Institutional Ethnographies of Coordination: Embodying the Actual in the Institutional

Tuesday, 12 July 2016: 09:00-10:30
Location: Hörsaal 6C P (Neues Institutsgebäude (NIG))
TG06 Institutional Ethnography (host committee)

Language: English

Institutional Ethnography (IE), as sociology, has been the grounding framework for a wide range of studies, from nursing to international development; from educational policy development to the settlement work of South Asian immigrant mothers; from explorations of youth work to analyses of big data. The common thread that unites these diverse studies is the emphasis on the actual activities of people as they are institutionally engaged and enabled. A goal of IE research is to open up the often-invisible institutional relations to reveal how they work, and therefore, how they might be resisted by people.  
This regular session welcomes papers that embody or advance the IE inquiry into the social relations that coordinate individual experience with institutional action, or that explore how institutional actions are constructed to manage the actualities of individuals’ lives as instances of institutional interest.
Session Organizer:
Alison GRIFFITH, York University, Canada
Hans-Peter DE RUITER, Minnesota State University, Mankato, USA
Why Mothers Opt out?
Wen-hui Anna TANG, National Sun Yat-sen University, TAIWAN, Taiwan
No One Left behind? an Institutional Ethnography on Indigenous Women's Experiences in Social Assistance
Li-Fang LIANG, Institute of Health and Welfare Policy, National Yang-Ming University, Taiwan