Gebserian theory and method

Authored by: S. D. Zuckerman

The Routledge Companion to Migration, Communication, and Politics

Print publication date:  December  2018
Online publication date:  December  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138058149
eBook ISBN: 9781315164472
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This chapter introduces the theory and method of Jean Gebser (1905–1973) as it is used in communication and related disciplines. The chapter covers the five consciousness structures, as well as the ideas of mutation, integrality, and systasis. It advocates using this as a holistic and humanizing approach to the study of culture.

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