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Seeing Sociologically : The Routine Grounds of Social Action - Harold Garfinkel

Seeing Sociologically

The Routine Grounds of Social Action

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Published: 1st March 2005
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This book - never before published - is eminent sociologist Harold Garfinkel's earliest attempt, while at Harvard in 1948, to bridge the growing gap in American sociology. This gap was generated by a Parsonian paradigm that emphasised a scientific approach to sociological description, one that increasingly distanced itself from social phenomena in the increasingly influential ways studied by phenomenologists. It was Garfinkel's idea that phenomenological description, rendered in more empirical and interactive terms, might remedy shortcomings in the reigning Parsonian view. Garfinkel soon gave up the attempt to repair scientific description, and his focus became increasingly empirical until, in 1954, he famously coined the term "Ethnomethodology." However, in this early manuscript can be seen more clearly than in some of his later work the struggle with a conceptual and positivist rendering of social relations that ultimately informed Garfinkel's position. Here we find the sources of his turn toward ethnomethodology, which would influence subsequent generations of sociologists. Essential reading for all social theory scholars and graduate students and for a wider range of social scientists in anthropology, ethnomethodology, and other fields.

Forewordp. vii
Respecifying the Study of Social Order-Garfinkel's Transition from Theoretical Conceptualization to Practices in Detailsp. 1
Introductionp. 99
Principal Theoretical Notionsp. 101
Actionp. 101
Actorp. 107
Role and the Concept of the Finite Province of Meaningp. 117
Noesis-Noema Structuresp. 132
Social Identityp. 145
Identity Constancy and Identity Transformationp. 151
Communicationp. 179
Style, Tactics, and Strategies of Communicationp. 182
Groupp. 189
Specific Problemsp. 205
Statement of Thesis Problemsp. 205
Notes to Seeing Sociologicallyp. 217
Referencesp. 219
Indexp. 227
About the Author and Editorp. 239
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ISBN: 9781594510939
ISBN-10: 1594510938
Series: Great Barrington Books
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1st March 2005
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.3