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Talking culture: ethnography and conversation analysis
Conversation analysis, like ethnomethodology, one of its inspirations, can be criticized on a number of grounds. To his credit Moerman reckons with several of these problems, most notably those concerning meaning and context. Given his constructionist view of meaning, Moerman sees meaning as arising out of talk. But, to be meaningful an utterance has to transcend the dialogical context in which it occurs, however meaning-productive that context may be.
Nor can the simple assertion that they are negotiated. Moerman insists that his analyses take into account cultural context. He does not recognize the circularity of his method, his argument : specification and contextualization are determined, in part at least, by these commonsensical, referentially understood, views of social order and cultural world. It does change the terms of the argument, diminishes.
Talking Culture | Michael Moerman
What would the politics, the epistemological politics, of anthropology be without the notion of complementarity! Moerman certainly seems reluctant to invoke, though he hovers around, the notion of the hermeneutical circle. Moerman's most radical position, one shared by the ethnomethodologists, is his critique of those positions that explain social interaction through motivation. Consciousness cannot grasp the complexity of social and cultural exchanges.
No individual human actor is their author. To avoid the intentional fallacy if I may use a somewhat old fashion literary critical term and yet to account for regularities, Moerman invokes Bourdieu's notion of the habitus, which, as we might expect, conversational analysis can fill in, somehow. Such an actor, with ' No thinker behind the thoughts ; no doer behind the deeds ' , better captures the agent of actual interactive events. The thought perhaps, not the image!
Ethnography and Conversation Analysis [compte-rendu] Vincent Crapanzano. Comptes rendus Michael Moerman, Talking Culture.