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Abstract Behaviour of an individual is seen as the result of a series of decisions taken on the basis of his taken-for-granted knowledge about the universe - that knowledge is shared by specific others. That is the social reality we are trying to explain. The individual is able to account for his behavior and state of his knowledge in contingent, episodic and anecdotal ways because of its "taken-for-grantedness". However, a detailed study permits us to present both his actions and his knowledge in a systematic way, together with the principles by which he organizes them. The fact of action being taken as result of a series of decisions means that the individual is not just a "norm-fulfilling unit", he is, within limits given by his knowledge, manipulating his social world.
Keywords anthropology; decision; behavior; social reality; explanation; interpretation; phenomenology; knowledge
Classification Sociology of Science, Sociology of Technology, Research on Science and Technology; Ethnology, Cultural Anthropology, Ethnosociology
Free Keywords anthropologist’s observation and interpretation of social reality; people’s notions of functioning of their society
Document language English
Publication Year 2013
Page/Pages p. 9-28
Journal Historická sociologie / Historical Sociology (2013) 2
ISSN 1804-0616
Status Published Version; peer reviewed
Licence Creative Commons - Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works