Selections from Language and social reality by D. Lawrence Wieder

D. Lawrence Wieder

Language and social reality: The case of telling the convict code

The Hague: Mouton. 1974.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 5


By Don H. Zimmerman 9

Part I

Rules as Explanations of Action 29

History and Organization of the Halfway House 46

Patterns of Resident Behavior 73

The Convict Code as an Explanation of Deviant Behavior 113

Part II

An Introduction to an Ethnomethodological Analysis of The Convict Code 129

‘Telling the Code’: Folk Sociology and Social Reality 132

Persuasion and Reflexive Formulation 167

‘Telling the Code’ as a Guide to Perception: the Inner Structure of Social Reality 183

‘Telling the Code’ as an Exhibition of Order 215


Bibliography 225

Index 233



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