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The Monologic Imagination

Matt Tomlinson and Julian Millie


The pioneering and hugely influential work of Mikhail Bakhtin has led scholars in recent decades to see all discourse and social life as inherently “dialogical.” No speaker speaks alone because our words are always partly shaped by our interactions with others, past and future. Moreover, we never fashion ourselves entirely by ourselves but always do so in concert with others. Bakhtin thus decisively reshaped modern understandings of language and subjectivity. And yet, the contributors to this volume argue that something is potentially overlooked with too close a focus on dialogism: many speake ... More

Keywords: monologue, monologism, dialogue, dialogism, Mikhail Bakhtin

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780190652807
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190652807.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Matt Tomlinson, editor
Australian Research Council Future Fellow in Anthropology, The Australian National University in Canberra

Julian Millie, editor
Senior Lecturer and ARC Future Fellow in the Anthropology Program, Monash School of Social Sciences, Monash University

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