Constructing Worlds Together Interpersonal Communication as Relational Process

ISBN-10: 0205382053

ISBN-13: 9780205382057

Edition: 2009

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Accompanied by analysis and contemporary applications, this collection of readings, reflections and invitations to dialogue make this book a highly readable yet sophisticated text that is well-suited for interpersonal communication courses.
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List price: $50.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/26/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 312
Size: 8.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Kenneth J. Gergen graduated from Yale University and received his PhD from Duke University. After teaching at Harvard University, he joined the Swarthmore College faculty as the Chair of the Psychology Department. He remains there as a Senior Research Professor. He is also the President of the Taos Institute. His work has received numerous awards throughout the world.

Communication And World Construction: Making Worlds Together
Introduction: Communication as Social Construction
Language Games
Pain as Social Construction
The Blinding Power of the Real
Breaking the Rules of Everyday Life
Discourses of Death
The Challenge of Reconstruction
The Relational Self
The Self as Dramatic Actor
Your Body as Communication
Doing Emotion/Doing Gender
The Narrative Construction of Self
Childhood Shaping of the Self
Social Ghosts: Others Within
Positioning the Self
Key Constructions
Suggested Readings
Web Resources
Discussion Questions and/or Short Papers
Communication As Collaborative Action
Discourse in ActionIntroduction
Social Scripts: The Organization of Spontaneity
Structured Conversation: Adjacency-Pairs
Unwanted Repetitive Patterns
Metaphors We Live
Meaning as Co-Created
Toward Satisfying Dialogue
The significance of Future Talk
Key Constructions
Non-Verbal Language: Meaning as ActionIntroduction
Reading Public Communication
The Eyes Have It
Space Invasion
Styling the Self
You **@#$**!@!!: Swearing as Bonding?
Listening as CollaborationIntroduction
Dialogic Listening
Listening: A Two-Way Street
Listening as a Cultural Act: The Blackfeet
Key Constructions
Suggested Readings for Section III
Web Resources for Section III
Discussion Questions and/or Short Papers for Section III
Relational Dynamics: From Intimacy To Conflict
The Art of FriendshipIntroduction
Friendship Talk and Social Survival
How Can You Hurt Me: Let Me Count the Ways
"The Girls:" Friendships Among Women
The Silent Friendship of Men
Teaching as Friendship
Risk-taking as Communication
Key Constructions
The Intricacies of IntimacyIntroduction
What is a Close Relationship
Games People Play
Marriage Ceremonies: New Voices, New Values
Relationship Awareness
Dancing in the Dark
Key Constructions
The Fragility of FamilyIntroduction
Wife and Stepmother Communication Distress in Blended Families
Why Dad's Don't Talk
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