Harold Garfinkel

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Harold Garfinkel
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Born October 29, 1917
Newark, New Jersey
Died April 21, 2011 (aged 93)
Los Angeles, California
Fields sociological theory, social theory
Known for ethnomethodological indifference, member methods, unique adequacy requirement, shop floor problem
Influences Aron Gurwitsch, Talcott Parsons, Alfred Schütz
Influenced Harvey Sacks, Michael Lynch, Lucy Suchman

Harold Garfinkel (October 29, 1917 – April 21, 2011) was a sociologist, ethnomethodologist, and a Professor Emeritus at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is known for establishing and developing ethnomethodology as a field of inquiry in sociology. He published multiple books throughout his lifetime and is well known for his book, Studies in Ethnomethodology, which was published in 1967.

Biography[edit]

Harold Garfinkel was born in Newark, New Jersey on October 29, 1917 and was raised there throughout his childhood.[1] His father, a furniture dealer, had hoped his son would follow him into the family business.[2] Although he did help his father out with the family business, Garfinkel decided to also attend college and study accounting at the University of Newark.[3] At the University of Newark, courses were mainly taught by Columbia graduate students, who brought more theoretical experiences to the classroom.[4] This theoretical approach guided Garfinkel later on in his theories he formed.[5] In the summer following graduation, Garfinkel volunteered at a Quaker work camp in Cornelia, Georgia. This was an eye-opening experience for Garfinkel. He worked with students from diverse backgrounds who demonstrated a wide variety of interests, influencing his decision to later take up sociology as a career.[6] While volunteering in Georgia, Garfinkel learned about the sociology program at the University of North Carolina.[7] This program specifically focused on public work projects like one Garfinkel was working on.[8] Garfinkel completed his Masters in 1942 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill after writing his thesis on interracial homicide.[9] Before graduating, he worked under the supervision of his graduate professor, Howard W. Odum. Garfinkel wrote the short story "Color Trouble" which was first published in the journal, Opportunity, in 1940. "Color Trouble" discussed the victimization of segregated black women traveling on a bus in Virginia.[10] With the onset of World War II, he was drafted into the Army Air Corps and served as a trainer at a base in Florida. As the war effort wound down he was transferred to Gulfport, Mississippi, where he met his wife and lifelong partner, Arlene Steinback.

After the war, Garfinkel went to study at Harvard and met Talcott Parsons at the newly formed Department of Social Relations at Harvard University.[11] While Parsons studied and emphasized abstract categories and generalizations, Garfinkel's work was more focused.[12] "What set Garfinkel apart from Parsons's other students and colleagues was his extreme commitment to imperial studies. Rather than ask, for example, what kinds of normative networks are necessary to sustain family structures, Garfinkel would more likely ask: 'What normative networks are there?' or 'Are there any normative networks?'"[13] While Garfinkel continued to earn his degree at Harvard, sociologist, Wilbert E. Moore, invited Garfinkel to work on the Organizational Behavior Project at Princeton University. Garfinkel taught at Princeton University for two years.[14] This brought him in contact with some of the most prominent scholars of the day in the behavioral, informational, and social sciences including: Gregory Bateson, Kenneth Burke, Paul Lazarsfeld, Frederick Mosteller, Philip Selznick, Herbert A. Simon, and John von Neumann.[15] Garfinkel completed his dissertation, "The Perception of the Other: A Study in Social Order," in 1952.

After receiving his doctorate from Harvard, Garfinkel worked at Ohio State studying leadership on airplanes and submarines.[16] Garfinkel also worked on the American Jury Project for which he did fieldwork in Arizona. Garfinkel was asked to talk at a 1954 American Sociological Association meeting and created the term "ethnomethodology."[17] In 1954 he joined the sociology faculty at the University of California, Los Angeles. During the period 1963-64 he served as a Research Fellow at the Center for the Scientific Study of Suicide.[18] Garfinkel spent the ’75-’76 school year at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences and, in 1979-1980, was a visiting fellow at Oxford University. In 1995 he was awarded the "Cooley-Mead Award" from the American Sociological Association for his contributions to the field.[19] He received an honorary doctorate from the University of Nottingham in 1996. He officially retired from UCLA in 1987, though continued as an emeritus professor until his death on April 21, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.

Garfinkel's thought[edit]

Influences[edit]

Garfinkel was very intrigued by Parson's study of social order.[20] Parsons sought to offer a solution to the problem of social order (i.e., How do we account for the order that we witness in society?) and, in so doing, provide a disciplinary foundation for research in sociology. Drawing on the work of earlier social theorists (Marshall, Pareto, Durkheim, Weber), Parsons postulated that all social action could be understood in terms of an “action frame” consisting of a fixed number of elements (an agent, a goal or intended end, the circumstances within which the act occurs, and its “normative orientation”).[21] Agents make choices among possible ends, alternative means to these ends, and the normative constraints that might be seen as operative. They conduct themselves, according to Parsons, in a fashion “analogous to the scientist whose knowledge is the principal determinant of his action.”[22] Order, by this view, is not imposed from above, but rather arises from rational choices made by the actor. Parsons sought to develop a theoretical framework for understanding how social order is accomplished through these choices.

Ethnomethodology was not designed to supplant the kind of formal analysis recommended by Parsons. Garfinkel stipulated that the two programs are “different and unavoidably related.”[23] Both seek to give accounts of social life, but ask different kinds of questions and formulate quite different sorts of claims. Sociologists operating within the formal program endeavor to produce objective (that is to say, non-indexical) claims similar in scope to those made in the natural sciences. To do so, they must employ theoretical constructs that pre-define the shape of the social world. Unlike Parsons, and other social theorists before and since, Garfinkel’s goal was not to articulate yet another explanatory system. He expressed an “indifference” to all forms of sociological theorizing.[24] Instead of viewing social practice through a theoretical lens, Garfinkel sought to explore the social world directly and describe its autochthonous workings in elaborate detail. Durkheim famously stated, "[t]he objective reality of social facts is sociology’s fundamental principle."[25] Garfinkel substituted ‘phenomenon’ for ‘principle’, signaling a different approach to sociological inquiry.[26] The task of sociology, as he envisions it, is to conduct investigations into just how Durkheim’s social facts are brought into being. The result is an “alternate, asymmetric and incommensurable” program of sociological inquiry.[27]

While Garfinkel was studying at Harvard, he also became acquainted with a number of European scholars who had recently immigrated to the U.S. These would include Aron Gurwitsch, Felix Kaufmann, and Alfred Schütz, who introduced the young sociologist to newly emerging ideas in social theory, psychology and phenomenology.

Alfred Schütz, like Parsons, was concerned with establishing a sound foundation for research in the social sciences. He took issue, however, with the Parsonsian assumption that actors in society always behave rationally. Schütz made a distinction between reasoning in the ‘natural attitude’ and scientific reasoning.[28] The reasoning of scientists builds upon everyday commonsense, but, in addition, employs a “postulate of rationality.”[29] This imposes special requirements on their claims and conclusions (e.g., application of rules of formal logic, standards of conceptual clarity, compatibility with established scientific ‘facts’). This has two important implications for research in the social sciences. First, it is inappropriate for sociologists to use scientific reasoning as a lens for viewing human action in daily life, as Parsons had proposed, since they are distinct kinds of rationality. On the other hand, the traditionally assumed discontinuity between the claims of science and commonsense understandings is dissolved since scientific observations employ both forms of rationality.[30] This raises a flag for researchers in the social sciences, since these disciplines are fundamentally engaged in the study of the shared understandings that underlie the day-to-day functioning of society. How can we make detached, objective claims about everyday reasoning, if our conceptual apparatus is hopelessly contaminated with commonsense categories and rationalities?

The roots of ethnomethodology[edit]

Garfinkel's concept of Ethnomethodology started with his attempt at analyzing a jury discussion after a Chicago case in 1945. Garfinkel was attempting to understand the way jurors knew how to act as jurors.[31] After attempting to understand the jurors actions, Garfinkel created the term "ethnomethodology" as a way to describe how people use different methods in order to understand the society they live in.[32] Garfinkel noticed through his study of Ethnomethodology that the methods people use to understand the society they live in are very much fixed in people's natural attitudes.[33]

Rationality[edit]

Accepting Schütz’s critique of the Parsonian program, Garfinkel sought to find another way of addressing the Problem of Social Order. He wrote, “Members to an organized arrangement are continually engaged in having to decide, recognize, persuade, or make evident the rational, i.e., the coherent, or consistent, or chosen, or planful, or effective, or methodical, or knowledgeable character of [their activities]”.[34] On first inspection, this might not seem very different from Parsons’ proposal. Their views on rationality, however, are not compatible. For Garfinkel, society’s character is not dictated by an imposed standard of rationality, either scientific or otherwise.

To Garfinkel, rationality is itself produced as a local accomplishment in, and as, the very ways that society’s members craft their moment-to-moment interaction. He writes:

Instead of the properties of rationality being treated as a methodological principle for interpreting activity, they are to be treated only as empirically problematical material. They would have the status of data and would have to be accounted for in the same way that the more familiar properties of conduct are accounted for.[35]

Social order arises in the very ways that participants conduct themselves together. The sense of a situation arises from their interactions. Garfinkel writes, “any social setting [can] be viewed as self-organizing with respect to the intelligible character of its own appearances as either representations of or as evidences-of-a-social-order.”[36] The orderliness of social life, therefore, is produced through the moment-to-moment work of society’s members and ethnomethodology’s task is to explicate just how this work is done.

In his chapter, "Rational Behaviors" in his book, Studies in Ethnomethodology, 1967, Garfinkel discusses how there are various meanings of the term "rationality" in relation to the way people behave. Garfinkel mentions Schutz' paper on the issues of rationality and his various meanings of the term rationality. Garfinkel discusses each of these "rationalities" and the "behaviors" that result.[37] The rationalities listed in Garfinkel's chapter are listed below.

1. Categorizing and Comparing 2. Tolerable error 3. Search for "means" 4. Analysis of alternatives and consequences 5. Strategy 6. Concern for timing 7. Predictability 8. Rules of procedure 9. Choice 10. Grounds of choice 11. Compatibility of ends-means relationships with principles of formal logic 12. Semantic clarity and distinctness 13. Clarity and distinctness "for its own sake." 14. Compatibility of the definition of a situation with scientific knowledge [38]

Garfinkel notes that often, rationality refers to "the person's feelings that accompany his conduct, e.g. "affective neutrality," "unemotional," "detached," "disinterested," and "impersonal." For the theoretical tasks of this paper, however, the fact that a person may attend his environment with such feelings is uninteresting. It is of interest, however, that a person uses his feelings about his environment to recommend the sensible character of the thing he is talking about or the warrant of a finding."[39]

Reflexivity[edit]

Garfinkel regarded indexical expressions as key phenomena. Words like here, now, and me shift their meaning depending on when and where they are used. Philosophers and linguists refer to such terms as indexicals because they point into (index) the situational context in which they are produced. One of Garfinkel’s contributions was to note that such expressions go beyond "here", "now," etc. and encompass any and all utterances that members of society produce. As Garfinkel specified, “The demonstrably rational properties of indexical expressions and indexical actions [are] an ongoing achievement of the organized activities of everyday life”.[40] The pervasiveness of indexical expressions and their member-ordered properties means that all forms of action provide for their own understandability through the methods by which they are produced.[41] That is, action has the property of reflexivity whereby such action is made meaningful in the light of the very situation within which it is produced.

The contextual setting, however, should not be seen as a passive backdrop for the action. Reflexivity means that members shape action in relation to context while the context itself is constantly being redefined through action.[42] The initial insight into the importance of reflexivity occurred during the study of juror’s deliberations, wherein what jurors had decided was used by them to reflexively organize the plausibility of what they were deciding. Other investigations revealed that parties did not always know what they meant by their own formulations; rather, verbal formulations of the local order of an event were used to collect the very meanings that gave them their coherent sense. Garfinkel declared that the issue of how practical actions are tied to their context lies at the heart of ethnomethodological inquiry. Using professional coffee tasting as an illustration here, taste descriptors do not merely describe but also direct the tasting of a cup of coffee; hence, a descriptor is not merely the causal result of what is tasted, as in:

coffee ⇒ taste descriptor

Nor is it an imperialism of a methodology:

taste descriptor ⇒ coffee

Rather, the description and what it describes are mutually determinative:

taste descriptor ⇔ coffee

The descriptors operate reflexively by finding in the coffee what they mean, and each is used to make the other more explicit. Much the same may be said about rules-in-games or the use of accounts in ordinary action.[43] This reflexivity of accounts is ubiquitous, and its sense has nearly nothing to do with how the term “reflexivity” is used in analytic philosophy, in “reflexive ethnographies” that endeavor to expose the influence of the researcher in organizing the ethnography, or the way many social scientists use "reflexivity" as a synonym for "self-reflection." For ethnomethodology reflexivity is an actual, unavoidable feature of everyone’s daily life.

Service Lines[edit]

Garfinkel has frequently illustrated ethnomethodological analysis by means of the illustration of service lines.[44] Everyone knows what it is like to stand in a line. Queues are a part of our everyday social life; they are something within which we all participate as we carry out our everyday affairs. We recognize when someone is waiting in a line and, when we are "doing" being a member of a line, we have ways of showing it. In other words, lines may seem impromptu and routine, but they exhibit an internal, member-produced embodied structure. A line is “witnessably a produced social object;”[45] it is, in Durkheimian terms, a “social fact.” Participants' actions as "seeably" what they are (such as occupying a position in a queue) depend upon practices that the participant engages in relation to others' practices in the proximate vicinity. To recognize someone as in a line, or to be seen as "in line" ourselves requires attention to bodily movement and bodily placement in relation to others and to the physical environment that those movements also constitute. This is another sense that we consider the action to be indexical—it is made meaningful in the ways in which it is tied to the situation and the practices of members who produce it. The ethnomethodologist's task becomes one of analyzing how members' ongoing conduct is a constituent aspect of this or that course of action. Such analysis can be applied to any sort of social matter (e.g., being female, following instructions, performing a proof, participating in a conversation). These topics are representative of the kinds of inquiry that ethnomethodology was intended to undertake. In particular, Garfinkel conducted a famous case study on Agnes, a transexual in 1967. "Garfinkel view[ed] sexuality as a practical and ongoing accomplishment of members through their practical activities" and focused on how "Agnes 'passed' as a normal female despite the continuous risk that she would be revealed as a transsexual."[46]

Breaching experiments[edit]

According to George Ritzer, Breaching experiments are experiments where "social reality is violated in order to shed light on the methods by which people construct social reality."[47] In Garfinkel's work, Garfinkel encouraged his students to attempt breaching experiments in order to provide examples of basic ethnomethodology.[48] According to Garfinkel, these experiments are important because they help us understand '"the socially standardized and standardizing, 'seen but unnoticed,' expected, background features of everyday scenes.'"[49] He highlights many of these experiments in his books.

The following is an example of one of Garfinkel's breaching experiments from his book, Studies in Ethnomethodology.

Case 3: "On Friday night my husband and I were watching television. My husband remarked that he was tired. I asked, 'How are you tired? Physically, mentally, or just bored?'"

S: I don't know, I guess physically, mainly.

E: You mean that your muscles ache or your bones?

S: I guess so. Don't be so technical. (After more watching)

S: All these old movies have the same kind of old iron bedstead in them.

E: What do you mean? Do you mean all old movies, or some of them, or just the ones you have seen?

S: What's the matter with you? You know what I mean.

E: I wish you would be more specific.

S: you know what I mean! Drop dead!" [50]

Influence on later research[edit]

A substantial corpus of empirical work has developed exploring the issues raised by Garfinkel’s writings.

Directly inspired by Garfinkel, Harvey Sacks undertook to investigate the sequential organization of conversational interaction.[51] This program, pioneered with colleagues Gail Jefferson and Emanuel Schegloff, has produced a large and flourishing research literature. A second, smaller literature has grown out of another of Sacks' interests having to do with social categorization practices.[52]

Sociologist Emanuel A. Schegloff used the concept of ethnomethodology to study telephone conversations and how these they influence social interaction.[53] Gail Jefferson used ethnomethodology to study laughter and how people know when it is appropriate to laugh in conversation.[54] John Heritage and David Greatbach studied rhetoric of political speeches and their relation to the amount of applause the speaker receives, whereas Steven Clayman studied how booing in an audience is generated.[55] Philip Manning and George Ray studied shyness in an ethnomethodological way.[56] Ethnomethodologists such as Button, Anderson, Hughes, Sharrock, Angela Garcia, Whalen and Zimmerman all study ethnomethodology within institutions.[57]

Early on, Garfinkel issued a call for ethnomethodologically-informed investigations into the nature of work.[58] This led to a wide variety of studies focusing on different occupations and professions including, laboratory science,[59] law,[60][61] police work,[62] medicine,[63] jazz improvisation,[64] education,[65][66] mathematics,[67] philosophy,[68] and others.

Lucy Suchman, an anthropologist, did an ethnomethodologically-informed analysis of learning to use a copy machine.[69] It came to serve as an important critique of theories of planning in Artificial Intelligence.

Selected publications[edit]

The bulk of Garfinkel’s original writings came in the form of scholarly articles and technical reports most of which were subsequently republished as book chapters. To appreciate the sequential development of Garfinkel's thought, however, it is important to understand when these pieces were actually written. Although published in 2006, Seeing Sociologically[70] was actually written as an annotated version of a draft dissertation proposal two years after arriving at Harvard. Toward a Sociological Theory of Information[71] was also written while Garfinkel was a student and was based on a 1952 report prepared in conjunction with the Organizational Behavior Project at Princeton. Some of Garfinkel’s early papers on ethnomethodology were republished as Studies in Ethnomethodology.[72] This publication is well known by many sociologists. Garfinkel subsequently published an edited anthology showcasing selected examples of ethnomethodologically-informed work.[73] Later still, a mix of previously published papers and some new writing was released as Ethnomethodology’s Program: Working Out Durkheim's Aphorism.[74] This latter collection, in conjunction with the Studies, represent the definitive exposition of the ethnomethodological approach. Garfinkel had planned to publish a companion piece to Ethnomethodology’s Program, which was tentatively entitled, "Workplace and Documentary Diversity of Ethnomethodological Studies of Work and Sciences by Ethnomethodology's Authors: What did we do? What did we learn?". This project was never completed, but some preliminary notes were published in Human Studies.[75]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Sica, Alan. 2005. “Harold Garfinkel: 1917.” Pp. 608-612 in Social Thought: From the Enlightenment to the Present. Boston, MA: Pearson Education.
  2. ^ Sica, Alan. 2005. “Harold Garfinkel: 1917.” Pp. 608-612 in Social Thought: From the Enlightenment to the Present. Boston, MA: Pearson Education.
  3. ^ Ritzer, George. 2011. “Ethnomethodology.” Pp. 391-415 in Sociological Theory. 8th Ed. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.
  4. ^ Ritzer, George. 2011. “Ethnomethodology.” Pp. 391-415 in Sociological Theory. 8th Ed. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.
  5. ^ Ritzer, George. 2011. “Ethnomethodology.” Pp. 391-415 in Sociological Theory. 8th Ed. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.
  6. ^ Rawls, Anne Warfield. "Harold Garfinkel." In The Blackwell Companion to Major Contemporary Social Theorists, edited by George Ritzer, 122-53. Oxford, UK: Blackwell, 2003.
  7. ^ Ritzer, George. 2011. “Ethnomethodology.” Pp. 391-415 in Sociological Theory. 8th Ed. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.
  8. ^ Ritzer, George. 2011. “Ethnomethodology.” Pp. 391-415 in Sociological Theory. 8th Ed. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.
  9. ^ Ritzer, George. 2011. “Ethnomethodology.” Pp. 391-415 in Sociological Theory. 8th Ed. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.
  10. ^ Doubt, Keith. 1989. “Garfinkel Before Ethnomethodology.” Pp. 252-253 in The American Sociologist. Ipswich, MA.
  11. ^ Ritzer, George. 2011. “Ethnomethodology.” Pp. 391-415 in Sociological Theory. 8th Ed. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.
  12. ^ Ritzer, George. 2011. “Ethnomethodology.” Pp. 391-415 in Sociological Theory. 8th Ed. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.
  13. ^ Hilbert, Richard. 1992. “Ethnomethodology’s Peculiar Place in the History of Sociology” Pp. 3 in Ethnomethodology. Chapel Hill, NC: The University of North Carolina Press.
  14. ^ Ritzer, George. 2011. “Ethnomethodology.” Pp. 391-415 in Sociological Theory. 8th Ed. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.
  15. ^ Rawls, Anne Warfield. "Editor's Introduction." In Harold Garfinkel's Toward a Sociological Theory of Information , 1-100. Boulder, CO: Paradigm Publishers, 2008.
  16. ^ Ritzer, George. 2011. “Ethnomethodology.” Pp. 391-415 in Sociological Theory. 8th Ed. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.
  17. ^ Ritzer, George. 2011. “Ethnomethodology.” Pp. 391-415 in Sociological Theory. 8th Ed. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.
  18. ^ Shneidman, Edwin S., ed. Essays in Self-Destruction . New York: Science House, 1967.
  19. ^ Maynard, Douglas. Introduction of Harold Garfinkel for the Cooley-Mead award. Social Psychology Quarterly 59, no. 1 (1996): 1-4.
  20. ^ Allan, Kenneth. 2006. "Organizing Ordinary Life: Harold Garfinkel (1917-)." Pp. 51-71 in "Contemporary Social and Sociological Theory." Thousand Oaks, CA: Pine Forge Press.
  21. ^ Parsons, Talcott. The Structure of Social Action: A Study in Social Theory with Special Reference to a Group of Recent European Writers. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1937.
  22. ^ Parsons, 1937, p. 58.
  23. ^ Garfinkel, 1967, 115.
  24. ^ Garfinkel, H., and Harvey Sacks. "On Formal Structures of Practical Actions." In Theoretical Sociology: Perspectives and Developments, edited by J.C. McKinney and E. Tiryakian, 337-66. New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts, 1970, 345.
  25. ^ Durkheim, Émile. "The Rules of Sociological Method." In The Rules of Sociological Method, edited by Steven Lukes, 31-163. New York: Free Press, 1982.
  26. ^ Garfinkel, 1967, vii.
  27. ^ Garfinkel, 2002, 122.
  28. ^ Schütz, Alfred. "The Problem of Rationality in the Social World." Economica 10, no. 38 (1943): 130-149.
  29. ^ Schütz, 1943, p. 147
  30. ^ Sharrock, Wes. "What Garfinkel Makes of Schutz: The Past, Present and Future of an Alternate, Asymmetric and Incommensurable Approach to Sociology." Theory & Science 5, no. 1 (2004): 1-13.
  31. ^ Mann, Douglass. 2008. “Society as Symbols or Constructs.” Pp. 210-212 in Understanding Society: A Survey of Modern Social Theory. Ontario, Canada: Oxford University Press.
  32. ^ Mann, Douglass. 2008. “Society as Symbols or Constructs.” Pp. 210-212 in Understanding Society: A Survey of Modern Social Theory. Ontario, Canada: Oxford University Press.
  33. ^ Mann, Douglass. 2008. “Society as Symbols or Constructs.” Pp. 210-212 in Understanding Society: A Survey of Modern Social Theory. Ontario, Canada: Oxford University Press.
  34. ^ Garfinkel, Harold. Studies in Ethnomethodology. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1967, p. 32.
  35. ^ Garfinkel, 1967, p. 282, author’s emphasis.
  36. ^ Garfinkel, 1967, p. 33
  37. ^ Sica, Alan. 2005. “Harold Garfinkel: 1917.” Pp. 608-612 in Social Thought: From the Enlightenment to the Present. Boston, MA: Pearson Education.
  38. ^ Sica, Alan. 2005. “Harold Garfinkel: 1917.” Pp. 608-612 in Social Thought: From the Enlightenment to the Present. Boston, MA: Pearson Education.
  39. ^ Sica, Alan. 2005. “Harold Garfinkel: 1917.” Pp. 608-612 in Social Thought: From the Enlightenment to the Present. Boston, MA: Pearson Education.
  40. ^ Garfinkel, 1967, p. 34
  41. ^ Maynard, Douglas W., and Steven E. Clayman. "The Diversity of Ethnomethodology." Annual Review of Sociology 17 (1991): 397-98.
  42. ^ Heritage, John. Garfinkel and Ethnomethodology. Cambridge, UK: Polity Press, 1984, p. 242.
  43. ^ Wieder, D. Lawrence. Language and Social Reality: The Case of Telling the Convict Code. The Hague: Mouton, 1974.
  44. ^ Garfinkel 2002, 255-258. See also, Livingston, Eric. Making Sense of Ethnomethodology. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1987, 4-6, 13-15, 82.
  45. ^ Livingston, op cit, 13.
  46. ^ Kwang-ki, Kim. 2011. “Harold Garfinkel.” Pp. 118-119 in Order and agency in modernity:Talcott Parsons, Erving Goffman, and Harold Garfinkel. Palo Alto, CA.
  47. ^ Ritzer, George. 2011. “Ethnomethodology.” Pp. 391-415 in Sociological Theory. 8th Ed. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.
  48. ^ Ritzer, George. 2011. “Ethnomethodology.” Pp. 391-415 in Sociological Theory. 8th Ed. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.
  49. ^ Allan, Kenneth. 2006. "Organizing Ordinary Life: Harold Garfinkel (1917-)." Pp. 51-71 in "Contemporary Social and Sociological Theory." Thousand Oaks, CA: Pine Forge Press.
  50. ^ Garfinkel, Harold. 2011. “Harold Garfinkel: Studies of the Routine Grounds of Everyday Activities.” Pp. 287-295 in Readings in Social Theory: The Classic Tradition to Post-Modernism. 6th Ed., edited by James Farganis. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.
  51. ^ Sacks, Harvey. Lectures on Conversation. Oxford, UK: Blackwell, 1992.
  52. ^ Sacks, Harvey. "An Initial Investigation of the Usability of Conversational Data for Doing Sociology." In Studies in Social Interaction, edited by David Sudnow, 31-63. New York: Free Press, 1972.
  53. ^ Ritzer, George. 2011. “Ethnomethodology.” Pp. 391-415 in Sociological Theory. 8th Ed. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.
  54. ^ Ritzer, George. 2011. “Ethnomethodology.” Pp. 391-415 in Sociological Theory. 8th Ed. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.
  55. ^ Ritzer, George. 2011. “Ethnomethodology.” Pp. 391-415 in Sociological Theory. 8th Ed. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.
  56. ^ Ritzer, George. 2011. “Ethnomethodology.” Pp. 391-415 in Sociological Theory. 8th Ed. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.
  57. ^ Ritzer, George. 2011. “Ethnomethodology.” Pp. 391-415 in Sociological Theory. 8th Ed. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.
  58. ^ Garfinkel, Harold. Ethnomethodological Studies of Work. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1986.
  59. ^ Lynch, Michael. "Scientific Practice and Ordinary Action: Ethnomethodology and Social Studies of Science." New York: Cambridge University Press, 1993.
  60. ^ Atkinson, J. Maxwell, and Drew, Paul. "Order in court: The organization of verbal interaction in judicial settings." London: Macmillan, 1979.
  61. ^ Travers, M., and Manzo, J. F., eds. Law in Action: Ethnomethodological and Conversation Analytic Approaches to Law. Aldershot, Hants, England: Ashgate/Dartmouth, 1997.
  62. ^ Bittner, Egon. "Police Discretion in Emergency Apprehension of Mentally Ill Persons." Social Problems 14, no. 3 (1967): 278-92.
  63. ^ Heritage, John, and Douglas Maynard, eds. Communication in Medical Care: Interactions between Primary Care Physicians and Patients. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2006.
  64. ^ Sudnow, David. Ways of the Hand: A Rewritten Account. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2001.
  65. ^ Payne, G. C. F., and Cuff, Ted, eds. Doing Teaching: The Practical Management of Classrooms. London: Batsford Academic and Educational Ltd., 1982.
  66. ^ Hester, Stephen, and David Francis, eds. Local Educational Order: Ethnomethodological Studies of Knowledge in Action. Philadelphia, PA: John Benjamins, 2000.
  67. ^ Livingston, Eric. The Ethnomethodological Foundations of Mathematics. London: Routlege & Kegan Paul, 1986.
  68. ^ Liberman, Kenneth. Husserl's Criticism of Reason with Ethnomethodological Specifications. Lanham, MD: Lexington Book, 2007.
  69. ^ Suchman, Lucy. Human-Machine Reconfigurations: Plans and Situated Actions. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2007.
  70. ^ Garfinkel, Harold, Seeing Sociologically: The Routine Grounds of Social Action. Boulder, CO: Paradigm Publishers, 2006.
  71. ^ Garfinkel, Harold, Toward a Sociological Theory of Information. Boulder, CO: Paradigm Publishers, 2008.
  72. ^ First published by Prentice-Hall in 1967 and later reissued in an expanded edition by Paradigm Publishers (Boulder, CO, forthcoming).
  73. ^ Garfinkel, 1986.
  74. ^ Garfinkel, 2002.
  75. ^ Garfinkel, Harold. Lebenswelt origins of the sciences: Working out Durkheim's aphorism. Human Studies 30 (2007): 9-56.

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