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Relationships as dialogues
Personal Relationships (2004)
  • Leslie A. Baxter, University of Iowa
This article discusses five interrelated conceptions of dialogue in the works of Russian scholar Mikhail Bakhtin that ground relational dialectics theory: (a) dialogue as constitutive process, (b) dialogue as dialectical flux, (c) dialogue as aesthetic moment, (d) dialogue as utterance, and (e) dialogue as critical sensibility. The author's recent research in relational dialectics is discussed, as are directions for future research. Relational dialectics is positioned as a sensitizing theory different from systems theory and other dialectically oriented approaches.
Publication Date
February, 2004
Citation Information
Leslie A. Baxter. "Relationships as dialogues" Personal Relationships Vol. 11 Iss. 1 (2004)
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