An Invitation to Ethnomethodology: Language, Society and Interaction

An Invitation to Ethnomethodology: Language, Society and Interaction

by David J. Francis, Stephen Hester, D. W. Francis
     
 

ISBN-10: 0761966412

ISBN-13: 9780761966418

Pub. Date: 06/22/2004

Publisher: SAGE Publications

This book offers a new and rigorous approach to observational sociology that is grounded in ethnomethodology and conversation analysis.

Throughout the authors encourage the reader to explore the social world at first hand, beginning with the immediate family context and then moving out into the public realm and organizational life. Examples of observational

Overview

This book offers a new and rigorous approach to observational sociology that is grounded in ethnomethodology and conversation analysis.

Throughout the authors encourage the reader to explore the social world at first hand, beginning with the immediate family context and then moving out into the public realm and organizational life. Examples of observational analysis are given with reference to topic areas such as family life, education, medicine, crime and deviance, and the reader is shown how to conduct their own inquiries, using methods and materials that are readily and ordinarily available.

Drawing on both original material and published studies, Francis and Hester demonstrate how observational sociology can be carried out with an attention to detail typically overlooked by more traditional ethonographic approaches.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761966418
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
06/22/2004
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.56(d)

Table of Contents

Social Interaction, Language and Society
Doing Ethnomethodology
Ethnomethodology and Self-reflection
Family Life and Everyday Conversation
Going Public
Using Talk to Get Help
Observing Education
Going to the Doctor
Working in an Organisation
Observing Science
The Primitive Character of Ethnomethodology

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