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De revolutie zit in jezelf: over de communicatie van authenticiteit

Authors: Gert Verschraegen orcid logo , Hildegarde Van Hove

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    De revolutie zit in jezelf: over de communicatie van authenticiteit

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In this article we discuss how 'the expressive revolution' (Parsons) influences the boundary between the private and the public sphere. First, we give a historical-sociological overview of the belief in authenticity. This belief dates back to romanticism, but was generally spread only during the post-war period. Attention is given to the 'psychological culture' that discusses individuality in terms of self-expression and self-esteem. This is described as part of the ongoing rationalisation of everyday interaction and inner life, thereby making use of research on the significance of courses that are somehow dealing with the quality of life. Next, the belief in authenticity is connected with the process of privatisation of identity. Finally, by taking the case of feminism, we indicate how expressivism leads to an erosion of the traditional concept of the public sphere.

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Verschraegen, G. & Van Hove, H., (1998) “De revolutie zit in jezelf: over de communicatie van authenticiteit”, Tijdschrift voor Sociologie 19(3), 323–345. doi: https://doi.org/10.21825/sociologos.86452

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20 Aug 1998
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