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Identities in Talk - Charles Antaki

Identities in Talk

By: Charles Antaki (Editor), Susan Widdicombe (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st August 1998
ISBN: 9780761950615
Number Of Pages: 240

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`Identity' attracts some of social science's liveliest and most passionate debates. Theory abounds on matters as disparate as nationhood, ethnicity, gender politics and culture. However, there is considerably less investigation into how such identity issues appear in the fine grain of everyday life.<P></P><P>This book gathers together, in a collection of chapters drawing on ethnomethodology and conversation analysis, arguments which show that identities are constructed `live' in the actual exchange of talk. By closely examining tapes and transcripts of real social interactions from a wide range of situations, the volume explores just how it is that a person can be ascribed to a category and what features about that category are cons</P>

Identity as an Achievement and as a Tool
Salience and The Business of Identity
The Relevant Thing about Her
Social Identity Categories in Use
How Gun Owners Accomplish Being Deadly Average
'But You Don't Class Yourself'
The Interactional Management of Category Membership and Non-Membership
Identity Ascriptions in Their Time and Place
'Fagin' and 'The Terminally Dim'
Discourse Identities and Social Identities
Identity, Context and Interaction
Mobilizing Discourse and Social Identities in Knowledge Talk
Talk and Identity in Divorce Mediation
Membership Categories and Their Practical and Institutional Relevance
Describing 'Deviance' in School
Recognizably Educational Psychological Problems
Being Ascribed, and Resisting, Membership of an Ethnic Group
Handling 'Incoherence' According to the Speaker's On-Sight Categorization
Identity as an Analysts' and a Participants' Resource
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ISBN: 9780761950615
ISBN-10: 0761950613
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 1st August 1998
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.51  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.39