TITLE

Relational Stability and Change in Women's Consciousness-Raising Groups

AUTHOR(S)
Ellis, Donald G.
PUB. DATE
September 1982
SOURCE
Women's Studies in Communication;Fall82, Vol. 5 Issue 2, p77
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the communication patterns that characterize women's consciousness-raising groups, and takes help of a study to elucidate on relational control, a dimension of communication process. The relational dimension of communication pertains to the implications of the particular communication for the definition of the relationship between the communicators. One of the important issue at the relational level is control. According to research, relational control indicates that a communicator can express one of three possible control types: relational dominance, submissiveness and equivalence. The findings of the study illustrate predominance of equivalent symmetry and the lack of competitive symmetry in consciousness raising groups.
ACCESSION #
24345247

 

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