Facework: Bridging Theory and Practice

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SAGE Publications, Apr 27, 2006 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 225 pages
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`The advantage of this text is its consistent, strong, and thoroughly researched focus on Communication. The benefits for readers come from this focus, as well as from the accessible language, vivid examples, and engaging suggestions' - Liliana Castañeda Rossmann, California State University, San Marcos

`Written in an accessible and engaging style, there is much to recommend this text as an excellent illustration of practical theory' - William R Cupach, Illinois State University

Written in a clear, engaging style Facework introduces a new paradigm that identifies facework as the key to communication within the management of difference. The authors illustrate how facework is a central process in the social construction of both identity and community.

Key features include:

- going beyond traditional understandings of face to face communication to enrich the concept of facework;

- skills and methods appropriate for a face-centered practice of communication in the management of difference;

- a wide spectrum of examples of facework, including: building dignity, honor and respect in an ongoing conversations;

- a demonstration of fresh perspectives in a clear, engaging and accessible style.

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About the author (2006)

Kathy Domenici (M.A., University of New Mexico) is a partner in Domenici Littlejohn, Inc. and a project consultant for the Public Dialogue Consortium.  A consultant since 1990, Kathy is a conflict-management specialist, mediator, facilitator, and trainer. She founded the Mediation Clinic at the University of New Mexico and now specializes in designing high-level strategy and leadership processes.  Kathy has worked on behalf of such clients as Eastman Kodak, The President’s Commission on Critical Infrastructure, Sandia National Laboratories, Lockheed Martin, and the Kellogg Foundation. 

Stephen Littlejohn (Ph.D., University of Utah), is a conflict management consultant, mediator, facilitator, and trainer.  He is consultant for the Public Dialogue Consortium and a partner in Domenici Littlejohn, Inc.   Stephen is co-author of Moral Conflict:  When Social Worlds Collide (Sage, 1997) and has written numerous other books and articles on communication and conflict.  He was a professor of communication at Humboldt State University in California and is currently Adjunct Professor of Communication and Journalism at the University of New Mexico.  He has done research on mediation and conflict management for 19 years and has been an active mediator for eight.  Stephen has been a consultant for such clients as the Waco Youth Summit, the Alliance for Constructive Communication, the City of Cupertino, Columbia Basin College, and Washington State University. 

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