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Communication and Metacommunication in Human Development : Research on Women and Education - Angela Uchoa Branco

Communication and Metacommunication in Human Development

Research on Women and Education

By: Angela Uchoa Branco (Editor), Jaan Valsiner (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st September 2004
ISBN: 9781593112561
Number Of Pages: 336

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The book is divided into three parts. In Part I, basic conceptual and theoretical issues concerning communication and metacommunication are presented. Part II continues the coverage with the issues of communication and metacommunication. Those are extended as each chapter puts forward new insights and contextualizes them within the realms of teaching- learning processes, early adaptation to nursery school contexts, and of the analysis of processes occurring at a particular dimension of human development (gender identity). Part III provides further conceptual and theoretical elaborations on the phenomena from the unique viewpoints of scholars with diverse backgrounds, which definitely furnish scientific discussion over the issue with fresh and productive ideas. Throughout the chapters, the reader is supplied with empirical projects conducted in different research laboratories, each study granting novel illustrations of methodological approaches to analyze the complexities of communication and metacommunication processes and their relevant constitutive roles in specific contexts. This book is only an intermediate milestone representing the development of knowledge in LABMIS and within its international research network. We look forward to new ideas and further international collaboration. We are glad that we can provide the World's scientific community leadership in metacommunication - this small area of the social sciences. Yet maybe it is precisely that which constitutes a metacommunicative message to the wider scientific community.

A sociocultural constructivist approach to metacommunications in child developmentp. 3
This is not a dinner : metacommunications in family dinnertime conversationsp. 33
Communication in early infancy : some reflections from an evolutionary perspectivep. 83
Bidirectional process of knowldege construction in teacher-student transactionp. 109
When a child becomes ill : the sociohistorical matrix in meaning-making practicesp. 127
Coconstruction of gender identity in social interactions : the role of communication and metacommunication processesp. 151
Communication, negotiation, coconstruction, and beyondp. 191
Dynamics of meaning negotiations within sociocultural settings : reflections upon communication and metacommunication processesp. 209
Dialogues with personal futures : strategic meaning construction and its functionsp. 227
Subjectivity in communication : development of personalityp. 249
Communication and construction of meaning : toward an anthropology of sciencep. 271
What makes a story coherent?p. 307
Communication and meaning constructionp. 285
Beyond narrative and discourse analysis : communication and metacommunication reunitedp. 313
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ISBN: 9781593112561
ISBN-10: 1593112564
Series: Research on Women and Education
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 1st September 2004
Publisher: Information Age Publishing
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.65