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Running head = HAROLD GARFINKEL VS. ALFRED SCHUTZ THEORIES 1 Harold Garfinkel Vs. Alfred Schutz Theories Student Name Institution Affiliation Word Count = 2261
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HAROLD GARFINKEL VS. ALFRED SCHUTZ THEORIES 2 HAROLD GARFINKEL VS. ALFRED SCHUTZ THEORIES Introduction In my research on the best theorists I would discuss, I settled on Harold Garfinkel and Alfred Schutz. These two are very significant in the field of sociology due to their contribution to the ethnomethodology aspect of sociology. In other words, the two, through their different ways, contributed to our understanding of the relationships that exist in our day-to-day interactions. The two also, Harold Garfinkel and Alfred Schutz, had their ideologies, which were a contribution to the current sociology. Even though their two ideologies were all directed to the sociology field, they had some distinct differences and similarities. Biographical Account of Harold Garfinkel First of all, Harold Garfinkel was born in the year 1917. By the time of his death in 2011, he was aged 93 years old. In addition to this, Harold Garfinkel was a professor emeritus and ethnomethodologist of the University of California, Los Angeles. Above everything else describing the life of Harold Garfinkel, he was a passionate sociologist. To prove this is that he came up with the particular research field of ethnomethodologists, and as a result, he developed the area in 1954. From the year 1952, Harold Garfinkel undertook his studies at Harvard University, during which he was Talcott Parsons’ sophomore. During his stay at Harvard University is when he met the much-revered sociologist Alfred Schütz. In what is now a crucial meeting by most sociologists, Alfred Schütz made extra steps on the works by Harold Garfinkel after having got a lot of inspiration from his sociology works. 4578
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HAROLD GARFINKEL VS. ALFRED SCHUTZ THEORIES 3 Biographical Account of Alfred Schütz On the other hand, Alfred Schütz, who was also an American philosopher and a sociologist, was born on 13 th April in 1899 in Vienna Austria and died in 1959 in New York, United States of America. Alfred Schütz was an army officer and a part of the Austrian- Hungarian Army in the times of the First World War. Quite the opposite of the expectations of many, Alfred Schütz studied social sciences and law in Vienna, Austria. During the time he was studying, Alfred Schütz took a keen interest in the works of Edmund Husserl and Max Weber. However, among the two, Alfred Schütz was very close to Edmund Husserl. The Historical Era and Geographic Area of Alfred Schütz When it comes to the geographical and historical movements of Alfred Schütz, it is essential to note that he moved to various places during his lifetime. First of all, Alfred Schütz was born (1899) in Vienna, Austria, where he spent the majority of his childhood years. When the famous Adolf Hitler wanted to take over Austria, Alfred Schütz fled away and emigrated to Paris, France, where he felt more secure. However, his stay in Paris, France, was short-lived since he moved to the United States. After coming to America, Alfred Schütz joined the then
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