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Contribution to Book
Relationships as Stories: Accounts, Storied Lives, Evocative Narratives
Communication and Personal Relationships (2000)
  • Carolyn S Ellis, University of South Florida
  • A Bochner, University of South Florida
  • L Tillman-Healy

This book offers new and compelling insights into the ways in which communication is central to the study of personal relationships. Specifically, this volume focuses on front-line cutting-edge theories and methods in the study of communication and personal relationships. The opening chapter of this volume plunges straight into investigating the question "What is a personal relationship?", the central issue facing personal relationship research. The answers offered in this volume highlight the role of communication as a means of expressing a relationship as well as it being the essential substance of the relationship. The authors in this volume focus on different aspects of relationships and explain them in different ways.

  • Qualitative,
  • Ethnography,
  • Autoethnography,
  • Relationships,
  • Relationship Communication,
  • Stories,
  • Storied Lives,
  • Evocative Narratives
Publication Date
Kathryn Dindia and Steve Duck
John Wiley and Sons
Citation Information
Carolyn S Ellis, A Bochner and L Tillman-Healy. "Relationships as Stories: Accounts, Storied Lives, Evocative Narratives" Communication and Personal Relationships (2000)
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