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    Sociology and the vernacular voice: text, context and the sociological imagination
    History of the Human Sciences 13 (4): 73-95. 2000.
    Like some other human sciences, sociology has had a recurrent concern to clarify the ambivalent relationship between its professional accounts of social reality on the one hand and lay understandings of social reality on the other. Sociological ethnographers have claimed to accomplish this clarification by including in their accounts both direct representation and responsive interpretation of the vernacular voice of those human subjects whose actions and understandings comprise the focus of thei…Read more