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Unique, just like everyone else Pathologies of individualization in the contemporary era
Journal Title: SOCIETÀ DEGLI INDIVIDUI (LA) 
Author/s: Eleonora Piromalli 
Year:  2015 Issue: 53 Language: Italian 
Pages:  13 Pg. 9-21 FullText PDF:  79 KB
DOI:  10.3280/LAS2015-053002
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In this essay, after briefly delineating the main features of contemporary individualism, I describe two forms of pseudo-individualization that characterize todays’ developed societies: the «heterodirected self-invention of personal identity» and the phenomenon of the «entrepreneurs of themselves». Both processes, behind the appearance of promoting the individual’s chances of self-determination and self-realization, conceal forms of homologation and heterodirection. Through the analysis of their causes, I draw the conclusion that contemporary individualism will be able to keep its normative promises only if paired with the development of relationships of mutual recognition.

Eleonora Piromalli, Unique, just like everyone else Pathologies of individualization in the contemporary era in "SOCIETÀ DEGLI INDIVIDUI (LA)" 53/2015, pp. 9-21, DOI:10.3280/LAS2015-053002

   

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