Power Without Domination

Dialogism and the empowering property of communication

Eric Grillo | Université Paris III, Sorbonne-Nouvelle
ISBN 9789027227027 (Eur) | EUR 110.00
ISBN 9781588116086 (USA) | USD 165.00
ISBN 9789027294661 | EUR 110.00 | USD 165.00
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The volume provides a multidisciplinary approach of the discursive dimension of power. It challenges the usual conception of discourse and power that underlies most of the current theories in contemporary discourse analysis, and shows that it is unsatisfying in so far as it reduces power to domination and discourse to power technology. In opposition to such a conception, an alternative model of power-in-discourse is constructed. It is called "Dialogical Model" in accordance with its being grounded in a dialogical conception of discourse that naturally leads to a participative conception of power (as empowerment). Part One provides the DM with theoretical and philosophical foundations, while Part Two affords empirical evidence by applying the DM to such typical situations as journalistic discourse under censorship, classroom sessions, and children interaction in a problem-solving situation.
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“The dialogical model advocated in this volume, with its emphasis on communicative cooperation and empowerment, is a welcome theoretical contribution to the growing field of discourse analysis.”
“[...] the broadest and most comprehensively theorised account of cooperative practices in discourse, and the questions it raises are doubtlessly central to the eventual development of an overarching theoretical model for the discourse/power interface. [...] the effort of the volume editor to achive coherence is laudable. Significant editorial work has gone into ensuring cross-reference between the chapters, and the outlook is far more uniform than is the norm in edited volumes. Scholars researching cooperative behaviours and strategies in discourse will doubtlessly find the volume useful [...]. It is also likely to be of interest to those concerned with assessing the theoretical foundations of DA and its link with social theory; theoretical discussion of the kind offered here is seldom presented at such length, and is certainly a welcome step towards the maturing and development of the field.”
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Main BIC Subject

KJM: Management & management techniques

Main BISAC Subject

BUS085000: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Organizational Behavior
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