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Manipulation in board game interactions: Being a sporting player

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posted on 19.03.2019 by Emily Hofstetter, Jessica Robles
© 2018 Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction. All rights reserved. Deception and manipulation are expected in strategic gameplay, but how do players negotiate what counts as acceptable kinds of manipulation? We compare three examples from a corpus of 30 hours of competitive board game play, using conversation analysis to examine how players orient to the reasonableness of manipulations. We show that contingencies of timing of the attribution and receipt of the manipulation are as morally concerned as manipulation itself. Players organize their negotiations of acceptability around the concept of a “sporting” player or move. The “sporting” resource shows one situated members' method for collaboratively managing fairness and morality in play. A video abstract is available at https://youtu.be/IlaE-w6FUxw.

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School

  • Social Sciences

Department

  • Communication, Media, Social and Policy Studies

Published in

Symbolic Interaction

Volume

42

Issue

2

Pages

301-320

Citation

HOFSTETTER, E. and ROBLES, J., 2019. Manipulation in board game interactions: Being a sporting player. Symbolic Interaction, 42 (2), pp.301-320.

Publisher

© Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction. Published by Wiley-Blackwell

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publisher statement

This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: HOFSTETTER, E. and ROBLES, J., 2019. Manipulation in board game interactions: Being a sporting player. Symbolic Interaction, 42 (2), pp.301-320, which has been published in final form at https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.396. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Use of Self-Archived Versions.

Acceptance date

03/08/2018

Publication date

2018-10-07

Copyright date

2019

ISSN

0195-6086

eISSN

1533-8665

Language

en

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