Voicing Relationships

Publisher : SAGE

ISBN-13 : 1412927854

Page : 211 pages

Rating : 4.5/5 from 854 voters

Extending on her 1996 seminal and award-winning book on relational dialectics theory, Relating Dialogues and Dialectics (co-authored with Barbara Montgomery), author Leslie Baxter presents the 'next generation' of the theory: relational dialogics theory. This theory, and book, explores a greater nuanced understanding of the unity of opposites concept, presenting a more theoretically complex treatment of this and other key dialogic concepts. The text develops a rich palette of dialogic concepts useful in the study of communication and relationships and is centered around the following concepts: (1) relationships are profoundly situated process - voices are always embodied in a specific space and time; (2) relationships are constituted in communication - they are voiced through verbal and nonverbal communicative practices; (3) relationships come to mean through the interplay of multiple, differing discourses.

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