Celf Specialization: Organization of Working Familiesí Activities
My research will focus on how tasks or activities, such as making dinner, are organized in the families being taped in the CELF study. Activities are a central locus for the organization of human action, and more specifically, for the range of actions through which family life is constituted. The study of activities provides an integrated framework for the analysis of an important range of diverse phenomena central to the organization of family life. These include basic family social organization; work; the details of language use; tools and writing practices; the part played by settings in the organization of family life; the body as a locus for meaning and action; shifting divisions of labor; apprenticeship, etc.