Ethnomethodology, conversation analysis and the study of action-in-interaction in military settings



Elsey, C, Mair, M ORCID: 0000-0003-0929-5426, Smith, PV and Watson, PG
(2016) Ethnomethodology, conversation analysis and the study of action-in-interaction in military settings. In: The Routledge Companion to Military Research Methods. , 180 - 195.

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Abstract

This chapter investigates the research methods and practices which were used to explore questions about visitors’ experiences and values at historic battlefield sites. Historic battlefields contrast substantially enough from overtly militarised spaces that the practice of researching them requires a differing methodology within the context of a broad conceptualisation of military research methods. Certainly, scholarly research on historic battlefields in the disciplines of history and archaeology has yielded fascinating insights into the nature of warfare and has contributed a great deal in understanding seminal events in world history. Even cultural landscapes, which are quite possibly the most apt comparison, are not entirely suitable since they are associated with areas of long-term human occupation and adaption of nature featuring clearly defined tangible spaces, as opposed to the ephemeral military activity at battlefields. Participant observations were also a fundamental aspect of the fieldwork.

Item Type: Book Section
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2018 15:58
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2022 11:28
DOI: 10.4324/9781315613253-22
URI: https://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/3001528