Harold Garfinkel's Theory Of Ethnomethodology

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Ethnomethodology is a theory, which says that people try to make sense of, what other people say and do. We all attempt to make sense of social experiences by formulating our own personal theories in order to interpret and explain what is happening to us. Harold Garfinkel's concept of Ethnomethodology when he attempted to analyze a jury discussion after a Chicago case in 1945. Garfinkel wanted to understand how the jurors knew how to act as jurors. After, attempting to understand the jurors’ actions, Garfinkel came up with the term "ethnomethodology" as a way to describe how people use different methods in order to understand the society that they live in. Garfinkel noticed through his study of Ethnomethodology that the methods people use to understand the society they live in are very much fixed in people's natural attitudes. So, I conducted a few breaching experiments which is an experiment that seeks to examine people's reactions to violations of commonly accepted social rules or norms. And here are some examples: Breaching Experiment 1: Shopping From Others' Carts In A Grocery Store…show more content…
Like, cereal, chips, juice, cookies, and etc. So, I grabbed the bag of chips and threw it into my cart and said "Thank you ma'm" and the lady just stood there in utter disbelief. She said absolutely nothing she just grabbed her kids and continued shopping. So after my experiment and told her that I was actually conducting a breaching experiment, the lady told me that she thought that I was kind of crazy and she also thought something was probably mentally wrong with for “shopping” out of her cart that’s why she didn’t say anything to me and just continued

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