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Title: Inequality in action
Authors: Potter, Jonathan
Hepburn, Alexa
Tileaga, Cristian
Keywords: Inequality
Action orientation
Conversation analysis
Child protection helpline
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: © Publishing House of Oradea University
Citation: POTTER, J., HEPBURN, A. and TILEAGA, C., 2011. Inequality in action. International Journal of Education and Psychology in the Community, 1 (2), pp. 43 - 60
Abstract: This paper highlights some of the issues that arise when focusing on inequality (and similar notions) as participants’ concerns. It emphasises the value of understanding constructions of inequality in terms of how they are (a) oriented to action; (b) situated (sequentially, institutionally, rhetorically); and (c) constructed from discursive resources and constructive of social and mental worlds. These points are illustrated with an example from a call to a child protection helpline. This illustrates how a particular description of inequality can be oriented to action, constructed and situated. This is the basis for some more general observations on the nature of inequality as an object in interaction.
Description: This article was published in the serial International Journal of Education and Psychology in the Community [© The Publishing House of Oradea University]. The definitive version is available at: http://arpcom.ro/ijepc/
Version: Accepted for publication
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/11661
Publisher Link: http://arpcom.ro/ijepc/
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