ethnomethodology

[ eth-noh-meth-uh-dol-uh-jee ]
/ ˌɛθ noʊˌmɛθ əˈdɒl ə dʒi /

noun

the sociological study of the rules and rituals underlying ordinary social activities and interactions.

Nearby words

  1. ethnolinguistics,
  2. ethnological,
  3. ethnologically,
  4. ethnology,
  5. ethnomedicine,
  6. ethnomusicology,
  7. ethnonym,
  8. ethnonymics,
  9. ethnopharmacology,
  10. ethnos

Origin of ethnomethodology

First recorded in 1960–65; ethno- + methodology

Related formseth·no·meth·od·ol·o·gist, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for ethnomethodology

ethnomethodology

/ (ˌɛθnəʊmɛθəˈdɒlədʒɪ) /

noun

a method of studying linguistic communication that emphasizes common-sense views of conversation and the worldCompare phenomenology
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