Wednesday, April 08, 2009


For individuals, members of a people can have a sense of 'belonging' to people's 'reality', only if the others around them are prepared to respond to what they do and say seriously; is if the are treated as a proper participant in that people's 'authoring' of their reality, and not excluded from it in some way. For only then will they feel that the reality in which they live is as much theirs as anyone else's (39)..

John Shotter's
Conversational Realities Constructing Life through Language
Sage Publications, 1993
Part I: A Rhetorical-Responsive Version of Social Constructionism

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