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Author Goodwin, Marjorie Harness, author

Title Embodied family choreography : practices of control, care, and mundane creativity / Marjorie Harness Goodwin and Asta Cekaite
Published Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2018
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Description 1 online resource (xix, 289 pages) : illustrations
Series Directions in ethnomethodology and conversation analysis
Directions in ethnomethodology and conversation analysis.
Contents Introduction: Our materials and perspectives for the study of human interaction. Capturing family interaction in situ: fieldwork and theoretical points of departure ; Frameworks for the study of human interaction -- Part 1. Control: directive/response trajectories. Directive response sequences ; Control touch in directives ; Negotiation within directive trajectories ; Metacommentary in directive sequences -- Part 2. Care: intimate tactile intercorporeality. Engagements of care entailing touch ; Constituting relationships of care through boundary intertwinings ; Alternative trajectories and attunements to requests for a hug ; Intimacy in good night routines -- Part 3. Mundane creativity: improvisation and enskilment in family interaction. Improvisation and verbal play ; Socializing enskilment ; Sibling care taking, teaching, and play
Summary "Embodied Family Choreography Embodied Family Choreography documents the lived and embodied practices employed to establish, maintain, and negotiate intimate social relationships in the family, examining forms of control, care, and mundane creativity. Making use of the extensive video archives of family interaction of the Centers for Everyday Lives of Families in the US and Sweden, it presents the first investigation of how touch and interaction between bodies, in conjunction with talk, constitute a primary means of orchestrating activities through directives, of creating rich relationships through routine greeting and farewell interchanges, and engaging in playful explorations of the world. Through close investigation of the sequential and simultaneous engagement of bodies interacting with other bodies, this book makes visible the important role touch plays in the context of contemporary Western middle-class family life and is pioneering in its analysis of how the visual, aural, and haptic senses (usually analyzed separately) mutually elaborate one another. As such, Embodied Family Choreography will appeal to scholars of child development, the sociology of the family, childhood studies, linguistic anthropology, ethnomethodology, and conversation analysis."--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-281) and indexes
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (Taylor & Francis Group platform, viewed April 16, 2018)
Subject Families.
Social interaction.
Form Electronic book
Author Cekaite, Asta, 1972- author
ISBN 131520777X (electronic bk.)
1351801651 (electronic bk.)
9781315207773 (electronic bk.)
9781351801652 (electronic bk.)