The Resource Being human : the problem of agency, Margaret S. Archer

Being human : the problem of agency, Margaret S. Archer

Label
Being human : the problem of agency
Title
Being human
Title remainder
the problem of agency
Statement of responsibility
Margaret S. Archer
Creator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
"Humanity and the very notion of the human subject are under threat from postmodernist thinking which has declared not only the 'Death of God' but also the 'Death of Man'. This book is a revindication of the concept of humanity, rejecting contemporary social theory that seeks to diminish human properties and powers. Archer argues that being human depends on an interaction with the real world in which practice takes primacy over language in the emergence of human self-consciousness, thought, emotionality and personal identity - all of which are prior to, and more basic than, our acquisition of a social identity." "This original and provocative new book from leading social theorist Margaret S. Archer builds on the themes explored in her previous books Culture and Agency (1988) and Realist Social Theory (1995). It will be required reading for academics and students of social theory, cultural theory, political theory, philosophy and theology."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
128
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BD450
LC item number
.A69 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Being human : the problem of agency, Margaret S. Archer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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Contents
Pt. I. The impoverishment of humanity -- 1. Resisting the dissolution of humanity -- 2. Modernity's man -- 3. Society's being: humanity as the gift of society -- Pt. II. The emergence of self-consciousness -- 4. The primacy of practice -- 5. The practical order as pivotal -- Pt. III. The emergence of personal identity -- 6. Humanity and reality: emotions as commentaries on human concerns -- 7. Personal identity: the inner conversation and emotional elaboration -- Pt. IV. The emergence of social identity -- 8. Agents: active and passive -- 9. Actors and commitment -- Conclusion: the re-emergence of humanity
Control code
000021734106
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 323 p.
Isbn
9780521795647
Lccn
00031287
Other physical details
ill.
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.b20368227
System control number
  • 21499195ec
  • (OCoLC)44019044

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