The Argument Culture by Deborah Tannen audiobook

The Argument Culture: Moving from Debate to Dialogue

By Deborah Tannen
Read by Deborah Tannen

3.12 Hours 03/01/1998 Abridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9780743541657

From the best selling author of You Just Don't Understand comes another groundbreaking examination of the way we communicate - in public, in the media, in politics, in our courtrooms and classrooms - letting us see in a new way forces that are powerfully shaping our lives. We live in a pervasive warlike atmosphere that makes us approach anything we need to accomplish as a fight between two opposing sides - urging us to regard the world in an adversarial frame of mind. Tannen explores the roots of this argument culture, the role played by gender, and how other cultures suggest alternative ways to negotiate disagreement and mediate conflicts so that we, as a society, can find constructive and creative ways of resolving disputes and differences.                                          

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From the best selling author of You Just Don't Understand comes another groundbreaking examination of the way we communicate - in public, in the media, in politics, in our courtrooms and classrooms - letting us see in a new way forces that are powerfully shaping our lives. We live in a pervasive warlike atmosphere that makes us approach anything we need to accomplish as a fight between two opposing sides - urging us to regard the world in an adversarial frame of mind. Tannen explores the roots of this argument culture, the role played by gender, and how other cultures suggest alternative ways to negotiate disagreement and mediate conflicts so that we, as a society, can find constructive and creative ways of resolving disputes and differences.                                          

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“In her trademark clear, well-organized style, and generously using examples from her own life, Tannen moves from arena to arena, backing her thesis with plenty of research.”  Entertainment Weekly 
“Tannen’s obvious passion for helping people understand one another is well served here by her clear, direct writing.”  Publishers Weekly
“The concepts are interesting, and her analysis is well substantiated.”  Library Journal
“Tannen is a fine, crisp writer and very skillful in succinctly synthesizing her material and advancing her argument.”  Kirkus Reviews

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 3.12
Audience: Adult
Language: English