Mel Pollner Eulogies
Mel Pollner

Professor Pollner's primary research interests were the sociology of mental illness; self and identity; ethnomethodology; and, recently, economic sociology.

His work in these areas included studies of psychiatric emergency teams, the construction of reality in families, the impact of religious beliefs on psychological well-being, and narrative practices in Alcoholics Anonymous.

He also studied the social construction of stock market bubbles, reasoning in legal contexts, the dynamics of researcher/researched relationships and composed a variety of ethnomethodological studies and writings.

Selected works

Please also refer to the eulogies given by Bob Emerson, John Heritage, and Jeffrey Prager.