Chapter published in:Identity Struggles: Evidence from workplaces around the world
Edited by Dorien Van De Mieroop and Stephanie Schnurr
[Discourse Approaches to Politics, Society and Culture 69] 2017
► pp. 355–370
The discursive accomplishment of identity during veterinary medical consultations in the UK
Drawing on extracts from a corpus of 65 video recorded veterinary medical consultations this chapter examines how veterinarians and animal owners identify themselves, one another, and co-present animals. It illustrates how identity is invoked during veterinary medical consultations, and then explores two sites of identity struggle. Firstly, occasions during which veterinarians and animal owners work to identify animals. Secondly, occasions during which veterinarians and animal owners claim rights to report on the animal’s health, prompting struggles over lay-professional boundaries. This chapter draws on, and contributes to, a niche body of literature concerned with the discursive practices used in conjunction with non-human animals. In particular, it addresses discussions about the social construction of identities pertaining to non-human animals.
Keywords: identity, professional identity, veterinarians, vets, animals, conversation analysis
Published online: 26 April 2017
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