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The Comforting Touch: Tactile Intimacy and Talk in Managing Childrens Distress
Linköping University, Department of Thematic Studies, Department of Child Studies. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-4580-3002
Linköping University, Department of Thematic Studies, Department of Child Studies. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
2017 (English)In: Research on Language and Social Interaction, ISSN 0835-1813, E-ISSN 1532-7973, Vol. 50, no 2, p. 109-127Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The present study examines young childrens distress management in situ, focusing on situations of crying and caregivers embodiedhapticsoothing responses in preschools in Sweden. The adults responses to crying involve embraces, stroking, and patting. Haptic soothing is managed by calibrating the bodily proximity and postural orientations between the participants, including hapticembracing or face-to-faceformations that are coordinated with particular forms of talk. Haptic formations configure specific affordances for embodied participation by actualizing the availability of tactile, aural, and visual modalities. The interactional organization of soothing in an embracing formation involves: an initiation/invitation and response, submergence of two bodies into a close haptic contact, and coordinated withdrawal from haptic contact. The embracing formation temporarily suspends the requirements for the distressed person to act like a responsive listener and speaker. The caregiver uses the face-to-face formation to reestablish conditions for the childs interactional co-presence. Data are in Swedish and English translation.

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ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD , 2017. Vol. 50, no 2, p. 109-127
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-139425DOI: 10.1080/08351813.2017.1301293ISI: 000404581100001OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-139425DiVA, id: diva2:1129774
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Funding Agencies|Swedish Research Council (VR)

Available from: 2017-08-07 Created: 2017-08-07 Last updated: 2020-04-28
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1. Responses to Children’s Crying: Emotion Socialization in a Swedish Preschool
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Responses to Children’s Crying: Emotion Socialization in a Swedish Preschool
2020 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
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Föreliggande avhandling undersöker små barns (1-4 år) gråt i en svensk förskola. Studien har en videoetnografisk ansats där data består av 68 timmar videoinspelningar. Avhandlingen tar sin utgångspunkt i ett sociokulturellt teoretisk perspektiv på hur socialt samspel utgör grunden för barns moraliska och emotionella socialisation. Genom att studera barns deltagande i dagliga aktiviteter på förskolan undersöks i) hur barn använder gråt som kommunikativ resurs i sina lekkonflikter, ii) hur vuxna responderar och hanterar barns gråt i olika situationer (t ex när barn på olika sätt skadar sig eller i samband med en konflikt) och iii) hur barn responderar på kamraters gråt i samband med att en konflikt uppstått i leken. Genom att tillämpa detaljerade analyser av socialt samspel har studien undersökt hur barns gråt som social och situerad praktik kan förstås i relation till förskolans institutionella uppdrag och barns dagliga deltagande i förskolans praktiker. Sammanfattningsvis demonstrerar studien att barns gråt och omgivningens olika respons på gråt utgör socialiserande praktiker för barns moraliska och känslomässiga socialisation i förskolan.

Abstract [en]

The present thesis explores young (1-4 years old) children’s crying in an early childhood educational setting. The data consists of 68 hours of video-recordings from a Swedish preschool. By taking a point of departure in a sociocultural and social interactional perspectives on children’s emotional and moral socialization, the study explores i) how children used crying as a communicative resource in their play conflicts, ii) how educators responded to and treated children’s crying in various situations (e.g., when children accidentally hurt themselves or in conflict interventions), and iii) how peers responded to the child’s crying in play conflicts. By deploying a detailed interaction analysis, the present study explores how the social characteristics of children’s crying relate to educators’ institutional responsibilities and children’s everyday social and emotional concerns. In all, the thesis demonstrates that children’s crying and responses to distress constitute sites for children’s moral and emotional socialization.

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Linköping: Linköping University Electronic Press, 2020. p. 59
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Linköping Studies in Arts and Sciences, ISSN 0282-9800 ; 786
Keywords
children, crying, preschool, socialization, social interaction, barn, gråt, förskola, socialisation, socialt samspel
National Category
Social Psychology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-165382 (URN)9789179298685 (ISBN)
Public defence
2020-05-29, TEMCAS, T-Building, Campus Valla, Linköping, 13:15 (Swedish)
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Available from: 2020-04-28 Created: 2020-04-28 Last updated: 2020-05-20Bibliographically approved

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