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Out from the ShadowsAnalytical Feminist Contributions to Traditional Philosophy$
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Sharon L. Crasnow and Anita M. Superson

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199855469

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199855469.001.0001

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Self-Constructions:

Self-Constructions:

An Existentialist Approach to Self and Social Identity

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(p.451) 17 Self-Constructions:
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Out from the Shadows
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Mariam Thalos

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199855469.003.0018

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

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