|Title||Category work and knowledgeability within multidisciplinary team meetings|
|Tag(s)||EMCA, Membership Categorization Analysis, Meetings|
This article examines the display of categories within team members' talk in terms of 'know-how', 'knowledge', and Expertise'. The article adopts a methodological approach that draws from both conversation analysis and membership categorization analysis. The theorized relationship between multidisciplinarity and team practice is respecified through the detailed examination of team members' talk and category display within the meeting talk of a multidisciplinary team. The notion that different members act as filters for external discourses of distinct knowledge within team interaction is contrasted with analyses that illustrate the situated character of knowledge in team talk in social/care work. Consequently, the notion of knowledge as a structurally organized phenomenon is contrasted with analyses that document, describe and illustrate the local, methodical, and interactive accomplishment of knowledge in situ. Furthermore, this article shows that knowledge, as an emergent and occasioned product of team interaction, is realized through both category and sequence in team members' talk.