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Division: The New School for Social Research
Course Number: GSOC 5151
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
- Social Sciences
Phenomenological philosophy aims to uncover the structures of human experience. As such, some of the most compelling researchers and theorists in sociology--those interested in the structure of knowledge, perception and action--have found its insights crucial in developing their work. This course outlines three sociological research programs that incorporate phenomenological insights: the phenomenology of knowledge and everyday life developed by Alfred Schutz and popularized by Berger and Luckmann; Harold Garfinkel's importation of Schutz's work in the development of ethnomethodology; and the importation of Merleau Ponty's work on the phenomenology of the body into sociology, spanning the work of Pierre Bourdieu, Jack Katz, and others.
Not open to Undergraduate students.