Constructing and negotiating the professional identity of ‘leader’ by suggesting and challenging improvement of professional practices: Deontics in a four-part sequential structure

Bidragets oversatte titel: Konstruktion og forhandling af den professionelle identitet 'leder' gennem anbefaling og udfordring af forandring i professionel praksis: Deontik i en fir-delt sekventiel struktur.

Louise Tranekjær*, Brian Lystgaard Due, Mie Femø Nielsen

*Corresponding author

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Abstract

The paper contributes to previous studies of identity as locally and interactionally produced by pointing to some of the multimodal resources employed by participants to achieving, challenge and manage the professional identity of ‘leader’ in different workplace settings. We examine professional identity work in sequential environments where it provides a resource for handling the resistance to improvement displayed by another participant. We show how leader identity work gets embedded within a four-part structure of: (1) identifying a problem, (2) proposing improvements, (3) misaligning with others’ proposals, and (4) managing the misalignment. The paper is based on video ethnographic fieldwork and recordings of face-to-face institutional interaction at two different institutional settings in Denmark. The study provides insight about the role of identity work in the interactional achievement of institutional procedures.
Bidragets oversatte titelKonstruktion og forhandling af den professionelle identitet 'leder' gennem anbefaling og udfordring af forandring i professionel praksis: Deontik i en fir-delt sekventiel struktur.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftDiscourse Studies
Vol/bind24
Udgave nummer5
Sider (fra-til)640-661
Antal sider22
ISSN1461-4456
DOI
StatusUdgivet - okt. 2022

Emneord

  • EM/CA
  • four-part sequential structure
  • identity
  • institutional interaction
  • leadership
  • proposal sequences
  • video ethnography

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