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More Studies in Ethnomethodology
More Studies in Ethnomethodology (May 2013)
Kenneth Liberman - Author
Harold Garfinkel - Foreword by

2015 Distinguished Book Award, presented by the Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis Section of the American Sociological Association

Phenomenological analyses of the orderliness of naturally occurring collaboration.

Pioneered by Harold Garfinkel in the 1950s and ’60s, ethnomethodology is a sociological approach rooted in phenomenology that is concerned with in...(Read More)
 
 
The Idolatry of the Actual
The Idolatry of the Actual (September 2011)
Habermas, Socialization, and the Possibility of Autonomy
David A. Borman - Author

Reinvigorates Jürgen Habermas’s early critical theory.

The first close study of Jürgen Habermas’s theory of socialization, a central but infrequently discussed component of his defense of deliberative democracy, The Idolatry of the Actual charts its increasingly uneasy relationship with the later development of Habermas’s social theory. In particular, David A. Borman argues tha...(Read More)
 
 
The Trauma Controversy
The Trauma Controversy (October 2009)
Philosophical and Interdisciplinary Dialogues
Kristen Brown Golden - Editor
Bettina G. Bergo - Editor

Provides multiple and accessible perspectives on trauma both as a condition and as a cultural phenomenon.

More than a psychiatric or spiritual condition, trauma is an experience that exceeds the capacity of language to fix and settle it. As trauma crosses the lives of individuals and erupts into cultural and historical collectivities, it invites comparison with psychological dilemmas. But how best to compare indivi...(Read More)
 
 
Postphenomenology and Technoscience
Postphenomenology and Technoscience (March 2009)
The Peking University Lectures
Don Ihde - Author

Maps the future of phenomenological thought, accounting for how technology expands our means of experiencing the world.

A revised form of phenomenology, postphenomenology aims to overcome the limitations of subjectivism and its largely dystopian stance toward science and technology. Timely and insightful, this book provides a useful introduction to postphenomenology, asking how it can effectively transform classica...(Read More)
 
 
Merleau-Ponty and Environmental Philosophy
Merleau-Ponty and Environmental Philosophy (April 2007)
Dwelling on the Landscapes of Thought
Suzanne L. Cataldi - Editor
William S. Hamrick - Editor

Connects the work of Merleau-Ponty to environmental studies.

This richly diverse collection looks at the contemporary relevance of the philosophy of Maurice Merleau-Ponty to environmental issues and builds a coherent philosophical ecology based on his thought. The contributors describe and analyze relations within the natural world by focusing on the centrality of relations in Merleau-Ponty’s work; his concep...(Read More)
 
 
Getting Lost
Getting Lost (March 2007)
Feminist Efforts toward a Double(d) Science
Patti Lather - Author

2008 AESA Critics’ Choice Award

Marks the trajectory of the author’s work as a feminist methodologist.

In this follow-up to her classic text Troubling the Angels, an experimental ethnography of women with AIDS, Patti Lather deconstructs her earlier work to articulate methodology out of practice and to answer the question: What would practices of research look like that were ...(Read More)
 
 
Postphenomenology
Postphenomenology (July 2006)
A Critical Companion to Ihde
Evan Selinger - Editor

Critically engages the work of the philosopher Don Ihde.

Postphenomenology is the first book devoted exclusively to the interpretation and advancement of prominent phenomenologist Don Ihde’s landmark contributions to history, philosophy, sociology, science, sound studies, and technology studies. Ihde has made a direct and lasting impact on the study of technological experience across the disciplines an...(Read More)
 
 
Karl Popper and the Social Sciences
Karl Popper and the Social Sciences (January 2006)
William A. Gorton - Author


The first systematic treatment of Karl Popper’s contribution to the philosophy of the social sciences.

This is the first book-length exploration of Karl Popper’s often-neglected contributions to the philosophy of social science. William A. Gorton situates Popper’s ideas on social inquiry within the broader framework of his thought, including his philosophy of natural science, ...(Read More)
 
 
The Meanings of Marital Equality
The Meanings of Marital Equality (January 2006)
Scott R. Harris - Author

An ethnographic study of marital equality.

Scott R. Harris develops an interactionist, interpretive approach to studying equality in social life by synthesizing the theoretical perspectives of four founding figures in interactionist, social constructivist thought—Herbert Blumer, Alfred Schutz, Harold Garfinkel, and John Dewey. He focuses on equality in marriage by examining the stories people tell about their equ...(Read More)
 
 
The Active Life
The Active Life (September 2005)
Miller's Metaphysics of Democracy
Michael J. McGandy - Author

A sustained reflection on philosopher John William Miller and the metaphysical presuppositions and implications of democracy.

The ancient antagonism between the active and the contemplative lives is taken up in this innovative and wide-ranging examination of John William Miller’s effort to forge a metaphysics of democracy. The Active Life sheds new light on Miller’s actualist philosophy—its sco...(Read More)
 
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