Embodying the institution: object manipulation in developing interaction in study counselling meetings

Spencer Hazel, Kristian Mortensen

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    Abstract

    Participants in interaction are faced with the practical issues of delineating one situated practice from another, transitioning into and out of bounded activities and across successive juncture points within an activity. These may need to be furnished with some form of individual demarcation in order to avoid disorientation between co-interactants with regard to the particular frame in which they are currently engaged. This paper discusses the emergent progression of courses of action proposed and negotiated between co-participants in institutional interaction. Particularly, we will focus here on how objects in the material surround are used in conjunction with talk, gaze and postural orientation to construct local social order in study guidance counselling meetings at a university. We explore here how co-participants utilize aggregates of interactional components to construct such sequentially relevant action.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalJournal of Pragmatics
    Volume65
    Pages (from-to)10-29
    ISSN0378-2166
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2014

    Bibliographical note

    In Rasmussen, G., K. Mortensen and S. Hazel (eds.) Special Issue: ‘A body of resources - CA studies of social conduct’, Journal of Pragmatics, 65

    Keywords

    • institutional
    • guidance counselling meetings
    • conversation analysis
    • embodiment
    • interaction objects
    • sequential organization

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