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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, ...

The Ontological Workings of Dialogue and Acknowledgment
The ontological workings of dialogue and acknowledgment
Michael J.Hyde

I write about two related phenomena: dialogue and acknowledgment. What I have to say about the relationship takes form from “the ground up,” for I am especially interested in how the ontological nature and workings of the relationship inform our everyday ways of being-with-and-for-others. My discussion, which extends certain considerations of the phenomena that I have detailed in my work on conscience, rhetoric, and the euthanasia debate (Hyde, 1993, 1994, 2001a, 2001b, 2002a; Hyde & Rufo, 2000; Jost & Hyde, 1997; McMillan & Hyde, 2000), emphasizes a phenomenological appreciation of the matter at hand, for I agree with Heidegger (1962), “Only as phenomenology, is ontology possible” (p. 60).

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