About this project
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.