publication . Article . 2011

Managing impressions and forests

Elin Ångman; Lars Hallgren; Eva-Maria Nordström;
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  • Published: 07 Nov 2011
  • Country: Sweden
Social interaction is an important—and often forgotten—aspect of conflicts in natural resource management (NRM). Building on the theoretical framework of symbolic interaction, this article explores how the concept of impression management during social interaction can help understand NRM conflicts. A qualitative study was carried out on a Swedish case involving a conflict over clear-cutting of a forest. To explain why the conflict escalated and destructivity increased, we investigated how the involved actors interpreted each other's actions. For an individual, role confusion occurs when a particular interaction creates a conflict between the presented self and t...
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free text keywords: Human communication, Development, Environmental Science (miscellaneous), Sociology and Political Science, Impression management, Sociology, Social engagement, Resource management, Public relations, business.industry, business, Natural resource management, Symbolic interactionism, Self, Social relation, Social psychology, Natural resource
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