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From lifeguard to bitch: How a story character becomes a promiscuous category in a couple's video call
Richard Fitzgerald; Sean Rintel
2013
Source PublicationAustralian Journal of Communication; Brisbane
ISSN0811-6202
Volume40Issue:2Pages:101-118
Abstract

This paper examines a single case of story telling between a couple in a long-distance relationship conducted via video calling. Drawing on Membership Categorisation Analysis (MCA) we examine the way the teller incrementally reveals information about a character in order to build a story of coincidences. In doing this, however, the recipient begins to treat the evolving character as relevant to a different device, that of their relationship. Our discussion develops on the analysis of omnirelevance devices (Sacks, 1995) by examining how categories can be shifted between devices. In so doing, we highlight the way categories introduced for one task may be put to other uses; that is, how categories may become ‘promiscuous’.

Language英语
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Document TypeJournal article
CollectionDEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATION
AffiliationSchool of Journalism and Communication, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.
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Richard Fitzgerald,Sean Rintel. From lifeguard to bitch: How a story character becomes a promiscuous category in a couple's video call[J]. Australian Journal of Communication; Brisbane,2013,40(2):101-118.
APA Richard Fitzgerald,&Sean Rintel.(2013).From lifeguard to bitch: How a story character becomes a promiscuous category in a couple's video call.Australian Journal of Communication; Brisbane,40(2),101-118.
MLA Richard Fitzgerald,et al."From lifeguard to bitch: How a story character becomes a promiscuous category in a couple's video call".Australian Journal of Communication; Brisbane 40.2(2013):101-118.
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