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Dialogue
Theorizing Difference in Communication Studies

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October 2003 | 344 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

"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, Sheila McNamee and John Shotter, and Mark McPhail.

The contributors consider a wide range of settings--interpersonal, organizational, societal, and political--and look at the methodology as well as the research underpinning dialogic approaches to the study of communication.  The core texts of dialogue studies, including Buber, Gadamer, Habermas, and Bakhtin, set the foundation in Part I, Exploring the Territories of Dialogue. In Part II, Personal Voices in Dialogue, the contributors survey one-on-one, small group, and organization dialogue. Part III, Public Voices in Dialogue, examines the spaces for discourse in more expansive public, intercultural, and mediated settings. The editors pull together disparate implications, connections, and new directions in a dialogue-inspired conclusion.

Readers of Dialogue will be able to frame different influential conceptions of dialogue, establish the concepts' history in communication studies, and trace both common and unique threads that connect different theorists. This volume is recommended for graduate and advanced undergraduate courses in Communication Theory, Interpersonal Communication, and Organizational Communication.

 


 
Index
Julia T. Wood
Foreword: Entering into Dialogue
Rob Anderson, Leslie A. Baxter, and Kenneth N. Cissna
Introduction: Texts and Contexts of Dialogue
 
PART I: EXPLORING THETERRITORIES OF DIALOGUE
John Stewart, Karen E. Zediker, and Laura Black
1. Relationships Among Philosphers of Dialogue
W. Barnett Pearce and Kimberly A. Pearce
2. Taking a Communication Perspective on Dialogue
Michael J. Hyde
3. The Ontological Workings of Dialogue and Acknowledgement
Ronald C. Arnett
4. A Dialogic Ethic "Between" Buber and Levinas: A Responsive Ethical "I"
Sheila McNamee and John Shotter
5. Dialogue, Creativity, and Change
 
PART II: PERSONAL VOICES IN DIALOGUE
Leslie A. Baxter
6. Dialogues of Relating
James R. Taylor
7. Dialogue as the Search for Sustainable Organizational Co-Orientation
Stanley Deetz and Jennifer Simpson
8. Critical Organizational Dialogue: Open Formation and the Demand of "Otherness"
H.L. Goodall, Jr. and Peter M. Kellett
9. Dialectical Tensions and Dialogic Moments as Pathways to Peak Experiences
Leonard C. Hawes
10. Double Binds as Structures in Dominance and of Feelings: Problematics of Dialogue
 
PART III: PUBLIC VOICES IN DIALOGUE
Kenneth N. Cissna and Rob Anderson
11. Public Dialogue and Intellectual History: Hearing Multiple Voices
Mark Lawrence McPhail
12. Race and the (Im)possibility of Dialogue
Mary S. Strine
13. When is Communication Intercultural? Bakhtin, Staged Performance, and Civic Dialogue
John J. Pauly
14. Media Studies and the Dialogue of Democracy
Rob Anderson, Leslie A. Baxter, and Kenneth N. Cissna
Conclusion: Voices, Conversation Fragments and a Temporary Conclusion
 
References

"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."

CHOICE

"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."

CHOICE
Key features
  • The most complete examination of dialogue to date, by some of the most respected authors in the field 3-part examination of dialogue, from historical texts to current contexts
  • Focus on interpersonal communication, rhetoric, and media studies
  • Directions for future dialogic research

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