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  1. Dilemmas in the Courtroom

    A Study of Trials of Violent Crime in the Netherlands

    By Martha L. Komter

    Series: Everyday Communication Series

    Interactional dilemmas occur when participants are required to engage in two contradictory activities at the same time or orient to two conflicting goals. The existence of such dilemmas provides a context for interactants to be creative, pro-active, and indeed strategic as they maneuver between the...

    Published January 1st 1998 by Routledge

  2. Being An Older Woman

    A Study in the Social Production of Identity

    By Isabella Paoletti

    Series: Everyday Communication Series

    The study presented in this volume examines how older women's identities are socially constructed and, in particular, how they can be influenced by institutional intervention. The interest in identity production is not only theoretical, but also practical. Different perceptions of oneself as an...

    Published December 1st 1997 by Routledge

  3. Performing the Past

    A Study of Israeli Settlement Museums

    By Tamar Katriel

    Series: Everyday Communication Series

    A nostalgic interest in the past is a well-recognized feature of fast-changing, contemporary societies. It finds its expression in a variety of history-making practices of which the establishment of local heritage museums is a major manifestation in many parts of the world today. Katriel develops a...

    Published June 1st 1997 by Routledge

  4. Puerto Rican Discourse

    A Sociolinguistic Study of A New York Suburb

    By Lourdes M. Torres

    Series: Everyday Communication Series

    Before conclusions about Spanish in the United States can be drawn, individual communities must be studied in their own contexts. That is the goal of Puerto Rican Discourse. One tendency of previous work on Spanish in the United States has been an eagerness to generalize the findings of isolated...

    Published February 1st 1997 by Routledge

  5. The Fragile Community

    Living Together With Aids

    By Mara B. Adelman, Larry R. Frey

    Series: Everyday Communication Series

    This book examines the concept of "community," focusing on how communication practices help manage the tensions of creating and sustaining everyday communal life amidst the crisis of human loss. While acknowledging how the contradictory and inconsistent nature of human relationships inevitably...

    Published November 1st 1996 by Routledge

  6. Conversations About Illness

    Family Preoccupations With Bulimia

    By Wayne A. Beach

    Series: Everyday Communication Series

    The grandmother granddaughter conversation examined in this book makes explicit what the detailed study of interaction reveals about two social problems--"bulimia" and "grandparent caregiving." For the first time, systematic attention is given to interactional activities through which family...

    Published August 1st 1996 by Routledge

  7. Confrontation Talk

    Arguments, Asymmetries, and Power on Talk Radio

    By Ian Hutchby

    Series: Everyday Communication Series

    Using conversation analysis to explore the nature of argument, asymmetry, and power on talk radio, this book focuses on the interplay between the structures of talk in interaction and the structures of participation on talk radio. In the process, it demonstrates how conversation analysis may be...

    Published April 1st 1996 by Routledge

  8. in Search of A Voice

    Karaoke and the Construction of Identity in Chinese America

    By Casey M.K. Lum

    Series: Everyday Communication Series

    Originating in Japan early in the 1970s as a simple sing-along technology, karaoke has become a hybrid media form designed to integrate mass-mediated popular music, video images, computer graphics, and the live musical performance of its human users. Not only has karaoke become a...

    Published January 1st 1996 by Routledge

  9. Smooth Talkers

    The Linguistic Performance of Auctioneers and Sportscasters

    By Koenraad Kuiper, Koenrad Kuiper

    Series: Everyday Communication Series

    This book examines the contexts in which sportscasters and auctioneers speak and the characteristic techniques they employ in order to speak fluently. These speakers were selected because they have the capacity to show what happens to speech when speakers are under memory and processing pressure...

    Published October 1st 1995 by Routledge

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