The reconsidered model of membership categorization analysis

  • Housley W
  • Fitzgerald R
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Abstract

This article briefly investigates the role that ethno-methodology has played in sociological analyses of language and interaction. The work of Harvey Sacks is investigated in relation to membership categorization and the analysis of talk-in-interaction. More specifically, the authors focus on how this strand of work has been developed in recent years and now represents a powerful apparatus for conducting sociological analyses of interaction in a diverse range of settings in a way that is sensitive to issues related to social organization, normativity, identity, macro-micro synthesis, knowledge and developments in social theory.

Author-supplied keywords

  • category
  • context
  • conversation analysis
  • device
  • ethnomethodology
  • knowledge
  • membership categorization analysis
  • normativity
  • predicate
  • social structure
  • talk-in-interaction

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Authors

  • William Housley

  • Richard Fitzgerald

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