The individual that the social sciences take as an object is mostoften studied in a particular context or from a single dimension.The actor is analysed as a student, worker, consumer, spouse,reader, sportsperson, a voter etc. However, in societies whereindividuals live often through simultaneously and successivelyheterogeneous and sometimes contradictory social experiences, eachperson inevitably carries a plurality of roles, ways of seeing,feeling and acting.
The aim of this study is to consider the ways in which thisplurality of worlds and experiences are incorporated into the beingof each individual and to observe the individual's actions in avariety of settings. In addition to his sociological viewpoint, theauthor engages with psychology, history, anthropology andphilosophy. His reflections lead him to embark on a program ofpsychological sociology to highlight the complexities of thisplural view of the social.