First published in 1986, this collection of essays brings together ethnomethodological studies from key academics of the discipline, including the renowned scholar Harold Garfinkel who established and developed the field.
In addition to four case studies, the volume begins and ends with two essays which discuss some of the theory employed by ethnomethodologists. The essays in this collection look at a range of areas, from truck wheel accidents and their regulation, to martial arts and alchemy and provide concise and insightful examples of the ways in which ethnomethodology can be applied to a number of settings and subjects.
This work will be of interest to those studying ethnomethodology and sociology.
Table of Contents
Introduction; 1. Sociological indication of and the visibility criterion of real world social theorizing M. D. Baccus 2. Multipiece truck wheel accidents and their regulations M. D. Baccus 3. Kung Fu: toward a praxiological hermeneutic of the martial arts 4. Features of signs encountered in designing a notational system for transcribing lectures Christopher Pack 5. Introduction to a hermeneutics of the occult: alchemy Trent Eglin 6. On formal structures of practical actions Harold Garfinkel and Harvey Sacks; Index