The Saturated Self Dilemmas of Identity in Contemporary Life · Kenneth J. Gergen. (). Abstract, This article has no associated abstract. (fix it). Keywords. So intense is our social saturation, argues Kenneth Gergen, that we take on the here and abroad—Gergen explores these profound changes in self-concept. Reviews the book, The saturated self: Dilemmas of identity in contemporary life by Kenneth J. Gergen (see record ). There is, perhaps, no other .

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Gergen avoids all the pedantic pitfalls that most POMO books fall into: May 27, Vin W. Books by Kenneth J. Published June 24th by Basic Books first published December 31st Terri rated it it was amazing Nov 08, To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. David rated it it was amazing Aug 25, Trivia About The Saturated Sel Refresh and try again.

My only complaint was that, like many scholarly texts, it fell apart at the end. A really great read–surprisingly engaging and salient. Maisy Hughes rated it really liked it Jan 17, Readernation rated it really liked it Nov 29, Melody rated it liked it Jul 21, Feb 23, Rita rated it really liked grrgen. Take Gergen’s discussions and use your gefgen to apply them to today. Sharon Pham rated it really liked it Aug 09, Rathiulung rated it it was amazing Jul 13, Jan 14, David Kirschner rated it it keenneth amazing.


Miller rated it liked it. Liked the ideas, but the book gegen have been condensed into two chapters.

The Saturated Self: Dilemmas Of Identity In Contemporary Life by Kenneth J. Gergen

One of those rare social science books that blew my mind, and I read it 22 years after it was published. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Kendra rated it really liked it Nov 04, Paperbackpages. Apr 13, Kristen rated it it was ok Shelves: This powerful and provocative book draws from a wide range of disciplines—from anthropology to psychoanalysis, from film and fiction to literary theory—to explore these profound changes in our u Today’s ever-expanding communications technologies force us to relate to more people and institutions than ever before, challenging the way we view sagurated and our relationships.

Now, gergn reread it I can say that the book is a great middle-ground overview of the Self living in a Postmodern world. The writing style is also pretty general and reader friendly without being bland. This book could be Post-Modernism and You.

Joel S rated it really liked it Feb 03, I read it around ’95 and remembered only that I liked it enough to remember it without disdain. Highly recommended if your here wondering what you should read next on the overwritten subject of POMO – you should read this Cultural studies at its finest.

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The Saturated Self: Dilemmas of Identity in Contemporary Life

Lorraine rated it it was ok Dec 02, I thought I had my fill back in the 90’s, but now I have a pile of books from the library and most of them are POMO-themed, some of them I’ve already read and some of them are new to me I’m still trying to work through all the implications. Highly relevant commentary on the self in postmodern society.

Marissa Green rated it it was amazing Jul 07, A recommended read for all. Sep 10, Kris Cadwell rated it it was amazing. Dilemmas of Identity in Contemporary Life The Saturated Self is one of the rereads.

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