Early View: Andrew P Carlin’s Review of ‘Harold Garfinkel. The Creation and Development of Ethnomethodology.’

Ethnomethodology has been seen as difficult to digest and access by students. Moreover, those pursuing ethnomethodology have been dissatisfied with the characterisation of their sociological attitude and with the view by some sociologists that ethnomethodology is a marginal and peripheral area of investigation. Andrew P. Carlin’s review “Re-Assembling a Corpus: Garfinkel’s Ethnomethodology and Intellectual History” of  Dirk vom Lehn’s book “Harold Garfinkel. The Creation and Development of Ethnomethodology” highlights that

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that “vom Lehn performs a great service not just to students but also to researchers in setting out Garfinkelian arguments, on a range of conceptual issues, which have remained unavailable to interested readers for decades.” 

[Disclaimer: Dirk vom Lehn has written this summary of Andrew P. Carlin’s review. He had no influence on the review]

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