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Staging social aggression: Affective stances and moral character work in girls' gossip telling
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Educational Sciences, Department of Education.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Educational Sciences, Department of Education. (CLIP/PS)
2017 (English)In: Research on children and social interaction, ISSN 2057-5807, Vol. 1, no 1, 77-104 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Drawing on ethnomethodological conversation analysis integrated with ethnographic approaches, we examine the organizing force and normative character of anger and aggression as jointly configured in the affective stances and moral actions displayed in the sequential and sociocultural context of an elaborated gossip event. Analytic attention is on the constitutive role of affect displays and membership categorization in mobilizing negative affect and evaluative actions toward a targeted girl leading ultimately to direct and verbal and physical confrontations. The analysis highlights how collaboratively performed affect displays (high-pitched voices, exaggerated faces, response cries, bodily re-enactments, laughter) and animated performances intensify reported insults (actual and imagined) and negative categorization of person and thus are mobilized in taking up oppositional stances and strengthening in-group alignments. It is found that the moral status of the targeted girl as a familiar ‘offender’ is incorporated into the affective moral stances and negative membership categorizations displayed in the moment-to-moment interactions, which in turn affect how and why the particular girl, cumulatively and over time, becomes a customary target of the others’ verbal and physical aggression.

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2017. Vol. 1, no 1, 77-104 p.
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Pedagogy
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Education
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-321933DOI: 10.1558/rcsi.32351OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-321933DiVA: diva2:1095356
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Swedish Research Council, 2005-2660
Available from: 2017-05-12 Created: 2017-05-12 Last updated: 2017-06-16

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