Interaction and Everyday Life

Interaction and Everyday Life : Phenomenological and Ethnomethodological Essays in Honor of George Psathas

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Through a wide-ranging international collection of papers, this volume provides theoretical and historical insights into the development and application of phenomenological sociology and ethnomethodology and offers detailed examples of research into social phenomena from these standpoints. All the articles in this volume join together to testify to the enormous efficacy and potential of both phenomenological sociology and ethnomethodology.
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  • Hardback | 374 pages
  • 157.48 x 231.14 x 27.94mm | 725.74g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 6 black & white illustrations, 19 black & white halftones, 1 tables
  • 0739176447
  • 9780739176443
  • 2,203,419

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This book of essays in honor of George Psathas, beyond recognizing and celebrating the teaching and research of this worthy scholar, provides a wide-ranging set of inquiries that span the substantive domains of phenomenological sociology, ethnomethodology, and conversation analysis. Anyone interested in one or more of these domains will not want to miss the inquiries that are assembled in this tome. They are thoughtful, readable, contemporary, and, thereby, give access to current thinking in the areas that Professor Psathas brought forward for sociological appreciation and to which he mightily contributed. -- Douglas W. Maynard, University of Wisconsin-Madison In this book the reader will find the widest range of expressions and positions on phenomenological sociology. Numerous valuable contributions contained in this volume are focused on exploring the interface between phenomenology and ethnomethodology; however, its main accomplishment is to illustrate that phenomenological sociology is made by people (men of flesh and blood who live, act and think in the life-world) and that, if it has a meaning and significance for us today, it's because throughout his life and work George Psathas has started and led the way of this intellectual movement. -- Carlos Belvedere, University of Buenos Aires The sheer range of material that this book covers makes it a very interesting read. There is much of interest in this collection, for students of phenomenology, students of EM, or those who seek to combine the two. Symbolic Interaction
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About Hisashi Nasu

Hisashi Nasu is professor of sociology at Waseda University, Japan. Frances Chaput Waksler is professor emerita of sociology at Wheelock College, Boston, Massachusetts.
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Table of contents

Preface Part I. Phenomenological Sociology as an Intellectual Movement Chapter 1: Phenomenological Sociology in the United States: The Developmental Process of an Intellectual Movement Hisashi Nasu Chapter 2: Experiencing a Phenomenological Teacher: A Reflection Christina Papadimitriou Chapter 3: Revisiting Psathas: A Personal and Hermeneutic Reappraisal David Rehorick Part II. Phenomenological Considerations Chapter 4: In the Beginning was Embodied Sociality: A Tribute to George Psathas' Phenomenological Sociology Hwa Yol Jung Chapter 5.:Why Ethnomethodology Needs the Transcendental Ego Michael Barber Chapter 6: A Problem in Alfred Schutz's Methodology of the Cultural Sciences Lester Embree Chapter 7: Where is Power?: An Investigation into the Formation of Political Semantics Ilja Srubar Chapter 8: Trust and the Dialectic of the Familiar and Unfamiliar within the Life-World Martin Endress Chapter 9: Phenomenology and Sociology: Divergent Interpretations of a Complex Relationship Thomas Eberle Chapter 10: Investigating Friendship: A Prospective Dispute between Protosociology and Phenomenological Sociology Jochen Dreher Chapter 11: Face-to-Face Interaction, Kirogi Papa (Wild Goose Dad), and the Stranger: A Social-Phenomenological Study of Changing Intimacy in the Family Kwang-ki Kim Chapter 12: Children as Interactional Partners for Adults Frances Chaput Waksler Part III. Ethnomethodological Explorations Chapter 13: Classical Ethnomethodology, The Radical Program, and Conversation Analysis Thomas Wilson Chapter 14: To the Activities Themselves: A Philosophical Interpretation of the Complexities of Experience Lenore Langsdorf Chapter 15: The Intelligibility of Directions: The Psathas Corpus Kenneth Liberman Chapter 16: Collective Action, Collective Reaction: Inspecting Bad Apples in Accounts for Organizational Deviance and Discrimination Tim Berard Chapter 17: Garden Lessons: Embodied Action and Joint Attention in Extended Sequences Lorenza Mondada Chapter 18: Doing "Being Friends" in Japanese Telephone Conversations Aug Nishizaka Chapter 19. From Phenomenology to Ethnomethodology: The Crafting of Musical Time Peter Weeks Appendix: George Psathas' Books, Edited Volumes, Articles, and Book Reviews
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