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.
Chapter 4: 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.”
“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.”
“The world is full of judgment-days, … in every act [one] attempts, [one] is gauged and stamped”
[Page 90]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 ...