Interaction and social practices

research group (GRIPS)

Society is accomplished in and through social interaction. By mutually orienting to each other, individuals achieve activities together and shape the situations, identities and relationships that structure their social environment. They thus refer to, renew and reproduce social institutions. The GRIPS research group focuses on the concrete organization of social interaction and practices in institutional settings, with special emphasis on judiciary and medical settings. The group relies primarily on ethnographic (in-depth observation) and ethnomethodological approaches (conversation analysis and multimodal analysis) as well as audiovisual recordings of in situ interactions. The goal is to examine in detail the articulation of resources - language, gaze, gestures, movements - involved in the production of social action in the settings studied.



Research Group Interaction and Social Practices - University of Fribourg - Switzerland - Swiss University