ethnomethodology

noun
eth·​no·​meth·​od·​ol·​o·​gy | \ˌeth-nō-ˌme-thə-ˈdä-lə-jē \

Definition of ethnomethodology 

: a branch of sociology dealing with nonspecialists' commonsense understanding of the structure and organization of society

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ethnomethodologist \ˌeth-​nō-​ˌme-​thə-​ˈdä-​lə-​jist \ noun

First Known Use of ethnomethodology

1963, in the meaning defined above

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