Ocularcentric participation frameworks: Dealing with a blind member's perspective

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Ocularcentrism is when vision is privileged over other senses for reasons of practical organisation. Visual practices of seeing, looking, and gazing are important for perception and action-construction but are taken for granted in various ordinary interactional projects. Ocularcentric participation frameworks occur whenever vision becomes a collectively anticipated resource for joint activity. These types of organisations become observable and accountable when visually impaired people are part of the framework. An ocularcentric participation framework is not only an emerging issue for situated members but also a methodological problem that researchers must address in their analyses. The research question is: What methods do sighted members of society apply when trying to achieve intersubjectivity with and adopt a visually impaired member's perspective in situ? This research contributes to EMCA studies of vision, perception, and complex participation frameworks by showing and discussing the limits of vision in interaction and when conducting analyses.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEthnomethodological Conversation Analysis in Motion : Emerging Methods and New Technologies
PublisherTaylor and Francis/Routledge
Publication date29 Sep 2023
ISBN (Print)9781032544410
ISBN (Electronic)9781000938234
Publication statusPublished - 29 Sep 2023

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