Relational Responsibility: Resources for Sustainable Dialogue

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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 responsi

 

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Chapter 1 An Invitation to Relational Responsibility
3
Chapter 2 Relational Responsibility in Practice
29
Chapter 3 A Case in Point
49
Part II Expanding the Dialogue
55
Resonance and Refiguration
57
Chapter 5 Collaborative Learning Communities
65
Chapter 6 Relational Moves and Generative Dances
71
The Questions of Agency and Power
81
Chapter 13 Inspiring Dialogues and Relational Responsibility
139
Bringing Parallels to Play
151
The Practice of Change
163
Chapter 16 A Circle of Voices
171
Learning in Relation
181
Chapter 18 Waiting for the Author
187
Part III Continuing the Conversation
197
The Converging Conversation
199

A Meditation
93
Deconstructive Possibilities
99
From Antagonism to Appreciation
111
Response Ability to Individuals Relating and Difference
121
Chapter 12 Coconstructing Responsibility
129
References
219
Index
227
About the Authors
231
About the Contributors
232
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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.

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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