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As East and West become more and more entwined, we also continue to baffle one another. What's more important-self-sacrifice or self-definition? Do we ultimately answer to something larger than ourselves-a family, a religion, a troop? Or is our mantra "To thine own self be true"? Gish Jen, drawing on a trove of personal accounts and cutting-edge research, shows how our worldviews are shaped by what cultural psychologists call "independent" and "interdependent" models of selfhood. Coloring what we perceive, remember, do, make, and tell, imbuing everything from our ideas about copying to our…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
As East and West become more and more entwined, we also continue to baffle one another. What's more important-self-sacrifice or self-definition? Do we ultimately answer to something larger than ourselves-a family, a religion, a troop? Or is our mantra "To thine own self be true"? Gish Jen, drawing on a trove of personal accounts and cutting-edge research, shows how our worldviews are shaped by what cultural psychologists call "independent" and "interdependent" models of selfhood. Coloring what we perceive, remember, do, make, and tell, imbuing everything from our ideas about copying to our conceptions of human rights, these models help explain why the United States produced Apple while China created Alibaba-and what that might mean for our shared future. As engaging as it is fascinating, The Girl at the Baggage Claim is a book that profoundly transforms our understanding of ourselves and our time.
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: Random House LCC US
  • Seitenzahl: 336
  • Erscheinungstermin: 16. Januar 2018
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 202mm x 131mm x 20mm
  • Gewicht: 305g
  • ISBN-13: 9781101972069
  • ISBN-10: 1101972068
  • Artikelnr.: 48916358
Autorenporträt
Gish Jen is the author of four novels, a book of stories, and a previous book of nonfiction, Tiger Writing: Art, Culture, and the Interdependent Self. Her honors include the Lannan Literary Award for fiction, the Mildred and Harold Strauss Living Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, and the Fulbright Foundation. She is also a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and lives with her husband and children in Cambridge, Massachusetts. www.gishjen.com
Inhaltsangabe
Preface
Part I: We Edit the World
1 Three Edits
2 A Telling Irritation
3 Some Helpful Background
4 The Asian Paradox
Part II: The Flexi-Self
5 What Is a Flexi-Self?
6 Boundary Blurring
7 The Genius and the Master
8 Testing, Testing
9 Patterns and Training
Part III: The Big Pit Self
10 How WEIRD We Are
11 America, an Explanation
Part IV: Meetings and Mixings
12 Our Talking, Our Selves
13 In Praise of Ambidependence
14 Greatness in Two Flavors
Epilogue
Acknowledgments
Appendix A: Key to Self Text
Appendix B: Recommended Reading
Notes
Bibliography
Illustration Credits
Index