Action Theories Made Easier- Ethnomethodology

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  • Action Theories= Micro Scale
  • Look at individual's reactions and interactions
  • Believe individuals have free choice about their reactions and what they do

Functionalists such as Parsons believe that social order is maintained through a shared set of beliefs that everyone is socialised into.

Garfinkel takes a different view, he believes it is constructed daily through indiviuals using their commonsense.

Ethnomethodology (EM) looks to find out how social order is maintained through commonsense knowledge.

EM sees things as not having meaning, they…


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