Bad news, good news : conversational order in everyday talk and clinical settings (Book, 2003) [WorldCat.org]
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Bad news, good news : conversational order in everyday talk and clinical settings

Author: Douglas W Maynard
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Shows practices by which people give and receive good or bad news, how they come to realize the news and their new world, how they suppress or express their emotions, and how they construct social relationships through the sharing of news. Also reveals the implications of the study for understanding public affairs in which transmitting news may influence society at large, and provides recommendations for  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Douglas W Maynard
ISBN: 0226511944 9780226511948 0226511952 9780226511955
OCLC Number: 50479299
Description: x, 327 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Bad News, Good News, and Everyday Life --
2. On Realization in Everyday Life --
3. Conversation Analysis and Ethnography: What Is the Context of an Utterance? --
4. The News Delivery Sequence --
5. Whose News Is This? Social Relationships in Bad and Good News --
6. Shrouding Bad News, Exposing Good News: The Benign Order of Everyday Life --
7. Praising or Blaming the Messenger: Moral Issues in Deliveries of Good and Bad News --
8. Sociopolitical Implications: Everyday Rationality in Public Decision Making --
Epilogue: How to Tell the News --
App. 1. Transcribing Conventions --
App. 2. Some Conversation Analytic Precepts.
Responsibility: Douglas W. Maynard.
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Uncovering the verbal and nonverbal patterns in the bearing of news on everyday conversations, as well as hospitals and other settings, Maynard shows how people give and receive good or bad news, how  Read more...

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