Chapter

Self-Constructions:

Mariam Thalos

in Out from the Shadows

Published in print March 2012 | ISBN: 9780199855469
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199932788 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199855469.003.0018

Series: Studies in Feminist Philosophy

Self-Constructions:

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Social relations are the core of a human self. Affiliations shape our social world, and ultimately alliances are the large players on the stage of human history. In the process of forging social links, human beings are sometimes lucky enough to enjoy the exercise of genuine existential freedom. These axioms are at the heart of the feminist account of self and social identity presented in this essay.

Keywords: Feminism; existentialism; Self; social identity; ascription; social bonding; affiliation; Beauvoir; Simone de

Chapter.  17471 words. 

Subjects: Feminist Philosophy

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