Governing the Soul: The Shaping of the Private Self (1st edition)

Governing the Soul (1st) by Nikolas Rose
320pp. Routledge (1989).
Pb ISBN: 9780415064774
Rose articulates how our sense of self is possible and how our self is shaped. Governing the Soul is not a historical study, but it is one of which a historian would be proud. The extensive and thorough references, the meticulous detail and the coherent argument are all qualities to which historians aspire.