Interaction and Social Practices Research Group / Groupe de recherche Interactions et Pratiques sociales

The GRIPS research group focuses on the concrete organization of social interaction and practices in informal and institutional settings (clinical, cultural, judicial and educational sector as well as the media). Our studies rely primarily on ethnographic (on-site observation) and ethnomethodological approaches (conversation analysis and multimodal analysis) as well as on audiovisual recordings of the studied interactions and the analysis of documents. The goal is to examine how participants combine talk and bodily conduct, organize their activities and shape the practical structures (like identities and relationships) of the social world.

Le groupe de recherche GRIPS travaille sur l'organisation d'interactions et de pratiques sociales dans une diversité de contextes informels et institutionnels (secteur clinique, médiatique, culturel, éducatif, judiciaire, etc.). Nos recherches mobilisent principalement des approches ethnographiques (observations sur place) et ethnométhodologiques (analyse de conversation et analyse multimodale), ainsi que des enregistrements audiovisuels et l'analyse de documents. Le but est d'examiner la manière dont les participant·e·s communiquent ensemble, produisent des actions et donnent forme à leurs identités et relations, reconduisant et renouvelant ainsi le social.

Research Projects

Requesting in hospital nurses' unscheduled interprofessional interactions

Swiss National Science Foundation grant no 100017_18512/1, 2019-2024 

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González-Martínez, E. (2024),"Senior staff member walks ahead, nursing intern follows. Mobility practices in hospital corridors", pp. 73-101 in Keel, S. (Ed.), Medical and Healthcare Interactions. Members’ Competence and Socialization, New York, Routledge (Book series: Directions in Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis).

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