By Gary S. Gregg
Culture and identification in a Muslim Society offers an alternative choice to the individualist- collectivist method of identification. in contrast to so much mental and anthropological reviews of tradition and self, Gary Gregg's paintings at once investigates members, utilizing "study of lives"-style interviews with teens dwelling in villages and small cities in southern Morocco. interpreting those teenagers' life-narratives, Gregg builds a idea of tradition and id that differs from triumphing mental and anthropological versions in vital respects. unlike modernist theories of id as unified, the life-narratives express members to articulate a small set of transferring identities. not like post-modern theories that declare humans have a kaleidoscopic multiplicity of fluid identities, the narratives exhibit that the identities are built-in by way of repeated use of culturally-specific self-symbols, metaphors, and story-plots. most significantly, the life-narratives express those younger Moroccans' self-representations to be pervasively formed by means of the unstable cultural fight among Western-style "modernity" and genuine Muslim "tradition."
Offering a brand new method of the research of id, the amount can be of curiosity to cross-cultural psychologists, anthropologists, students of Middle-East societies, and researchers focusing on the examine of lives.
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