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Choose two papers from your key paper analysis assignment 1 Your taskis to compare and contrast the way each author approaches andunderstands identity How would they define identity How would they seeit as being formed What assumptions do they make about identity and howdoes it seem to operateThe purpose of this discussion is to compare and contrast writings bytwo different authors to determine the differences and similaritiesbetween the way they define identity and how they believe it to beformed This paper will also discuss both authors assumptions aboutidentity as well as how they think it operates The first paper is Thenew forms of Control Chapter two from a book by HMarcuse titled OneDimensional Man The Second paper is The Self Ontological Securityand Existential Anxiety from Modernity and Self-identitySelf andSociety in the Late Modern Age by A Giddens Marcuses paper is writtenfrom a macro perspective which is a perspective that focuses on peopleand societies on a large scale as well as social structures Bycontrast Giddens paper is written from a micro perspective which is aperspective that focuses on individuals and agency rather than societiesand social structuresMarcuse takes a Marxist approach to identity in his paper Like KarlMarx Marcuse argues that there are only two classes in society Thebourgeoisie that is the ruling class and the proletariat which isthe working class Rastovic 2013 p112 Marx and Marcuse also bothhad the same interpretation of the effect social economic structureshave on identity Marcuse took it one step further with the birth of modern technology and its effect on the formation of identityAccording to Marcuse 1964 pp18 n24 our identity is forced upon usby social structures and perpetuated through advertising and marketingGiddens by contrast Takes a psychological approach to identity in hispaper Giddens attributes the formation of identity to agency Giddensalso suggests that as opposed to Marcus view identity is not forced uponus without any choice of our own Middens suggests that we form ouridentity
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