ERIC Number: EJ632246
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: 0
Building a Mystery: Toward a New Theory of Communication and Identity.
Eisenberg, Eric M.
Journal of Communication, v51 n3 p534-52 Sep 2001
Describes how a pervasive alienation from and apprehension toward others can lead into a desire for certainty, rigid boundaries, and even physical separation. Proposes a theory that connects a person's communicative choices with their personal narratives, personal narratives with bodily experience of emotionality and mood, and each of the above with the environmental resources available for the creation of identities. (SG)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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