Advances in Membership Categorisation Analysis

by Richard Fitzgerald, William Housley

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  • 9781446270721
  • 9781473917866
  • 9781473917859

This is an exciting addition to the dynamic, multidisciplinary field of membership categorization analysis. Bringing together the biggest names in MCA this landmark publication provides a contemporary analysis of the field and a platform for emerging researchers and students to build upon.

The book sets out the current methodological developments of MCA highlighting its analytic strength – particularly when examining social identity and social knowledge. It provides a sophisticated tool of qualitative analysis and draws from a wide range of empirical studies provided by global scholars.

The culmination of years of international research this agenda-setting text will be essential reading for academics and advanced students using membership categorization across the social sciences; particularly in media and communication studies, sociology, psychology, education, political science and linguistics.

  • SAGE Publications; March 2015
  • ISBN: 9781473917866
  • Edition: 1
  • Read online, or download in secure ePub format
  • Title: Advances in Membership Categorisation Analysis
  • Author: Richard Fitzgerald (ed.); William Housley (ed.)
  • Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781446270721
  • 9781473917866
  • 9781473917859

In The Press

MCA provides an orientation, set of questions, and identification of discrete discourse devices to aid understanding of the moral work  being accomplished by speakers’ and writers’ as they  select  category terms and tie them to descriptions.  Fitzgerald and Housley’s Advances in Membership Categorization Analysis brings together cutting edge theoretical explication with fascinating examples ( YouTube posts, intimates video chatting, a review board assessing parole, a research team meeting, online breaking news updates)  and is a must-read for anyone interested in identities and interaction.