Provides scholars and students with guidance in using RDT to guide their own researchIntended AudienceVoicing Relationships is ideal for use in a wide range of courses, such as Interpersonal Communication; Family Studies; Couples, Marriage, and Family; and Counseling.

Mikhail Bakhtin, Dialogism, and RDT

Mikhail bakhtin, dialogism, and RDT

Because the concepts developed in this book are largely appropriated from Mikhail Bakhtin's theory of dialogism, this chapter is devoted to introducing the reader to Bakhtin and his work. As I noted in Chapter 1, Holquist (2002) has labeled Bakhtin's work dialogism, out of the belief that dialogue is the master key that guided Bakhtin's work throughout his career. My overview will not be exhaustive, focusing instead on those concepts that I regard as particularly important to interpersonal and family communication. I will begin with a brief sketch of Bakhtin's life and selected key works, then turn to a discussion of two phases in Bakhtin's work: before and after his linguistic turn. I will end the ...

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