This book brings to social scientists a new look at how human beings are striving towards understanding others-- and through that effort-- making sense of themselves. It brings together researchers from all over the World who have suggested a set of new approaches to the basic research issue of how human beings are social beings, while being unique in their personal ways of being. Issues of social representation, communication, dialogical self, and human subjectivity are represented in this book. The book contributes to the contemporary epistemological and ethical debate about the question of otherness, and would be of interest to educationalists, sociologists, psychologists, and anthropologists. It is an invitation to the wide readership to join in this collective effort towards the construction of new conceptions about myselfothers relationships that allow for innovative understanding of various social practices and problem solving in society.
Editorial Introduction. Part I: What is 'otherness'? Why 'otherness' in the research domain of semiotic-cultural constructivism?, Livia Simao, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Human development as migration towards the unknown, Jaan Valsiner, Clark University. Interview for Part I, Yoko Yamada, Kyoto University, Japan. Part II: Otherness and dialogicality within the self. Dialogism and otherness revisited, Michael Holquist, Yale Universty. Intrapersonal and interpersonal plans in otherness, Hubert Hermans, University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands and Mick Cooper, University of Strathclyde, Scotland. The self experience in otherness: philosophical and phenomenological issues, Nelson Coelho, Jr., University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Interview for Part II, Nandita Chaudhary, Lady Irwin College, Delhi, India. Part III: The striving self. Self, otherness and experienced culture, Ernst Boesch, Saarbrucken, Germany. Patients and doctors as otherness in cancer experience, Lutz Eckensberger, German Institute for International Educational Research, Germany. The tourist self: the dialogue of self and the other while trekking in the Himalayas, Alex Gillespie, University of Cambridge, UK. Ruptures and Transitions in the Self Development, Tania Zittoun, University of Neuchatel, Switzerland. Interview for Part III, Alexander Poddiakov, Economics University of Moscow, Russia. Part IV: The positioned self. Positioning the otherness, Rom Harre, Georgetown University. Otherness in historic situated self-experiences, Alberto Rosa, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain. The language in I-other discovering, Shi-Xu, University of Ulster, N-Ireland and University of Huangzhou, China. The self facing ambivalence: constructing the next step, Emily Abbey, Clark University. Interview for Part IV, Gyuseog Han, Chonnam National University, Gwangju, Korea, Editorial Conclusions.
Series: Advances in Cultural Psychology
Number Of Pages: 424
Published: 14th December 2006
Publisher: Information Age Publishing
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6
Weight (kg): 0.59