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Zygmunt Bauman

Struggling for the Soul of Sociology: Bauman and Ethnomethodology

By Lisa Morriss and Greg Smith Bauman’s critical assessment of ethnomethodology(EM) was the lead article of the first issue of The Sociological Review of 1973. Its placement perhaps reflected the serious attention British sociologists gave to EM as the newest import from the Land of Sociology. Then as now, The Sociological Review was in the vanguard […]

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Ask Not What You Can Do for Ethnomethodology

By Robin Smith Since the 1960s, various sociologists and philosophers have taken it upon themselves to describe what ethnomethodology is, what ethnomethodologists should study, and what ethnomethodologists should learn from sociology’s professional troubles. In 1973, Zygmunt Bauman took his turn. As others have noted, there are various flaws in Bauman’s account and the article contains a number […]

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Bauman? On Ethnomethodology?

By Phillip Brooker I would like to acknowledge, with great thanks, the Manchester Ethnomethodology/Wittgenstein reading group, and especially Wil Coleman, Alex Dennis and Wes Sharrock who willingly spent a session indulging me in discussing the article in question. The expert insight they have offered has been hugely appreciated, and I hope the piece that follows […]

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