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Pausens mikrodramatik: En essä om önskade och oönskade avbrott
Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
2012 (Swedish)In: Sosiologi i dag, ISSN 0332-6330, E-ISSN 1893-4617, Vol. 42, no 1, 15-36 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [sv]

Vad kan en paus vara och framförallt vad gör den med sociala situationer? Vi närmar oss den frågan genom att kontrastera två mycket olika pauser. Den efterlängtade rök- och kaffepausen ställs mot det pinsamma avbrottet eller den påtvingade väntan. Olika kulturanalytiska ingångar och skiftande empiriska material prövas i en diskussion om vad det till synes obetydliga säger om sociala relationer i olika kontexter. Med ett historiskt perspektiv följer vi formering och förändring av några paustraditioner där cigaretten och kaffekoppen spelar en central roll. I analysen av det provocerande avbrottet tar vi utgångspunkt i människors berättelser. Pauser upplevs på högst olika sätt och där finns en maktdimension som bör uppmärksammas.                                                                  

 

Abstract [en]

What can a break or a pause be about and above all what does it do to social situations? We approach this question by contrasting two very different kinds of breaks. The welcome smoke and coffee breaks are compared to the embarrassing pause or the enforced waiting. Different approaches in cultural analysis and a range of empirical materials are tested in a discussion of what the seemingly unimportant may say about social relations in shifting contexts. Through a historical perspective we follow the formation and changes in breaks organized by the cigarette or the coffee mug. In the analysis of provoked interruptions our starting point is individual narratives. Pauses are experienced very differently and often contain a power dimension that needs to be explored.

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Oslo: Novus Forlag, 2012. Vol. 42, no 1, 15-36 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-55493OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-55493DiVA: diva2:527354
Available from: 2012-05-20 Created: 2012-05-20 Last updated: 2017-12-07Bibliographically approved

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