Rethinking Relationships

ISBN-10: 1412958768
ISBN-13: 9781412958769
Edition: 2011
Authors: Steve Duck
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Book details

List price: $107.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/1/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 232
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

nbsp;Steve Duck taught at two universities in the United Kingdom before taking up the Daniel and Amy Starch Distinguished Research Chair in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Iowa, where he is a professor of communication studies and adjunct professor of psychology. He is also a Dean's Administrative Fellow and Chair of the Rhetoric Department. Duck has taught several interpersonal communication courses, mostly on relationships, but also on nonverbal communication, communication in everyday life, construction of identity, communication theory, organizational leadership, and procedures and practices for leaders. Duck has written or edited 60 books on relationships and founded the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships , which he served as Editor for 15 year, and co-founded a series of international conferences on personal relations. His book, Meaningful Relationships: Talking, Sense, and Relating, won the G. R. Miller Book Award from the Interpersonal Communication Division of the National Communication Association. Duck has also won several personal awards such as the University of Iowa's first Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award in 2001, the 2004 National Communication Association's Robert J. Kibler Memorial Award , the 2010 Helen Kechriotis Nelson Teaching Award from UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and elected 2010 Distinguished Scholar from the National Communication Association. He hopes to someday appear on a viral YouTube clip and be famous.

Old and New Ways of Seeing Relationships
What do Relationships Do For You?
A Brisk Look at Research and Assumptions
A Different Approach
Do Relationships Make You who You Are?
References
A Preview of the Book
Personal and Social Orders: Relating, Meaning and Talking
Two Important Ideas: Social and Personal Orders of the New World
The Social Order and the Language of Relationships
References
What has Personality got to do with Relationships
What is Personality Anyway?
The Early Years: Formation of Personality and Relationship Style
How Does Personality Connect to Relationships?
The Answer
References
The Bodily Materiality of Relating
Symbolically Connecting the Material World to the Social World
The Material World and Sociability
Experienceing a Material Self
Physical Experiences the Influence Relationships
Conclusion
References
Sense and Sensuality: The Relationship Between Sexual Activity and Knowledge of the World
Physical Performance of Emotions and Feelings
Sex and Society
Three Theories of Sexual Epistemics
Epistemics and Various Social Orders
References
Wealth, Place, Gifts, and Rituals: The Material Structures and Practices of Relational Experience
The Material Circumstances of Relationships
Material Social Circumstances and Relationships
Material Gifts and Relationships
Conclusion
References
The Language of Relationships in a Social Order
Language in Social Orders
The Rhetorical Situation
Symbolic Structures in Talk: Metaphors in a Social Order
Stories about Relationships in the Social Order
Connection to the Next Chapter
References
Talk and Speaking Personal Orders
The Surroundings of Conversation
Forms of Talk and Speaking
Getting to Know You: Unscrambling Another Person's World of Meaning
The New Look at relationships
References

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