Voicing Relationships

Voicing Relationships

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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.Four essays in particular hold relevance in understanding dialogism from the 1919 to the 1924 period of the Bakhtin circle, where Bakhtina#39;s energies were concentrated on the aesthetics of the creative act, consciousness, and ethics. In 1919anbsp;...

Title:Voicing Relationships
Author:Leslie A. Baxter
Publisher:SAGE - 2011


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