Identity, community, and conflict
...Identity, community, and conflict
Chapter 4 of the book by Solomon, Higgins, and Martin (2011) begins with the quote from Alice in Wonderland where the Caterpillar questions the very importance of self (p. 285). In Carroll's (1996) text, neither the caterpillar nor actually Alice care too much about their identities. They choose the selves they want to be, as if they were Sartrians, but in much more playful manner. Yet in one of the responses to the caterpillar Alice remarks: “Oh, I'm not particular as to size, only one doesn't like changing so often, you know” (Carroll, 1996). That means that there are still limits to human...