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Categorisation practices, instructed actions, and teamwork as occasioned phenomena: structuring the ‘carry off’ in mountain rescue work

Smith, Robin James 2021. Categorisation practices, instructed actions, and teamwork as occasioned phenomena: structuring the ‘carry off’ in mountain rescue work. In: Cekaite, Asta, Keisanen, Tiina, Rauniomaa, Mirka and Siitonen, Pauliina eds. Human‐Assisted Mobility in Social Interaction, Gesprächsforschung Online‐Zeitschrift zur verbalen Interaktion,

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Abstract

This article describes human-assisted mobilities during a mountain rescue training exercise. The organisation of a ‘carry off’ – evacuating a casualty on a stretcher – is shown to be accomplished through relevant categories-in-action and, in particular ‘locatively-generated’ categories; categories that are dynamically accomplished via members’ shifting positions relative to the stretcher. These categories are shown to be central in the organisation of key action phases including the issuing of instructions to lift or lower the stretcher, the organisation of a ‘hand-over-hand’ manoeuvring of the stretcher, and the verbalisation of the upcoming terrain whilst walking together with the stretcher. The article demonstrates how these practices, rather than relying on teamwork, are the work in and through which ‘team’ is accomplished, displayed, and discovered by its members. Keywords: mobilities, categorisation practices, membership, teamwork, landscape

Item Type: Book Section
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Publisher: Gesprächsforschung Online‐Zeitschrift zur verbalen Interaktion
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 April 2021
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2022 15:09
URI: https://orca.cardiff.ac.uk/id/eprint/140881

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