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By Norman K. Denzin, Mark Nimkoff

This quantity examines the concept that of functionality in ethnographic reports, with a different concentrate on the problems surrounding the performances of race, and cultural and environmental identities. a different partial part honours the contributions of David R. Maines to the sector of conversation reports. The concluding part considers new theoretical advancements in interplay idea, together with a re-evaluation of the spectatorial gaze in movie and literary methods to the imagined prior.

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In this work I see a return on David's part to macro-issues of social organization with narrative structure perhaps functioning to a significant degree as a proxy for social structure. As always, however, David does not make this conceptual move unreflectively. In one of his latest published essays, entitled, "Information Pools and Racialized Narrative Structures," (1999) he observes: I suspect that most good social scientists in one way or another deal with these twin facts of human living-interpretive processes and obdurate structures of collective existence.

Normative behavior varies in the costs of change. Some behavior is "sticky" in that the customs are sedimented culturally or in their benefits to particular groups (Busch, 1980, 1982); as a consequence change is difficult and costly, with resources used by others to block the change. Other behaviors are less consequential, and as a result change comes relatively rapidly. Normative Troubles 37 Norms represent routinized and expected behaviors that reflect group or institutional practices. g. g. resource mobilization theory).

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