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Iva Fidancheva


This thesis should contribute to the politeness theory under consideration of one dysfunctionality of politeness - its violating potential. Additionally with the analysis of politeness forms (as distinctive mechanisms, hierarchy-stabilization, conflict-avoidance, behaviour standardization etc.) to give a better understanding of the phenomenon of politeness in general. Further it has to be seen as an attempt on evaluation of politeness from a socio-linguistic point of view based on examples taken from one multimodal corpus of polite items. Therefore it also aims to introduce one reflexive individualized use of politeness, which beyond the norms of tactful behaviour on the one hand and beyond the standardized norms of interactional rituals on the other hand should obtain elimination and mitigation of its possible violating effect.

The examination of this disfunctionality of politeness is elicited in one micro- sociological concept of politeness, based on the postmodern sociolinguistic view of politeness (Watts 1992, 2003; Locher 2004) and the ,,facework“ by Goffman (1967). The tool for diagnosing the introduced violating effect represents one communicative-pragmatic interactional model of politeness, in which politeness is to be understood semiotically.

The undertaken discussion about the phenomenon of politeness lead to two conclusions: from the socio-historical point of view there is a reformalization in the use of politeness items to register, whereas systematically politeness adheres certain violating potential, which in fact is not its intrinsic characteristic, but therefore could be found in every polite gesture.

Peter McLaren and Petar Jandrić

would agree with the break from alienated labor, why does contemporary revolutionary pedagogy need an additional layer of rituals and beliefs offered by Christianity? More generally, what are the unique emancipatory and educational potentials of Christianity, which cannot be found in traditional non


João M. Paraskeva

) approach either. In trying to understand schooling from the perspectives of culture and performance, McLaren relies on the concept of hegemony to investigate how particular rituals “reinforce or reproduce the political and economic dominance of one social class over another” (p. 86), and, in so doing, he


Historische und kulturanthropologische Perspektiven

Christoph Wulf

. Gebauer Gunter / Wulf Christoph ( 1992 ): Mimesis. Kultur – Kunst – Gesellschaft [1998] . Reinbek : Rowohlt . Gebauer Gunter / Wulf Christoph ( 1998 ): Spiel – Ritual – Geste. Mimetisches Handeln in der sozialen Welt . Reinbek : Rowohlt . Giesecke

Ewald Terhart

Grundorientierungen leicht gegeneinander zu führen. Nicht zuletzt deshalb ist diese Gegeneinanderführung immer wieder neu ausbuchstabiert worden; sie ist zu einem wiederkehrenden, manchmal schon trostlosen Ritual geworden. Biesta ist einerseits diesem Ritual verhaftet, vermag aber immerhin etwa durch Rekurs auf

Whaikōrero Akonga

Voices of Teachers as Learners


Wendy Holley-Boen, Christopher Graham and Pia HarrÉ

in the traditional values, rituals and practices of the community. Initially, the adults from both sides shape the structures and content of their time together. It is expected that young learners will be taken care of and will be successful and that each teacher will be clear in their role in this

Benjamin Jörissen

of Networks . Minneapolis, London : University of Minnesota Press . Gebauer Gunter/Wulf, Christoph ( 1998 ): Spiel – Ritual – Geste: mimetisches Handeln in der sozialen Welt. Reinbek: Rowohlt. Geertz Clifford ( 1983 ): Dichte Beschreibung: Beiträge zum

Diana Lohwasser

sich das nicht leisten kann. Der Bunker wird im Garten eingegraben und der Junge macht es sich zum Ritual jeden Tag nach der Schule für ein paar Stunden in den Bunker zu gehen, sich dort zu entspannen und Bücher zu lesen: erst dort fühlt er sich sicher. Allerdings muss der Vater nach einigen Monaten