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ERIC Number: EJ819368
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-0155-0640
Resisting Categorisation: An "Ordinary" Mother
Austin, Helena; Fitzgerald, Richard
Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, v30 n3 p36.1-36.13 Dec 2007
In this paper we use membership category analysis to examine the way an interviewee utilises category work in order to resist the possible accusation of being a bad mother and instead posit her mothering as ordinary. Through our analysis we explore the interactional work of ascribing and resisting categorisation organised through claims and counter-claims making procedures routinely grounded in descriptions and accounts, and embedded in shifts between individual and categorial actions. (Contains 2 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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