Seminar: Conversation Analysis (CA) and Intellectual Disabilities: Dealing with day-to-day participants’ concerns

Critical and Community Psychology Research Group MMU Seminar

Wednesday, 2.00pm – 5.00 pm 22nd July, 2015 BR G.16, Brooks Building, Birley Campus, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester.

Travel details: http://www.mmu.ac.uk/staff/travel/cycling-walking/birley_fields_route.pdf

Book your place here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/conversation-analysis-ca-and-intellectual-disabilities-dealing-with-day-to-day-participants-concerns-tickets-17242863870

Chris Walton, Lecturer in Social Psychology, University of Lancaster

Profile: http://www.research.lancs.ac.uk/portal/en/people/chris-walton(2b55a1dc-ec2a-4645-84a5-98c4941cf231).html

Chris Walton will demonstrate the value of applying CA to naturally occurring interactions in several research settings in NHS social care services for people with intellectual disabilities.  His research takes up a range of issues:  the promotion of choice, the pursuit of informal interactions (hanging out), how displays of affect are understood, and some ways in which gender is made relevant.  He will demonstrate how video and audio recordings form the basis of conversation analysis and his talk will provide an opportunity for the audience to engage with the data and the possibilities of CA-based work first hand.

The session will be facilitated by Jack Levinson, Fulbright Scholar and Visiting Researcher, Disability Studies, School of Education, University of Sheffield; Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, City College of New York, City University of New York

Profile: http://www.ccny.cuny.edu/profiles/Jack-Levinson.cfm

Jack Levinson will present a critical overview of ethnomethodology and conversation analysis as they developed in American sociology from the 1960s and their use in disability studies including his own research.  These related empirical approaches are based on phenomenology and offer a valuable alternative to conventional assumptions about objectivity and methods in social science.

For more information please contact k.runswick-cole@mmu.ac.uk

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