Negotiated morality theory: How family communication shapes our values

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Abstract

Negotiated morality theory (NMT) originated within the communication discipline, yet it also represents an expression of the “dialogic” strain of moral theorizing (e.g., Levinas, 1981). In contrast to approaches that cast morality in terms of virtuous qualities of individuals, dialogic perspectives emphasize communication processes. They view relationship ethics as shaped by one’s interpretations of the values espoused by such sources as family, peer groups, faith community, and culture (Haste and Abrahams, 2008; Tappan, 2006), and focus on the social interactions that help relationship partners negotiate and prioritize their personal and collective values. NMT (Waldron and Kelley, 2008) offers a theoretical framework for understanding how personal relationships serve as important sites of these interactions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEngaging Theories in Family Communication
Subtitle of host publicationMultiple Perspectives
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Pages233-243
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9781351790680
ISBN (Print)9781138700932
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

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morality
Communication
communication
partner relationship
Values
Peer Group
peer group
Interpersonal Relations
interaction
Ethics
faith
moral philosophy
interpretation
community
Family Communication
Morality
Interaction
Personal Relationships
Theoretical Framework
Communities of Faith

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  • Arts and Humanities(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Psychology(all)

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Waldron, V. R., & Kelley, D. L. (2017). Negotiated morality theory: How family communication shapes our values. In Engaging Theories in Family Communication: Multiple Perspectives (pp. 233-243). Taylor and Francis. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315204321

Negotiated morality theory : How family communication shapes our values. / Waldron, Vincent R.; Kelley, Douglas L.

Engaging Theories in Family Communication: Multiple Perspectives. Taylor and Francis, 2017. p. 233-243.

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Waldron, VR & Kelley, DL 2017, Negotiated morality theory: How family communication shapes our values. in Engaging Theories in Family Communication: Multiple Perspectives. Taylor and Francis, pp. 233-243. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315204321
Waldron VR, Kelley DL. Negotiated morality theory: How family communication shapes our values. In Engaging Theories in Family Communication: Multiple Perspectives. Taylor and Francis. 2017. p. 233-243 https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315204321
Waldron, Vincent R. ; Kelley, Douglas L. / Negotiated morality theory : How family communication shapes our values. Engaging Theories in Family Communication: Multiple Perspectives. Taylor and Francis, 2017. pp. 233-243
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