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Advances in Membership Categorisation Analysis

Advances in Membership Categorisation Analysis

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March 2015 | 208 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

This is an exciting addition to the dynamic, multidisciplinary field of membership categorization analysis. Bringing together the biggest names in MCA this landmark publication provides a contemporary analysis of the field and a platform for emerging researchers and students to build upon.

The book sets out the current methodological developments of MCA highlighting its analytic strength – particularly when examining social identity and social knowledge. It provides a sophisticated tool of qualitative analysis and draws from a wide range of empirical studies provided by global scholars.

The culmination of years of international research this agenda-setting text will be essential reading for academics and advanced students using membership categorization across the social sciences; particularly in media and communication studies, sociology, psychology, education, political science and linguistics.

William Housley & Richard Fitzgerald
Chapter1: Introduction to Membership Categorization Analysis
Rod Watson
Chapter2: De-Reifiying Categories
Elizabeth Stokoe & Frederick Attenborough
Chapter 3: Prospective and Retrospective Categorization: Category proffers and inferences in social interaction and rolling news media
Christian Licoppe
Chapter 4: Categorization Work in the Courtroom: The ‘foundational’ character of membership categorization analysis
Edward Reynolds & Richard Fitzgerald
Chapter 5: Challenging Normativity: re-appraising category, bound, tied and predicated features
Sean Rintel
Chapter 6: Omnirelevance in Technologized Interaction: Couples coping with video calling distortions
William Housley & Robin James Smith
Chapter7: Membership Categorization and Methodological Reasoning in Research Team Interaction

The authors provide an applied, multi-modal, and engaging demonstration of how MCA is used in contemporary research. Exercises and cases provided in each chapter are especially useful.

Dr Kathleen C Haspel
Communication Studies, Fairleigh Dickinson Univ-Flor
September 15, 2015

Richard Fitzgerald

Richard Fitzgerald is Professor of Communication at the University of Macau, China (SAR). Before joining the University of Macau in 2014 he has held posts at Cardiff University and the University of Queensland. He has researched and written extensively on broadcast and digital media and methods of qualitative Discourse Analysis. His recent major publications include Advances in Membership Categorization Analysis (2015, Sage) co-edited with William Housley, and On Sacks. Methodology, Materials and Inspirations (2021, Routledge) co-edited with Robin Smith and William Housley. He is a former Editor in Chief of ... More About Author

William Housley

William Housley PhD, DSc.Econ. FAcSS is Professor of Sociology at Cardiff University. He is an internationally recognised expert in qualitative and social research methods, sociological theory, the study of practical reason, science and technology studies, ethnomethodology, membership categorization analysis, social interaction and digital sociology. His contribution to Sociology was confirmed through the award of a DSc Econ. by Cardiff University in 2012 for his internationally recognized work in the field of interaction, communication and social organization. He has served as an editor of Qualitative Research (SAGE) and... More About Author

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