Studies in Ethnomethodology

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This is the first appearance in paper back of one of the major classics of contemporary Sociology. Studies in Ethnomethodology has inspired a wide range of important theoretical and empirical work in the social sciences and linguistics. It is one of the most original and controversial works in modern social science and it remains at the centre of debate about the current trends and tasks of sociology and social theory.

Ethnomethodology – the study of the ways in which ordinary people construct a stable social world through everyday utterances and actions – is now a major component of all sociology and linguistics courses. Garfinkel′s formidable reputation as one of the worlds leading sociologists rest largely on the work contained in this book.

Studies in Ethnomethodology was originally published by Prentice Hall in 1967 and has remained in print ever since. It is widely used as a text book in this country and in the United States. This new paperback is a special student edition of Garfinkel′s modern classic.

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Although not widely known, Harold Garfinkel pioneered the use of ethnomethodology as a field of inquiry in sociology. He influenced generations of scholars and researchers. This expanded and updated edition of Garfinkel's classic Studies in Ethnomethodology includes, for the first time, additional Garfinkel papers that helped form the author's ideas. This is the fullest and most authoritative edition ever published. It gives readers a chance to see how Garfinkel developed his path-breaking ideas and later expanded them into new lines of thought.

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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

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