Introduction. Reflexivity: the unacknowledged condition of social life; Part I: 1. Reflexivity's biographies; 2. Reflexivity in action; 3. Reflexivity and working at social positioning; Part II: Introduction: how 'contexts' and 'concerns' shape internal conversations; 4. Communicative reflexives: working at staying-put; 5. Autonomous reflexives: upward and outward bound; 6. Meta-reflexives: moving on; Part III: 7. Internal conversations and their outworks; Conclusion. Reflexivity's future; Methodological appendix.
This book examines 'internal conversations' and their influence on how people make their way through the world.
Margaret S. Archer is Professor of Sociology at the University of Warwick. She has written over twenty books including Structure, Agency and the Internal Conversation (2003) and Being Human: The Problem of Agency (Cambridge, 2000)