9780230292864

Connecting Self to Society Belonging in a Changing World

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  • ISBN13:

    9780230292864

  • ISBN10:

    0230292860

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2013-10-18
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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Summary

'Belonging' is often overlooked in its relationship to society and social change, and yet it forms the bedrock of how we relate to the world around us. Through the work of Marx, Giddens and Goffman, this book covers the familiar terrain of identity theory, while going beyond it to other sites of identification and social change.

Author Biography

Vanessa May is Lecturer in Sociology at the Morgan Centre for the Study of Relationships and Personal Life, University of Manchester, UK. Her research interests include the self, belonging, lone motherhood, and qualitative and mixed methods. She edited Sociology of Personal Life and has published in journals including Sociology, Sociological Review, International Journal of Research Methods, and Narrative Inquiry.

Table of Contents

PART I: SELF AND SOCIETY IN SOCIAL THEORY
1. Introduction
2. Where it All Began: The Sociological Classics
3. The Loss of Tradition: Diminished or Reflexive Selves?
4. The Relationship between Self and Society
5. Everyday Personal Life
PART II: SELF, BELONGING AND SOCIAL CHANGE
6. Belonging: A Window into Social Change
7. Cultural Belongings
8. Relational Belongings
9. Sensory Belongings
10. Conclusion: Self and Belonging in a Changing World

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