Review of Harold Garfinkel’s ‘The History of Gulfport Field 1942’ by Neil Jenkings #EMCA #SSSI https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.536 @sociologylens

Over the past years, the work in the archive of Harold Garfinkel’s material has gathered pace and led to a number of publications, such as “Harold Garfinkel: Parsons’ Primer” edited by Anne W. Rawls, and more recently of a book entitled “The History of Gulfport Field 1942” that stems from a time when Garfinkel had joined the U.S. Army and was stationed at Gulfport Field Aircraft Mechanics School. During the time Garfinkel produced a document that became part of a large report by the Historic Section of the Gulfport Field. Based on their work in the Garfinkel Archive in Boston Mike Lynch (Cornell University) and Anne Rawls (Bentley University) produced a wonderful edition of Garfinkel’s manuscript that now is available the University of Siegen.

Harold Garfinkel: The History of Gulfport Field 1942

Neil Jenkings has reviewed the book for Symbolic Interaction. In his review, Jenkings describes the materiality of this book as well as its standing in relationship to Garfinkel’s later development of Ethnomethodology.

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