Running together: some ethnomethodological considerations

Jacquelyn Allen-Collinson

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There is a degree of irony in the fact that in activities as thoroughly embodied as sport and exercise, there is relatively little phenomenological and particularly ethnomethodological analysis of members’ subjective experiences of accomplishing these practical activities. This paper aims to address this lacuna in a modest way, by analysing one particular sporting activity, distance running, and more specifically, ‘running-together’ as a joint accomplishment. Based upon data generated from a collective autoethnographic research project on distance running, the paper seeks to combine the autoethnographic approach with the insights of phenomenology and specifically, ethnomethodology, in order to examine the production of running together, and thereby to ‘mark’ this particular mundane activity.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)17-29
Number of pages13
JournalEthnographic Studies
Publication statusPublished - 2006


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