Home » Transgressing Discourses: Communication and the Voice of Other by Michael Huspek
Transgressing Discourses: Communication and the Voice of Other Michael Huspek

Transgressing Discourses: Communication and the Voice of Other

Michael Huspek

Published June 1st 1997
ISBN : 9780791433546
Paperback
423 pages
Enter the sum

 About the Book 

Argues that the voice of other has not been sufficiently heard. Clarifies the nature of this communicative failing and develops an appropriate corrective....This volume is engaging to read. It addresses important theoretical issues from styles ofMoreArgues that the voice of other has not been sufficiently heard. Clarifies the nature of this communicative failing and develops an appropriate corrective....This volume is engaging to read. It addresses important theoretical issues from styles of academic writing and arguing, to subjectivities, to Foucaults notions of discourse, struggle, and blank space, to otherness, to social constructions of the body. Additionally, significant social issues are addressed from legal and medical proceedings, to rape, to effects of radiation. Combining these ideas with these issues, and addressing the general theme of boundaries between discourses and selves, takes the reader through a rich and fascinating set of theoretical materials and social dynamics. -- Donal Carbaugh, author of Situating Selves: The Communication of Social Identities in American ScenesAn essential theme running through this volume is the idea that our efforts to engage, as well as others efforts to engage us, have been seriously impaired because of problems which are fundamentally communicative in nature. More specifically, there is general agreement among the contributors that the voice of other has not been sufficiently heard, and this on account of how discourses of the human sciences, as well as other dominant discourses (e.g. law) have structured our interaction with other. Each of the essays help to clarify the nature of the communicative failing and to develop an appropriate corrective action.