The Argument Culture

Autore: Deborah Tannen
Editore: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0307765539
Grandezza: 54,82 MB
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In her number one bestseller, You Just Don't Understand, Deborah Tannen showed why talking to someone of the other sex can be like talking to someone from another world. Her bestseller Talking from 9 to 5 did for workplace communication what You Just Don't Understand did for personal relationships. Now Tannen is back with another groundbreaking book, this time widening her lens to examine the way we communicate in public--in the media, in politics, in our courtrooms and classrooms--once again letting us see in a new way forces that have been powerfully shaping our lives. The Argument Culture is about a pervasive warlike atmosphere that makes us approach anything we need to accomplish as a fight between two opposing sides. The argument culture urges us to regard the world--and the people in it--in an adversarial frame of mind. It rests on the assumption that opposition is the best way to get anything done: The best way to explore an idea is to set up a debate; the best way to cover the news is to find spokespeople who express the most extreme, polarized views and present them as "both sides"; the best way to settle disputes is litigation that pits one party against the other; the best way to begin an essay is to oppose someone; and the best way to show you're really thinking is to criticize and attack. Sometimes these approaches work well, but often they create more problems than they solve. Our public encounters have become more and more like having an argument with a spouse: You're not trying to understand what the other person is saying; you're just trying to win the argument. But just as spouses have to learn ways of settling differences without inflicting real damage on each other, so we, as a society, have to find constructive and creative ways of resolving disputes and differences. Public discussions require making an argument for a point of view, not having an argument--as in having a fight. The war on drugs, the war on cancer, the battle of the sexes, politicians' turf battles--in the argument culture, war metaphors pervade our talk and shape our thinking. Tannen shows how deeply entrenched this cultural tendency is, the forms it takes, and how it affects us every day--sometimes in useful ways, but often causing, rather than avoiding, damage. In the argument culture, the quality of information we receive is compromised, and our spirits are corroded by living in an atmosphere of unrelenting contention. Tannen explores the roots of the argument culture, the role played by gender, and how other cultures suggest alternative ways to negotiate disagreement and mediate conflicts--and make things better, in public and in private, wherever people are trying to resolve differences and get things done. The Argument Culture is a remarkable book that will change forever the way you perceive the world. You will listen to our public voices in a whole new way.

The Great Debate

Autore: Rachel Caine
Editore: BenBella Books, Inc.
ISBN: 1937856666
Grandezza: 56,88 MB
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From A New Dawn: Your Favorite Authors on Stephanie Meyer's Twilight Series: Completely Unauthorized: Rachel Caine explores, in the form of a debate between teen bloggers and a pair of academics, the "appropriateness" of the attraction young women feel for Edward Cullen.

Debate And Dialogue

Autore: Emma Cayley
Editore: Clarendon Press
ISBN: 0191537330
Grandezza: 40,59 MB
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In early humanist France two debating traditions converge: one literary and vernacular, one intellectual and conducted mainly via Latin epistles. Debate and Dialogue demonstrates how the two fuse in the vernacular verse debates of Alain Chartier, secretary and notary at the court of Charles VI, and later, Charles VII. In spite of considerable contemporary praise for Chartier, his work has remained largely neglected by modern critics. This study shows how Chartier participates in a movement that invests a vernacular poetic with moral and political significance, inspiring such social engagements as the fifteenth-century poetic exchange known as the Querelle de la Belle Dame sans mercy. Emma Cayley sets Chartier in the context of a late-medieval debating climate through the use of a new model of participatory poetics which she terms the collaborative debating community. This is a dynamic and generative social grouping based on Brian Stock's model of the textual community, as well as Pierre Bourdieu's sociological categories of field, habitus, and capital. This dialectical model takes account of the socio-cultural context of literary production, and suggests the fundamentally competitive yet collaborative nature of late-medieval poetry. Cayley draws an analogy here between literary debates and game-playing, engaging with the game theory of Johan Huizinga and Roger Caillois, and discusses the manuscript context of such literary debates as the materialization of this poetic game. The collaborative debating community postulated affords unique insights into the dynamics of late-medieval compositional and reading practices.

Evidence Based Practices In Mental Health

Autore: John C. Norcross
Editore: Amer Psychological Assn
Grandezza: 12,34 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
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"Mental health professionals comprise a nation of differences. Those differences do not necessarily make us weak; differences can serve as sources of creativity, strength, and progress if constructively harnessed. In this volume, we have tried to constructively harness the active interplay of these various tenaciously held views, to find the harmony among these diverse voices on EBPs in mental health. In terms of process, informed dialogue and respectful debate are surely the ways to progress. In terms of outcome, we should remember that the overarching goal of EBPs, however defined and disseminated, is to enhance the effectiveness of patient services and to improve public health"--Book. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved)

From Debate To Dialogue

Autore: Deborah L. Flick
ISBN: 9780966367102
Grandezza: 69,22 MB
Formato: PDF
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Debate And Dialogue

Autore: Maijastina Kahlos
Editore: Routledge
ISBN: 1317154355
Grandezza: 49,62 MB
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This book explores the construction of Christian identity in fourth and fifth centuries through inventing, fabricating and sharpening binary oppositions. Such oppositions, for example Christians - pagans; truth - falsehood; the one true god - the multitude of demons; the right religion - superstition, served to create and reinforce the Christian self-identity. The author examines how the Christian argumentation against pagans was intertwined with self-perception and self-affirmation. Discussing the relations and interaction between pagan and Christian cultures, this book aims at widening historical understanding of the cultural conflicts and the otherness in world history, thus contributing to the ongoing discussion about the historical and conceptual basis of cultural tolerance and intolerance. This book offers a valuable contribution to contemporary scholarly debate about Late Antique religious history and the relationship between Christianity and other religions.

Constructing The Moral Landscape Through Antidiscrimination Law Discourse Debate And Dialogue Of Sexual Citizenship In Three Florida Communities

Editore: ProQuest
ISBN: 0549469575
Grandezza: 26,57 MB
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This research examines the geographical manifestations of the debates in 2002 over adding sexual orientation antidiscrimination protections within three Florida communities: Miami-Dade County, the City of Orlando, and Collier County. These debates are analyzed within the context of a spatialization of social rights as they take place through community dialogue of the local 'moral landscape'. The overall theoretical dimensions implicated within the spatial diffusion of civil rights protections for sexual minorities are: the spaces of citizenship, community designs on the local political economy, and how the 'culture wars' and local politics coalesce and converge around embodied identity and geographies of inclusion or exclusion. These theoretical designs are approached from two basic scalar aspects: phenomena internal to the individual, and how their particular belief system shapes their geographical imaginations of their community; and culture as a structure of social relations that are writ large through local institutions and regimes. Culture war issues such as gay and lesbian civil rights constitute a distinctive arena of local governance, apart from urban politics as usual. In addition, organizations and individuals that serve as gatekeepers for 'community values' become a key resource in comprehending how morality politics and identity are embedded within notions of the politics of place. While keeping this framework in mind, the debate on anti-discrimination policy that includes sexual orientation was arguably the same for all three places: explosive and divisive. But in other ways, the geographical contingencies of each place exhibit some important and unique differences which greatly impacted the nature of the community debate, as well as the ultimate outcome in passing or rejecting these ordinances.

African Religion In The Dialogue Debate

Autore: Laurenti Magesa
Editore: LIT Verlag Münster
ISBN: 364390018X
Grandezza: 72,32 MB
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Dialogue between traditional African religions and other world religions has, regrettably, been a much neglected area in formal religious discourse in Africa to date. This book is probably the first deliberate, extensive, and well-argued attempt by an African theologian to fill this unfortunate lacuna. How can Christian and African spiritualities interact with and enrich each other on the basis of mutual respect? This is the fundamental question of dialogue discussed in the pages of this book.

Letters Between A Catholic And An Evangelical

Autore: John R. Waiss
Editore: Harvest House Pub
ISBN: 9780736909891
Grandezza: 60,41 MB
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This unique collection of correspondence between two friends--one a Catholic priest, the other an evangelical minister--provides a genuinely balanced presentation of six key issues, including how a person becomes saved, who the teachers and rulers of the church are, and what it takes to get to heaven. The fresh insights bring clarity and respect to both sides of the ongoing dialogue between Catholics and evangelical Christians.

Transforming Rn Education

Autore: Nancy L. Diekelmann
Editore: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 9780887375736
Grandezza: 65,34 MB
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This book provides a provocative exchange on education for the returni ng RN. Contributors look at the challenges that returning RNs face thr oughout their careers. This is a thorough guide to RN education, from curriculum development to teaching strategies.