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by James A. Holstein

  • ISBN: 0202304493
  • Category: Other
  • Author: James A. Holstein
  • Subcategory: Medicine & Health Sciences
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Aldine Transaction; 1 edition (December 31, 1993)
  • Pages: 223 pages
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He then undertook a description of the interpretive practice under which the courts . Holstein's book is also concerned with social organization and culture

He then undertook a description of the interpretive practice under which the courts determined whether or not "candidate patients" should be committed against their will to institutions for the mentally ill. He has approached these hearings as a conversational analyst, examining the interaction among judges, lawyers, psychiatrists, and the patients themselves. Holstein's book is also concerned with social organization and culture.

This book analyzes how hearing participants construct and organize. It argues that commitment decisions orient to the "tenability" of situations that patients pose as alternatives to hospitalization.

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This book analyzes how hearing participants construct and organize arguments that are .

1. Interpretive Practice and Involuntary Commitment 2. Analyzing Involuntary Commitment 3. Decision-Making in Context: Outlook and Orientations 4. The Sequential Organization of Commitment Hearings 5. The Conversational Organization of Competence and Incompetence 6. Troubles, Tenability, and the Placement of Insanity 7. Mental Illness Assumptions 8. Constructing Tenability: Interpretive Practice in Cultural Context 9. "Action That Divides".

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Marquette University. A definition of social problems is proposed as a generic phenomenon: the process by which members of groups or societies, through assertions of grievances and claims, define a putative condition as a social problem. Then a four-stage natural history model of social problems is described. In Stage One, groups assert the existence and offensiveness of some condtion.

In preparation for his new study, Dr. Holstein observed several hundred commitment hearings in five widely separated jurisdictions. He then undertook a description of the interpretive practice under which the courts determined whether or not "candidate patients" should be committed against their will to institutions for the mentally ill. He has approached these hearings as a conversational analyst, examining the interaction among judges, lawyers, psychiatrists, and the patients themselves. He argues that decisions to commit are products of those conversations, that the ways in which patients are identified and responded to as concrete instances of "deviance" or "social problems" are constituted through such dialogue. (The book appends some useful transcripts of the actual hearings to illustrate its points.)Holstein's book is also concerned with social organization and culture. He shows how legal interpretation at these hearings takes place within socially organized circumstances, and consequently is responsive to diverse contextual factors, fraught with collective representations and cultural images that serve as further interpretive resources for participants.Court-Ordered Insanity addresses some serious questions: How do competence and incompetence emerge through the hearings? How do considerations about the patient's social status figure into the discussions? How do the actors' assumptions about mental illness shape what occurs? Thanks in part to the clarity and force of Holstein's presentation, the reader comes to recognize that much of the earlier sociological work on mental illness may have focused on the wrong issues.

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