Relational Dialects NOTES

Relational Dialects NOTES - Relational Dialectics By Leslie...

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Relational Dialectics By Leslie Baxter and Barbara Montgomery Dialectics = any systematic reasoning, exposition, or argument that juxtaposes opposed or contradictory ideas and usually seeks to resolve their conflict Relational dialectics: A dynamic knot of contradictions in personal relationships; an unceasing interplay b/w contrary or opposing tendencies Highlights the tension, struggle, general messiness of close personal ties. The movie “Bend It Like Beckham” is especially helpful in illustrating tensions within family, friendship, and romantic ties: honest portrayal of the contradictions inherent in these 3 types of close r/s Baxter & Montgomery caution us not to look at demographics/personal traits when we want to understand nature of close r/s Central Concept: Contradiction A contradiction is formed whenever two tendencies or forces are interdependent yet mutually negate one another Contradiction: the dynamic interplay b/w unified oppositions Baxter: every r/s faces the same tension Bonding occurs in both interdependence w/ the other and independence from the other. One
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This note was uploaded on 11/09/2010 for the course CMN 101 taught by Professor Feng during the Fall '08 term at UC Davis.

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