Relational Responsibility Resources for Sustainable Dialogue

by Sheila McNamee, Kenneth J. Gergen

Relational Responsibility Resources for Sustainable Dialogue Synopsis

Questioning the tradition of individual responsibility, this pioneering book also transforms the concept of responsibility by giving centre stage to the relational process rather than to the individual - replacing alienation and isolation with meaningful dialogue. The first three chapters are the editors' own contribution on relational responsibility - followed by their analysis of a challenging case study involving the issue of child sexual abuse. The next 14 chapters contain responses from leading academics and professionals in the fields of communication, psychology and organizational development, which extend the editors' original dialogue. In conclusion, Sheila McNamee and Kenneth Gergen illustrate relational responsibility by taking the responses as suggestions for extending, redirecting and augmenting the original concept and practice of relational responsibility.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780761910947
Publication date: 8th December 1998
Author: Sheila McNamee, Kenneth J. Gergen
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 248 pages
Categories: Communication studies, Social, group or collective psychology, Ethics & moral philosophy,

About Sheila McNamee, Kenneth J. Gergen

Kenneth J. Gergen is a Senior Research Professor at Swarthmore College, USA, and President of the Taos Institute. He has been the recipient of many awards throughout the world. His major works include Realities and Relationships: Soundings in Social Construction; The Saturated Self: Dilemmas of Identity in Contemporary Life; and Relational Being: Beyond Self and Community.

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