CH12+Relational+Dialectics

CH12+Relational+Dialectics - G201: Intro to Communication...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
G201: Intro to Communication Theory Fall 2010 1 PLEASE NOTE: These class Slides provide a starting point for review. However, the basic information here is not all you need to know. the detailed content in the book and what we discuss in class is more important than this outline. RELATIONAL DIALECTICS Baxter & Montgomery OBJECTIVE OR INTERPRETIVE? “The first time Baxter conducted a series of in- depth interviews with people about their personal relationships, she quickly gave up any hope of discovering scientific laws that neatly ordered the experiences of friends and lovers.” (154) RELATIONAL DIALECTICS “Highlight the tension, struggle, and general messiness of close personal ties.” (155) CONTRADICTIONS Core of relational dialectics “Conflicting tugs” in relationships “social life is dynamic knot of contradictions” “opposing tendencies” CONTRADICTIONS Take advantage of opportunities they present Maintaining relationships requires balance of opposing forces
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Page1 / 3

CH12+Relational+Dialectics - G201: Intro to Communication...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online