A Constitutive Approach to Interpersonal Communication Studies

@article{Manning2014ACA,
  title={A Constitutive Approach to Interpersonal Communication Studies},
  author={Jimmie Manning},
  journal={Communication Studies},
  year={2014},
  volume={65},
  pages={432 - 440}
}
  • J. Manning
  • Published 28 July 2014
  • Sociology
  • Communication Studies
The future of interpersonal communication research and theory is no doubt constitutive. Scholars have made this argument (e.g., Baxter, 2004; Manning, 2013), focusing on how communication is not a mere tool for expressing social reality but is also a means of creating it. As such, interpersonal communication scholars should continue to expand inquiry into how relationships, identities, and tasks are in the communication (‘‘constituted by it’’) rather than simply continuing our current dominant… 
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