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Anderson, Baxter, and Cissna provide readers with a valuable primer on the concept of dialogue as it relates to specific issues of communication…. The list of contributors reads like a Who's Who in the field of dialogue and communication…. Highly recommended.


Dialogue: Theorizing Difference in Communication Studies is the first anthology of work on dialogic approaches to communication that offers a state-of-the-art collection of original essays in this emerging research area. Editors Rob Anderson, Leslie A. Baxter, and Kenneth N. Cissna have gathered the most respected scholars in the field to describe their research projects, discuss critical elements of dialogue, and anticipate the evolution of the study of dialogue. With a foreword by Julia T. Wood, contributors include James R. Taylor, Stanley Deetz and Jennifer Simpson, ...

Double Binds as Structures in Dominance and of Feelings: Problematics of Dialogue
Double binds as structures in dominance and of feelings: Problematics of dialogue
Leonard C.Hawes

I have been working on problems of representation, understanding, suspicion, and vulnerability with respect to dialogue, which I take to mean discourse about differences that threaten the possibility of sustainable interdependencies. My interests are both theoretical and practical. Theoretically, I want to explore the subjunctive mood of dialogue, a mood that produces possibility from futility and hopelessness, subjunctivity from victimization and oppression. Practically, I want to represent, to understand, to be suspicious of, and to be vulnerable in ways that more consistently produce possibilities of sustainable, albeit changing and uneven, relationships. “In the end,” according to Hammond, Anderson, and Cissna (2003), ...

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