theory- Feb 5th - Introduction To Ethnomethodology C Comparison to Other perspectives 1 Phenomenology Phenomenology focuses on what people think and how

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Introduction To EthnomethodologyC) Comparison to Other perspectives1) PhenomenologyPhenomenology focuses on what people think and how they interpret people around themEthnomethodologists are more concerned about what people actually do, not what they are thinking2) SISymbolic Interactionism does focus its analysis on individual actors, where as Etnomethodologists focus on the methods (the practises) used by peopleA biographical sketch of GarfinkelA)Early LifeBorn in Newark, New Jersey (1917)Jewish FamilyHis father wanted him to go into trade but Garfinkel wanted to go to universityUniversity EducationCompleted undergraduate degree in Business at the university of Newark (1939)Met a lot of Jewish peopleCompleted master’s degree in sociology at the university of North Carolina (1942)He decided to study race relations in relations to interracial homicideHe was influenced by phenomenology and structural functionalismHe decided he wanted to go his P.HD but couldn’t because he had to do service in the warAfter the war ended, he decided to continue his interest and entered a P.H.D program at Harvard university, he ended up working for Talcott PasonsTalcott Parsons- was really interested in Macro level, abstract categories
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