Comunicazione. Pratiche, percorsi, soggetti

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] Communication. Practices, paths, subjects

Laura Bovone

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Abstract

[Autom. eng. transl.] Books, conferences and training courses are multiplying to focus on communication: communication is a problem. The novelty of communication as a problem - what makes today's communication different from yesterday's - derives from three main elements: from the evident transformations of the apparatus of the means we have available to communicate, from the flourishing of the professions of communication, and and finally, from the widespread awareness that there is a change taking place. By multiplying the opportunities for comparison, there is a greater chance of questioning one's own meanings. Increased information makes our knowledge more problematic, promotes reflexivity. The volume develops the theme of communication in the disciplinary perspective of sociology, drawing from the most interesting contributions of the contemporary communicative turning point - especially Schutz and his school, Goffman and Habermas - the categories with which to describe very different fields and processes of interpersonal and mediated communication . Globalization and fashion, youthful cities and lifestyles, new professions and reflective identity, constitute research paths addressed in the light of the conviction that every communicative practice - even the most complex and technologically mediated - constitutes a comparison between subjects and cultures, an agreement (at least temporary) for the elaboration of new meanings. Paradoxically, the awareness of having an active role in the vast world of communication is increasingly coming to coincide with the awareness of one's own limits.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] Communication. Practices, paths, subjects
Original languageItalian
PublisherFranco Angeli
Number of pages177
ISBN (Print)9788846418098
Publication statusPublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Comunicazione
  • sociology of communication

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