Accidental Dialogue

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Christopher N. Poulos, Associate Professor & Department Head (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: This autoethnographic story highlights the eruption of dialogic moments in everyday encounters. It is a story of the spontaneous uprising of dialogic spirit in everyday life. It is a story of the transformation of ordinary time and space into extraordinary, ecstatic “turning points” that redefine relational connections. “Accidental dialogue” is invoked and defined as a special convergence—born of openness to possibility and happenstance—of dialogic imagination, dialogic courage, and narrative conscience.

Additional Information

Communication Theory, 18(1), 117-138
Language: English
Date: 2008
Communication Studies, Autoethnography, Dialogue

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