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Stance that trigger conflict escalation

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In progress


Marie Gelang

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In this research we will discuss stances and how they influence conflict escalations.

The results have emerged out of research about neighbor conflicts. This work presents a study on stance and conflict escalating displayed during a mediating situation in a Swedish TV series dealing with neighbor conflicts.

We are framing two different stances that escalate the conflict at hand; condescending and resolute.

The arguing parties in the televised program about neighbor conflicts use the stances as a strategy in the situation in order to establish their view of the conflict as being the most truthful. We will relate this result to a holistic approach of the nonverbal communication where we consider a multimodal actio meaning how different modalities work together and in what way they are preformed.


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