week 6 Stranger in a Strange Land

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Unformatted text preview: Kathryn Gunning Rec: Thursday 8 am—117 Week Six: Stranger in a Strange Land We all have common stocks of knowledge that connect us with the people around us: to have conversations that have shortcuts to meanings we all know. I tried interacting with people without this basic knowledge and I got some mixed reactions. When talking with my friends I would ask what they mean by “pre gaming” or “hooking up” they asked me if I was drunk. I, also, got together with a friend from high school; she said I really missed me I asked her what she meant by that she asked if I was drunk, as well. “We trust on predictable behavior and social knowledge” (Walden 2007). When I didn’t have predictable behavior or common social knowledge my friends automatically assumed I’m not sober or in my right mind, they couldn’t accept that I possibly didn’t understand what they were saying. From the last chapter we read about ethnomethodology, “Most people take for granted the underlying interaction rules—the...
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