Being Period: An Examination of Bridging Discourse in a Historical Reenactment Group

@article{Decker2010BeingPA,
  title={Being Period: An Examination of Bridging Discourse in a Historical Reenactment Group},
  author={Stephanie Kristine Decker},
  journal={Journal of Contemporary Ethnography},
  year={2010},
  volume={39},
  pages={273 - 296}
}
  • S. Decker
  • Published 1 June 2010
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Contemporary Ethnography
An ethnography found that when members of a historical reenactment group behave in ways that seem inconsistent with the group’s ideology, they engage in discourse to demonstrate to other members that their behavior is congruent with the group’s ideology and, in doing so, strengthen connections with other members who have different standards for behavior or different interpretations of the group’s ideology. The term bridging discourse is introduced to refer to this practice. Bridging discourse… 
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