Handbook of Dialogical Self Theory
- Hubert J. M. Hermans, Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen
- Thorsten Gieser, Universität Koblenz-Landau, Germany
- Date Published: January 2014
- availability: Available
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9781107681064
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In a boundary-crossing and globalizing world, the personal and social positions in self and identity become increasingly dense, heterogeneous and even conflicting. In this handbook scholars of different disciplines, nations and cultures (East and West) bring together their views and applications of dialogical self theory in such a way that deeper commonalities are brought to the surface. As a 'bridging theory', dialogical self theory reveals unexpected links between a broad variety of phenomena, such as self and identity problems in education and psychotherapy, multicultural identities, child-rearing practices, adult development, consumer behaviour, the use of the internet and the value of silence. Researchers and practitioners present different methods of investigation, both qualitative and quantitative, and also highlight applications of dialogical self theory.Read more
- Brings together contributions to dialogical self theory (DST) from different subdisciplines, nations and cultures (East and West), giving readers an overview of the variety of applications of DST
- Presents different methods of investigation, both qualitative and quantitative, for the study of DST-related phenomena
- Shows practical applications of the theory in different areas, like education and psychotherapy
Reviews & endorsements
"This is an incredibly engaging and comprehensive text that builds on the evolving dialogical self theory, applies the model to several fascinating and diverse global cases and still finds room to explain in thoughtful detail how to utilize these ideas in improving people’s lives. What you have in the Handbook of Dialogical Self Theory is a comprehensive guide to the theoretical understanding, analysis, and practice of dialogical self theory with diverse case examples and multiple illustrations of its usefulness and practicality in a complex and changing world."
Jack S. Kahn, Ph.D., Program Director, California School of Professional Psychology, Alliant International UniversitySee more reviews
"This is a truly comprehensive examination of the multiple and diverse aspects of the emerging field of dialogical self studies. From a theoretical, methodological and practical vantage point an international group of scholars lays out the promises and possibilities of what will surely become an exciting field of inquiry as well as a foundation for new practices."
Henderikus J. Stam, University of Calgary
"The 'dialogical self' is among the most important and original new theories in the social sciences in the past twenty years. It is a theory for our times, addressing in complex and insightful ways the ways that globalization affects psychological functioning. In this book, the theory is presented lucidly and thoroughly, covering an impressive range not only in psychology but also sociology, economics, philosophy, and political studies. The book should be welcome in all those fields as a major contribution to the understanding of globalization."
Jeffrey Jensen Arnett, Research Professor, Clark University
"Longing for a 'big picture' look at dialogical self theory? Look no further! Besides providing detailed examinations of the theory itself, this handbook presents a plethora of ways to apply DST to research, psychotherapy, and education. DST scholars and practitioners will not be disappointed!"
Jonathan D. Raskin, State University of New York
"Handbook of Dialogical Self Theory is a comprehensive consolidation of recent advances in the theory and practice of dialogical self theory (DST). The collection of 27 chapters provides a comprehensive explication of DST as a 'bridging theory' … the handbook provides an excellent resource upon which further innovative theoretical, research, and practical positions should be built. More important, readers who engage with the content will be changed by it: never again will you use phrases like 'sense of self' without feeling that someone, somewhere has something very different and important to say on the matter."
Gavin Sullivan, PsycCRITIQUES
"For those interested in DST, Hermans and Gieser's volume is a valuable and important contribution to the literature. And for those who are just curious and want to know more, they too will be rewarded. It is a rich, comprehensive compendium featuring many of the central players in the DST movement and it explores the idea of the dialogical self with a kind of earnestness and sense of purpose that many will find appealing."
Mark Freeman, Theory and Psychology
"The editors of this work are among the leading representatives of narrative psychology and creators of dialogical self theory (DST) … Of particular value is the fact that the authors represented are from Africa, India, Japan and China, in addition to traditional, Western centers of science … [This volume] merits use as an academic textbook on DST [and] … will interest 'humanists', including anthropologists, linguists, sociologists, psychologists, psychotherapists, psychiatrists, doctors and even business psychologists … Authors of individual chapters use a clear and lively style, so the concepts described will interest even those readers unfamiliar with the topic."
Mariusz Wołońciej, International Journal for Dialogical Science
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- Date Published: January 2014
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9781107681064
- length: 518 pages
- dimensions: 229 x 152 x 26 mm
- weight: 0.69kg
- contains: 17 b/w illus. 10 tables
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
Introductory chapter: history, main tenets and core concepts of dialogical self theory Hubert J. M. Hermans and Thorsten Gieser
Part I. Theoretical Contributions: Introduction Hubert J. M. Hermans and Thorsten Gieser
1. Positioning in the dialogical self: recent advances in theory construction Peter T. F. Raggatt
2. Time and the dialogical self John Barresi
3. Developmental origins of the dialogical self: early childhood years Marie-Cécile Bertau
4. Self-making through synthesis: extending dialogical self theory Jaan Valsiner and Kenneth R. Cabell
5. Multiculturalism, multiple identifications and the dialogical self: shifting paradigms of personhood in sociocultural anthropology Toon van Meijl
6. Acculturation and the dialogical formation of immigrant identity: race and culture in diaspora spaces Sunil Bhatia
7. Psychodrama: from dialogical self theory to a self in dialogical action Leni M. F. Verhofstadt-Denève
8. Identity construction among transnational migrants: a dialogical analysis of the interplay between personal, social and societal levels Seth Surgan and Emily Abbey
9. Negotiating with autonomy and relatedness: dialogical processes in everyday lives of Indians Nandita Chaudhary
10. Dialogicality and the Internet Vincent W. Hevern
11. Schizophrenia and alterations in first-person experience: advances offered from the vantage point of dialogical self theory Paul H. Lysaker and John T. Lysaker
12. The dialogical self in the new South Africa Graham Lindegger and Charl Alberts
Part II. Methods for Studying the Dialogical Self: Introduction Hubert J. M. Hermans and Thorsten Gieser
13. Dialogicality and personality traits Piotr K. Oleś and Małgorzata Puchalska-Wasyl
14. Spatial organization of the dialogical self in creative writers Renata Żurawska-Żyła, Elżbieta Chmielnicka-Kuter and Piotr K. Oleś
15. Cognitive architecture of the dialogical self: an experimental approach Katarzyna Stemplewska-Żakowicz, Bartosz Zalewski, Hubert Suszek and Dorota Kobylińska
16. Voicing inner conflict: from a dialogical to a negotiational self Dina Nir
17. Narrative processes of innovation and stability within the dialogical self Miguel M. Gonçalves and António P. Ribeiro
18. Methodological approaches to studying the self in its social context Carol A. Jasper, Helen R. Moore, Lisa S. Whittaker and Alex Gillespie
Part III. Domains of Application: Introduction Hubert J. M. Hermans and Thorsten Gieser
19. The use of I-positions in psychotherapy John Rowan
20. Dialogically-oriented therapies and the role of poor metacognition in personality disorders Giancarlo Dimaggio
21. Reconstructing the self in the wake of loss: a dialogical contribution Robert A. Neimeyer
22. Creating dialogical space in psychotherapy: meaning-generating chronotope of ma Masayoshi Morioka
23. Therapeutic applications of dialogues in dialogic action therapy David Y. F. Ho
24. The depositioning of the I: emotional coaching in the context of transcendental awareness Agnieszka Hermans-Konopka
25. The dialogical self and educational research: a fruitful relationship M. Beatrice Ligorio
26. The self in career learning: an evolving dialogue Annemie Winters, Frans Meijers, Reinekke Lengelle and Herman Baert
27. Navigating inconsistent consumption preferences at multiple levels of the dialogical self Shalini Bahl
Epilogue: a philosophical epilogue on the question of autonomy Shaun Gallagher.
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