Identity: Youth and Crisis

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W. W. Norton & Company, 1968 - Psychology - 336 pages
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Identity: Youth and Crisis collects Erik H. Erikson's major essays on topics originating in the concept of the adolescent identity crisis.

Identity, Erikson writes, is an unfathomable as it is all-pervasive. It deals with a process that is located both in the core of the individual and in the core of the communal culture. As the culture changes, new kinds of identity questions arise—Erikson comments, for example, on issues of social protest and changing gender roles that were particular to the 1960s.

Representing two decades of groundbreaking work, the essays are not so much a systematic formulation of theory as an evolving report that is both clinical and theoretical. The subjects range from "creative confusion" in two famous lives—the dramatist George Bernard Shaw and the philosopher William James—to the connection between individual struggles and social order. "Race and the Wider Identity" and the controversial "Womanhood and the Inner Space" are included in the collection.
  

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Contents

Preface
9
Prologue 15
26
Foundations in Observation
44
Epigenesis of Identity
91
ONESELF
107
CHILDHOOD AND THE ANTICIPATION OF ROLES
115
SCHOOL AGE AND TASK IDENTIFICATION
122
ADOLESCENCE
128
Identity Confusion in Life History and Case History
142
IDENTIFICATION AND IDENTITY
155
THE CLINICAL PICTURE OF SEVERE
165
FROM INDIVIDUAL CONFUSION
179
Theoretical Interlude
208
Youth
232
Womanhood and the Inner Space
261
Race and the Wider Identity
295

BEYOND IDENTITY
135

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A winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, Erik H. Erikson was renowned worldwide as teacher, clinician, and theorist in the field of psychoanalysis and human development.

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