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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.

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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, ...

Dialogue as the Search for Sustainable Organizational Co-Orientation
Dialogue as the search for sustainable organizational co-orientation
James R.Taylor

In reality, the relations between A and B are in a state of permanent formation and transformation; they continue to alter in the very process of communication. Nor is there a ready-made message X. It takes form in the process of communication between A and B. Nor is it transmitted from the first to the second, but constructed between them, like an ideological bridge; it is constructed in the process of their interaction.

—Todorov (1984, p. 55)

Many of the ideas I have defended over the years—the importance of text and authoring, the tension between the situatedness of conversation and the objectifications of text, the forever-still-to-be-achieved finality of organization—have a resonance ...

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