THE REFLEXIVE ORDER OF LANGUAGE AND ACTIVITIES: SECOND THOUGHTS ON GARFINKEL'S ETHNOMETHODOLOGY

Lucia Ruggerone (School of Social Studies, University of Nottingham)

International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy

ISSN: 0144-333X

Publication date: 1 April 1996

Abstract

The reflections presented in this paper were inspired by a simple consideration: that, although the kind of sociological investigation indicated as ethnomethodology originated as a reaction to the institutional sociological establishment, it has eventually become part of it (see Pollner, 1991). Some might quite rightly object that this is hardly surprising; actually, it is the destiny of most revolutionary movements inside and outside the sociological discipline. Moreover, the concern, often emerging from inside the field, that the term ethnomethodology has become no more than a confusing label for a variety of sociological investigations, may seem a pedantic issue of purity caused by the sectarian mentality of insiders.

Citation

Ruggerone, L. (1996), "THE REFLEXIVE ORDER OF LANGUAGE AND ACTIVITIES: SECOND THOUGHTS ON GARFINKEL'S ETHNOMETHODOLOGY", International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, Vol. 16 No. 4, pp. 91-102. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb013251

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