phenomenological sociology

phenomenological sociology

sociological approaches deriving especially from the work of Alfred SCHUTZ (see also SOCIAL PHENOMENOLOGY, PHENOMENOLOGY). The clearest contemporary expression of phenomenological sociology is BERGER and Luckmann's The Social Construction of Reality (1967). This influential text on the SOCIOLOGY OF KNOWLEDGE argues that all knowledge is socially constructed and oriented towards particular practical problems. ‘Facts’ can there fore never be neutral but are always reflective of why they are required. This stress on common-sense knowledge has influenced CONVERSATION ANALYSIS, ETHNOMETHODOLOGY, modern HERMENEUTICS and varieties of detailed ethnographic PARTICIPANT OBSERVATION, though the common strand is less a common method than an aversion to POSITIVISM, characterized by the use of QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH TECHNIQUES.
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Close to the bottom of Figure 3, there is a cluster that represents work on crime, which was weakly connected to symbolic interactionist ethnographies, which were in turn connected to ethnomethodology and phenomenological sociology.
Particularly what do you think of the significance of phenomenological sociology language theory raised by Foucault?
Belle Summer (penname), in her 'Keep It In the Family': Casting Sociological Lights on the Secrets of My Life," takes significant courage to share her own experiences as an abused child, through a rich exploration and application of various sociological theories and concepts in phenomenological sociology, symbolic interactionism, social exchange/rational choice theory, functionalism, conflict theory, and the postmodern perspective.
Sympathy, Empathy and Other Social Acts: the Forgotten Roots of Phenomenological Sociology
Phenomenological sociology is one of the currents that has dealt most with these questions.
An approximation to phenomenological sociology of the revolution
The present work inquires into the possibility that the social construct "revolution" could be studied from a phenomenological sociology perspective.
Phenomenological sociology concerns itself with the ways in which "reality" is subjectively experienced, and in this sense, it is well suited to examine perceptions of what constitutes the enemy.
Professor Ritzer does his best here when he utilizes an integration of the macro theories such as structural functionalism and conflict theory to analyze the credit card industry, and the micro theories such as symbolic interactionism and phenomenological sociology to analyze the individuals within the consumer culture.
Czarniawska-Joerges (1992) says that cognitive anthropology or ethnoscience (ethnoscience hereafter) and constructivism or phenomenological sociology (phenomenological sociology hereafter) basically belong to the cognitive approaches to studying organisational culture.
Drawing upon interactionist and phenomenological sociology, he then gives a brilliant summary statement of how order comes to be generated out of the interacting subjectivities of a plurality of actors.
Coverage includes language and its related disciplines, language and society, the social construction of reality, symbolic interactionism, dramaturgical sociology, the sociology of deviance, phenomenological sociology, existential sociology, ethnomethodology, rhetoric, the cultural sciences, and society and cultural voice.