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Author Lahire, Bernard.

Title The plural actor / Bernard Lahire ; translated by David Fernbach
Edition English edition
Published Cambridge : Polity, [2011]
Cambridge, UK ; Malden, MA : Polity, [2011]


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Description xx, 271 pages ; 23 cm
Contents Outline of a theory of the plural actor. The plural actor -- The wellsprings of action -- Analogy and transfer -- Literary experience : reading, daydreams and parapraxes -- Reflexivities and logics of action. School, action and language -- The everyday practices of writing in action -- The plural logics of action -- Forms of embodiment. The place of language -- What exactly is embodied? -- Workshops and debates. Psychological and sociology -- Pertinent fields
Summary SOCIOLOGY, SOCIAL STUDIES. The individual that the social sciences take as an object is most often studied in a particular context or from a single dimension. The actor is analysed as a student, worker, consumer, spouse, reader, sportsperson, a voter etc. However, in societies where individuals live often through simultaneously and successively heterogeneous and sometimes contradictory social experiences, each person inevitably carries a plurality of roles, ways of seeing, feeling and acting. The aim of this study is to consider the ways in which this plurality of worlds and experiences are incorporated into the being of each individual and to observe the individual's actions in a variety of settings. In addition to his sociological viewpoint, the author engages with psychology, history, anthropology and philosophy. His reflections lead him to embark on a program of psychological sociology to highlight the complexities of this plural view of the social
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes In English translated from the French
Subject Social interaction.
Social psychology.
Complexity (Philosophy)
Author Fernbach, David.
LC no. 2011275472
ISBN 9780745646848 hardback
0745646840 hardback
9780745646855 paperback
0745646859 paperback