Definition of selfhood in English:


Syllabification: self·hood
Pronunciation: /ˈselfˌho͝od


  • The quality that constitutes one’s individuality; the state of having an individual identity.
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    • The game, then, is the stage of the social process at which the individual attains selfhood.
    • Studies such as these indicate how closely the contemporary understanding of true humanness is connected to the sense of personal identity and selfhood.
    • I assume that she is invoking the liberal, atomistic concept of selfhood which posits a self prior to social relations.

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