?Holt (communication, Northern Illinois U.) analyzes civic discourse on the Internet from the perspective of "dialogism," which sees meaning as established by the struggle of representations conducted between that write, read, and represent written messages. He explains the development of "dialogism" from the standpoints of five intellectual traditions (Vico, pragmatism, phenomenology, Vygotsky, and Bakhtin) and contrasts it with "monological" perspectives.?-Reference & Research Book News
Provides those interested in civic discourse on the Internet with a tool to interpret the meaning of political and/or ideological messages contained in email discussions and Web sites.