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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

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Faculty Publications

Across Generations
Building Popular Power
Fighting To Learn
High Profile Crimes
New York and Amsterdam
One Out of These
Opting Out
Questioning The Veil
Sadomasochism In Everyday Life
Seeing The Light
Sewing Women
Strangers No More
The Unhappy Divorce of Sociology and Psychoanalysis
Torture Twilight of Empire
Immigration and Social Capital in the Age of Social Media
A Dream Denied
Being a Scholar in the Digital Era
Foucault's Orient
Oh Book Cover
Opting In
White Lies
Cyber Racism
Going Public
Digital Sociologies
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