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Building up by tearing down

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posted on 15.11.2017 by Jessica Robles
This paper analyzes mockery sequences among a group of friends to examine how this discursive practice mobilizes categories to manage stances toward differences and to construct group norms and boundaries. Using discourse analysis, I inspect how non-seriously tearing down or jocularly teasing/mocking participants within a peer group manages the practical problem of ingroup difference by reaffirming shared stances and norms around masculinity. The analysis highlights some of the ways in which groups navigate difference and identity moment-to-moment in interaction, showing how the moral organization of ingroup and outgroup assessments are built in the mundane world of conversation.

History

School

  • Social Sciences

Department

  • Communication, Media, Social and Policy Studies

Published in

Journal of Language and Social Psychology

Citation

ROBLES, J., 2017. Building up by tearing down. Journal of Language and Social Psychology, 38 (1), pp.85-105.

Publisher

SAGE Publications © The Author

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publisher statement

This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Acceptance date

02/11/2017

Publication date

2017

Notes

ROBLES, J., Building up by tearing down, Journal of Language and Social Psychology. Copyright © 2017 (The Author). Reprinted by permission of SAGE Publications.

ISSN

1552-6526

Language

en

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