The female person and how we talk about her
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We all come into being within a social context of beliefs about selfhood, intentionality, power, emotion, intelligence, and other personal qualities. We are entirely dependent on each other for our experiences of ourselves as persons, as members of a social group we call ``the human body''. As John Shotter and Josephine Logan (1988) point out, we feel the in¯uence of this body most frequently and commonly as overt and covert communication about how to ``go on being.'' All characteristics of our personal psychologies are individually appropriated from the communicative practices of our particular tribe. At different points along the life-cycle continuum, the tribe is differently constituted: as parents and siblings, as peers and friends, as spouse and children, as community and mentors, whatever is focal to personal meaning.