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Deconstructing Communication : Representation, Subject and Economies of Exchange - Briankie G. Chang

Deconstructing Communication

Representation, Subject and Economies of Exchange

Paperback Published: 1st February 1996
ISBN: 9780816626458
Number Of Pages: 280

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Through a detailed examination of the basis of the idea of communication - with its semantic core of "commonality" or the transcendence of difference - Chang argues against the tendency of theorists to value understanding over misunderstanding, clarity over ambiguity, order over disorder. To this end the author revisits the thought of Derrida and considers deconstruction in general. Specifically, he uses the critique of the phenomenological tradition emerging from poststructuralism to clarify the commitments and assumptions inherent in models of communication. A seminal work, Deconstructing Communication will serve as the guiding framework for a constructive debate about the future direction of communication theory.
Situated at the intersection of current debates regarding meaning and representation, Deconstructing Communication casts doubt on the seeming innocence of the activity of communication. Using poststructuralist literary theory and philosophy, Briankle G. Chang argues that modern theories fail to provide an adequate explanation for how communication is possible.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Transcendental Economyp. 1
Phenomenology and Afterp. 3
Communication before Deconstructionp. 33
The Inaugural Relation: Toward an Ontology of Communicationp. 69
The Economy of Differencep. 113
The In-Difference of Beingp. 115
Deconstructing Communication: Derrida and the (Im)Possibility of Communicationp. 171
Conclusionp. 221
Abbreviationsp. 229
Notesp. 231
Indexp. 253
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ISBN: 9780816626458
ISBN-10: 0816626456
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 280
Published: 1st February 1996
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.37

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