Communication and Rhetorical Studies
McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts
Janie Harden Fritz
Kathleen Glenister Roberts
nemesis ethic, reconciliation discourse, retribalization through forgiveness, stakeholder ethics, victim responsibility
If an offender's credibility is the first and last victim of an offense, by what communication processes may credibility be recovered by the offender, and with what responsibility from the victim to the process? What responsibilities do other stakeholders have to the offender in defense of the common narrative? Based on phenomenological reflection for stakeholder ethics that requires a quadraic dialogue framed in the topics of harms and rights, but also the reluctant testimony of benefits and responsibilities credited to the offense, each stakeholder in the event becomes culpable to it, responsibility not necessarily for the prologue to violence, but for the project of restoring civic and corporate credibility through a dialogue of remembering and forgetting, and the epilogue of hope for a future of history by reconciliation discourse from transactional acts of pardon and expectation to transformational acts of love and forgiveness.
Janus, L. (2009). From Forfeited Agency to Communities of Hope: Reinventing Ethos through Narratives of Remembering and Forgetting (Doctoral dissertation, Duquesne University). Retrieved from https://dsc.duq.edu/etd/698