Practice as a members' phenomenon
Llewellyn, Nick and Spence, Laura. (2009) Practice as a members' phenomenon. Organization Studies, Vol.30 (No.12). pp. 1419-1439. ISSN 0170-8406Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0170840609349877
Drawing on ethnomethodology and conversation analysis, this article explores the relation between practice and activity; between recruitment practice and the ordinary activities of the job interview. Job interviews are recognizably and accountably different from other interview-formats, such as broadcast news or academic research interviews. Such differences are instantly hearable because ordinary activities are built systematically so as to reveal an orientation to 'practice', distinctive purposes, entitlements, presuppositions, identities and definitions of acceptable conduct. The article illustrates analytic procedures for recovering such orientations and thus for understanding how people embed and reveal practice, with and for one another, in interaction. It is argued that the practice-turn should not overlook the fact that practice is, in the first instance, a members' phenomenon, something that members draw upon, monitor and orient to in real time interaction.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Organization Studies|
|Publisher:||Sage Publications Ltd.|
|Official Date:||December 2009|
|Number of Pages:||21|
|Page Range:||pp. 1419-1439|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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