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THE PATTERNS OF POST-MODERN IDENTITY
Incoherence and lack of consequence in endeavors, fragmentation and scattering of various domains of individual's activity appear to be unalienable attributes of 'post-modern' life style. The article contains the characteristic of the four types of post-modern self: the stroller (flâneur), the vagabond, the tourist and the player. Although these types were known in previous epochs, there are two factors that render them 'post-modern': (1) the fact that they have become a 'norm' of behavior in everyday life while previously their role was rather marginal; (2) their simultaneous co-occurrence in the lives of the same people in the same fragments of life, while in 'pre-modern' times their presence in the life of individuals was disjunctive - they were subject to choice; presently one does not choose among them, what is more one does not even need to choose. They are just present. The polyvalence of this situation gives individuals the feeling of freedom, yet there are also negative sides to it. 'Post-modernity' forms a certain stage of the development of individuals and social relations.
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