1st Edition

The Routledge International Handbook of Ethnomethodology

    416 Pages 20 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This volume offers a comprehensive overview of the most pressing issues and developments in the field of Ethnomethodology, including ethnomethodological Conversation Analysis, and highlights new and emerging areas for research. With truly authoritative coverage of the state of the art, including current debates, methodological issues, emerging topics for inquiry, new perspectives on established topics, empirical studies, and resources for study, The Routledge International Handbook of Ethnomethodology features lively, challenging discussions by a diverse range of international practitioners that will provide readers with unrivalled scholarship on Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis for years to come. Sections include ‘Contexts and New Resources’, ‘Theoretical Orientations’, ‘Study Approaches’, ‘Lay and Profession Analysis’ and ‘Areas of Application’. Moving past the focus on Garfinkel’s ‘discovery’ of the field as a domain of study in the 1950s, and acknowledging how ethnomethodology has changed since then by accounting for both the phenomenologically informed and Wittgensteinian emphases in Ethnomethodology, this Handbook constitutes an important update on the study and complexity of the topic. As such, The Routledge International Handbook of Ethnomethodology will be a valuable point of reference for students and scholars across the fields of sociology, communication and science studies, interaction studies, language and linguistics, among others.

    Notes on Contributors

    List of Figures

    Preface: On the Pedagogy of Ethnomethodology



    1. Ethnomethodology and Ethnomethodological Conversation Analysis: An Orientation to Studies
    K. Neil Jenkings, Oskar Lindwall, Andrew P. Carlin, Michael Mair, Alex Dennis



    Section I

    Contexts and New Resources for Ethnomethodology


    Editorial Section One: Contexts and New Resources for Ethnomethodology
    Andrew P. Carlin


    2. Ethnomethodology
    Michael Lynch


    3. Conversation Analysis
    Kang Kwong Luke


    4. Ways of Working in the Harold Garfinkel Archive
    Anne W. Rawls and Jason Turowetz


    5. Sacks and Garfinkel: On Ethnomethodological and Sociological Inquiry
    Richard Fitzgerald


    6. Egon Bittner’s Place in Ethnomethodology
    Albert J. Meehan


    7. The Emergence of Ethnomethodology as a Collaborative Accomplishment
    Andrew P. Carlin, Rod Watson and Sheena Murdoch



    Section II

    Theoretical Orientations

    Editorial Section II: Ethnomethodological Readings of Philosophy, Social Theory and the Social Sciences
    Michael Mair


    8. Alfred Schütz, Aron Gurwitsch, and Harold Garfinkel. The Phenomenological Origins of Ethnomethodology
    Christian Meyer


    9. Husserl, Heidegger, and Merleau-Ponty
    Kenneth Liberman


    10. The Documentary Method of Interpretation, Reflexivity, and Indexicality
    Alex Dennis


    11. Accounts
    Lena Jayyusi


    12. Respecification: Of Epistopics, Epistemics, the Particle “Oh,” and/or Other Puzzles
    Philippe Sormani


    13. Instructed Action as Non-Foundationalist Foundations
    Dušan Bjelić


    14. Wittgenstein and Winch
    Phil Hutchinson and Wes Sharrock



    Section III

    Study Approaches

    Editorial Section III: Study Approaches
    Oskar Lindwall


    15. EMCA’s Phenomena of Study: A Brief Lexicon
    Douglas Macbeth


    16. Ethnomethodological Ethnography
    Yaël Kreplak and Julia Velkovska


    17. The Unique Adequacy Requirement of Methods
    Phillip Brooker


    18. Membership Categorisation Analysis
    Robin James Smith


    19. Sequential Analysis
    Aug Nishizaka and Kaoru Hayano


    20. The Development of Video Analysis: The Work of Charles Goodwin, Marjorie Harness Goodwin, and Christian Heath
    Marjorie Harness Goodwin and Asta Cekaite


    21. Transcription
    Lorenza Mondada



    Section IV

    Lay and Professional Analysis

    Editorial Section IV: Lay and Professional Analysis
    Alex Dennis


    22. Instructed Action and the Thorny Problems of Actor Knowledge
    Timothy Koschmann


    23. Instructed Action, in and as Ethnomethodology
    Wendy Sherman Heckler


    24. Lay and Professional Inquiry: Multimodal Analysis
    Andrew P. Carlin, Roger S. Slack, Ricardo Moutinho


    25. The Temporality of Social Phenomena
    Richard H. R. Harper


    26. Ordinary Activities
    Peter Tolmie and Mark Rouncefield


    27. Hybrid Studies
    Nozomi Ikeya



    Section V

    Areas of Application

    Editorial Section V: On the Editorial Practices of (Re-)Presenting and Curating Ethnomethodological Studies
    K. Neil Jenkings


    28. Family
    Sara Keel


    29. Education
    Hansun Zhang Waring


    30. Doing Ethnomethodology and Sport
    John Hockey


    31. Medicine and Healthcare
    Alison Pilnick


    32. Science
    Janet Vertesi


    33. Ethnomethodology and Organisation Studies
    Jon Hindmarsh and Nick Llewellyn


    34. The Ethnomethods of Law and Order: Studying Cops and Courts
    Patrick G. Watson




    Andrew P. Carlin teaches Library & Information Management at the School of Education, Ulster University, Coleraine (UK). His areas of interest include ethnomethodology and information. He is co-editor of the Routledge book series Directions in Ethnomethodology & Conversation Analysis. 0000-0001-5138-9384

    Alex Dennis is a Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Sheffield. He is the author of Magic, Science and Society (Routledge), and co-editor of two special journal issues on ethnography and ethnomethodology. ORCID number 0000-0003-4625-1123

    K. Neil Jenkings is a senior researcher at Newcastle University, UK. He has authored and co-authored numerous publications on various social phenomena including health service organisation and decision-making practices, military and society, and rock-climbing. He is co-editor of the Routledge book series Directions in Ethnomethodology & Conversation Analysis. Orcid: 0000-0003-3513-2823

    Oskar Lindwall is a Professor in Communication at the Department of Applied IT, Gothenburg University. His research focuses on instructed actions, embodied skills, and the competent production of social worlds. 0000-0001-6082-4990

    Michael Mair is Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology, University of Liverpool/ Senior Fellow UK National Centre for Research Methods. He is an ethnomethodologist whose work focuses on the politics of accountability in and across different settings as well as methodological practice in the social and natural sciences, including qualitative, quantitative and digital methods as well as experimentation, machine learning and artificial intelligence. 0000-0003-0929-5426