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Author Fitch, Kristine L.

Title Speaking relationally : culture, communication, and interpersonal connection / Kristine L. Fitch.

Published New York : Guilford Press, c1998.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  302.09861 FITC    AVAILABLE
Physical description xiv, 239 p. ; 24 cm.
Series Guilford series on personal relationships
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 221-229) and indexes.
Contents Ch. 1. A Broad View of Personal Relationships: Relational Ideals. An Ethnographic Approach to Personal Relationships. Relational Ideals -- Ch. 2. Personal Address. Five Categories of Address Terms. Speech Events with Names -- Ch. 3. Directives: Requests and Commands. Directive Speech Events. Four Rules of Directive Performance -- Ch. 4. Palanca: A Narrative Genre. Palanca Narratives from Everyday Talk. Speech Events Associated with Palanca. Palanca as a Cultural Myth. Conclusion -- Ch. 5. Friends, Family, and Workmates: A Situated Enactment of a Personal Relationship. Friends, Family, and Workmates: Mariela and Josefina. Relational Codes -- Ch. 6. "A Set of Bonds to Others": Elaborating an Ideology of Connectedness. Dilemma #1: Sincerity versus Appropriateness. Dilemma #2: Conflict between Vinculos. Dilemma #3: Confianza versus Authority/Respect. Dilemma #4: Being Verraca in a Machista Society. Cultural Dilemmas as Relational Dialectics. Colombian Relational Dialectics.
Ch. 7. Personal Relationships in Comparative Perspective. Interpersonal Ideology. A Comparative Glance at Power in Interpersonal Ideology -- Epilogue - Connections: A Death Foretold.
Subject Interpersonal relations -- Colombia.
Interpersonal communication -- Colombia.
Colombia -- Social life and customs.
ISBN 1572303050 (pbk.)
1572302771 (hardcover)