Meaningful Relationships: Talking, Sense, and Relating
"Enterprising researchers (especially within the discipline of sociology, in which efforts to reconcile psychological and sociological approaches to collecting and analyzing data already are under way) likely will find the two books useful as catalysts in the development of methodologies that draw simultaneously upon social psychology and communication studies." --Stanley O. Gaines Jr. in Journal of Marriage and the Family Meaningful Relationships profoundly challenges the reader to step off traditional academic pathways in the pursuit of understanding the nature of human relationships and plunge into this most important theoretical advance in the field to date. Author Steve Duck argues that relationships are never "done deals" but, rather, continually unfolding and in need of perpetual responsive action and construction. Central to this discussion is the author's contention that relationships are solidly based in the recognition of shared meaning discovered in the way we metaphorically represent the world to ourselves and to others through everyday talk and symbols. Theories presented in Meaningful Relationships do not unfold in a sequential manner, but rather, are approached from different angles showing simultaneous relationships in different contexts. An outstanding addition to the Sage Series on Close Relationships, this book is stimulating in its novel approach and will be of interest to scholars and professionals in Psychology, Interpersonal Communication, Sociology, Family Studies and Social Work.
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