Who wins, when? Art of self-fashioning
We are inundated today with gainful, motivational and uplifting stories, advice and training programs through books, courses and social media. They all advocate for changing/improving/transforming one's self. This course engages with a set of questions, such as how do people fashion their selves to pursue what they find worthwhile? Who finds such projects attractive and when? Can self-fashioning be an innocent affair, devoid of social, political, and economic motivations and constraints? Using some sociological ideas, concepts and tools, this course reflects upon the very pervasive phenomenon of self-fashioning in contemporary society.