The Resource Identity and agency in cultural worlds, Dorothy Holland [and others]

Identity and agency in cultural worlds, Dorothy Holland [and others]

Label
Identity and agency in cultural worlds
Title
Identity and agency in cultural worlds
Statement of responsibility
Dorothy Holland [and others]
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • This book addresses the central problem in anthropological theory today: the paradox that humans are products of social discipline yet producers of remarkable improvisation. Synthesizing theoretical contributions by Vygotsky, Bakhtin, and Bourdieu, Dorothy Holland and her co-authors examine the processes by which people are constituted as agents as well as subjects of culturally constructed, socially imposed worlds. Ethnographic illumination of this complex theoretical construction comes from vividly described fieldwork in vastly different microcultures: American college women "caught" in romance; patients in U.S. institutions of mental health care; members of Alcoholics Anonymous, and girls and women in patriarchal Hindu villages in central Nepal
  • Identity and Agency in Cultural Worlds offers a liberating yet tempered understanding of agency, as it shows how, despite the force of cultural and social traditions, people improvise, redescribe themselves, and re-create their cultural worlds
Cataloging source
DLC
Index
index present
LC call number
HM101
LC item number
.I28935 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Holland, Dorothy C
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Culture
  • Identity (Psychology)
  • Agent (Philosophy)
  • Agent (Philosophy)
  • Culture
  • Identity (Psychology)
  • Identiteit
  • Culturele invloeden
  • Sociaal handelen
  • Culture
  • Identité (psychologie)
  • Kulturanthropologie
Label
Identity and agency in cultural worlds, Dorothy Holland [and others]
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 317-337) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Positional Identities
  • The Sexual Auction Block
  • The Space of Authoring
  • Authoring Selves
  • Mental Disorder, Identity, and Professional Discourse
  • Authoring Oneself as a Woman in Nepal
  • Making Worlds
  • Play Worlds, Liberatory Worlds, and Fantasy Resources
  • Making Alternative Worlds in Nepal
  • Identity in Practice
  • On the Shoulders of Bakhtin and Vygotsky
  • The Woman Who Climbed up the House
  • A Practice Theory of Self and Identity
  • Placing Identity and Agency
  • Figured Worlds
  • Personal Stories in Alcoholics Anonymous
  • How Figured Worlds of Romance Become Desire
  • Power and Privilege
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 349 pages
Isbn
9780674005624
Lccn
98019269
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)39202191
  • (OCoLC)ocm39202191
Label
Identity and agency in cultural worlds, Dorothy Holland [and others]
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 317-337) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Positional Identities
  • The Sexual Auction Block
  • The Space of Authoring
  • Authoring Selves
  • Mental Disorder, Identity, and Professional Discourse
  • Authoring Oneself as a Woman in Nepal
  • Making Worlds
  • Play Worlds, Liberatory Worlds, and Fantasy Resources
  • Making Alternative Worlds in Nepal
  • Identity in Practice
  • On the Shoulders of Bakhtin and Vygotsky
  • The Woman Who Climbed up the House
  • A Practice Theory of Self and Identity
  • Placing Identity and Agency
  • Figured Worlds
  • Personal Stories in Alcoholics Anonymous
  • How Figured Worlds of Romance Become Desire
  • Power and Privilege
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 349 pages
Isbn
9780674005624
Lccn
98019269
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)39202191
  • (OCoLC)ocm39202191

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