Institutional Ethnography: A Sociology for People

Institutional Ethnography: A Sociology for People

by Dorothy E. Smith

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Institutional Ethnography: A Sociology for People by Dorothy E. Smith

Prominent sociologist Dorothy 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: 9780759114814
Publisher: AltaMira Press
Publication date: 06/03/2005
Series: Gender Lens
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 272
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Dorothy E. Smith is professor emerita in the Department of Sociology&Equity Studies in Education at the University of Toronto and adjunct professor, Department of Sociology, University of Victoria, BC.

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