Everyday Communication Series

  • Dilemmas in the Courtroom: A Study of Trials of Violent Crime in the Netherlands book cover

    Dilemmas in the Courtroom

    A Study of Trials of Violent Crime in the Netherlands, 1st Edition

    By Martha L. Komter

    Interactional dilemmas occur when participants are required to engage in two contradictory activities at the same time or orient to two conflicting goals. The existence of such dilemmas provides a context for interactants to be creative, pro-active, and indeed strategic as they maneuver between the…

    Paperback – 1998-01-01
    Everyday Communication Series

  • Being An Older Woman: A Study in the Social Production of Identity book cover

    Being An Older Woman

    A Study in the Social Production of Identity, 1st Edition

    By Isabella Paoletti

    The study presented in this volume examines how older women's identities are socially constructed and, in particular, how they can be influenced by institutional intervention. The interest in identity production is not only theoretical, but also practical. Different perceptions of oneself as an…

    Paperback – 1997-12-01
    Everyday Communication Series

  • Performing the Past: A Study of Israeli Settlement Museums book cover

    Performing the Past

    A Study of Israeli Settlement Museums, 1st Edition

    By Tamar Katriel

    A nostalgic interest in the past is a well-recognized feature of fast-changing, contemporary societies. It finds its expression in a variety of history-making practices of which the establishment of local heritage museums is a major manifestation in many parts of the world today. Katriel develops a…

    Paperback – 1997-06-01
    Everyday Communication Series

  • Puerto Rican Discourse: A Sociolinguistic Study of A New York Suburb book cover

    Puerto Rican Discourse

    A Sociolinguistic Study of A New York Suburb, 1st Edition

    By Lourdes M. Torres

    Before conclusions about Spanish in the United States can be drawn, individual communities must be studied in their own contexts. That is the goal of Puerto Rican Discourse. One tendency of previous work on Spanish in the United States has been an eagerness to generalize the findings of isolated…

    Paperback – 1997-02-01
    Everyday Communication Series

  • The Fragile Community: Living Together With Aids book cover

    The Fragile Community

    Living Together With Aids, 1st Edition

    By Mara B. Adelman, Larry R. Frey

    This book examines the concept of "community," focusing on how communication practices help manage the tensions of creating and sustaining everyday communal life amidst the crisis of human loss. While acknowledging how the contradictory and inconsistent nature of human relationships inevitably…

    Paperback – 1996-11-01
    Everyday Communication Series

  • Conversations About Illness: Family Preoccupations With Bulimia book cover

    Conversations About Illness

    Family Preoccupations With Bulimia, 1st Edition

    By Wayne A. Beach

    The grandmother granddaughter conversation examined in this book makes explicit what the detailed study of interaction reveals about two social problems--"bulimia" and "grandparent caregiving." For the first time, systematic attention is given to interactional activities through which family…

    Paperback – 1996-08-01
    Everyday Communication Series

  • Confrontation Talk: Arguments, Asymmetries, and Power on Talk Radio book cover

    Confrontation Talk

    Arguments, Asymmetries, and Power on Talk Radio, 1st Edition

    By Ian Hutchby

    Using conversation analysis to explore the nature of argument, asymmetry, and power on talk radio, this book focuses on the interplay between the structures of talk in interaction and the structures of participation on talk radio. In the process, it demonstrates how conversation analysis may be…

    Paperback – 1996-04-01
    Everyday Communication Series

  • in Search of A Voice: Karaoke and the Construction of Identity in Chinese America book cover

    in Search of A Voice

    Karaoke and the Construction of Identity in Chinese America, 1st Edition

    By Casey M.K. Lum

    Originating in Japan early in the 1970s as a simple sing-along technology, karaoke has become a hybrid media form designed to integrate mass-mediated popular music, video images, computer graphics, and the live musical performance of its human users. Not only has karaoke become a…

    Paperback – 1996-01-01
    Everyday Communication Series

  • Smooth Talkers: The Linguistic Performance of Auctioneers and Sportscasters book cover

    Smooth Talkers

    The Linguistic Performance of Auctioneers and Sportscasters, 1st Edition

    By Koenraad Kuiper, Koenrad Kuiper

    This book examines the contexts in which sportscasters and auctioneers speak and the characteristic techniques they employ in order to speak fluently. These speakers were selected because they have the capacity to show what happens to speech when speakers are under memory and processing pressure…

    Paperback – 1995-10-01
    Everyday Communication Series