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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, ...

Critical Organizational Dialogue: Open Formation and the Demand of “Otherness”
Critical organizational dialogue: Open formation and the demand of “otherness”
StanleyDeetz and JenniferSimpson

The call for dialogue became a core part of our sociality in the later part of the twentieth century, and it clearly continues as a social hope as we confront the problems of a new era. Our contemporary situation is defined by complex tensions that frame the need for dialogue. International conflicts bear on local interests; increased interdependency is met by renewed calls for isolation; recognition and appreciation of pluralism and diversity are coupled with new forms of symbolic and physical violence. Although many still tout the promise of the information age, with the mass reproduction of meaning that new information technologies make possible, ...

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