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Accounts, Sociology of

The theorists Marvin Scott and Stanford Lyman define accounts as linguistic devices employed by actors whenever their actions are subjected to valuative inquiry. Specifically, accounts are statements made by social actors to explain unanticipated or untoward behavior. The use of accounts ...

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