Forhandlinger i fællesskabet

Maja Heegaard, Mathilde Munkholm & Cecilie Scheel

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


This thesis examines interaction between students living in a dorm. It consists of a conversation analysis of a conversation between seven students during dinner. The thesis questions how affiliation and membership are established and maintained through the conversation. We have examined how categorisation processes unfold during the talk using the theory of membership categorisation device by Emmanuel Schegloff, and how laughter as well as laughables are used to form and maintain membership within the group. We have sought to not only examine the conversation from a micro-perspective as it is often done in conversation analysis but also to view it from a macro-perspective. This is done by looking into how participants position themselves and which discourses they orient toward. We are therefore combining the conversation analyst perspective with a post structuralist one as argued for by Margaret Wetherell. This gives us the possibility of discussing how discourses on gender, work life and sexuality have an influence on how the interaction develops.

UddannelserKultur- og Sprogmødestudier, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat
Udgivelsesdato15 jun. 2015
VejledereHvenegard-Lassen Kirsten


  • categorization
  • communty