This is the first appearance in paper back of one of the majorclassics of contemporary Sociology. Studies in Ethnomethodology hasinspired a wide range of important theoretical and empirical workin the social sciences and linguistics. It is one of the mostoriginal and controversial works in modern social science and itremains at the centre of debate about the current trends and tasksof sociology and social theory. Ethnomethodology - the study of the ways in which ordinary peopleconstruct a stable social world through everyday utterances andactions - is now a major component of all sociology and linguisticscourses. Garfinkel's formidable reputation as one of the worldsleading sociologists rest largely on the work contained in thisbook. Studies in Ethnomethodology was originally published by PrenticeHall in 1967 and has remained in print ever since. It is widelyused as a text book in this country and in the United States. Thisnew paperback is a special student edition of Garfinkel's modernclassic.
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About the Author
Harold Garfinkel is Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Table of Contents
1. What is Ethnomethodology?.
2. Studies of the Routine Grounds of Everyday Activities.
3. Common Sense Knowledge of Social Structures: The DocumentaryMethod of Interpretation in Lay and Professional Fact Finding.
4. Some Rules of Correct Decisions that Jurors Respect.
5. Passing and the Managed Achievement of Sex Status in theIntersexed Person.
6. "Good Organizational Reasons for 'Bad' Clinic Records".
7. Methodological Adequacy in the Quantitative Study ofSelection Criteria and Selection Practices in PsychiatricOutpatient Clinics.
8. The Rational Properties of Scientific and Common SenseActivities.
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'Garfinkel's arguments are expressed with a power and richness that is singular and imperishable... The renewed availability of these classic studies will give rise to the widest understanding of Garfinkel's seminal arguments.' Times Higher Education Supplement