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Prevenient message making: the development of the communicative self.

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dc.contributor.advisor Mersham, G.M.
dc.contributor.author Hooyberg, Volker
dc.date.accessioned 2014-04-16T07:53:43Z
dc.date.available 2014-04-16T07:53:43Z
dc.date.issued 2000
dc.identifier.other 253606
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10530/1308
dc.description Submitted in accordance with the requirements for the degree of doctor of literature and philosophy in the subject communication science at the University of Zululand, South Africa, 2000. en_US
dc.description.abstract This study investigates the ontological and psychological conditions of the process of prevenient message making leading to the constitution of the communicative self. It articulates the dimension of prevenience involved in the process of message making contextualized within the emerging computer-mediated communication milieu. The study clarifies the significance of associating prevenient message making with the development of the communicative self with respect to constituting oneself as a contemporary in contradistinction to the contingent. In the context of human communication, the study presents a • particular focus on authenticity associated with the communicator as a genuine individual. In developing a linkage between prevenient message making and the communicative self, the study traces the traditional Christian theological concept of prevenient grace in its ultimately spiritual roots. It situates prevenient message making in the context of a more fundamental understanding of intra and interpersonal communication, and orientates the thesis within the work of key thinkers such as Simone Weil, Soren Kierkegaard, George Simmel, and Martin Versfeld. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Zululand en_US
dc.subject Communication en_US
dc.subject Communication--Psychological aspects en_US
dc.subject Communication--Research en_US
dc.title Prevenient message making: the development of the communicative self. en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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