Institutional Ethnography A Sociology for People

ISBN-10: 0759105022
ISBN-13: 9780759105027
Edition: 2005
Authors: Dorothy E. Smith
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List price: $38.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: AltaMira Press
Publication date: 5/26/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Prominent sociologist Dorothy Smith outlines a method of inquiry that uses everyday experience as a lens to examine social relations and social organization. This sociology from women's standpoints reveals the present but largely unseen social relations of everyday life. This will be a foundational text for classes in sociology, ethnography, and women's studies.

Dorothy E. Smith is a professor emerita at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, and an adjunct professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Victoria.

Series Editors' Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Making a Sociology for People
Women's Standpoint: Embodied Knowing versus the Ruling Relations
Women's Standpoint and the Ruling Relations
The Historical Trajectory of Gender and the Ruling Relations
Knowing the Social: An Alternative Design
Reorganizing the Social Relations of Objectivity
What Is Institutional Ethnography? Some Contrasts
Experience and the Ethnographic Problematic
Conclusion
An Ontology of the Social
Designing an Ontology for Institutional Ethnography
An Ontology of the Social
Institutions, Language, and Texts
Conclusion
Language as Coordinating Subjectivities
Reconceptualizing Language as Social
Experiential and Text-Based Territories
Conclusion
Making Institutions Ethnographically Accessible
Texts, Text-Reader Conversations, and Institutional Discourse
The Text-Reader Conversation
The Text-Reader Conversations of Institutional Discourse
Texts as Institutional Coordinators
Conclusion
Experience as Dialogue and Data
Experience as Dialogue: The Problem
An Alternative Understanding of Experience as Dialogue
Experience, Language, and Social Organization
The Data Dialogues
Conclusion
Work Knowledges
Work Knowledge of University Grades and Grading: A Mini-ethnography
Work Knowledge as the Institutional Ethnographer's Data
Work Knowledge
The Problem of Institutional Capture
Assembling and Mapping Work Knowledges
Conclusion
Texts and Institutions
How Texts Coordinate
Conclusion
Power, Language, and Institutions
Making Institutional Realities
Regulatory Frames
Conclusion
Conclusion
Where We've Got To and Where We Can Go
Where We've Got To
Expansion
The Collective Work of Institutional Ethnography
Glossary
Reference List
Index
About the Author

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