Here’s the cover of my new book, to be published in the fall. (You may have to click on the image to see it clearly.)
It’s about, um, Transformations. It’s an anthropological account of how we cultivate any self, how we make the transformation from self to self, and how we cultivate several selves at once.
It has taken about a decade to bring to the light of day. But, finally, here it is.
As I say, it won’t be available till the fall, but it can be preordered from Amazon now. See the link below.
McCracken, Grant. 2008. Transformations: Identity Construction in Contemporary Culture. Bloomington: Indiana University Press. Available for preorder at Amazon here.
Thanks to Pam, my wife, for designing the cover. Thanks to Richard Shear and Joe Melchione for producing it. Good, eh?
Congrats, Grant! Am looking forward to reading it.
Likewise, looking forward to it.
“Pre-ordered” done 🙂
ps – I’m giving some serious thought on going back to univ. and study anthropology.
Your wife is a genius! i have looked at your blog three times today because i am so impressed by the cover. everything about it is brilliant. very provoking.
Whew! A decade? This must have taken a lot of research then. It’s not easy to develop something like this unless you have focus. Congratulations on your book. And the cover looks great! Cheers to contemporary culture!
Great news, congrats ! Hope this book will be huge success, in line with Joseph Pine II’s work.
Will order it soon.
Looking forward to it.
All the best,
Yuri van Geest
Congratulations on your book. I just know it will do well.
Grant–the cover is brilliant, as expected. Congratulations on what looks like an amazing book. I can’t wait to read it.
Wow, nice topic! I would love to read it
my master thesis was about the construction of different identities through the shoes’ consumption.
i’m anxious to read it
Grant — Great news about Transformations. It shall crown my fall reading list. And compliments to Pam on the cover design.
Kudos, Grant. I eagerly await my pre-ordered copy. Hope all’s well!
It really is an interesting cover. My wife (the clincal psychologist) thinks it bears a striking resemblence to one of Hermann Rorshach’s ink-blot “plates” with the exception of the use of the red color. So, what does it look like to you?