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The divining rod of talk: Emotions, contradictions and the limits of research

The divining rod of talk: Emotions, contradictions and the limits of research Rejoinder The divining rod of talk: Emotions, contradictions and the limits of research Allison J. Pugh Department of Sociology, University of Virginia, PO Box 400766, Charlottesville, VA 22903, USA. This article relates to AJCS 2013.8. American Journal of Cultural Sociology (2014) 2, 159–163. doi:10.1057/ajcs.2013.15; published online 3 December 2013 It is a gift when scholars engage with your work in a public forum, and Stephen Vaisey is twice generous when he graciously acknowledges that his original provocative dismissal of interviews was an ‘oversimplification’, and that actually they lead to ‘much more than “justificatory talk”’ (pp. 5–6). We agree that the visceral emotional information that interviews are particularly apt for unearthing is a crucial part of the story of the culture people use. Furthermore, we agree that the culture people bring to the table – their dispositions – may not fit the demands of their surroundings, leading them to have to figure out some sort of response or adaptation, a process that taps into their broader cultural knowledge and that may then leak into their deliberative talk. I am glad he has found his way to the ‘different questions lead to different methods’ formulation that allows us all to get http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png American Journal of Cultural Sociology Springer Journals

The divining rod of talk: Emotions, contradictions and the limits of research

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2013 by Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Ltd
Subject
Social Sciences; Social Sciences, general; Sociology, general; Sociology of Culture; Media Sociology
ISSN
2049-7113
eISSN
2049-7121
DOI
10.1057/ajcs.2013.15
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Abstract

Rejoinder The divining rod of talk: Emotions, contradictions and the limits of research Allison J. Pugh Department of Sociology, University of Virginia, PO Box 400766, Charlottesville, VA 22903, USA. This article relates to AJCS 2013.8. American Journal of Cultural Sociology (2014) 2, 159–163. doi:10.1057/ajcs.2013.15; published online 3 December 2013 It is a gift when scholars engage with your work in a public forum, and Stephen Vaisey is twice generous when he graciously acknowledges that his original provocative dismissal of interviews was an ‘oversimplification’, and that actually they lead to ‘much more than “justificatory talk”’ (pp. 5–6). We agree that the visceral emotional information that interviews are particularly apt for unearthing is a crucial part of the story of the culture people use. Furthermore, we agree that the culture people bring to the table – their dispositions – may not fit the demands of their surroundings, leading them to have to figure out some sort of response or adaptation, a process that taps into their broader cultural knowledge and that may then leak into their deliberative talk. I am glad he has found his way to the ‘different questions lead to different methods’ formulation that allows us all to get

Journal

American Journal of Cultural SociologySpringer Journals

Published: Dec 3, 2013

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