, William J., ebrary, Inc 2003 (electronic resource)

      Book 

    11. Unspun: key concepts for understanding the World Wide Web - Swiss, Thomas 2000

      Book  Read Chapter: Race

    12. Reading digital culture - Trend, David 2001

      Book  Read Chapter: Race In/For Cyberspace: Identity Tourism and Racial Passing on the Internet, pages 226-236

    13. Cybertypes: race, ethnicity, and identity on the internet - Nakamura, Lisa 2002

      Book  Especially read Chapter 2

    14. The body in culture, technology and society - Shilling, Chris, ebrary, Inc 2005 (electronic resource)

      Book  Read pages 188-194

    15. The body in culture, technology and society - Shilling, Chris 2004

      Book  Read pages 188-194

    16. The Internet and society - Slevin, James 2000

      Book  Read chapters 4 & 6

    17. The Media reader: continuity and transformation - Mackay, Hugh, O'Sullivan, Tim, Open University 1999

      Book  Read Chapter: Identity in the Age of Internet

  22. Week 12 - Language and the Self 17 items
    1. Contemporary social and political theory: an introduction - Ashe, Fidelma 1999

      Book  Read Chapter 3: Language

    2. Introductory sociology - Bilton, Tony 2002

      Book  Read Chapter: Social Life as Language?, pages 522-527; earlier editions available

    3. Semiotics: the basics - Chandler, Daniel, ebrary, Inc 2007 (electronic resource)

      Book 

    4. Semiotics: the basics - Chandler, Daniel 2007

      Book 

    5. Perspectives in sociology - E. C. Cuff 2016

      Book  Read chapter 9 [Structuralism] | Print copy and earlier editions available; please check the Library Catalogue

    6. Saussure - Jonathan Culler 1976

      Book 

    7. Contemporary social theory: an introduction - Anthony Elliott 2014

      Book  Read the first half of chapter 4 (Structuralism) looking at Saussure, Levi-Strauss and Roland Barthes.

    8. Contemporary social theory: an introduction - Anthony Elliott 2014

      Book  Read the first half of chapter 4 (Structuralism) looking at Saussure, Levi-Strauss and Roland Barthes.

    9. Modern social theory: an introduction - Harrington, Austin 2005

      Book  Read Chapter 9: Structuralism

    10. Fifty key contemporary thinkers: from structuralism to postmodernity - Lechte, John, ebrary, Inc 1994 (electronic resource)

      Book  Read section on Saussure

    11. Fifty key contemporary thinkers: from structuralism to postmodernity - Lechte, John 1994

      Book  Read section on Saussure

    12. Subjectivity: theories of the self from Freud to Haraway - Mansfield, Nick, ebrary, Inc 2000 (electronic resource)

      Book  Read Chapter 3: The Subject is Language

    13. Subjectivity: theories of the self from Freud to Haraway - Mansfield, Nick 2000

      Book  Read Chapter 3: The Subject is Language

    14. Social theory for beginners - Ransome, Paul 2010

      Book  Read pages 209-220

    15. Course in general linguistics - Saussure, Ferdinand de, Bally, Charles, Sechehaye, Albert, Riedlinger, Albert 1983

      Book  Read Part I, Chapter 1: Nature of the Linguistic Sign, pages 65-78

    16. An introduction to theories of popular culture - Strinati, Dominic, MyiLibrary 2004 (electronic resource)

      Book  Read Chapter: Structural Linguistics and the Ideas of Saussure, pages 89-94; earlier edition also available

    17. An introduction to theories of popular culture - Strinati, Dominic 2004

      Book  Read Chapter: Structural Linguistics and the Ideas of Saussure, pages 89-94; earlier edition also available

  23. Week 13 - Course Review 7 items
    1. Social selves: theories of self and society - Burkitt, Ian, ebrary, Inc 2008 (electronic resource)

      Book  Read Chapter 8: Conclusion

    2. Social selves: theories of self and society - Burkitt, Ian 2008

      Book  Read Chapter 8: Conclusion

    3. Concepts of the self - Anthony Elliott 2013

      Book  Read the Conclusion

    4. The new individualism: the emotional costs of globalization - Elliott, Anthony, Lemert, Charles C., ebrary, Inc 2009 (electronic resource)

      Book 

    5. Subjectivity - Hall, Donald E. 2004

      Book  Read Chapter 4

    6. Subjectivity: theories of the self from Freud to Haraway - Mansfield, Nick, ebrary, Inc 2000 (electronic resource)

      Book  Read Chapter 13: Conclusion

    7. Subjectivity: theories of the self from Freud to Haraway - Mansfield, Nick 2000

      Book  Read Chapter 13: Conclusion