Re: name oneself
Only guesses, but:
Originally Posted by nimsooze
1. I think "to name oneself" here is roughly equivalent to "to define who one is and what one's place in the social structure is". Thus if we "cannot name ourselves at all", we are unable to attribute an identity to ourselves; whereas if we can "name ourselves only too well", we are embedded too securely in the social structure.
2. "To identify themselves in a reasonably conclusive way."
All the best,
Not a professional ESL teacher.