Institutional Ethnography: A Sociology for People / Edition 1

Institutional Ethnography: A Sociology for People / Edition 1

by Dorothy E. Smith
     
 

ISBN-10: 0759105022

ISBN-13: 9780759105027

Pub. Date: 05/28/2005

Publisher: AltaMira Press

Prominent sociologist Dorothy E. Smith outlines a method of inquiry that uses everyday experience as a lens to examine social relations and social institutions. Concerned with articulating an inclusive sociology that goes beyond looking at a particular group of people from the detached viewpoint of the researcher, this is a method of inquiry for people, incorporating…  See more details below

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Prominent sociologist Dorothy E. Smith outlines a method of inquiry that uses everyday experience as a lens to examine social relations and social institutions. Concerned with articulating an inclusive sociology that goes beyond looking at a particular group of people from the detached viewpoint of the researcher, this is a method of inquiry for people, incorporating the expert's research and language into everyday experience to examine social relations and institutions. The book begins by examining the foundations of institutional ethnography in women's movements, differentiating it from other related sociologies; the second part offers an ontology of the social; and the third illustrates this ontology through an array of institutional ethnography examples. This will be a foundational text for classes in sociology, ethnography, and women's studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780759105027
Publisher:
AltaMira Press
Publication date:
05/28/2005
Series:
Gender Lens Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.57(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1Women's standpoint : embodied knowing versus the ruling relations7
Ch. 2Knowing the social : an alternative design27
Ch. 3Designing an ontology for institutional ethnography49
Ch. 4Language as coordinating subjectivities75
Ch. 5Texts, text-reader conversations, and institutional discourse101
Ch. 6Experience as dialogue and data123
Ch. 7Work knowledges145
Ch. 8Texts and institutions165
Ch. 9Power, language, and institutions183
Ch. 10Where we've got to and where we can go205

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