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Title: Building up by tearing down
Authors: Robles, Jessica
Keywords: Discourse analysis
Discursive psychology
Membership categorization
Stance
Mockery
Morality
Masculinity
Ingroup
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: SAGE Publications © The Author
Citation: ROBLES, J., 2017. Building up by tearing down. Journal of Language and Social Psychology, doi: 10.1177/0261927X17744244.
Abstract: 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.
Description: ROBLES, J., Building up by tearing down, Journal of Language and Social Psychology. Copyright © 2017 (The Author). Reprinted by permission of SAGE Publications.
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1177/0261927X17744244
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/27426
Publisher Link: https://doi.org/10.1177/0261927X17744244
ISSN: 1552-6526
Appears in Collections:Published Articles (Communication, Media, Social and Policy Studies)

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