Paying attention to time in communication research

Siebers, Johan ORCID logoORCID: (2021) Paying attention to time in communication research. In: Working with time in qualitative research: case studies, theory and practice. Facer, Keri, Siebers, Johan ORCID logoORCID: and Smith, Bradon, eds. Routledge Research in Anticipation and Futures (7) . Routledge, London, UK, pp. 67-85. ISBN 9781003152255. [Book Section] (doi:10.4324/9781003152255-7)

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Communicative processes are extended in time, yet the question what we can learn about communication by paying attention to this temporal dimension has not been widely discussed. This chapter starts by situating temporal communication research within a broader ontological and decolonialising turn in the human and social sciences and proceeds to discuss the role of delay in the communication process. Two examples are used as illustration: (1) the role of delay in the unconscious dimensions of communication as utilized by the variable length of the analytic session in Lacanian psychoanalysis and (2) the function of delay for the poetic structure of all communication, which is explored in a close-reading of Pearse Hutchinson’s poem York Road. The chapter concludes by placing attention to time in communication research within the constitutive metamodel of communication theory as developed by R. Craig.

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Research Areas: A. > School of Media and Performing Arts > Media > English Language and Literature
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Date Deposited: 29 Sep 2022 07:46
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