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Re: [xmca] Francois Cooren
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- Date: Sat, 2 Jun 2012 22:56:22 -0700
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don't know about ventriloquation/dual stimulation (sounds promising).
Rather I'm seeing connections to a processual/relational ontology in which
the medium (communication) constitutes the so-called "things" of the world.
(cf. Korzybski, Abbott, and Packer), with an answer to "how so" that
considers micro-interaction. Very appealing (to me).
On Sat, Jun 2, 2012 at 9:35 PM, mike cole <email@example.com> wrote:
> 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
> > history has its own agency [living text] and the *fusion* of
> > 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.
> > Larry
> > 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
> > to be considered, paraphrasing Austin (1962), as 'doing things with
> > That is, what if other 'things' could also be granted the status of
> > in a dialogical situation? "Action and Agency in Dialogue: Passion,
> > Incarnation, and Ventriloquism" proposes to explore this unique
> > by mobilizing metaphorically the notion of ventriloquism. According to
> > 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
> > 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
> > >wrote:
> > > Anyone out there know much about Francois Cooren or the Montreal School
> > of
> > > 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
> > if
> > > other “things” could also be granted the status of agents in a
> > > situation?"
> > >
> > > As for the latter, the MSOC is characterized by wikipedia as:
> > > "taking communication as the "site and surface" of organizations,
> > > that the latter emerge from and are maintained by communication
> > processes."
> > >
> > > Both of these seem to be very important points that, I thought,
> > articulate
> > > 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
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