‘Positioning’ in the conversation analytic approach

Dennis Day, Susanne Kjærbeck

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From the perspective of ethnomethodology and conversation analysis (EM/CA), the concept of positioning may offer a compellingly rich and appealing metaphor for understanding identity and relations. However, a significant difference between positioning theory and EM/CA is that, while the concept of ‘positioning’ is used at all levels of analysis in the former, there appears to be no such analytical concept in EM/CA. The aim of this article is to inquire if EM/CA tools for the analysis of identities and relations in talk might be considered interesting from the perspective of positioning theory. To do so, we offer EM/CA analyses of narrative and non-narrative data in which the in situ negotiation of identities and relations plays a major role.
TidsskriftNarrative Inquiry
Udgave nummer1
Sider (fra-til)16-39
StatusUdgivet - 2013

Bibliografisk note

Special Issue on Positioning in Interaction
Redaktører: Arnulf Deppermann & Michael Bamburg


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