THE ORIGINS OF ETHNOMETHODOLOGICAL STUDIES OF SCIENCE

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Etnometodologicheskie issledovaniya nauki: istoki
Author(s): 
Andrei Korbut
National Research University Higher School of Economics
Issue number: 
No. 1 (Vol. 35)
Pages: 
151-166
Abstract: 

The article considers the origins of the ethnomethodological studies of science. It is shown that neither A. Schutz’s approach, nor ethnography of science (also known as a «second wave of the sociology of science») can serve as an origin of the ethnomethodological studies of science, because former rules out the possibility of the empirical investigation of scientific rationality and later presupposes the distinction between scientists’ technical and social competences. Therefore, the origins of the ethnomethodological studies of science should be found within the ethnomethodology itself.

Keywords: 
ethnomethodology, phenomenological sociology, sociology of scientific knowledge, ethnography of science, sociology of science
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