Jayyusi, Lena.

Categorization and the Moral Order (Routledge Revivals). - 1 online resource (288 pages) - eBooks on Demand Routledge Revivals . - Routledge Revivals .

Cover -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Original Title Page -- Original Copyright Page -- Dedication -- Table of Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1 Membership Categorizations -- Type categorizations -- Category-bound and category-constitutive features -- Aspects of collectivity categorization -- 2 The Social Organization of Categorial Incumbency -- The category-incumbent relationship -- The public availability of categorial incumbency -- 3 Lists, Categorizations and Descriptions -- Categorization-relevant lists -- The practical translation problem -- 4 Category-Occasioned Transformations -- Category-transformable features/accounts -- Category accretion -- 5 Category-Generated Problems and Some Solutions -- Categorizational asymmetry and disjunction -- Dilemmas -- Descriptions, category-organized knowledge and biographical knowledge -- Attributions of prejudice and bias -- 6 Ways of Describing -- Elisions and action ascriptions -- Temporal elisions -- 7 The Inferential Environment of Hierarchies and Contrasts -- 8 Rationality, Practice And Morality -- Conclusion -- Appendix 1 - Harvey Sacks On Categorization: An Overview -- Appendix 2 - Scarman Tribunal Data -- Appendix 3 - Hell's Angels Data -- Appendix 4 - Social Enquiry Reports Data -- Appendix 5 -- Appendix 6 Group Therapy Data -- Notes -- Subject Index -- Name Index.

First published in 1984, this is a study of categorization practices: how people categorize each other and their actions; how they describe, infer, and judge. The book presents a sociological analysis and description of practical activities and makes a cogent contribution to the study of how the moral order actually works in practical communicative contexts. Among the issues dealt with are: collectivity categorizations, the organization of lists and descriptions, moral attribution and inferences, and the relationship between standards of morality and standards of rationality.

9781317745310


Analysis (Philosophy).
Categorization (Psychology).
Social ethics.
Social interaction.


Electronic books.

HM216 -- .J39 2014

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