By Elie Cohen-Gewerc

What does it suggest to be somebody and the way can someone exist inside society? severe rest and Individuality examines the conditions within the glossy international that make for person forte, and the position of those stipulations in own and social existence. "The individual," acknowledged Friedrich Nietzsche, "has constantly needed to fight to maintain from being crushed through the tribe. if you happen to attempt it, you can be lonely usually, and occasionally worried. yet no expense is just too excessive to pay for the privilege of possessing yourself." Elie Cohen-Gewerc and Robert Stebbins discover the line to discovering that privilege. They procedure individuality by means of analyzing its courting to freedom and being unfastened, and via defining and elaborating at the idea of relaxation house. in addition they examine individuality's position in group, citizenship, and globalization. The complicated dating among individuality and alienation is positioned lower than the microscope to spotlight the damaging part of being exact, which has adversarial results for the person and society. there are various experiences at the sleek person who centre nearly fullyyt at the individual dealing with his area people and broader society. what's lacking within the literature - and what critical relaxation and Individuality offers - is a huge, complete exam of individuality, fairly because it is rooted in rest and the leisure-like components of work.

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