Based on a brief autoethnographic account of my interactions with persons whose responsiveness is questionable, this essay offers a critical reflection on the challenges of trying to dialogue with those who are not interlocutors in the strict sense of the term and thus provides further insight into the mysterious nature of dialogic communication.
Dialoguing with the Unborn, the Unconscious, and the Dead
Boris H. J. M. Brummans is Associate Professor in the Département de Communication at the Université de Montréal in Canada. I kindly thank Jennie Hwang and François Cooren for our ongoing dialogue without which this text would never have been written. This essay is dedicated to Willem Kenneth Brummans, Mei-jen Lin, and Hub Brummans. Correspondence to: Boris H. J. M. Brummans, Département de Communication, Université de Montréal, C. P. 6128, Succursale Centre-Ville, Montréal, Québec, Canada H3C 3J7. Email: email@example.com.
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Boris H. J. M. Brummans; Dialoguing with the Unborn, the Unconscious, and the Dead. Departures in Critical Qualitative Research 1 June 2016; 5 (2): 125–133. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/dcqr.2016.5.2.125
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