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Professor Graham Button

Professor Graham Button
Xerox Research Centre Europe
graham.button@xrce.xerox.com

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Graham Button (Technology, Work and Surveillance: Organisational Goals, Privacy and Resistance) gained his PhD from the Victoria University of Manchester in 1976. His general research interests were then, and have remained, located within ethnomethodology and conversational analysis, and generally concern the specification of order in the workings of commonplace action, interaction, and society. These general concerns have been instantiated in a variety of studies of talk-in-interaction, and work domains, recent examples of which have been technology producers and users, particularly computer programmers, engineers and printers. In addition to his empirical work he has also pursued epistemological, and methodological issues to do with inquiry, language, mind and cognition.

He joined Xerox Research Centre Europe (Cambridge Laboratory) in September 1992 as Principal Scientist and head of the Studies of Technology Organisations and Work (STOW) programme. Prior to this he was Principal Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Plymouth where he now also holds the honorary position of Visiting Professor. He has also worked as visiting faculty at the University of California Los Angeles, and Boston University.


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