Ch. 8 Relationships and Culture

Human beings we put people at a distance so we dont

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Unformatted text preview: It dehumanizes people – focuses on people as objects or things v. human beings. We put people at a distance, so we don’t have to deal with them. with FOUR PARTS TO BUBER’S THEORY THEORY 2. Relationships are fluid and unpredictable. 2. We must account for the unknown or for all the possibilities that can occur in living and changing relationship. and FOUR PARTS TO BUBER’S THEORY THEORY 3. Buber’s theory suggests an ethic of 3. responsibility – a consideration of another. Whether someone is close to you or a stranger, you have an obligation to treat the person with generosity and to to recognize your own biases and limitations. To see yourself in a relationship with another s a caring orientation – a gesture of goodwill. orientation FOUR PARTS TO BUBER’S THEORY THEORY 4. If we want to have the relationship, we If must make an effort to accommodate, rather than expect or demand that she or he adapt to our way or give in to what we want. want. According to Buber, if we try to use these According guidelines in our relationships, we can truly call any relationship and communication RELATIONAL. communication SUMMARY OF BUBER’S THEORY SUMMARY Buber says we must work toward dialogic Buber communication, which means “seeking to engage with others with the goal of creating conditions for both compassion and accountability, even when the parties engaged in the communication do not agree.” In sum, this means we should attempt to communicate with, not at with not others. others....
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This note was uploaded on 02/10/2013 for the course GEO 130 taught by Professor Professorbirge-liberman during the Spring '10 term at Bridgewater State University.

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