Congratulations to Stephen Van Buren, University Archivist & Head of H.M. Briggs Library Special Collections, on the publication of his book New Dimensions in Identity Control Theory: The Formation of Self-Meaning in Social Roles. Dr. Van Buren’s book is an adaptation of his 2005 SDSU doctorial thesis in Sociology and analyzes how stepmothers view themselves and what factors influence their self perceptions. Dr. Van Buren’s thesis is available in our print collection (call number: LB2386.V36 2005) and in the Dissertations & Theses at South Dakota State University database. The book, published by VDM Verlag in September of 2008, will shortly be available in the Briggs Library collection or may be purchased online or through bookstores.
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