G. H. Mead : A Critical Introduction
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- Paperback | 168 pages
- 163 x 233 x 9mm | 252g
- 09 Nov 2007
- Polity Press
- Oxford, United Kingdom
- 1. Auflage
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15 Jan 1991
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Beginning with a biographical account of the main events inMead's career, Filipe Carreira da Silva provides a thoroughexamination of Mead's social theory of the self, the reception ofhis ideas into sociology, and the relevance of his work to thecontemporary social sciences.
He focuses in detail on the core ideas associated with Mead'swork, including gesture and the significant symbol, the I-medistinction and the 'generalized other', as well as exploring lesswell-known aspects of his writing.
This comprehensive introduction to Mead's thinking will appealto students across the social sciences, providing a refreshingperspective on the social nature of the individual self.
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"This book is a real gem. It does proper justice to the sophistication and originality of G. H. Mead s intellectual project, whilst remaining remarkably lucid and accessible. Filipe Carreira da Silva s approach brings Mead alive and provides a thorough understanding of his audience, his motivations for writing, his intellectual allies and foes and, above all, what he was trying to achieve. Carreira da Silva also explains the relevance of Mead s writings for current debates in social and political philosophy, and he does so with analytical agility and imagination. I highly recommend this book."
Patrick Baert, University of Cambridge
"Drawing on previously obscure archives and impeccable scholarship, Filipe Carreira da Silva has broken extremely important new ground on one of the most important yet under-appreciated social thinkers of the twentieth century."
Donald Levine, University of Chicago
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