Managing Self-Other Relations in Complaint Sequences: The use of Self-Deprecating and Affiliative Racial Categorizations

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dc.contributor.author Whitehead, Kevin A
dc.date.accessioned 2013-04-16T09:55:26Z
dc.date.available 2013-04-16T09:55:26Z
dc.date.issued 2013-04
dc.identifier.citation Whitehead, K. A. (2013). Managing Self/Other Relations in Complaint Sequences: The use of Self-Deprecating and Affiliative Racial Categorizations. Research on Language and Social Interaction, 46(2), 186-203. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0835-1813
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10539/12663
dc.description.abstract The production and reception of complaints in talk-in-interaction is shaped by a range of interactional contingencies, including matters of alignment and affiliation between the complainant and complaint recipient(s), and (in cases where the complainee is a person or people) considerations associated the implications of moral failing on the part of complainees. In this report, I describe two complementary practices through which speakers orient to and manage the implications of their racial category membership when acting in the course of complaint sequences. The first of these practices involves speakers’ use of self-deprecating self-categorizations, and the second involves affiliative ways of categorizing or referring to “racial others” (i.e., members of racial categories other than the speaker’s own category). These practices serve as ways in which participants can manage the matters of self-other relations made relevant in the course of complaint sequences. en_ZA
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Taylor & Francis en_ZA
dc.subject conversation analysis, complaint sequences, membership categorization devices, racial categories, self-deprecation, affiliation en_ZA
dc.title Managing Self-Other Relations in Complaint Sequences: The use of Self-Deprecating and Affiliative Racial Categorizations en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA


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