September 29, 2014: james, the self and its selves pp. It has many parts which are divided but that are not clearly distinct from one another. The self ( me ) is composed of 3 parts: material me close relations. What we own (body and possessions) and our: social me. : recognition from others, including fame and honour: spiritual me. Ideas are tied to people and actions: dubois, double-consciousness and the veil pp. 126-130: we"re not one person, rather we"re constantly maintaining our many selves, when he was 10 years old he was rejected by a white girl, making him realize that he is different from others. He was shut out by a veil no true consciousness. Like a prison wall he cannot escape from. Rather, he was looking at himself through the eyes of others. Double consciousness (twoness): merge the double self into a true, better self.