In the field of ethnomethodology there is an emphasis on “accounting practices” (page 297). Describe what accounting practices are and how they can be both beneficial as well as harmful. How do accounting practices fit within the larger realm of ethnomethodological theory (in other words: describe the general framework of ethnomethodological theory and its main premises)? Next, find a news article in which different people give accounts of one event, such as an account from two different people of the chaos in the streets of New York directly following the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center towers. Are the accounting practices of the two subjects similar or different? How are they similar and/or how are they different? What does this say about ethnomethodological theory?
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