Open Dialogues in Relational Practices

Arnkil Tom ErikDOI: 10.14605/LS14

Dialogicity is what we humans know best. Relations are what people and societies are made of; we are born with an innate capability to initiate dialogue. Respecting otherness is easy when there are no worries, but challenged when things seem to be going wrong. One wants to prevent unwelcome consequences and control situations. There is the temptation to take a shortcut and try to control how the other think and act. Tom Erik Arnkil explains the fundamentals of a particular way of understanding social work, based on respecting others, dialogicity, agency. In this perspective, the profound relational and dialogical character of life would be made the base of social work.


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