Review essay - Lemert and Elliott's New Individualism

Adams, Matthew (2007) Review essay - Lemert and Elliott's New Individualism Theory, Culture & Society, 24 (5). pp. 147-152. ISSN 0263-2764

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Abstract

The New Individualism, is, amongst other things, an explicit attempt to examine the impact of globalization upon personal experience: ‘how the global . . . comes to be lived internally’ (p. 75); or, as it is more ambitiously posed, a ‘psychology of globalism’ (p. 103). However, the book does not follow the usual format of an extended psychological or sociological argument. It does contain such arguments, but they are blended with fictional narrative and self-help styled excursuses, which all jostle together in an apparently novel union of what, for want of a better term, might be referred to as ‘social science fiction’.

Item Type:Journal article
Subjects:L000 Social Sciences
DOI (a stable link to the resource):10.1177/0263276407081288
Faculties:Faculty of Health and Social Sciences
ID Code:7994
Deposited By:Matthew Adams
Deposited On:22 Nov 2011 15:25
Last Modified:15 May 2012 14:53

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