Coordinated Management of Meaning. Genevieve Carlson. Coordinated Management of Meaning: The Long Definition.
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“Pearce and Cronen’scoordinated management of meaning: Persons-in-conversation co-construct their own social realities and are simultaneously shaped by the worlds they create. They can achieve coherence through common interpretation of their stories told. They can achieve coordination by messing their stories lived. Dialogic communication, which is learnable, teachable, and contagious, improves the quality of life for everyone.(Griffin, A-1)”
Every conversation has an afterlife. Tomorrow’s social reality is the afterlife of how we interact today.
Questions We Should Be Asking…
Figure 6-1 Griffin, 68 Courtesy of W. Barnett Pearce
M.C. Escher’s Bond of Union
2. The way people communicate is often more important than the content of what they say.
3. The actions of persons-in-conversation are reflexively reproduced as the interaction continues.
4. As social constructionists, CMM researchers see themselves as curious participants in a pluralistic world.
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Hierarchy of Meaning:
Hierarchy of Meaning
The ranking order of relative significance of these contexts will change from person to person, from situation to situation.
The critical edge of CMM separates communication styles that are harmful form those that are helpful
Cosmopolitan communication: Coordination with others who have different backgrounds, values, and beliefs without trying to change them.
Why is this important in today’s world?
An Interpretive Theory
A Critical Theory
A Practical Theory