Day 8: Steinberg, M. (1999). The talk and back talk of collective action: A dialogic analysis of repertoires of discourse among nineteenth-century English cotton spinners. American Journal of Sociology. 105:3, pp. 736 – 780.
Day 9: (same as above, continuing from pg. 750)
Day 10: (none)
Day 11: (none)
Day 12: (none)
Day 13: (same as Day 8 and 9, continuing from pg. 762)
I throughly enjoyed the first 35 pages of this article because the paper presents and discusses it’s theoretical standpoint using Bakhtin’s conceptualisation of dialogism and the existence of power in collective action discourses of resistance and legitimisation of power structures. If you like Bakhtin, this is a unique discussion – long, and meaty, but filling.
Day 14: Abbott, A. (1992). From causes to events: notes on narrative positivism. Sociological Methods & Research. 20:4, pg. 428 – 455.
Admittedly I wasn’t paying very much attention when reading this article because I found it very, very boring and not very engaging. As far as I understood it was making a point on narrative being a different methodological approach that could enable the researcher to view data alternatively to positivist qualitative methods. It was really hard going. REALLY hard going.