For me, direct interaction between persons is the primordial site of sociality.
I am interested in exploring what we can learn about any of social science’s traditional concerns through the detailed naturalistic study of interaction. In the course of pursuing this goal through the close study of (audio and/or video) recorded episodes of all manner of naturally occurring interaction, it has turned out that we can also discover previously unrecognized concerns for social science, and ones which appear to be central to the organization of conduct in interaction and of persons’ experience of it. This mode of studying interaction ends up as an instrument for studying a broad range of topics in sociology and related disciplines.
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