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Relevance and time in Schutzian theory: methodological implications to interpretative biographical research
Titolo Rivista: SOCIOLOGIA E RICERCA SOCIALE  
Autori/Curatori: Hermílio Santos, Priscila Susin 
Anno di pubblicazione:  2021 Fascicolo: 124  Lingua: Inglese 
Numero pagine:  15 P. 144-158 Dimensione file:  178 KB
DOI:  10.3280/SR2021-124009
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Together with the concept of lifeworld, the concept of relevance plays a central role in the sociology developed by Alfred Schutz. Both concepts are in some way connected to each other, as occurs with most of the concepts he deals with, it means, the exploration of one concept leads necessarily to another one, making the understanding of Schutz’ work sometimes a complex task. The aim of this article is not so much to explore the concept of «relevance» in itself, but rather to scrutinize some implications of this idea for the sociological empirical investigation.


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Hermílio Santos, Priscila Susin, «Rilevanza» e tempo in Schutz: implicazioni metodologiche sulla ricerca biografica interpretativa in "SOCIOLOGIA E RICERCA SOCIALE " 124/2021, pp. 144-158, DOI:10.3280/SR2021-124009

   

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