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Rethinking Relationships

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ISBN: 9781412958769
Author(s): Steve Duck
Format: Paperback
Year: 2010
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Pages: 232

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Relationships are far more than emotional attachments or bonds. They are not merely happy, emotionally satisfying elements of our lives but they significantly shape our experiences of the world and contribute to our senses of identity, our outlook on life, and even the way in which we think about things. In Rethinking Relationships, noted human relationship scholar and professor, Steve Duck, integrates diverse systems of thought and offers a new and distinct way to think about relationships and relating. The book deals with such questions as 'How do people know their world?', 'How much of what we know is individual knowledge and how much comes from groups and our personal relationships to other people?' and 'How does membership of relationships structure our experience, affect our ranges of knowledge, and organize our daily lives?' The book introduces a variety of communicative situations by means of which individuals establish, reconstitute, and demonstrate their membership of communities and relationships.
However, the book also develops the idea that these relational activities serve epistemic functions, which is to say that they construct, constrain, or facilitate means through which a person knows and experiences the world. Relationships are more than satisfying reliable alliances with others; rather they are communicative loci where the person's knowledge of life is shaped, formed, and interpreted. Thus relationships are both an influence on our ways of thinking and al Please click here to ask a question
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