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The branch of sociology that deals with the codes and conventions of everyday social interactions and activities.
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(Linguistics) a method of studying linguistic communication that emphasizes common-sense views of conversation and the world. Compare phenomenology
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Associated with the sociologist Harold Garfinkel, ethnomethodology studies the ways in which people use everyday knowledge to interpret and understand the world and communicate with other people.
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