Giddens, A. (1991) Modernity and self-identity (chapters 1 and 2)
Modernity and self-identity
self and society in the late modern age
. Stanford:Stanford University Press, 1991, 256 s. ISBN 0-8047-1944-6.
Rethinking of modernity is a fundamental sociological problem
modern institutions differ in:
undercutting of traditional habits and customs
sociology is an inherent element of the institutional reflexivity of modernity
the institutionalized principle of radical doubt
knowledge in form of hypotheses 3
means of forming of self in high modernity
accumulation of practical knowledge
serves to organise, to alter the aspects of social life they report on oranalyse 14
knowledge constitutive to the social life (not just incidental)
the self in high modernity 3
means of achieving an early ontological sense of security
leap into faith
a crucial concept of organization of the social world
influence of distant happenings to individuals` self
a new world - an unitary framework of experiences
basic axes of time and space
“In the post
-traditional order of modernity, and against the backdrop of newforms of mediated experience, self-identity becomes a reflexively organised
“The reflexive project of the self, which consists in the sustaining of
coherent, yet continuously revised, biographical narratives, takes place inthe context of multiple choices as filtered through
significance of lifestyles
negotiation among the diversity of choices, dialectical interplay of local and global and the loss of the hold of tradition
throughout the social scale
standardizing influences: capitalism and commodification
openness of social life, pluralisation of contexts of action, authorities
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