Publication details [#55098]

Aronsson, Karin and Asta Cekaite. 2011. Activity contracts and directives in everyday family politics. Discourse & Society 22 (2) : 137–154.
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Article in journal
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Language as a subject
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SAGE Publications


This video ethnographic study of Swedish everyday family life documents parental directive sequences and intergenerational negotiations, including what is labelled here activity contracts: agreements that form a type of inter-generational account work surrounding target activities (e.g. cleaning one’s room).