T he title, Celebrating the Other, is based on Clark and Holquist's (1984) reference to Mikhail Bakhtin's dialogic theory as a celebration of alterity. Like Bakhtin's work, mine is designed to provide a long overdue celebration of the other. For too long our major cultural and scientific views have been monologic and self celebratory - focusing more on the leading protagonist and the supporting cast that he has assembled for his performances than on others as viable people in their own right. Time now to celebrate the other - not only to set the record of our understanding straight but, of equal importance, to give voice, and in their own register and form, to those who have been condemned to silence.
Preface -- Part I Prologue (1 The Context of Power 2 Conceptual Dilemmas) -- Part II Monologism: Celebrating the Self (3 Possessive Individualism and the Selfcontained Ideal 4 Psychology's Celebration of the Self 5 A Most Peculiar Self 6 The Enlightened Suppression of the Other) -- Part III Dialogism: Celebrating the Other (7 Celebrating the Other: The Dialogic Turn 8 The Multiple Voices of Human Nature 9 Shared Ownership 10 Power and the Suppression of the Other in Dialogism) -- Part IV Implications (11 Dialogic Ethics: On Freedom, Responsibility and Justice 12 Democratization and Human Nature) – Bibliography – Index.