The Argument Culture

Autore: Deborah Tannen
Editore: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0307765539
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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.

Debate And Dialogue

Autore: Maijastina Kahlos
Editore: Routledge
ISBN: 1317154355
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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.

From Debate To Dialogue

Autore: Deborah L. Flick
ISBN: 9780966367102
Grandezza: 58,95 MB
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Debate And Dialogue

Autore: Emma Cayley
Editore: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199290261
Grandezza: 66,59 MB
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Alain Chartier was one of medieval France's most influential writers, but has been overlooked by modern criticism. This is the first full-length study of his work in its cultural context. It reconsiders the French verse debates in particular, based on their material context of transmission and on similarities with his French and Latin prose works.

Evidence Based Practices In Mental Health

Autore: John C. Norcross
Editore: Amer Psychological Assn
Grandezza: 75,19 MB
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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)

Debate And Dialogue In Correctional Settings

Autore: Johannes Wheeldon
Editore: International Debate Education Assn
ISBN: 9781617700705
Grandezza: 11,54 MB
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Debate and Dialogue in Correctional Settings describes how debate can be integrated into existing classroom activities. It offers a new model for debate that emphasizes respectful dialogue, acknowledging counter evidence, and audience participation to facilitate meaningful learning. The model makes extensive use of diagrams, idea maps, and other visual approaches. The DDD model also promotes a range of practical skills, including critical thinking skills, associated more broadly with learning. Perhaps of most utility is the inherent flexibility of the model in meeting the needs of different instructors and classrooms.

Letters Between A Catholic And An Evangelical

Autore: John R. Waiss
Editore: Harvest House Pub
ISBN: 9780736909891
Grandezza: 76,80 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.

Dialogue And Deliberation

Autore: Josina M. Makau
Editore: Waveland Press
ISBN: 1478609478
Grandezza: 36,53 MB
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Across our differences, people everywhere wish to be heard, to be known, and to be understood. When these needs are met, individuals have the potential to flourish, and communities can work together in common cause. Yet, in the current argument culture, the power of communication to meet these needs remains largely untapped, and the ability to resolve shared problems is compromised. This book explores the roots of this communication crisis and offers a realistic means to reconnect, to build community, and to make just and wise decisions together.

The Great Debate

Autore: Rachel Caine
Editore: BenBella Books, Inc.
ISBN: 1937856666
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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.

African Religion In The Dialogue Debate

Autore: Laurenti Magesa
Editore: LIT Verlag Münster
ISBN: 364390018X
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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.