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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, ...
Chapter 13: Race and the (Im)Possibility of Dialogue
Race and the (Im)Possibility of Dialogue
On Sunday, September 23, 2001, a cartoon appeared in The Cincinnati Enquirer's syndicated series called “Borgman's World” titled “Aftermath.” The image depicted two men, one with the word “white” written on his side, the other with the word “black” written on his, sitting atop a pile of rubble that was meant to represent the demolished remains of the World Trade Center. Beneath the image the caption read: “Remind me again what we were arguing about before this happened. …?” (p. F1). In Borgman's world, as in much of the American media, in the aftermath of September 11th, black and white Americans were now united against a foe greater than any domestic dispute that ...