'You could just ignore me': Situating peer exclusion within the contingencies of girls' everyday interactional practices
2011 (English)In: Childhood, ISSN 0907-5682, E-ISSN 1461-7013, Vol. 18, no 4, 491-508 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The present article approaches the phenomenon of indirect bullying through detailed analysis of the interactional practices that a group of preadolescent girls make use of as they reconstruct the social organization of their peer group, the effect being that one girl is eventually excluded. The data are drawn from ethnography combined with video recordings of the girls' peer group interactions in a Swedish elementary school, during one school year. The interactional data cover three different periods of the exclusion process. Overall, the study highlights how processes of social exclusion are situated within the flow of subtle and seemingly innocent actions that are embedded in ordinary everyday interactional peer group practices.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. Vol. 18, no 4, 491-508 p.
ethnography, indirect bullying, microanalysis, peer exclusion, peer group interaction, preadolescent girls
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-164569DOI: 10.1177/0907568211402859ISI: 000297173700007OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-164569DiVA: diva2:468580