Phenomenology

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Abstract

Phenomenology is both a philosophy and a method and it has secured a place in many disciplinary fields in the humanities and social sciences. The term is generally employed to describe developments in philosophy that have their roots in the early twentieth century. Within the social sciences, and sociology in particular, phenomenology is associated with innovative forms of theorizing, sometimes described as “social phenomenology,” as well as various approaches to research focused on exploring perception, interpretation, and meaning-making from the perspective of subjects engaged in forms of social interaction.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology
EditorsGeorge Ritzer, Chris Rojek
Place of PublicationChichester
PublisherJohn Wiley and Sons Ltd
Number of pages4
Edition2nd
DOIs
Publication statusEarly online - 22 Oct 2020

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