• Communication studies
      June 2001

      Between Ourselves

      Second Person Issues in the Study of Consciousness

      by Thompson, Evan, B01

      The first volume in this series (The View from Within, ed. Francisco Varela and Jonathan Shear) was a study of first-person approaches to the study of consciousness. Second-person ‘I–You’ relations are central to human life yet have been neglected in...

    • Philosophy of mind
      December 2002

      How Could Conscious Experiences Affect Brains?

      by Velmans, Max, A01

      In daily life we take it for granted that our minds have conscious control of our actions, at least for most of the time. But many scientists and philosophers deny that this is really the case, because there is no generally accepted theory of how the...

    • Society & culture: general
      March 2009

      Self and Society

      Studies in the Evolution of Culture

      by Thompson, William Irwin, A01

      A series of essays on the evolution of culture, dealing with topics including the city and consciousness, evolution of the afterlife, literary and mathematical archetypes, machine consciousness and the implications of 9/11, and the invasion of Iraq.

    • The self, ego, identity, personality
      August 2011

      Know Thyself - Attain Peace & Happiness

      Attain Peace And Happiness

      by Dr. A.P. Sharma

      Presented in the most lucid style, the purpose of the book is not merely to know the characteristics of the self. It is also to find out about the truth of existence and beyond death,as well as to learn the process to knowledge. Only then the individual would discover the reasons for his selfishness, hatred, anger, fear that he cradles everyday in his life. The issue to have the knowledge of the `self` is very obscure. Yet the ideas presented in the book are not only inspirational but also introspective and embody the qualitative rational techniques to reach higher recesses of consciousness and soul-realization. The book is captivating as examples from real-life situations have been quoted to explain what is the nature of the Self and how it can transcend to tranquillity, peace and permanent bliss. Some Glimpses: *Do not do unto others what you do not want others to do unto you *The Western point of view about Self--Greek Ideas, European Contention and Five Theories of Mind *The Eastern Approach--Vedantic conception, Gita`s mantras, Jiva as a conscious substance *Western dilemma and the Eastern approach--concept of unity and the quest for unity

    • The self, ego, identity, personality
      June 2012

      Correct Manners And Etiquette

      by Seema Gupta

      The book deals exhaustively with the varied nuances of etiquette and good manners for all important occasions. A handy guide for people of all age-groups to constantly cultivate the acumen for polished behaviour, in order to outshine in all spheres of life. Children are inquisitive and imitative by nature. Let their perception absorb the bonhomie, cheerfulness and courtesy all around for an overall growth of their personalities.

    • The self, ego, identity, personality
      December 2014

      A Woman's Guide To Personality Development

      by Seema Gupta

      Every woman is capable of striving for perfection and success, if only she realises her true potential. But most women are simply not aware of their true capabilities and qualities, which can only be realised after proper self-assessment. The book helps you analyse your attitude, aptitude and abilities. This self-awareness will play a crucial role in ensuring success and happiness in your personal and professional life through total Personality Development. The book offers: *Over three-dozen Quiz Books/Puzzles/Brain Teaserszes and questionnaires that will help you to analyse your strengths and weaknesses. *Sugestions to boost your strengths and overcoming weaknesses. *Tips and practical guidelines to help you to become just that - the Perfect Woman.

    • The self, ego, identity, personality
      January 2012

      Man Ki Uljhan Kaise Suljhaye

      by Dr. Ram Gopal Sharma

      Mind the large complex. The numerous complications remain. If the person trapped in their Mkrjal, his life is miserable. One from all corners of the mind - a confused looking to get out is very important so that your life comfortable, to be simple and transparent. Read all Ulznoan of mind with this book give the Sulzackar life rejuvenation.

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      January 2018

      The politics of identity

      Place, space and discourse

      by Christine Agius, Dean Keep

      In what ways can we think through the complexities of identity? Identity is a contested concept, but it is more than a thing possessed by agents. Identity is contingent and dynamic, constituting and reconstituting subjects with political effects. In this edited book, identity is explored through a range of unique interdisciplinary case studies from around the world. Questions of citizenship, belonging, migration, conflict, security, peace and subjectivity are examined through social construction, post-colonialism, and gendered lenses from an interdisciplinary perspective. This combination showcases in particular the political implications of identity, how it is constituted, and the effects it produces. This edited collection will be of particular interest to students of international relations theory, migration studies, gender and sexuality, post-colonialism and policy-making at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      January 2018

      The politics of identity

      Place, space and discourse

      by Christine Agius, Dean Keep

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      January 2018

      The politics of identity

      Place, space and discourse

      by Christine Agius, Dean Keep

    • Business, Economics & Law
      January 2019

      Business is Personal

      Be the Leader of Your Life and Business

      by Penny Power

      Business is Personal. A statement on life as a business owner. Being the leader of your own life is the greatest lesson in business. Your business is personal as it is yours. We live in a fast paced, over-connected world. Relying on your own instincts and knowing the dreams you hold for your version of success, ambition and happiness will ensure you have the life you want and not the life you compare yourself with. Business is Personal shares the areas of business that are rarely discussed, but have been learned the hard way by Penny and others. The emotions we need to understand, the mind we can be in control of, and tools Penny learned, following years of hard work and many challenging moments. Penny has poured her heart into this book and it is incredibly revealing.

    • The self, ego, identity, personality
      March 2015

      A Sandy Path near the Lake

      In Search of the Illusory Khemananda

      by Author(s): Kovit Khemananda Editor(s): Grant Olson, Chalermsee Olson

      This book presents the long-awaited autobiography of Kovit Khemananda, a Thai Buddhist artist and spiritual teacher. Kovit’s life story begins near his home village of Tha Khura in Southern Thailand, on the shores of Songkhla Lake. He relates growing up surrounded by unique local traditions and abundant natural resources, including flora and fauna. His own powers of observation are transformed into an aesthetic sense, and then into an insightful spiritual quest. Kovit seeks meaning in the Thai landscape and beyond. His story of seeking reveals some of the strengths of Thai traditions, as well as their limitations. Kovit, for example, does not find the usual Thai recipe for success suitable for him at all. He suggests that one of the only ways we can truly know ourselves is to find a way to back ourselves into a corner, questioning ingrained social assumptions. In this way, his path ends up taking him into the Buddhist monkhood and out again; and his path leads to sojourns abroad and back again in search of refuge and spiritual meaning. In the process, Kovit ponders the Buddhist construction of self, the value of art, and the possibility of creating shared spiritual meaning in the modern world. Kovit’s story recounts an engaging path of frustration and liberation. As the poet Naowarat Pongpaiboon recognised, Kovit helps us all crack the code of the human condition and the Buddhist Dhamma.

    • Digital lifestyle
      October 2009

      Digital Technologies of the Self

      by Editor(s): Yasmine Abbas and Fred Dervin

      Inspired by the “technologies of the self” theorized by Michel Foucault in the early 1980s, this volume investigates how contemporary individuals fashion their identity/identities using digital technologies such as ambient intelligent devices, social networking platforms and online communities (Facebook, CouchSurfing and craigslist), online gaming (SilkRoad Online, Oblivion and World of Warcraft), podcasts, etc. With high-speed internet access, ubiquitous computing and generous storage capacity, the opportunities for staging and transforming the self/selves have become nearly limitless.This book explores how technologies contribute to the expression, (co-)construction and enactment of identities. It examines these issues from various perspectives as it brings together insights from different disciplines – design, discourse analysis, philosophy and sociology.

    • Media studies
      July 2014

      The Point of Being

      by Editor(s): Derrick de Kerckhove, Cristina Miranda de Almeida

      Current digital processes of production, reproduction and distribution of information affect the perception of time, space, matter, senses and identity. This book explores the research question: what are the psycho-physiological dimensions of the ways people experience their presence in the world and the world’s presence in them? Because they deal principally with issues of perception and sentience, with a particular emphasis on art, there is in all chapters an invitation to experience a shift of perception. An embodied sensation of the world and a re-sensorialization of the environment are described to complement the visually-biased perspective with a renewed sense of humans’ relationship to their spatial and material surrounding. As such, this book presents the topological reunion of sensation and cognition, of sense and sensibility and of body, self and world.The perception of the “Point of Being”, to which the various chapters of this book invite the reader, proposes an alternative to the “Point of View” inherited from the Renaissance; it offers a way to situate the sense of self through the physical, digital and electronic domains that shape physical, social, cultural, economic and spiritual conditions at the beginning of the twenty-first century.Nine authors explore different ways in which the paradigm of the Point of Being can bridge the interval, the discontinuity, between subjects and objects that began with the diffusion of the phonetic alphabet. The Point of Being is a signpost on that journey.

    • Literary studies: general
      October 2009

      About Face

      Depicting the Self in the Written and Visual Arts

      by Editor(s): Lindsay Eufusia, Elena Bellina and Paola Ugolini

      How do we represent ouselves and the cultures we live in? Is it possible to trace any boundaries between reality and self-representation? Because the self represented is the product of a process of selection and choice, in many ways to represent the self is, often simultaneously, to create the self and negate the self. What, then, becomes of the self once it is represented? Because the process of self-representation cumulates in a tangible result and given that any representation of the self is necessarily a construct which aims to render visible or knowable in concrete form the unseen and unknown, self-representation is vulnerable to assessments of its naturalness or artificiality, its honesty or deceit. Many issues affect the author or artist’s self-representation, both as process and form: the medium through which the self will be represented, the motivation for representing oneself, and the role of the audience, to name only a few relevant factors. This book explores the multifaceted nature of self-representation in relation to culture from the Middle Ages through the Renaissance up to contemporary Italian, American and Australian culture with reference to concepts and questions connected to literature, poetry, philosophy, theology, history, ethnicity studies, gender studies, and visual arts.

    • The self, ego, identity, personality
      June 2007

      Entertainment, Leisure and Identities

      by Editor(s): Roger Spalding and Alyson Brown

      This wide-ranging collection of essays seeks to challenge the ‘common-sense’ assumption that entertainment activities have no function but to fill up otherwise empty moments. As such it builds on the term – coined by the Victorians – ‘Recreation’, and argues that in the entertainments people pursue they do not simply divert themselves, but actively create and re-create their identities.The collection shows this process can only take place for those who enjoy the benefits of leisure; hence, in the medieval period leisure and entertainments are largely confined to the wealthy minority. In periods of rapid social change, like 19th century Britain, the inter-linked question of identity and entertainment became an issue of great concern. Orderly and respectable activities were seen by many commentators as the key to containing the potential menace of the new urban population. In the 20th century the development of new forms of mass entertainment, such as cinema, radio and television, has generated new debates, in particular about the potential of these new media to manipulate their audiences. The essays, arranged in broadly chronological order, give fascinating and detailed ‘snapshots’ of these processes as they unfold from the middle ages to the present-day. As such the collection makes a very valuable contribution to the historical study of the social and, broadly defined, political role played by entertainments in shaping and reinforcing identities.'In recent years the history of leisure and, more particularly, the history of leisure pursuits, amusements and "entertainments", has engaged the attention of social historians who, as well as highlighting their intrinsic interests, have demonstrated the contribution which such studies can make to an understanding on social identities and class relationships. This collection of essays explores a wide and eclectic range of "entertainments" - from medieval pet-keeping, Victorian chess tournaments and late 19th century museums of curiosities to French anarchist theatre and the career of Harry Belafonte - themes which until now received little or no scholarly analysis. As such it fills a significant gap in the historical literature.'G. R. Searle, Emeritus Prof. of History, University of East Anglia and Fellow of the British Academy

    • The self, ego, identity, personality
      June 2013

      Intersecting Identities and Interculturality

      Discourse and Practice

      by Author(s): Machart Régis Editor(s): Regis Machart, Choon Bee Lim, Sep Neo Lim and Eriko Yamato

      Most scholars now refute the monolithic, static definition of identity and adopt a fluid approach to the concept which takes into consideration overlapping, or rather intersecting different facets of identity. The contact of many and varied aspects of identity finds its full development in interpersonal communication when two or more individuals identify through their discourse. In this volume, the authors are interested in identity in intercultural contexts.With contributions from Finland, Japan, Malaysia, Romania, the United Kingdom and the United States of America from the fields of linguistics, sociolinguistics, discourse analysis, linguistic anthropology, cultural anthropology, literature and education, the key concepts associated with identity and interculturality are revisited, and empirical research provides an insight into identification processes.This volume will appeal to scholars interested in the questions of identity and intercultural relations, as well as to students, particularly from the fields of anthropology, education, language and communication studies. It will also interest individuals from all walks of life who are keen on knowing more about personal diversities.

    • Linguistics
      December 2011

      Discoursal Construction of Academic Identity in Cyberspace

      The Example of an E-Seminar

      by Author(s): Małgorzata Sokół

      The aim of this volume is to look into how academic identity is discoursally constructed in CMC (computer-mediated communication), using the example of an e-seminar. An e-seminar is an asynchronous type of CMC, where private, public and institutional domains merge, and therefore it provides an interesting context for exploring academic communication phenomena in cyberspace. The linguistic cues of academic identity can be identified on three levels of discourse organisation: the features of lexico-grammar, textual macrostructures and genres. In general, the analysis shows how these three levels of discourse organisation contribute towards how academics negotiate their identities relative to the aims and activities of their discourse communities and relative to their individual goals. The discoursal construction of academic identity in electronic discourse depends also on such factors as the medium’s defining properties and the lack of direct physical contact between interactants. An important finding is the confirmation of the individuating character of the medium: i.e. the authors’ self-presentation in an e-seminar is characterised by their distinctive voice and increased self-disclosure. Communication in this context enhances individuality, which bears important consequences for how academics negotiate their identity in electronic discourse, exploiting the possibilities offered by the new medium.The results of the analysis reveal how important it is for scholars to maintain a legitimate identity in an e-seminar. Virtual academic identity as constructed in this context is as an extension of academic identity constructed in the real world. The new communicative medium seems to have extended the repertoire of effective means of self-promotion, and the presentation of academic achievements and expertise. These aspects have become important for academic interaction in today’s world, which is characterised by such phenomena as the internationalisation and globalisation of scholarship, commodification of science and intensified competition. The book will be of interest to students and researchers in the fields of discourse analysis, academic literacy, rhetoric and genre studies, and to all those concerned with the complexities of identity work in the context of computer-mediated communication.

    • Music
      October 2013

      Music, Longing and Belonging

      Articulations of the Self and the Other in the Musical Realm

      by Editor(s): Magdalena Waligórska-Huhle

      With contributions from musicologists, historians, sociologists, anthropologists and literary scholars, this book provides an interdisciplinary perspective on how different modes of musical sociability – ranging from opera performances to collective singing and internet fan communities – inspire “imagined communities” that not only transcend national borders, but also challenge the boundaries between the self and the other. While the relationship between music and nationhood has been widely researched, few comparative and transnational studies on music and identity exist. The main focus of this volume, therefore, is on forms of musical belonging not bound by national identity, which take place in contexts of appropriation and displacement. The essays collected here address different modes of musical self-expression through the art of others and frame music as a unique medium of desire, which not only channels the experience of belonging during times of social and political upheaval, but also induces its opposite – non-belonging, detachment and dissent.

    • The self, ego, identity, personality
      August 2018

      Unraveling Life’s Riddle

      by Author(s): Tami Yaguri

      Happiness is fleeting, but meaning endures—even through terrible unhappiness. This book helps to unravel the riddle of how to bring meaning to one’s life. It also outlines a disciplined technique for uncovering meaning in life. This meaning becomes a north star for navigation and appears in the overlap between an identity and a worldview.

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