‘Radical is key’ – Garfinkel and Wieder, 1992




The Radical Ethnomethodology meetings are tied to a number of documents and initiatives. Some are hosted here, others (published elsewhere) linked to.


Reflections on the meetings

Commentaries and contributions

An examination of the ‘epistemics’ programme

A central part of the Radical Ethnomethodology initiative has been a critical engagement with the ‘epistemics’ programme, and a consideration of its relationship to conversation analysis. Our position is outlined here:

A number of papers addressing these issues were published in the journal Discourse Studies:

There are two additional commentaries on these analyses:

Rebuttals by John Heritage and others were published in the February 2018 issue of Discourse Studies. Rejoinders to this rebuttal are here:

Later papers and interventions