Situating Selves: The Communication of Social Identities in American Scenes

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Overview

Provides a communication theory of identity. Shows how listening to communication in cultural scenes can help reveal how deeply identity is situated in various communicative practices.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780791428283
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 2/28/1996
  • Series: SUNY series, Human Communication Processes Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 238
  • Sales rank: 1,125,708
  • Product dimensions: 5.54 (w) x 8.52 (h) x 0.68 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgments

PART 1 AN ACADEMIC AND SOCIAL SCENE

Introduction: A Scene of Scholarly Conversation

Chapter 1 Social Identities as Communication

PART 2 FIVE AMERICAN SCENES

Scene One: Public Leisure

Chapter 2 The Playful Self: Being a Fan at College Basketball Games

Scene Two: Work

Chapter 3 The Working Self: Making Television and Tension between Workers

Chapter 4 Unifying Workers through "the Product": An Epitomizing Symbol

Scene Three:Weddings and Marriage

Chapter 5 The Marital Self: Styles of Names Used upon Marriage

Chapter 6 Social Uses of Marital Names:Ethnography and Conversation Analysis

Scene Four: Gender and the "Talk Show"

Chapter 7 The Gendered Self and "The Individual": A Vacillating Form of Identity Talk in the "Talk Show"

Chapter 8 Cultural Agents, Social Identities, and Positioning: A Theoretical Interlude

Scene Five: A Community's Land-Use Controversy

Chapter 9 Decisions and Conflicting Selves:Dramatic Depictions of a Natural Environment

Chapter 10 Dueling Identities: In Search of Common Political Ground

PART 3 CONCLUSION

Chapter 11 Social Identities, American Community, and the Communal Function

Appendix Some Parts of One Ethnographer's Interpretive Kit

Notes

References

Index

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