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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

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