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Identity Crises by Robert G. Dunn
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Aug 04, 2012

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Read from August 04 to September 19, 2012

For the readers interested in postmodernism/postmodernity the book provides you a very good literature review in the first chapters. You can benefit from that as long as you ignore a tone in the writing that seems to reduce all postmodern theoretical formulations to some political economic formulas.
Another issue is that despite the plurality in literature, the author seems to simplify postmodernism into a single-headed school of thought.
However, when it comes to Chapter 6 where Meadian School of Pragmatism introduced, tone of writing totally changes: it becomes more dense and sophisticated. I believe this chapter is the most interesting chapter where you get less sense of any kind of reductionism....
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Arpy Manusyan This is what I first felt about this book after finishing.
Literature review is really very useful.

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