Talking Violence is a conversational journey around St. John's, reconstructing the repeated discussions about violence heard in bars, cars, courts-of-law, halfway houses, hospitals and the university. Rapport offers an interpretation of these conversations; arguing that language should not be viewed as an instrument of coercion directing its users to the reproduction of a monolithic social structure, but rather as a vehicle of creativeness allowing people to construct local identities for themselves and their own worlds of meaning.
Softcover. Published in 1987. 224 pages. ISBN 0-919666-56-6. B&w sketches. Price $21.95 CAD.