The Presence of Self by R. S. Perinbanayagam
The Presence of Self
Author: R. S. Perinbanayagam
Title: The Presence of Self
ISBN10: 0847693848
ISBN13: 978-0847693849
Format: .PDF .EPUB .FB2
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Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (January 2000)
Language: English
Size pdf: 1905 kb
Size epub: 1540 kb
Rating: 4.9 ✪
Votes: 444
Category: Other
Subcategory: Humanities

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Drawing on ideas from Charles Sanders Peirce, George Herbert Mead, Kenneth Burke, and Mikhail Bakhtin, this work focuses on the centrality of the social act in describing and understanding the beingness of the human individual, situating such acts in dialogic and rhetorical processes. Such processes enable actors to give presence to their selves and, it is claimed, put them into play by using both a logic and a poetic of identity. These arguments are supported by an analysis of everyday conversations, certain inter-personal encounters, and acts of reading and watching sporting engagements.