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Fielding alumni publish book on the theory of Coordinated Management of Meaning

Posted by Hilary Edwards on Wed, Aug 29, 2012

CMMThe Reflective, Facilitative and Interpretive Practices of the Coordinated Management of Meaning: Making Lives, Making Meaning, showcases practical applications of the theory of Coordinated Management of Meaning (CMM). In the facilitation section, CMM creates dynamics within groups leading toward improved ways of working together; in the interpretation section CMM offers alternative frames to interpret interactions with one another; and in the reflection section CMM is a means to reflect on experiences and interactions to deeper levels of understanding and learning. CMM is grounded in social constructionism, takes a communication perspective and provides concepts and tools for making better social worlds.

“To be at home in the universe is to know the universe as well as we can, to know our place in the universe as well as we can, as fully as we can, what we are—the seventh miracle; the makers of better social worlds through the coordinated enactment of compassion, empathy and mindfulness.” —Barnett Pearce, 2011

Fielding Graduate University alumni contributors include:

Beth Fisher-Yoshida (Editor), Catherine Creede (Editor), Placida Gallegos (Editor), Karen Bentley (Contributor), Linda Blong (Contributor), Lydia Forsythe (Contributor), Jeff Hutcheson (Contributor), Jeff Leinaweaver (Contributor), Paige Marrs (Contributor), Darrin S. Murray (Contributor), Adair Linn Nagata (Contributor), Kim Pearce (Contributor), W Barnett Pearce (Contributor), Jane Peterson (Contributor), Irene Stein (Contributor), Ilene Wasserman (Contributor)

ISBN-10: 1611475139 | ISBN-13: 978-1611475135

To purchase the book on Amazon, please click here.

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