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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.

Discursive Struggles of Relational History, Otherness, and Normative Evaluation
Discursive struggles of relational history, otherness, and normative evaluation

“The moments of the past do not remain still.”

MarcelProust, Remembrances of Things Past (1925)

“Self-absorption does not produce gratification; it produces injury to the self, … nothing new, nothing ‘other’ ever enter[s] the self…. The myth of Narcissus neatly captures this: one drowns in the self.”

RichardSennett, The Fall of Public Man (1977)

“The world is full of judgment-days, … in every act [one] attempts, [one] is gauged and stamped”

Ralph WaldoEmerson, Essays, First Series (1847)

In Chapter 3, I presented a brief discussion of the four links in Bakhtin's (1986b) utterance chain that productively organize the major types of discursive struggles animating the meaning-making process. The three epigrams that open this ...

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