produce openings on the world

In his famous symptomology of post-war US culture David Riesman developed three ‘character’ types: tradition-directed, inner-directed, and other-directed. Riesman’s three character types are interesting because of their processual nature; they are not innate traits, but capacities of subjectivity evident only through interaction. He moves away from (or, more correctly, anticipates the move towards) symbolic interactionist-type […]