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978-0-465-06420-5 / 0465064205

The Protean Self: Human Resilience In An Age Of Fragmentation

by Lifton, Robert J.

Publisher:Basic Books

Edition:Hardcover

Language:English

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About the book:

Proteanismor the protean selfdescribes a psychological phenomenon integral to our times. We live in a world marked by breathtaking historical change and instantaneous global communication. Our lives seem utterly unpredictable: there are few absolutes. Rather than collapsing under these threats and pulls, Robert Jay Lifton tells us, the self turns out to be remarkably resilient. Like the Greek god Proteaus, who was able to change shape in response to crisis, we create