Journals Higher Education



Published: 03 August 2000

208 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195129281

Bookseller Code (04)

Institutional Selves

Troubled Identities in a Postmodern World

Edited by Jaber F. Gubrium and James A. Holstein

Institutional Selves highlights the process of self construction in a wide variety of institutional settings that contend with social and personal troubles. These organizations are virtually in the business of constructing the selves they need to do their work. From the victims and villains of television talk shows, to battered women in support groups, to the violent selves of prison inmates, the book illustrates how selves are organizationally informed and structured in today's world.

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