Imitation games: Interactional Expertise and Comparative Research

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Wednesday, 26 February, 2014 - 13:00 to 14:00
Martin Weinel & Rob Evans (University of Cardiff, UK)
CSSR Seminar Room 4.29 Level 4 Leslie Social Science Building Upper Campus
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The Imitation Game is a new sociological method. It can be used to measure the extent to which different social groups understand each other and provides a new topography of social integration. In this talk, we will outline the theory behind the method and illustrate its application with examples drawn from studies investigating religion, gender, race and sexuality.