Dialogue as a Means of Collective Communication

  • Bela Banathy
  • Patrick M. Jenlink

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Patrick M. Jenlink, Bela H. Banathy
      Pages 3-14
  3. Historical and Cultural Perspectives of Conversation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Lee Nichol
      Pages 17-27
    3. Maurice Friedman
      Pages 29-39
    4. Danny Martin
      Pages 71-103
    5. Maureen O’Hara, John K. Wood
      Pages 105-136
    6. Maurice Friedman
      Pages 137-157
  4. Perspectives on Dialogue Conversation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 159-159
    2. Mario Cayer
      Pages 161-191
    3. Maurice Friedman
      Pages 217-239
    4. Alexander M. Sidorkin
      Pages 241-253
    5. Linda Ellinor
      Pages 255-276
    6. Alexander M. Sidorkin
      Pages 277-288
  5. Modalities of Conversation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 289-289
    2. Raymond A. Horn Jr.
      Pages 291-321
    3. Karen E. Norum
      Pages 323-333
    4. Glenna Gerard
      Pages 335-356
    5. Kathia Castro Laszlo, Alexander Laszlo
      Pages 357-368
  6. Practical Applications of Conversation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 369-369
    2. Judith Bach
      Pages 371-377
    3. Diane Gayeski, Gordon Rowland
      Pages 379-391
    4. Kathryn Kinnucan-Welsch, Patrick M. Jenlink
      Pages 393-424
  7. Reflections on Searching Together for the Future

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 425-425
    2. Bela H. Banathy, Patrick M. Jenlink
      Pages 427-435
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 437-440

About this book


Dialogue as a Means of Collective Communication offers a cross-disciplinary approach to examining dialogue as a communicative medium. Presented in five parts, the book takes the reader on a journey of exploring the power and potential of dialogue as a means for communication. In particular, this volume comes at a time when the global society's attention has been directed to creating more productive conversations in the name of world peace and harmony. It provides a unique new work on dialogue that brings the reader into a "dialogue with dialogue", offering an opportunity to understand the communicative potential of dialogue.
In the book, readers are introduced to five sections: Section I examines the historical and cultural perspectives of conversation. This examination helps to create a foundation for a deeper study of the emergent and salient aspects of conversation as it relates to cultural creativity and human systems design. Sections II offers the reader an examination of dialogue through different philosophical and theoretical perspectives as well as methodological ideas related to conversation. Section III explores different modalities of conversation and the application of design conversation within and across various types of design settings and human experiences. Section IV examines the field of practice as related to use of different forms of conversation. Here various authors will share their different approaches to conversation and their reflections and insights in using conversation in a variety of settings. Concluding the book, Section V reflectively examines the authors' contributions to the book and provides the reader with a focus on the future.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Bela Banathy
    • 1
    • 2
  • Patrick M. Jenlink
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Late of Saybrook Graduate School and Research CenterSan Francisco
  2. 2.International Systems InstituteCarmel
  3. 3.Stephen F. Austin State UniversityNacogdoches

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