Preface and Acknowledgements ix
Transcription Conventions xiv
1 The Interaction Order and the Self 1
2 Pragmatic and Phenomenological Foundations of Interactionism 21
3 Pronouns, Interactional Roles, and the Construction of a Conversation 42
4 Gender and Talk: Ideology and Interaction 77
5 How to Do Things with Friends: Altercasting and Recipient Design 100
6 Small Disagreements: Character Contests and Working Consensus 120
7 Conclusions 140
Appendix: Data and Methods 150
- Fascinating account of how we present ourselves in everyday talk and conversation which is explained through methods of conversation analysis.
- Combines theoretical discussion with fine-grained analysis of ordinary conversation
- Offers an understanding towards how selves are created and transformed in everyday talk.