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Interests and Category Entitlements
Interests and category entitlements

This chapter will pick up and develop some of the ideas from the previous chapter on the ways in which the identity of the agents who produce descriptions can be worked on to effect their credibility. In terms of the broad distinction introduced between the action and epistemological orientation of descriptive accounts, it will concentrate primarily on the epistemological business being done. In the first place, it will focus on the way issues of the stake or interest are drawn on in an attempt to undermine claims and accounts, and the way such attempts are resisted. In the second place, it will focus on the way descriptions can be given authority by emphasizing or building up category memberships ...

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