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Relational Dialectics

  • By: Leslie A. Baxter
  • In: Encyclopedia of Communication Theory
  • Edited by: Stephen W. Littlejohn & Karen A. Foss
  • Subject:General Media, Communication & Cultural Studies, Communication Theory

Relational dialectics theory (RDT) is a specific application of the dialogism theory of the 20th century Russian theorist Mikhail Bakhtin. Given the scope of Bakhtin's work, several scholars in a variety of disciplines (including anthropology, communication, film, literature, ...

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