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Membership categorization, culture and norms in action
Housley,William1,3; Fitzgerald,Richard2,4
Source PublicationDiscourse and Society
ISSN09579265 14603624

In this article, we examine the extent to which membership categorization analysis (MCA) can inform an understanding of reasoning within the public domain where morality, policy and cultural politics are visible (Smith and Tatalovich, 2003). Through the examination of three examples, we demonstrate how specific types of category device(s) are a ubiquitous feature of accountable practice in the public domain where morality matters and public policy intersect. Furthermore, we argue that MCA provides a method for analysing the mundane mechanics associated with everyday cultural politics and democratic accountability assembled and presented within news media and broadcast settings. © 2009 SAGE Publications.

KeywordCategorization Sequence Membership Categorization Analysis Mundane Morality Norms-in-action Politics
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WOS Research AreaCommunication ; Psychology ; Sociology
WOS SubjectCommunication ; Psychology, Multidisciplinary ; Sociology
WOS IDWOS:000265945100003
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Document TypeJournal article
Corresponding AuthorHousley,William; Fitzgerald,Richard
Affiliation1.Cardiff University,United Kingdom
2.University of Queensland,Australia
3.Cardiff UniversitySchool of Social SciencesGlamorgan Building,United Kingdom
4.School of Journalism and CommunicationUniversity of Queensland,Australia
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Housley,William,Fitzgerald,Richard. Membership categorization, culture and norms in action[J]. Discourse and Society,2009,20(3):345-362.
APA Housley,William,&Fitzgerald,Richard.(2009).Membership categorization, culture and norms in action.Discourse and Society,20(3),345-362.
MLA Housley,William,et al."Membership categorization, culture and norms in action".Discourse and Society 20.3(2009):345-362.
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