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Embodied Activities in Face-to-face and Mediated Settings

Social Encounters in Time and Space

Editors: Reber, Elisabeth, Gerhardt, Cornelia (Eds.)

  • Explores how embodied resources are recruited to perform actions and activities in situated contexts, including while transitioning between activities
  • Includes original contributions from a range of cultural contexts, including settings in Chinese, Dutch, English, French and German
  • Surveys the current state of the field and proposes future directions for research in a vibrant and continuously developing area
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About this book

This edited book revisits the concept of social ‘activities’ from an interactional perspective, examining how verbal, vocal, visual-spatial and material resources are deployed by participants for meaning-making in social encounters. The eleven original chapters within this volume analyse activities based on video recordings of naturalistic and naturally occurring social encounters from face-to-face and mediated settings in Chinese, Dutch, English, French, and German. Informed primarily by the methodological approaches of Conversation Analysis and Interactional Linguistics, the authors study embodiment in space and time in three distinct types of situations: objects in space, complex participation frameworks, and affiliation and alignment. Moreover, the book includes a theoretical and methodological discussion of how activities are constituted and visibly embodied in interaction. It will be of interest to students and scholars in sociology and linguistics in general, and face-to-face and mediated interaction in particular.

About the authors

Elisabeth Reber is a postdoctoral researcher and lecturer in English Linguistics at the University of Würzburg, Germany. She is co-convener of the DFG-funded scientific network “Multimodality and Embodied Interaction” (with Cornelia Gerhardt) and author of the monograph Affectivity in Interaction: Sound Objects in English (2012).
Cornelia Gerhardt is lecturer in English Linguistics at Saarland University, Germany. Her research interests include the interactional appropriation of media and the embodiment of language at the interface with social phenomena such as football and food. Her previous books include Appropriating Live Televised Football through Talk (2014) and Culinary Linguistics (2013).

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Embodied Activities

    Gerhardt, Cornelia (et al.)

    Pages 3-27

  • Activities as Discrete Organizational Domains

    Mazeland, Harrie

    Pages 29-61

  • Practices for Showing, Looking, and Videorecording: The Interactional Establishment of a Common Focus of Attention

    Mondada, Lorenza

    Pages 63-104

  • Inspecting Objects: Visibility Manoeuvres in Laparoscopic Surgery

    Bezemer, Jeff (et al.)

    Pages 107-135

  • ‘Showing’ as a Means of Engaging a Reluctant Participant into a Joint Activity

    Gerhardt, Cornelia

    Pages 137-175

Buy this book

eBook $119.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-97325-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $159.99
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: February 4, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-319-97324-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Embodied Activities in Face-to-face and Mediated Settings
Book Subtitle
Social Encounters in Time and Space
Editors
  • Elisabeth Reber
  • Cornelia Gerhardt
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-97325-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-97325-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-97324-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 459
Number of Illustrations
141 b/w illustrations, 67 illustrations in colour
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