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Re: [xmca] Francois Cooren
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- Date: Sat, 2 Jun 2012 21:35:09 -0700
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I wonder if ventriloquation is related in any way to the notion of dual
On Sat, Jun 2, 2012 at 9:19 PM, Larry Purss <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Greg, here is a further description of the book. It seems to be the book
> is putting into question a similar theme to Gadamer who suggests effective
> history has its own agency [living text] and the *fusion* of understandings
> modify [expand] BOTH horizons. The text has its own agency.
> Not sure if Gadamer is included in this book but the theme seems
> fascinating [and a way to understand organizations]
> The cost of the book is prohibitive but the theme is fascinating.
> FROM THE PUBLISHER
> What happens when people communicate or dialogue with each other? This is
> the daunting question that this book proposes to address by starting from a
> controversial hypothesis: What if human interactants were not the only ones
> to be considered, paraphrasing Austin (1962), as 'doing things with words'?
> That is, what if other 'things' could also be granted the status of agents
> in a dialogical situation? "Action and Agency in Dialogue: Passion,
> Incarnation, and Ventriloquism" proposes to explore this unique hypothesis
> by mobilizing metaphorically the notion of ventriloquism. According to this
> ventriloqual perspective, interactions are never purely local, but
> dislocal, that is, they constantly mobilize figures (collectives,
> principles, values, emotions, etc.) that incarnate themselves in people's
> discussions. This highly original book, which develops the analytical,
> practical and ethical dimensions of such a theoretical positioning, may be
> of interest to communication scholars, linguists, sociologists,
> conversation analysts, management and organizational scholars, as well as
> philosophers interested in language, action and ethics.
> On Sat, Jun 2, 2012 at 8:59 PM, Greg Thompson <email@example.com
> > Anyone out there know much about Francois Cooren or the Montreal School
> > Organizational Communication?
> > As for the former, Cooren's book Action and Agency in Dialogue asks:
> > "What if human interactants were not the only ones to be considered,
> > paraphrasing Austin (1962), as “doing things with words”? That is, what
> > other “things” could also be granted the status of agents in a dialogical
> > situation?"
> > As for the latter, the MSOC is characterized by wikipedia as:
> > "taking communication as the "site and surface" of organizations, meaning
> > that the latter emerge from and are maintained by communication
> > Both of these seem to be very important points that, I thought,
> > well with recent XMCA conversations.
> > Anyone have any insight?
> > Perhaps a recommendation?
> > -greg
> > --
> > Gregory A. Thompson, Ph.D.
> > Sanford I. Berman Post-Doctoral Scholar
> > Laboratory of Comparative Human Cognition
> > Department of Communication
> > University of California, San Diego
> > http://ucsd.academia.edu/GregoryThompson
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