Meaning of the Proposition “Contemporary Identity is a Reflexive Project of Self-Making
Meaning of the Proposition “Contemporary Identity is a Reflexive Project of Self-Making.Research content: For this exercise you will be expected to engage in and show evidence of scholarly research by referencing appropriate readings from the Subject Reader and at least four (4) extra external sources that are not specified as ‘Set Readings’. Brief: Choose one of the set questions below and write a 2000 word research essay.
What this exercise entails: The aim of this exercise is to reflect critically on the set question and to offer a theoretically-informed response and/or argument using concepts and ideas sourced from course material and independent research. Where appropriate you should illustrate your points and claims with examples (eg. media texts and artifacts; media and everyday life practices). You should define and theorize the concept(s) you have chosen to study, explain how they work and produce their effects, and illustrate/analyze their specific operations in the examples/case studies under analysis.
Topic: What is meant by the proposition that contemporary identity is a reflexive project of ‘self-making’? Discuss this statement using at least two specific examples from your own everyday media practices.