Broken Links

My apologies if you have had trouble using the site recently. I am not sure what happened but the links to various pages were broken. I have re-installed everything with the consequence that each page is now duplicated. Rather than go through each page deleting the...

Parsons’ Plenum

We have added a new paper on the relationships between A.N. Whitehead’s philosophy and Parsons’ The Structure of Social Action. This is the product of following a branch line that emerged from a consideration of the issue of “realism” and EMCA....

The Material Subject

We have added an addendum to The Methodology of Third Person Phenomenology which draws upon the philosophy of Samuel Todes to construct a conception of pre-reflective action as part of the constitution of the social actor. This addendum will be folded into the main...

Action at a Distance

We have added a late proof of Action at a Distance published by Routledge in 2018. As indicated on the link, please cite and quote from the published version of the book.

Relaunched Site

After quite a bit of fiddling and re-construction, the site has been relaunched. I have moved it to a new hosting package which should take care of most of the issues we have been having. If you have any problems just let me know. Bob

A Celebration for Wes

Recently a number of Wes’ friends, colleagues and students gathered to mark and celebrate Wes’ contribution to the disciplines of Ethnomethodology, Sociology and Philosophy by presenting him with a festschrift. As you can see from the picture below, he was...

Three Updated Scans

Once more, a huge vote of thanks to Alex Dennis for providing three updated scans :Workflow in a Paediatric Clinic : The Definition of Alternatives : Working Towards Agreement. Both the index aand the relevant archives have been updated. Thanks Alex Bob...

Two New Papers

After what has been a long ‘silence’, we are now in a position to add 2 new pieces to the archive. They are ‘The Contingencies of Due Process’ and ‘ Ethnomethodology: A First Sociology?’. They are from a volume of studies of...

Roy Turner

Sad news this morning. After a period of illness, Roy Turner passed away on Saturday evening. This is a great, great loss. We will all have fond memories of Roy’s gentle but probing wit and humour and his sharp insight.. Our thoughts are with his family and...