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“From within our lives together: The nature of dialogical inquiry.

Emeritus Professor John Shotter

John Shotter is currently a visiting scholar in the School of Psychology and is based at Turitea Campus. During his visit he will be presenting 4 seminars at Turitea Campus, Palmerston North. He will also be presenting seminars at Albany Campus, Auckland (in late May).

John Shotter is an Emeritus Professor of Communication in the Department of Communication, University of New Hampshire, and has begun to work as a consultant with KCC International (Kensington Consultation Center). His long term interest is in the social conditions conducive to people having a voice in the development of participatory democracies and civil societies. He is the author of Images of Man in Psychological Research (Methuen, 1975), Human Action and its Psychological Investigation (with Alan Gauld, Routledge, 1977), Social Accountability and Selfhood (Blackwell, 1984), Cultural Politics of Everyday Life: Social Constructionism, Rhetoric, and Knowing of the Third Kind (CP) (Open University Press and Toronto University Press, 1993), and Conversational Realities: the Construction of Life through Language (CR) (Sage, 1993). He is the joint editor, along with Kenneth Gergen, of the Sage series Inquiries in Social Constructionism. In 1997 he was an Overseas Fellow at Churchill College, Cambridge and a Visiting Professor at The Swedish Institute of Work Life Research, Stockholm, Sweden.

Seminar Series Timetable

The following seminars will be held in the Psychology Building, Turitea Campus, Palmerston North.

Seminar 1: Bakhtin and Wittgenstein: Dialogicality and (a poetic approach to) the understanding of culture.

Date: 3 May 2004 Time: 12 noon Venue: Room P2.22

Seminar 2: Renouncing "the way of theory:" Inserting a Wittgensteinian practice into our everyday practices.

Date: 6 May 2004 Time: 12 noon Venue: Room P2.22

Seminar 3: Being 'moved by the embodied, responsive-expressive 'voice of an 'other'... Click here for a longer version

Date: 12 May 2004 Time: 12 noon Venue: Room P1.14

Seminar 4: Vygotsky and consciousness as con-scientia, as witnessable knowing along with others.

Date: 19 May 2004 Time: 12 noon Venue: Room P1.14


Seminar 5: Inquiries from within our lives together – a discussion.

Date: 21 May 2004 Time: 2.00pm Venue: Room P2.22

All Welcome - Please bring your own lunch; tea/coffee/juice provided.

Robyn Knuth
Secretary to the Head of School - Professor Ian Evans
School of Psychology
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