This book examines contemporary developments broadly associated with postmodernism, and with feminist critiques of psychology and other social science disciplines. It explores gender relations, the social construction of gender, class, race/ethnicity, and other categories of difference/hierarchy.
Part I: Prologue 1. The Context of Power 2. Conceptual Dilemmas Part II: Monologism: Celebrating the Self 3. Possessive Individualism and the Self-contained 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