Commentary 1. Doing family: An interactive accomplishment
2006 (English)In: Text & Talk, ISSN 1860-7330, Vol. 26, no 4-5, 619-626 p.619-626 p.Article in journal, Editorial material (Other academic) Published
Within contemporary work on talk-in-interaction, there has as yet been more of a focus on work places and other public institutions (cf. the classical volume of Drew and Heritage 1992) than on our first institution, the family circle. But for the work of Elinor Ochs and collaborators (e.g.,Capps and Ochs 1995; Ochs et al. 1996) or Blum-Kulka (1997), there has been comparatively little work on the mundane conversations of families. In their critique of traditional theorizing on families, scholars like Giddens (1992) and many feminist writers rely on interviews, media phenomena, and introspective data, rather than on detailed observations of daily family routines. This special issue o¤ers a welcome contribution to contemporary explorations of family life in that it is devoted to the documentation and analysis of spontaneous conversations in the everyday lives of families. In my commentary on these papers, I will treat such conversations as the building blocks of what constitutes a family.
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2006. Vol. 26, no 4-5, 619-626 p.619-626 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-50144DOI: 10.1515/TEXT.2006.025OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-50144DiVA: diva2:271040