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    The possibilities and limits to dialogue


    Rose-Redwood, Reuben and Kitchin, Rob and Rossi, Ugo and Datta, Ayona and Crampton, Jeremy (2018) The possibilities and limits to dialogue. Dialogues in Human Geography, 8 (2). pp. 109-123. ISSN 2043-8206

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    Abstract

    In this article, we explore the nature, value, and challenges of dialogue both within and outside the academy. After considering the possibilities and limits to dialogue, we divide our analysis into three sections, first discussing dialogue as a form of embodied action, next examining dialogue as a means of enacting a critically affirmative politics, and finally exploring the challenges of engaging in dialogue as a way of practicing public geographies. In each case, we raise a number of questions concerning the potential of, and limitations to, dialogue in an age of increasing social tensions and political divides. We conclude by suggesting that although there are times when dialogical disengagement is warranted if the conditions of possibility for meaningful dialogue are unfulfilled, scholarly dialogue continues to play an important role in fostering spaces of mutual engagement in a polarized age.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: antagonism; debate; dialogue; political polarization; public geographies;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Geography
    Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Institutes > Maynooth University Social Sciences Institute, MUSSI
    Item ID: 13133
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1177/2043820618780566
    Depositing User: Prof. Rob Kitchin
    Date Deposited: 22 Jul 2020 14:22
    Journal or Publication Title: Dialogues in Human Geography
    Publisher: Sage Publications
    Refereed: Yes
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