Harold Garfinkel Biography

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Harold Garfinkel became known as the founder of ethnomethodology with his 1976 publication Studies in Ethnomethodology.The term "ethnomethodology" occurred to Garfinkel while he was writing up a study of jury deliberations. He observed that the jurors were preoccupied with a variety of methodological matters, such as the distinction between fact and opinion. The jurors worked with these distinctions methodically incoherently organized ways, counting upon one another's abilities to use them and make sense of them. Garfinkel recognized that these distinctions were made by reference to common-sense considerations. Thus, he defined ethnomethodology as the study of common-sense knowledge and the range of procedures and considerations by means of which the ordinary members of society make sense of, find theirway about in, and act on the circumstances in which they find themselves.Ethnomethodology, translated as members' methods or folk methods, refers to the methods that ordinary people use to make...

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