SELF IN SOCIETY
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From: Bob Harsh
Date: 27 Oct 1999
Remote Name: 188.8.131.52
Thanks for your posting and insightful comments on the movie. In this context, Sally Field's character has roles projected on her by the bank officer, Moze, and others who expect her to act in certain ways (as a "me" object of these projections) and to "take" these roles as projected. Instead, as an "I," she resists these roles and instead creates new, more liberating roles (role-making). The me/I difference describes the two parts of this process: role-taking of roles projected by others (me), and then making different, self-defined roles in response (I).