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Title: Making contact: dilemmas of entitlement in written child contact negotiations
Authors: Becker, Sue
Issue Date: 2004
Publisher: © Sue Becker
Abstract: The thesis explores the dilemmas faced by parents and their representatives in conducting child contact negotiations through letters. These institutional letters are explored using discursive analysis to illustrate the ways in which entiltlement to contact claims by the non resident parent and other family members are worked up and resisted. Features of footing are analysed to show how issues of interest and accountability are managed. A discursive psychological approach is used to explore the notion of "understanding" in language and interaction.
Description: A Doctoral Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy of Loughborough University.
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/7636
Appears in Collections:PhD Theses (Communication, Media, Social and Policy Studies)

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