Institutional Ethnography: Past, Present, Future — Carrying Forward the Legacy of Dorothy Smith
Colin Hastings (subject to change)
Ground-breaking sociologist Dorothy Smith created Institutional Ethnography as a method of inquiry using everyday experience as a lens to examine social relations and social institutions. Since its inception, IE has evolved into an interdisciplinary dialogue responding to a world affected by accelerating interconnections and ruling relations that constantly shape and reshape people’s everyday lives. This session will celebrate Dorothy Smith’s legacy while it looks to the future and how IE can make a meaningful and lasting impact as it explores new frontiers by scholars working in a multitude of disciplines with a multitude of perspectives.