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Constructing worlds together : interpersonal communication as relational process

Author: Kenneth J Gergen; Stuart M Schrader; Mary M Gergen
Publisher: Boston ; Montreal : Pearson/Allyn and Bacon, ©2009.
Series: Penguin academics
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth J Gergen; Stuart M Schrader; Mary M Gergen
ISBN: 9780205382057 0205382053
OCLC Number: 833114687
Description: xviii, 294 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: PART I: COMMUNICATION AND WORLD CONSTRUCTION: MAKING WORLDS TOGETHER Introduction: Communication as Social Construction1. Language Games, by Ludwig Wittgenstein2. Pain as Social Construction, by David Morris3. The Blinding Power of the Real, by David Rosenhan4. Breaking the Rules of Everyday Life, by Harold Garfinkel5. Discourses of Death, by Christopher Bodily6. The Challenge of Reconstruction, by David Alexander- Key Constructions- Suggested Readings- Web Resources- Discussion Questions and/or Short Papers PART II: THE RELATIONAL SELF 7. The Self as Dramatic Actor, by Erving Goffman8. Your Body as Communication, by Queen Latifah9. Doing Emotion/Doing Gender, by Stephanie Shields10. The Narrative Construction of Self, by Jerome Bruner11. Childhood Shaping of the Self, by Stan and Jan Bernstain12. Social Ghosts: Others Within, by Mary Gergen13. Positioning the Self, by Rom Harre` and Nikki Slocum- Key Constructions- Suggested Readings- Web Resources- Discussion Questions and/or Short Papers Part III COMMUNICATION AS COLLABORATIVE ACTION Section A: Discourse in ActionIntroduction14. Social Scripts: The Organization of Spontaneity, by Donal Carbaugh15. Structured Conversation: Adjacency-Pairs, by Richard Buttney16. Unwanted Repetitive Patterns, by Barnett Pearce17. Metaphors We Live, by William Foster Owen18. Meaning as Co-Created, by Kenneth Gergen19. Toward Satisfying Dialogue, by Robyn Penman20. The significance of Future Talk, by Sheila McNamee- Key Constructions Section B: Non-Verbal Language: Meaning as ActionIntroduction21. Reading Public Communication, by Rijsman et. al., Photo22. The Eyes Have It, by John Shotter23. Space Invasion, by Alice C. Pennisi24. Styling the Self, by John Fiske25. You **@#$**!@!!: Swearing as Bonding?, by Alania M. Winters and Steve Duck- Key Constructions Section C: Listening as CollaborationIntroduction26. Dialogic Listening, by John Stewart and Carole Logan27. Listening: A Two-Way Street, by Barbara M. Korsch and Caroline Harding28. Listening as a Cultural Act: The Blackfeet, by Donal Carbaugh- Key Constructions- Suggested Readings for Section III- Web Resources for Section III- Discussion Questions and/or Short Papers for Section III PART IV RELATIONAL DYNAMICS: FROM INTIMACY TO CONFLICT Section A: The Art of FriendshipIntroduction29. Friendship Talk and Social Survival, by Terri Apter and Ruthellen Josselson30. How Can You Hurt Me: Let Me Count the Ways, by Anita L. Vangelisti, Stacy L. Young, Katy E. Carpenter-Theune & Alicia L. Alexander31. "The Girls:" Friendships Among Women, by Hilary M. Lips32. The Silent Friendship of Men, by Roger Rosenblatt33. Teaching as Friendship, by William K. Rawlins34. Risk-taking as Communication, by Cynthia Lightfoot- Key Constructions Section B: The Intricacies of IntimacyIntroduction35. What is a Close Relationship, by William W. Wilmot36. Games People Play, by Peter M. Kellet and Diana G. Dalton37. Marriage Ceremonies: New Voices, New Values, by Stuart Schrader and Catherine Dobris38. Relationship Awareness, by Linda Acitelli39. Dancing in the Dark, By Peggy Penn- Key Constructions Section C: The Fragility of FamilyIntroduction40. Wife and Stepmother Communication Distress in Blended Families, by Laurel Richardson41. Why Dad's Don't Talk, By Deborah Tannen42. Failed Relationships: Men and Women on Divorce, by Catherine Kohler Riessman43. Fighting for (and despite) Dear Life, by Carolyn Ellis44. Family Resilience, by Froma Walsh- Key Constructions Section D: Conflict Crossing Over to ReconciliationIntroduction45. Systemic Questions: The Importance of "Us," By Stephen W. Littlejohn and Kathy Domenici46. From Stuck Debate to New Conversation, by Carol Becker, Laura Chasin, Richard Chasin, Margaret Herzig and Sallyann Roth47. Education for Peace: Jewish-Arab Conflict Resolution, by Grace Feuerverger48. Improvising a New Life: Interactive Theater, By Jonathan Shailor49. Organizational Transformation Through Appreciative Inquiry, by David L. Cooperrider and Diana Whitney- Key Constructions- Suggested Readings for Section IV- Web Resources for Section IV- Discussion Questions and/or Short Papers for Section IV PART V CONTEXTS OF COMMUNICATION: CULTURE AND TECHNOLOGYSection A: Contexts of Communication: Culture and TechnologyIntroduction50. Connecting with the Lakota, By Kathryn Kavanaugh, Kathleen Absalom, William Beil and Lucia Schliessmann51. Speaking Across the Generations: The Hippie and the Goth, By Sara Holbrook52. Cultural Collisions: An Email from Bojun, By Bojun Hu53. Resisting Education, by Paul Willis54. Bringing Cultures Together, by Mary Jane Collier, Brenda L. Allen, Benjamin J. Broome, Tricia S. Jones and Victoria Chen- Key Constructions Section B: Communicating in the New Worlds of TechnologyIntroduction55. Making friends in Cyberspace, by Malcolm Parks and Kory Floyd56. Grassroots therapy on the Net, by John Miller and Kenneth J. Gergen57. Honesty in online personals, by Jennifer L Gibbs, Nicole B. Ellison & Rebecca D. Heino58. Blogs: The Coming of Public Diaries, by Anonymous 59. The Digital Landscape, by Joshua Meyorowitz- Key Constructions- Suggested Readings for Section IV- Web Resources for Section IV- Discussion Questions and/or Short Papers for Section V
Series Title: Penguin academics
Responsibility: [edited by] Kenneth J. Gergen, Stuart M. Schrader, Mary Gergen.

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