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FT-14009-78

Mary F. Rogers
University of West Florida (Pensacola, FL 32514-5750)

A Phenomenological Critique of Ethnomethodology

To clarify the philosophical grounds of ethnomethodology, a variety of sociology which emerged in the early 1960s. The focal issues which the proposed study will address are: (l) the utility and probable fruitfulness of phenomenology for the development of a humanistic, philosophically well-grounded sociology; (2) the specific relevance of some of Edmund Husserl's and Alfred Schutz's central ideas to sociological undertaking; (3)the relative failure of ethnomethodologists to develop a phenomenologically informed sociology; and, (4) the implications of that failure in terms of the circumscription of crucial possibilities for cross-disciplinary scholarship and humanistic advanced in the sociological sphere.

Project fields:
Phenomenology Existentialism; Sociology

Program:
Summer Stipends

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$2,500 (approved)
$2,500 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/1978 – 9/30/1978