By Gary S. Gregg
Culture and id in a Muslim Society provides a substitute for the individualist- collectivist method of identification. not like such a lot mental and anthropological stories of tradition and self, Gary Gregg's paintings without delay investigates participants, utilizing "study of lives"-style interviews with teens dwelling in villages and small cities in southern Morocco. reading those teenagers' life-narratives, Gregg builds a concept of tradition and identification that differs from triumphing mental and anthropological types in very important respects. unlike modernist theories of identification as unified, the life-narratives convey members to articulate a small set of moving 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 exhibit those younger Moroccans' self-representations to be pervasively formed through the unstable cultural fight among Western-style "modernity" and actual Muslim "tradition."
Offering a brand new method of the learn of identification, the quantity may 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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