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Embeddedness/Embedded Identity

  • In: Encyclopedia of Identity
  • Edited by: Ronald L. Jackson II & Michael A. Hogg
  • Subject:Self & Identity, Identity, Self & Identity

This entry assumes that embedded identity is the natural state of being human. The confusion with this “human given” rests within modernity. The assumption of this entry is that we are now within a corrective period, reclaiming the importance of embeddedness and identity. Dietrich Bonhoeffer stated that it was immoral to take the ground from under the feet of another. His statement suggested that identity rests with that upon which we stand. The work of Charles Taylor, particularly present in his significant work, ...

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