Institutional ethnography: Studying the situated nature of human occupation

  • Institutional ethnographers and occupational scientists share a common interest in studying what people do in their daily lives. Institutional ethnographers start inquiry at the standpoint of people as they are situated in the actualities of everyday life and then turn their gaze from the individual to the social. We aim to outline in this paper some key tenets of institutional ethnography to argue its relevance for studying human occupation. More specifically, we posit that institutional ethnography provides a promising social theory and method to further understandings of the situated nature of human occupation.

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Author:Birgit Prodinger, D. L. Rudman, L. Shaw
Parent Title (English):Journal of Occupational Science
Document Type:Article (peer reviewed)
Publication Year:2015
Tag:Daily life; Power; Ruling relations; Standpoint
First Page:71
Last Page:81
Peer reviewed:Ja
faculties / departments:Fakultät für Angewandte Gesundheits- und Sozialwissenschaften
Dewey Decimal Classification:6 Technik, Medizin, angewandte Wissenschaften / 61 Medizin und Gesundheit / 610 Medizin und Gesundheit