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Schütze 197Sb). Zur zweiten Alternative, durch inhaltliche Analyse der erzählten Geschichten die Handlungskapazitäten der in die Geschichte Verwickelten einschätzen zu können, ist nicht viel zu sagen. Diese Analysealternative (c) geht von den Bewertungen der in 35 36 Fritz Schütze der Geschichte handelnden Aktoren und ihrer Handlungsbeiträge aus, die der Erzähler in seine Erzählung einstreut. Insbesondere wenn eigenerlebte Geschichten erzählt werden, führt der Erzähler die Personen und die Bewertungen der in der Geschichte mithandelnden (bzw.
Schütz 1962: 244, 230) und daß diese über wechselseitige Idealisierungen wie die der Austauschbarkeit der Standpunkte und der Kongruenz der Relevanzsysteme sichergestellt wird (vgl. ; Matthes und Schütze 1973: 2 5). Für alle kulturellen Versionen der Existenzwelt tagtäglicher Arbeit, d. h. für alle faktisch existierenden Gesellschaften, ihre speziellen Lebensbereiche, ihre Subgruppen und sozialen Aggregate, ist der angedeutete kognitive Stil identisch, und insofern kann man hier von universalen Basisregeln der Interaktion sprechen, die von jedem geistig nicht wesentlich behinderten Mitglied der menschlichen Gesellschaft beherrscht werden müssen.
Wien: Springer. Schütz, Alfred,1962/1964/1966, Collected Papers, Den Haag: Nijhoff. Schütze, Fritz, 1975a, Sprache soziologisch gesehen, München: Fink. Schütze, Fritz, 1975b, Zur Hervorlockung und Analyse von Erzählungen thematisch relevanter Geschichten im Rahmen soziologischer Feldforschung - dargestellt an einem Projekt zur Erforschung kommunaler Machtstrukturen. In: Arbeitsgruppe Bietefelder Soziologen, Kommunikative Sozialforschung, München: Fink. Schütze, Fritz, Werner Meinefeld, Werner Springer und Ansgar Weymann: Grundlagentheoretische Voraussetzungen methodisch kontrollierten Fremdverstehens.
Contributions to the Sociology of Knowledge / Contributions to the Sociology of Religion by Fritz Schütze (auth.), Günter Dux, Thomas Luckmann (eds.)