Doing Class by Christina Scharff


Doing class: a discursive and ethnomethodological approach


Dr Christina Scharff 




Abstract: This article offers a discursive and ethnomethodological approach to analysing the
interplay between class, discourse, and talk. Drawing on feminist and sociological work that foregrounds the cultural dimensions of class, this article moves beyond the cultural approach by using the insights of discursive psychology and ethnomethodology. Conceptualising class as a “doing”, the article analyses empirical examples that emerged from a qualitative study on young women’s relationship with feminism. Providing a novel theoretical framework, but also a close, empirically-grounded analysis, the article argues that a discursive and ethnomethodological approach can offer useful insights to the study of class in general, and the cultural approach in particular. 



http://www.kcl.ac.uk/artshums/depts/cmci/people/papers/scharff/doing.pdf

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