Doing "being ordinary" in an interview narrative with a second generation Italian-Australian woman

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Title Doing "being ordinary" in an interview narrative with a second generation Italian-Australian woman
Author Paoletti, Isabella; Johnson, Greer
Book Title Selves and identities in narrative and discourse
Editor Bamberg, M., De Fina, A., Schiffrin, D.
Year Published 2007
Place of publication Philadelphia, USA., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Publisher John Benjamins Publishing Co.
Abstract This chapter reports on the construction of women's identities by examining an interview with an elderly Italian-Australian woman telling about the story of her courtship and marriage. The data are selected from a corpus of 20 audio-recorded interviews of individual stories from the Johnson and Baker materials (Johnson & Baker, 1998). Both the interviewee and the interviewer are Australian women of Italian origin. Through a combination of narrative analysis and membership categorization and conversation analysis within an ethnomethodological framework, we show how a sense of ordinariness is achieved, and how specific identities of the interlocutors, in terms of ethnic, gender, and class membership, are projected in the course of the interview. .
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Volume 9
Chapter Number 4
Page from 89
Page to 105
ISBN 978 90 272 2649 5
Date Accessioned 2008-02-20
Date Available 2008-07-09T02:43:38Z
Language en_AU
Research Centre Griffith Institute for Educational Research
Faculty Faculty of Education
Subject Language in Culture and Society (Sociolinguistics)
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/19664
Publication Type Book Chapters
Publication Type Code b1

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