Please explain how Alfred Schutz uses the concepts of “subjective” and “objective” in describing the experience people have of themselves and others. Next, give a specific example of how one type of experience may have a “subjective” meaning that runs counter to an “objective” meaning. (hint: think about an experience a person has not had that he/she has expectations about, but has an actual experience that is different from what they expect.)
Question 2: Ethnomethodology
Describe the basic field of Ethnomethodolgy – what are the main concerns of this perspective and how do they differ from traditional sociological concerns? How do Garfinkle’s Breaching Experiments relate to the main concern of Ethnomethodology?
Course Objectives: This discussion forum will develop your ability to do the following:
Identify major bodies of theoretical work in contemporary sociology and the theorists associated with them.