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Anderson, Walter Truett. 1998. Future of the Self: Inventing the Post-Modern Person, Putnam.

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Budwig, Nancy 1997. "Language and the Construction of Self: Developmental Reflections."

Bordo, Susan. 1993. Unbearable weight: feminism, Western culture, and the body . Berkeley: University of California Press

Cohen, Anthony P. 1994. Self Consciousness: An Alternative Anthropology of Identity. London: Routledge.

Cohen, Anthony, P. 1993. "Rites of identity, rights of the self," Edinburgh Review. 89 (1): 56-74.

Cohen, Anthony, P. 1992. "The personal right to identity: A polemic on the self in the enterprise culture," in P. Heelas and P. Morris, eds. The Values of the Enterprise Culture: The Moral Debate. London: Routledge, pp. 179-93.

Cohen, Anthony, P. 1992. "Self-conscoius anthropology," in J. Okeley and H. Calloway, eds. Anthroplogy and Autobiography. London: Routledge, pp. 221-41.

Cohen, Anthony, P. 1990. "Self and other in the tradition of British anthropology," Anthropological Journal on European Cultures. 1 (1): 35-63.

Cooper, Wes. 1994. "Virtual Reality and the Metaphysics of Self, Community, and Nature," International Philosophical Preprint Exchange.

Cooley, Charles Horton. 1922. Human Nature and the Social Order (Revised Edition). New York: Charles Scribner's Sons.

Cooley, Charles Horton. 1908. "A Study of the early use of self-words by a child," Psychological Review, 15: 339-357

Corbey, Raymond & Joep Leerssen. 1991. Alterity, identity, image : selves and others in society and scholarship . Amsterdam & Atlanta: Rodopi.

Coulter, J. 1979. The Social Construction of Mind . London and Basingstoke: Macmillan.

Crapanzano, V. (1979), 'The self, the third, and desire', In Psychosocial theories of the self. Benjamin Lee (Ed.) (New York: Plenum).

Csordas, Thomas. J. 1994. "Self and person," in Philip K. Bock (ed). Psychological Anthropology. Westport: Greenwood Press, pp. 331-50.

Damon, W., and D. Hart. 1988. Self-understanding in childhood and adolescence. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Davies, Bronwyn and Rom Harre. 1997. "Positioning: The Discursive Production of Selves."

Dewey, John. 1886. "Soul and Body" Bibliotheca Sacra, 43 (1886): 239-263.

Dewey, John. 1890. "On some current conceptions of the term 'Self'" Mind, 15 (1890): 1-19.

Dewey, John. 1894. "The Ego as cause", Philosophical Review, 3: 337-341.

Dunn, Robert G. 1997. "Self identity and difference: Mead and the Poststructuralists," The Sociological Quarterly. 38 (4): 685-

Erchak, G. M. 1992. The Anthropology of Self and Behavior. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press.

Erez, Miriam. 1993. Culture, self-identity, and work . New York: Oxford University Press.

Fivush, Robyn. 1994. "Constructing narrative, emotion, and self in parent-child conversations about the past," In U. Neisser & R. Fivush (Eds.), The remembering self: Construction and accuracy in the self-narrative New York: Cambridge University Press. pp. 136-157.

Fivush, Robyn. 1991. "The social construction of personal narratives." Merrill-Palmer Quarterly 37: 59-82.

Fogel, A. 1993. Developing through Relationships: Origins of Communication, Self, and Culture. Hemel Hempstead: Harvester Press.

Fogelson, Raymond D. 1982. "Person, Self, and Identity: Some anthropological retrospects, circumspects, and prospects," in B. Lee (ed). Psychological Theories of the Self. New York: Plenum, pp. 67-108.

Fontinell, Eugene. 1986. Self, God, and Immortality: A Jamesian Investigation. Philadelphia: Temple University Press.

Gergen, Kenneth J. 1997. "Narrative, Moral Identity and Historical Consciousness: a Social Constructionist Account," Draft copy for an edited volume on narrative and historical consciousness, University of Bielefeld, forthcoming.

Gergen, Kenneth J. 1996. "Technology and the Self: From the Essential to the Sublime,"Chapter draft for Grodin and Lindlof (Eds.) Constructing the Self in a Mediated World , Sage, 1996.

Gergen, Kenneth J. 1995. "Social Construction and the Transformation of Identity Politics," New School for Social Research Symposium, April 7, 1995.

Gergen, K.J. 1994. Realities and Relationships: Soundings in Social Construction . Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Gergen, Kenneth. 1994. "Mind, text, and society: Self-memory in social context," In U. Neisser & R. Fivush (Eds.), The remembering self: Construction and accuracy in the self-narrative New York: Cambridge University Press. pp. 78-104.

Gergen, Kenneth J. 1991. The saturated self: dilemmas of identity in contemporary life . New York: Basic Books.

Gergen, K.J. 1985. "The social constructionist movement in modern psychology." American Psychologist 40: 266-275.

Gergen, Kenneth. 1984. Theory of the Self: Impasse and Evolution. In Advances in Experimental Social Psychology, ed. L. Berkowitz. Orlando: Academic Press., pp. 49-115.

Giddens, Anthony. 1991. Modernity and self-identity : self and society in the late modern age. Cambridge: Polity Press.

Goffman, Erving. 1978. "How Others Know Me," in Ogilvy (1978): 220-233.

Gopnik, Alison and Andrew N. Meltzoff. 1993. "Minds, Bodies, and Persons: Young Children's Understanding of the Self and Others as Reflected in Imitation and 'Theory of Mind' Research," in Self-Awareness in Animals and Humans: Developmental Perspectives. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Gordon, Chad and Kenneth J. Gergen, 1968. The self in social interaction . New York: John Wiley

Hallowell, A. I. 1959. "Behavioral evolution and the emergence of the self," in Evolution and Anthropology: A Centennial Appraisal. Washington D. C.: Anthropological Society of Washington.

Hallowell, A. I. 1955. "The self and its behavioral environment," in Culture and Experience. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.

Hanson, Karen. 1986. The Self Imagined: Philosophical Reflections on the Social Character of Psyche. New York: Routledge & Kegan Paul.

Harré, R. 1999. "Social Construction and Consciousness", forthcoming in Consciousness, edited by Max Velmans.

Harré, R. 1986. "An outline of the social constructionist viewpoint." in R. HarrÚ (Ed.) The Social Construction of Emotions . Oxford: Blackwell.

Harré, R. 1983. Personal Being: a Theory for Individual Psychology . Oxford: Blackwell.

Heelas, P.L.F.and A.J. Lock (eds.) 1981. Indigenous Psychologies: The Anthropology of the Self . London: Academic Press

Jacobson-Widding, Anita. 1983. Identity, personal and socio-cultural : a symposium . Uppsala: Academiae Upsaliensis.

Hevern, Vincent W. 1996-99. Narrative Psychology: Internet and Resource Guide. A website devoted to narrative theory in psychology.

Hewit, J. P. 1976. Self and Society: A Symbolic Interactionist Social Psychology. Boston: Allyn and Bacon, Inc.

Hollan, Douglas. 1992. "Cross-cultural differences in the self," Journal of Anthropological Research. 48 (4): 283-300.

Howard, Judith. A. and Peter. L. Callero (eds). 1991. The Self-Society Dynamic. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press

Joyce, Patrick. 1994. Democratic subjects : the self and the social in nineteenth-century England . Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Kigunga, Raphael 1996. The Anthropology of Self-Person and Myth in Africa : A Philosophical Reflection on Man in South-East-Africa (Europaische Hochschulschriften. Reihe XX. Berlin: Peter Lang.

Kondo, Dorinne K. 1990. Crafting selves : power, gender, and discourses of identity in a Japanese workplace. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Lee, Benjamin (ed). 1982. Psychological Theories of the Self. New York: Plenum,

Levine, R. (1979), "The self and its development in an African society," In Psychosocial Theories of the Self, Benjamin Lee (Ed.) New York: Plenum.

Levinson, Natasha. 1997. "Unsettling Identities: Conceptualizing Contingency," Philosophy of Education

Lewis, J. David. 1979. "A social behaviorist interpretation of the Meadian 'I'," American Journal of Sociology. (1979): 261-87.

Lewis, Michael and Jeanne Brooks-Gunn. 1979. Social cognition and the acquisition of self . New York: Plenum Press. Bibliography: p. 273-288.

Lindholm, Charles. 1997. "Does the sociocentric self exist? Reflections on Markus and Kityama's 'Culture and the self'," Journal of Anthorpological Research. 53 (4): 405-22.

Lock, A. 1997. The Virtual Faculty. A website on social construction theory in psychology, maintained by Andrew Lock.

Lock, A. 1981. "Hallowell on 'Orientations for the Self'," from A. Lock (1981) "Universals in human conception" , in P.L.F. Heelas and A.J. Lock (eds.) 1981. Indigenous Psychologies: The Anthropology of the Self . London: Academic Press, pp19-36, with minor revisions. This is a summary of Hallowell's analysis as set out in his paper "The self and its behavioral environment" (most easily accessible as Chapter 4 of his book Culture and Experience (1955; 2nd Edition, 1971): University of Pennsylvania Press.

Ludlow, Peter. 1995. "Social Externalism, Self-Knowledge, and Memory," Analyst -- 8.1 Preprint #7 (23 FEBRUARY 1995)

Lunt, Peter K. and Sonia M. Livingstone. 1992. Mass consumption and personal identity : everyday economic experience . Philadelphia: Open University Press.

Lynd,Helen. 1958. On Shame and the Search for Identity. New York: Harcourt, Brace and World.

Lyons, J. (1978), The Invention of the Self. Carbondale, Illinois: Southern Illinois University Press.

Marcus, H. and S. Kitayama. 1991. "Culture and self: Implications for Cognition, Emotion, and Motivation," Psychological Review. 98: 224-53.

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Matthews, Sarah H. 1979. The social world of old women: management of self identity . Beverly Hills, CA: Sage Publications.

May, Carl and Andrew Cooper. 1995. "Personal Identity and Social Change: Some Theoretical Considerations" Acta sociologica 38 # 1: 75-

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The Mead Project: Bibliography and On-Line Texts by George Herbert Mead

Mead, George Herbert. 1982. The Individual and the Social Self: Unpublished Work of George Herbert Mead. Edited by David L. Miller. Chicago: University of Chicago.

Mead, George Herbert. 1973. "The Social Origins of the Self," in Ogilvy (1973): 198-205.

Mead, George Herbert. 1968. "The Genesis of the Self," in Gordon and Gergen (1968): 51-59.

Mead, George Herbert. 1964. On social psychology; selected papers. Edited and with an introd. by Anselm Strauss. Chicago: University of Chicago Press--First published in 1956 under title: The Social Psychology of George Herbert Mead .

Mead, George. Herbert. 1934. Mind, Self, and Society . Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Mead, George Herbert. 1925. "The Genesis of the Self and Social Control," International Joumal of Ethics 35: 251-77.

Mead, George, Herbert. 1913. "The Social Self ," Journal of Philosophy, Psychology and Scientific Methods 10: 374-80.

Meltzoff, Andrew. 1990. "Foundations for developing a concept of self: The role of imitation in relating self to other and the value of social mirroring, social modeling, and self practice in infancy," in The Self in Transition: Infancy to Childhood . D. Cicchetti and M. Beeghly (Eds.). Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Meltzoff, Andrew and Alison Gopnik. 1993. "The Role of Imitation in Understanding Persons and Developing a Theory of Mind," in Understanding Other Minds: Perspectives from Autism , ed. Simon Baron-Cophen, Helen Tager-Flusberg, and Donald J. Cohen. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

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Moghadam, Valentine M. (ed) 1994. Identity politics and women : cultural reassertions and feminisms in international perspective . Boulder: Westview Press

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Roland, Alan. In Search of Self in India and Japan: Towards a Cross-Cultural Psychology Princeton: Princeton University Press.

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Rosenthal, B. 1971. The Images of Man. New York: Basic Books.

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Shotter, J. 1995. "In conversation: joint action, shared intentionality, and ethics." Psychology and Theory 5: 49- 73.

Shotter, J. 1993. Cultural Politics of Everyday Life: Social Constructionism, Rhetoric, and Knowing of the Third Kind. Milton Keynes: Open University Press.

Shotter, J. 1993. Conversational Realities: the Construction of Life through Language . London: Sage.

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