R baxters theory

R baxters theory - Ontological(values Reality is...

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Theory and Philosophy of Communication Communicational Theory Lecture by: Dr. Natalie Nelson-Marsh The Relationship Theory: Dialogical/Dialectical Theory (Baxter’s) The Sociocultural Tradition Concepts Tensions Contradictions Centripetal forces seek to impose order Centrifugal forces disrupt order Prosaic – ordinary, taken for granted Explanations Making harmony/wholeness out of disharmony/disorder Principles Humans use dialogue to create relationships, define self-others Dialogue used to work out tensions and create unity Always seeking balance, negotiating tensions Tensions always exist Philosophical Assumptions Epistemological (knowledge) Knowledge of relationships and tensions is created through dialogue Not discovered outside of ourselves by socially constructed Dialogue shapes culture
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Unformatted text preview: Ontological (values) Reality is constructed through dialogue interpersonally not individually Use dialogue in the face of change in everyday situations to manage and maintain sense of self, other, and relationship Axiological (research) Values are a part of dialogue Researcher must be a participant to understand Conversations are not just a single event, consist of on-going back-and-forth process over time Relationships unfinalized because the discourse creates an unending conversation Other Bakhtin’s Theory of Dialogics Baxter’s Theory of Relationship Dialogue is aesthetic Dialogue is discourse Tension Constructing relationship through dialogue Dialogue – verbal/non-verbal communication-two opposing forces existing at the same time...
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