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Affect and the Self

A. L. Epstein

in In the Midst of Life

Published by University of California Press

Published in print February 1992 | ISBN: 9780520075627
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520911642 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520075627.003.0007
Affect and the Self

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This chapter explores the various dimensions of the self in the Tolai context, and is organized around such terms as individuality, selfhood, and identity. None of these has achieved in the literature the degree of refinement that would seem desirable, and as things stand there is some overlap between them. Despite this, each can be used to illuminate different aspects of a complex matter.

Keywords: Tolai; individuality; selfhood; identity

Chapter.  23213 words. 

Subjects: Anthropology

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