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Controversial Issues in Participatory Urban Planning: An Ethnomethodological and Conversation Analytic Historical Study

  • Lorenza Mondada
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Abstract

This chapter contributes to a longitudinal and historical ethnomethodological and conversation analytic (EMCA) approach to interactional phenomena as they evolve across time by studying long-term controversies within an urban participatory project. On the basis of a unique video corpus documenting a grassroots political project over six years, the chapter not only shows how it is possible to follow discussions among participants in the long run—by focusing on specific actions through time—but also demonstrates how the participants themselves progressively build the history of the project, by focusing on members’ perspectives on history in the making. The issue is to produce an account of history as a locally situated achievement built and oriented to as such by members, within an emic praxeological and interactional perspective.

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Acknowledgments

This chapter has been supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation project ‘Speaking in Public’ (100014_144376--100012_162689/1). I warmly thank Sara Keel for her insightful comments.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lorenza Mondada
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  1. 1.University of BaselBaselSwitzerland

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