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Marvin Scott

M. ScottMarvin B. Scott received his Ph.D. in 1966 at the University of California, Berkeley, where he was a founding member of the ethnomethodology movement. Trained as an actor, psychoanalyst, and family therapist, he uses these perspectives to teach courses in interpersonal behavior, mental health, and family.



His major works -- The Drama of Social Reality, The Racing Game, The Revolt of the Students, and A Sociology of the Absurd -- have been translated into several languages. His co-authored essay, "Accounts", is the most-cited article in sociology during the past two decades.

A Sociology of the Absurd