Identities in Talk
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Identities in Talk by Charles Antaki
Book Description'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. 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 consequential for the interaction.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780761950615
(234mm x 156mm x 15mm)
Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publish Date: 19-Aug-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Charles Antaki
Applied Conversation Analysis, Hardback (September 2011)
Much of everyday work is done through talk between practitioner and client. Conversation Analysis is the close inspection of people's use of language in interaction. The work reported in this collection shows how CA can be used to identify, and improve, communicative practices at work.
Conversation Analysis and Psychotherapy, Paperback (February 2011)
An unusually detailed examination of conversation analysis from a psychotherapy perspective.
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This text offers a critical review of the major approaches to the study of everyday explaining and arguing. Illuminating the range of contemporary approaches with concrete examples, the author's concern is to test theory against practice.
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Author Biography - Charles Antaki
Charles Antaki is Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Lancaster. He is editor of Analyzing Everyday Explanation (SAGE, 1988). My primary interests, theoretical and empirical, are in self and identities, including personal and social identity and cultural variations in self-conception and individuality. I have participated in contemporary theoretical and methodological debates surrounding the concept of self and subjectivity and I am concerned to develop empirical approaches to understanding these complex issues. Further, related interests are in social groups, especially youth culture and subcultures; cross-cultural psychology and psychological anthropology; poststructuralism; and Arab identities. I also have an interest in language use, especially conversation and discourse analysis.
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