Friday, December 20, 2013

Dialogism: Texts and Directions

Dialogism is “the characteristic epistemological mode of a world dominated by heteroglossia. Everything means, is understood, as a part of a greater whole - there is a constant interaction between meanings, all of which have the potential of conditioning others” (Bakhtin 2004 426). Applied more broadly, dialogism is a development out of dialectics, the process by which meaning and knowledge are created through change and the alignment of binary, oppositional forces that results in defined points in history and cycles. Dialogism is networked, multiple, fractal, complex and 'chaos' driven. It builds depths and surfaces, not cycles.

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