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The Protean Self: Human Resilience in an Age of Fragmentation
by Robert Jay Lifton
University of Chicago Press, 1999
Paper: 978-0-226-48098-5

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
"We are becoming fluid and many-sided. Without quite realizing it, we have been evolving a sense of self appropriate to the restlessness and flux of our time. This mode of being differs radically from that of the past, and enables us to engage in continuous exploration and personal experiment. I have named it the 'protean self,' after Proteus, the Greek sea god of many forms."—from The Protean Self
 

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