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Re: [xmca] Ethnomethodology genealogy


Arne's map may be hard to find on the LCHC website because his name is
miss-spelled in the link. I;ve attached a copy.


On 3/11/09 5:22 PM, "Mike Cole" <lchcmike@gmail.com> wrote:

> The trailing messages were getting really long, so I have truncated them
> using a slightly different
> subject line. Hope this does not screw up the conversation.
> I thought the genealogy that Martin traces below is really helpful.
> Does everyone have Arne Raeithel's genealogy of CHAT which is somewhere on
> the
> xmca website? It would be great to add to it for the links back to LSV and
> mike
> -----
> Martin's note:
> Martin Packer to eXtended
> show details 7:40 AM (7 hours ago)
> Reply
> Ed,
> I think you're right to see a connection between ethnomethodology and
> continental philosophy. The standard story about Garfinkel is that there
> were two main influences on his work. The first was Talcott Parsons,
> director of his doctoral thesis, who considered people to act on the basis
> of unconscious motivations that were the result of needs internalized
> through socialization. This is what Garfinkel later referred to as the
> 'judgmental dope' model of action. The other influence was Alfred Schutz, a
> phenomenological sociologist who emphasized the continually active character
> of human consciousness of the social world. Schutz proposed that each
> individual is continually interpreting and typifying the events and actions
> they see around them. Social science, he insisted, should build its concepts
> on these first-level common-sense, everyday constructions. Very different
> from Parsons' view, but the activity that Schutz focused on was very much
> individual and cognitive. Starting there it was difficult for him to explain
> how people can interact together to produce a shared, intersubjective,
> reality. (His students Peter Berger and Thomas Luckmann tried to fill this
> gap in their famous book 'The Social Construction of Reality.') What
> Garfinkel has done is locate the activity of interpretation and recognition
> in action itself, as something practical and social.
> Schutz was a student (and research assistant) of Edmund Husserl, and so
> Garfinkel would have been likely to explore other writing on phenomenology.
> I've heard he was found in his office with a copy of Being and Time, and one
> can also see allusions to Merleau-Ponty in his writing.
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