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Unformatted text preview: Interaction and Meaning o External sources of meaning o May be intention in statements o Evokes response in which intention may or may not be understood o Reflection on response and negotiation over meaning o Meaning as emergent property of interaction “Resisting Vulnerability” o Thirteen focus groups o Focus group as method o Most answers part of “dominant discourse” o Some answers depart from dominant discourse o Discourse of resistance not distributed evenly over groups o Discourse in response to group composition o Most frequent response to women’s resistance is to dismiss o In 1/3 of the cases, resistance met with agreement and support o Meaning not set in advance o Meaning emerges out of initial statements and responses to those statements o Understanding of statements about resistance...
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- Fall '09
- Emergence, Woody Allen, Physical and Biological Science