Discursive ethnomethodology: Analysing power and resistance in talk

Forrester, Michael A. and Ramsden, Christopher A. H. (2000) Discursive ethnomethodology: Analysing power and resistance in talk. Psychology Crime & Law, 6 (4). pp. 281-304. ISSN 1068-316X. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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In order to better understand relationships between forms of institutional discourse and social interaction we outline an approach to the study of power in talk which we call discursive ethnomethodology. Following comments on approaches to the study of language and power, we illustrate our framework through analysis of an interview between a police officer and suspect where the latter exhibits a 'right to silence'. Essentially, our approach distinguishes between two aspects of talk as event: the immediate participation context, and the discursive or 'folk-model' resources employed by participants in context. Corresponding to these aspects are implicit/explicit expressions of power and resistance and externally available discursive objects. Through example extracts we illustrate how this framework can be employed in forensic psychology, bringing together both discursive psychology and critical discourse analysis alongside the ethnomethodological orientation of conversation analysis.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: language; power; discourse; conversation analysis; ethnomethodology
Subjects: K Law
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: O.O. Odanye
Date Deposited: 19 May 2009 18:35
Last Modified: 19 May 2014 14:56
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/16102 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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