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Title Power and the self / edited by Jeannette Marie Mageo
Published Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2002


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Description xi, 221 pages ; 24 cm
Series Publications of the Society for Psychological Anthropology
Publications of the Society for Psychological Anthropology.
Contents Foreword / Gananath Obeyesekere -- 1. Introduction: theorizing power and the self / Jeannette Marie Mageo and Bruce M. Knauft -- Pt. I. Power differentials in the US -- 2. The genocidal continuum: peace-time crimes / Nancy Scheper-Hughes -- 3. Intimate powers, public selves: Bakhtin's space of authoring / William S. Lachicotte -- Pt. II. Transnational psychologies -- 4. Playing with power: morphing toys and transforming heroes in kids' mass culture / Anne Allison -- 5. Consciousness of the state and the experience of self: the runaway daughter of a Turkish guest worker / Katherine Pratt Ewing -- Pt. III. Colonial encounters: power/history/self -- 6. Spirit, self, and power: the making of colonial experience in Papua New Guinea / Douglas Dalton -- 7. Self models and sexual agency / Jeannette Marie Mageo -- Pt. IV. Reading power against the grain -- 8. Eager subjects, reluctant powers: the irrelevance of ideology in a secret New Guinea male cult / Harriet Whitehead
9. Feminist emotions / Catherine Lutz
Summary "This edited volume deals with an important but neglected topic: the ways in which power is experienced by individuals, both as agents and as objects of the exercise of power. Each contributor presents a series of case studies drawn from a variety of cultural contexts, including the analysis of the appeal of Japanese superhero toys for American children, the conditions that lead to dehumanizing treatment of patients in an American nursing home, the experiences of a Turkish immigrant woman in the Netherlands, a contribution relating theories about the capacity to commit genocidal violence to 'everyday forms of violence', and other cases from New Guinea and Samoa. The introduction provides a readable historical review and synthesis of the theoretical ideas that provide the context for the work presented in the book."--BOOK JACKET
Analysis Electronic resource
Notes Also available in an electronic version on the Internet
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Self -- Cross-cultural studies.
Ethnopsychology -- Case studies.
Power (Social sciences) -- Cross-cultural studies.
Self -- Cross-cutural studies
Genre/Form Case studies.
Author Mageo, Jeannette Marie.
LC no. 2001035587
ISBN 0521808391
0521004608 paperback