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Cekaite, Asta. 2016. Touch as social control: Haptic organization of attention in adult–child interactions. Journal of Pragmatics 92 : 30–42.
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This study explores the interactional organization of temporally prolonged control touch, used in adult–child encounters in Swedish primary school and family settings, to manage and monitor children's participation, ordinarily inviting ‘fit’ attention displays to specific activities and arranging the child's bodily positioning into a specific participation framework.