chapter  6
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The Study of Work

Conversational analysis stands as an exemplary achievement, but not necessarily one which can be simply or straightforwardly followed. It is important that we be clear about the kind of example that conversational analysis provides. We ought to add, too, that whilst ethnomethodologists may see conversational analysis as an admirable achievement, this does not commit them to an entirely uncritical respect for it, and some do have more or less serious reservations about aspects of it. The question now, though, is for what is conversational analysis to be admired?