Friday, August 28, 2015

Eric Laurier talking about relationships and talk



Eric Laurier Reader in Geography and Interaction speaking about using ethnomethodology and conversation analysis to investigate relationships.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Meeting rooms for ASA

The meeting rooms for ASA are not on the online program yet but are available on the conference app, which you can download from the main ASA website. All the EM/CA sessions (Section and Regular) are in the Lake Michigan Room on the 8th Floor of the Hilton Chicago on South Michigan. The Asymmetries in Medical Interaction session is in Room 4K on the 4th floor of that hotel, and the Thematic Session on Agnes is in the Waldorf Room on the 3rd Floor. 

See you all there.


Robert and Mardi



Monday, August 3, 2015

4th EMCA DOCTORAL NETWORK MEETING - MANCHESTER/NORTH WEST DOCTORAL TRAINING CENTRE

4th EMCA DOCTORAL NETWORK MEETING - MANCHESTER/NORTH WEST DOCTORAL TRAINING CENTRE


Date: 6 - 7 November 2015

ttps://emcadoctoralnetwork.wordpress.com/about/meetings/

Keynote speakers:

- Prof. Wes Sharrock, University of Manchester

- Dr. Alex Dennis, University of Sheffield


We are pleased to announce the fourth in a series of biannual meetings for doctoral students undertaking research in the allied fields of ethnomethodology and conversation analysis. The meetings aim to establish, build and support a doctoral research community across the UK and Europe. Each meeting offers a mix of workshops, data sessions, reading groups, practical sessions and presentations. The idea is to provide an informal environment for students to come and share ideas, ask questions, showcase research, etc. We also want to encourage and emphasise these events as opportunities to socialise and network with your EMCA peers.


This event is free to doctoral students. Accommodation and meals will be provided, including lunch and dinner on the Friday, breakfast on the Saturday and refreshments during breaks. As places are limited, prior registration is essential. In order to register, participants are asked to briefly describe their research and indicate how they want to contribute to the event (e.g. data session, presentation, etc.) using the accompanying form. Once we have this information, we will distribute a full schedule.

Our keynote speakers, Prof. Wes Sharrock and Dr. Alex Dennis, will discuss ethnomethodology, conversation analysis and their ongoing dialogues with philosophical interlocutors. While we welcome the same diverse range of contributions that have been a feature of previous events, given the nature of our keynotes' contributions to debates that cut across ethnomethodology, conversation analysis but also the social sciences and philosophy, this event represents an excellent opportunity for participants to discuss ethnomethodology, conversation analysis and where they stand vis-a-vis other traditions and approaches to research such as, inter alia, phenomenology, ordinary language philosophy and the broad field of science and technology studies.


We will allocate places on a first come, first served basis. Therefore to confirm attendance, please return the registration form as soon as possible to Dr. Michael Mair, michael.mair@liverpool.ac.uk<mailto:michael.mair@liverpool.ac.uk>. The meeting call can be downloaded here: NW EMCA Doctoral Network Meeting Nov 2015<https://emcadoctoralnetwork.files.wordpress.com/2014/03/nw-emca-doctoral-network-meeting-nov-2015.docx> and the registration form can be downloaded here: EMCA Doctoral Network - Manchester NWDTC Registration Form<https://emcadoctoralnetwork.files.wordpress.com/2014/03/emca-doctoral-network-manchester-nwdtc-registration-form.docx>.  Once registration is confirmed, we will ask you to provide a deposit of £20 which will be returned to you when you register in person on the 6th. We will send on information about how to make the deposit when your place is confirmed.


For informal enquiries about the event, please contact Hannah Berry, H.K.Berry@liv.ac.uk<mailto:H.K.Berry@liv.ac.uk>


Join the conversation at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/emcadoctoralnetwork/

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Graduate student award Elliot Hoey

We would like to congratulate Elliot Hoey on his award.

On behalf of Section Co-Chairs, Mardi Kidwell, and Robert Dingwall, I am pleased to inform the membership that the Committee for the Graduate Student Paper Award has unanimously recommended that this should be given to Elliot Hoey's paper, 'Lapse management and lapse resolution in incipient and sustained states of talk'. Their citation reads


This paper offers a remarkably elegant expression of conversation analysis, where the structure of the paper goes hand in hand with the development of its analysis, and where the latter brings together a systematic analysis of single instances, a clear command of previous and current literature, and an original “point” of (potentially) groundbreaking relevance for further EMCA research. Written by a graduate student, it displays not only clarity and concision as a formal achievement, but also an insightful, systematic and subtle analysis with important implications for EMCA as research domain, in and beyond sociology. The empirical focus on “lapses” in states of sustained and incipient talk proves a strategic choice. Indeed, it allows the author to demonstrate how “discontinuities in talk (and other activities) (i.e., lapses) are a noteworthy site for inspecting the ways that overall structural organization reaches into the local production of talk-and-other-conduct in interaction” (from the conclusion, p. 21). By analyzing in perspicuous detail how “overall structural organization” appears to be a participants’ pervasive practical concern, the paper offers an insightful example of how various analytic interests in EMCA might be integrated (turns, sequences, information, membership categories, closings, etc.). Talk is thus reexamined, re-embedded, and re-specified as a members’ phenomenon, part and parcel of the occasion or encounter that it achieves.

Also now is the time to submit for the newsletter, send us your news!
Regards

Edward Reynolds, Webmaster EMCA-ASA

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Call for contributions EMCA newsletter

Dear Section

Have you recently published a book? Are there any local conferences or symposium coming up? Any new job postings? New awards? Some promising new graduate students to profile?
Submit to the EMCA newsletter! Eager editor Emily Hoffstetter is awaiting your contributions! email E.C.Hofstetter@lboro.ac.uk with details or questions.

No contribution too trivial! We want your new news!
regards

Edward Reynolds
EMCA Section webmaster

Thursday, May 14, 2015

VOTE NOW FOR YOUR ASA EMCA SECTION

Please VOTE for Ethno/CA Officers by JUNE 6

ASA voting members should have received ballots in April for general and section elections.  We have  one seat open for Secretary/Treasurer and two seats open for Council Member.  The candidates are as follows:

Secretary Treasurer:
Bob Moore 
Kevin Whitehead

Council Member:
Kaoru Hayano
Waverly Duck

Council Member:
Morana Alec
Lisa Mikesell

The ballot contains more information about the candidates for both the section and general elections.  If you believe you should have received a ballot but haven't come across it yet, check your junk mail and/or contact  electionadmin@intelliscaninc.net