Rewriting the Self: Histories from the Middle Ages to the Present

4.17 avg rating
( 6 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780415142793: Rewriting the Self: Histories from the Middle Ages to the Present

Rewriting the Self is an exploration of ideas of the self in the western cultural tradition from the Renaissance to the Present. The contributors analyse differing religious, philosophical, psychological, political, psychoanalytical and literary models of personal identity. They examine these models from a number of viewpoints, including the history of ideas, contemporary gender politics, and post-modernist literary theory.
Rewriting the Self offers a challenge to the received version of the 'ascent of western man'. Lively and controversial, the book broaches big questions in an accessible way.
Rewriting the Self arises from a seminar series held at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London. The contributors include prominent academics from a range of disciplines.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Back Cover:

The fundamental issue of identity has been endlessly explored by philosophers, poets, priests, psychologists, and men and women generally. Whilst the question has stayed the same, the answers offered have changed over time. This book examines changing notions of selfhood from a historical perspective. The overarching perception of Rewriting the Self is that the received version of the 'ascent of Western man' needs to be rethought in the light of the critical cultural analyses of today. Rereadings are offered of classic texts like those of Descartes, but wider perspectives are also presented. These assess the discursive construction of the self in the light of political, technological and social changes.

About the Author:

Roy Porter is Professor in the Social History of Medicine at the Welcome Institute for the History of Medicine.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

PORTER, ROY.
Published by Routledge (2017)
ISBN 10: 0415142792 ISBN 13: 9780415142793
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Print on Demand
Seller:
Herb Tandree Philosophy Books
(Stroud, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Routledge, 2017. Hardback. Book Condition: NEW. 9780415142793 This listing is a new book, a title currently in-print which we order directly and immediately from the publisher. Print on Demand title, produced to the highest standard, and there would be a delay in dispatch of around 10 working days. Bookseller Inventory # HTANDREE0238068

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
90
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 8
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Porter,Roy
Published by Routledge
ISBN 10: 0415142792 ISBN 13: 9780415142793
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Print on Demand
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description Routledge. Book Condition: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW Hardcover - 296pp - This title is now printed on demand - please allow 2-3 weeks added time for shipment! A Brand New Quality Book from a Full-Time Bookshop in business since 1992!. Bookseller Inventory # 1966514

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
107.71
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Roy Porter (Editor)
Published by Routledge (1996)
ISBN 10: 0415142792 ISBN 13: 9780415142793
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Routledge, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 1. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0415142792

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
133.69
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.02
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Published by Routledge (1996)
ISBN 10: 0415142792 ISBN 13: 9780415142793
New Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Routledge, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0415142792

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
186.82
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds