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Chapter 13: Inspiring Dialogues and Relational Responsibility
Even if it does not explicitly focus on problems and challenges of health and social care, McNamee and Gergen's text is extremely interesting and useful from the perspective of these fields. In developing explicit alternative conceptualizations of individual responsibility, the text also implicates alternative views of well-being and their associated practices. In what follows, I attempt to connect some of McNamee and Gergen's themes to my own actual interests regarding a dialogical perspective to the reproduction of well-being.
My thinking differs in some respects from theirs. I agree with McNamee and Gergen when they express their belief that a solution to the isolation and individualism of our societies can only come from the renaissance of ...