This comprehensive and engaging treatment of communication ethics combines student application and theoretical engagement. Communication Ethics Literacy: Dialogue and Difference reviews classic communication ethics approaches and extends the conversation about dialogue and difference in public and private life. Introducing communication ethics as a pragmatic survival skill in a world of difference, the authors offer a learning model that frames communication ethics as arising from a set of goods found within particular narratives, traditions, or virtue structures that guide human life.
Chapter 8: Organizational Communication Ethics: Community of Memory and Dwelling
Organizational Communication Ethics: Community of Memory and Dwelling
The home, as a building, belongs to a world of objects. But this belongingness does not nullify the bearing of the fact that every consideration of objects, and of buildings too, is produced out of a dwelling. (Levinas, 1969, pp. 152–153)
A large part of communicative life finds meaning in concerted action with other persons within organizations. Organizational communication ethics represents the “dwelling” place (Levinas, 1969, p. 152) of communicative practices that form our life together (Bonhoeffer, 1978). Organizational communication ethics is about the kind of dwelling place we construct in our life together. Studies indicate that we now spend up to 70 hours a week in some form of organizational ...