Age and stage of life categorizations used to moralize in online social conflict

Elisabeth Muth Andersen, Marianne Rathje

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In much research, age is conceived of as a social fact. Using Membership Categorization Analysis as a methodological framework, this paper investigates how participants in online Facebook groups and discussion fora use age and stage of life categories as a resource to negotiate social norms and moralize on conduct in interactions that involve conflict. We show how age categories are used to link actions and identity categories and how participants use the standardized relational pair ‘mother-child’ as a justification to moralize. The paper argues that the fact that participants may only have highly limited visual access to co-participants and the fact that participants do not know their co-participants in advance is what makes the use of age and stage of life categorizations to moralize on the conduct of others noteworthy.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftDiscourse, Context & Media
Vol/bind28
Sider (fra-til)19-26
ISSN2211-6958
DOI
StatusUdgivet - apr. 2019

Fingeraftryk

social conflict
facebook
Social Norms
interaction
resources
Group

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