Definition of Self-Concept As people develop certain realizations occur surrounding who they are. Starting out as existential and physical realizations, children realize they are a part of the world and contribute to it. However, the question of self still remains. Despite knowing the literal meaning of who we are as humans, the individual self causes much controversy due to its personal and multifaceted meaning. However, by probing into what common themes affect the personality it can be assumed
The issue of identity is of primary importance in the cosmopolitan today’s world characterized by blending of cultures and globalization processes. Identity is a construct: the ways an individual understands what it is to belong to a certain gender, race or culture. As Jonathan Culler says “Literature has not only made identity a theme; It has played a significant role in the construction of the identity of the readers. Literary works encourage identification with characters by showing things from
photography, sculpture, and other visual design or imagery. Encyclopedia Britannica (2013) defines the philosophy of art as the study of the nature of art, including such concepts as interpretation, representation and expression, and form (p.1). American philosophy can be defined as reflecting and shaping collective American identity over the history of the nation (Boersema, 2011). Other philosophical terms that relate to the nature of the visual arts in influencing an individual 's vision, viewpoint
Virginia Woolf, prolific novelist, essayist and critic, delivered “Professions for Women” as a speech before the National Society for Women’s Service on January 21, 1931. Her address highlighted the obstacles facing professional women while emphasizing the pressure placed on women by Victorian standards and expectations. Woolf’s purpose was to empower the solely female audience and to illuminate the simplicity in creating a career, despite the obstacles through outlining her personal experience.
Introduction This study briefly reviews complex trauma and discusses how it manifests in adolescents with a history of childhood abuse and neglect. A history of childhood abuse and neglect often leads to long-term emotional, behavioral and physical dysregulation that do not always fit the American Psychiatric Association Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV-TR) diagnostic criteria for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). This has led to the proposal of a separate but related
“nature.” For the purpose of this paper, I will use the term “culture” to refer to human implemented social objects and actions; nature, then, as a written word and a concept circulated in culture, becomes a cultural construction. The idea of “nature” or “natural,” I will attempt to argue, refers to a certain set of cultural concepts as constructed through a discourse that is centered away from humans and characterized by irrationality, purity, and vitality. Differently stated, nature functions as
Meena Alexander through her diasporic writings and experiences exemplifies that diaspora, displacement or dislocation essentially stems from a sense of loss of identity, an intrinsic need to find one’s ‘self’, one’s roots in a land that is basically alien but where one needs to establish oneself and treat as one’s own. The discussed introductory chapter briefly introspects the diaspora and the diasporic experiences of the people in the diaspora, their reaction to its changing meanings, and the
Developing Managers: The Functional, the Symbolic, the Sacred and the Profane [*]. Author/s: Ken Kamoche Abstract This paper offers a new perspective on international management by examining the role of culture and management development in creating international expertise, a sense of identity and realizing organizational control. A critical analysis of the culture transmission and management development philosophy and practice of a UK-based transnational reveals how the transmission of culture