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Re: [xmca] Alfred Schuetz

Hi Andy et al -

Martin's book, the science of qualitative research has a chapter that traces Kant-Husserl-
Schutz - BergerLuckman that we r reading at Lchc. It helped me a lot to sort out this branch
of thought. It is followed by a chapter that traces Heidegger - Merleau Ponty- garfinkle.

I have heard there is an electronic version, but do not know how to get it. Working from actual hard copy!
On Apr 28, 2012, at 10:19 AM, Andrew Babson <ababson@umich.edu> wrote:

> He was very influential to Garfinkel, and so from an intellectual
> historical perspective, the development of ethnomethodology,
> conversation analysis and modern sociolinguistics.
> On 4/28/12, Andy Blunden <ablunden@mira.net> wrote:
>> I'd just like to share the attached article, written in 1945 by Alfred
>> Schuetz, a refugee from the Frankfurt School living in New York, like so
>> many others. In the article he appropriates Wm James, GH Mead and J
>> Dewey, whilst coming from the Pheneomenology of Husserl, to adapt the
>> concepts of Pheneomenology to social theory. It is quite interesting. He
>> remains, in my view within the orbit of Phenomenology, but readers will
>> recognise significant points of agreement with AN Leontyev's Activity
>> Theory. What he calls "Conduct" comes close to "Activity," and he
>> introduces the concept of Action which is certainly the same as it is
>> for CHAT, and instead of "an activity" (the 3rd level in ANL's system)
>> he has "Project." But although this project has the same relation to
>> Action, it is a subjectively derived project posited on the world,
>> rather than project discovered in the world, and having a basically
>> societal origin. This is the point at which I think he confines himself
>> to Phenomenology, and fails to reach a real social theory. The whole
>> business about "multiple realities" which gives the article its title is
>> very tedious, but actually is valid in its basics I think.
>> Some of us on this list may appreciate him. He's a recent discovery for me.
>> Andy
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