Re: Ethnomethodology

Gregory A. Finnegan (Gregory.A.Finnegan@DARTMOUTH.EDU)
Fri, 11 Feb 1994 17:52:22 EST

It's been (quite) a while since I've taught theory, but my sense of
Ethnomethodology, esp. as promulgated by Harold Garfinkel, UCLA sociologist,
is that it emerged from roughly the same concerns that led to "ethnoscience"
in anthro. around the same time (mid-sixties): the concern w/ extracting
meaning from informants w/ minimal bias by the researcher. Garfinkel was,
BTW, a member of Carlos Castaneda's dissertation committee, and, if I recall
rightly, is implicitly the person credited with "whiteballing" the diss.
thru, in
De Mille, Richard, 1922-
Title: Castaneda's journey : the power and the allegory / by Richard de
Imprint: Santa Barbara, CA. : Capra Press, 1976. (Whiteballing is De
Mille's opposite to blackballing, when one person pushes something thru,
rather than one person blocking it. Anyway, I've attached a number of cites
to works using the work "ethnomethodology."
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- 1
Author: Garfinkel, Harold.
Title: Studies in ethnomethodology.
Imprint: Englewood Cliffs, N.J., Prentice-Hall [1967]
- 2
Author: Mehan, Hugh, 1941-
Title: The reality of ethnomethodology / Hugh Mehan,
Houston Wood.
Imprint: New York : Wiley, [1975]
- 3
Title: Understanding and social inquiry / Fred R.
Dallmayr and Thomas A. McCarthy,
Imprint: Notre Dame, Ind. : University of Notre Dame Press,
- 4
Author: Coulter, Jeff.
Title: The social construction of mind : studies in
ethnomethodology and linguistic
philosophy / Jeff Coulter.
Imprint: Totowa, N.J. : Rowman and Littlefield, c1979.
- 5
Author: Mitchell, Jack N.
Title: Social exchange, dramaturgy and ethnomethodology
: toward a paradigmatic
synthesis / Jack N. Mitchell.
Imprint: New York : Elsevier, c1978.
- 6
Title: Everyday language : studies in ethnomethodology /
edited by George Psathas.
Imprint: New York : Irvington Publishers : distributed by
Halsted Press, c1979.
- 7
Author: Rogers, Mary F. (Mary Frances), 1944-
Title: Sociology, ethnomethodology, and experience : a
phenomenological critique /
Mary F. Rogers.
Imprint: Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York : Cambridge
University Press, 1983.
Series: The Arnold and Caroline Rose monograph series of
the American Sociological
- 8
Author: Heritage, John.
Title: Garfinkel and ethnomethodology / John Heritage.
Imprint: Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York, N.Y. :
Polity Press, 1984.

Author: Lynch, Michael, 1948-
Title: Art and artifact in laboratory science : a study
of shop work and shop talk in a
research laboratory / Michael Lynch.
Imprint: London ; Boston : Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1985.
Series: Studies in ethnomethodology.
- 10
Title: Interaction competence / George Psathas, editor.
Imprint: Lanham : University Press of America, 1990.
Series: Studies in ethnomethodology and conversation
analysis ; no.1.

- 11
Title: Ethnomethodology and the human sciences : a
reappraisal / edited by Graham
Imprint: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press,
- 12
Author: Hilbert, Richard A.
Title: The classical roots of ethnomethodology :
Durkheim, Weber, and Garfinkel / by
Richard A. Hilbert ; foreword by Randall
Imprint: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press,