This accessible and assured book offers readers a new take on the central question of the relation between the individual and society. It offers a thorough, informed and critical guide to the field. It demonstrates how global economic and employment structures, neo-liberal discourse, the role of emotion, irrationality, and ambiguity are factors that impact upon the shape and resilience of the self.
Anyone interested in the question of identity and its relation to cultural, social, economic and political contexts will find this book a God-send. It will appeal to students and lecturers in Cultural Studies, Sociology, Social Psychology, and Communications.