publication . Article . 2013

Rethinking the factuality of ‘contextual’ factors in an ethnomethodological mode: towards a reflexive understanding of action-context dynamism in the theorization of coaching

Paul K. Miller; Colum Cronin;
Open Access English
  • Published: 08 Jun 2013
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
  • Country: Bolivia
In this paper, an argument is made for the revisitation of Harold Garfinkel's classic body of ethnomethodological research in order to further develop and refine models of the action-context relationship in coaching science. It is observed that, like some contemporary phenomenological and post-structural approaches to coaching, an ethnomethodological perspective stands in opposition to dominant understandings of contexts as semi-static causal ‘variables’ in coaching activity. It is further observed, however, that unlike such approaches – which are often focused upon the capture of authentic individual experience – ethnomethodology operates in the intersubjective...
free text keywords: Z411, Z413, Z417, Z481, Z807, Social psychology, Conceptualization, Dynamism, Epistemology, Phenomenology (philosophy), Ethnomethodology, Indexicality, Coaching, business.industry, business, Reflexivity, Scholarship, Psychology
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