Historical Shift Of The Self Analysis

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One of the most important :”historical shifts” of the “self” is defined by Hegel’s analysis of external world and the sympathetic relationship between people that identified a collective identity. In this manner, no “individual” could live in isolation, which demanded a far more interconnected understanding of the self as a form of identity paradigm in a historical context. Hegel (1807) defined a major analytical approach to understanding the self within the community as being interconnected , which made it impossible to disconnect the “self” from society (Benwell and Stokoe, 2006, p.24). This type of social analysis defines the way that identity was defined for the 19th century, since the “self”
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This is one reason why the historical shift of “postmodernism” in the early 20th century provided a more internalized historical shift that involved individual creativity and self-formation, which did not have to rely on the larger community. In this manner, the individual possessed the power via the “psychodynamic self” to define self, which was another major historical shift that defied Hegel’s idea of a collective identity (p.20). This aspect of identity opened the door for a broader range of analysis and criterion for judging the identity of an individual in society, since the paradigm of the ‘self” did not rely on the larger community, institutions, or other social agencies to define the identity of an individual. In this manner, the postmodern aspects of the psychodynamic self had evolved away from Hegel’s linear view of sympathetic relationships between the individual and society, since it provided a greater variety of “identities’ that …show more content…
the corporatist branding of minority politics on the American university campus had begun to devolve into a “narcissistic” style of political representation, which di d not have a broader activism that extended outside of generic issues as presented in the gay community, racial identity, and other minority issues. Klein (2000) defines the problem of this form of narcissistic form of corporatized and isolationist activism as a part of the problem of representation in the community. More so pop culture is blamed for the artificiality of these political forms of representation that were co-opted by corporations (Klein, 2000, p.109). This form of media manipulation was part of a larger problem involving the branding of political culture, which slowly devolved the impact of direct community action by students and activists in the community. This form of “narcissism” in the 1990s helped to expose many political issues of representation, but the intervention of pop culture and the glamourizing effect of activism as disempowered by American corporatism. More so, Klein (2000) the effective propaganda of pop culture in marketing campaigns that appeared to appease the issue of underrepresentation through “brand identities” that created the sensation that equality

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