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The Resource Court-ordered insanity : interpretive practice and involuntary commitment, James A. Holstein

Court-ordered insanity : interpretive practice and involuntary commitment, James A. Holstein

Label
Court-ordered insanity : interpretive practice and involuntary commitment
Title
Court-ordered insanity
Title remainder
interpretive practice and involuntary commitment
Statement of responsibility
James A. Holstein
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Holstein, James A
Index
index present
LC call number
KF480
LC item number
.H64 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Social problems and social issues
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mentally ill
  • Forensic psychiatry
  • Civil procedure
  • Insanity (Law)
  • Deviant behavior
  • Insanity (Law)
Label
Court-ordered insanity : interpretive practice and involuntary commitment, James A. Holstein
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-216) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Interpretive practice and involuntary commitment -- Analyzing involuntary commitment -- Decision-making in context: outlook and orientations -- The sequential organization of commitment hearings -- The conversational organization of competence and incompetence -- Troubles, tenability, and the placement of insanity -- Mental illness assumptions -- Constructing tenability: interpretive practice in cultural context -- "Action that divides"
Control code
26809759
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxii, 223 pages
Isbn
9780202304489
Isbn Type
(cloth : acid-free paper)
Lccn
92035481
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Court-ordered insanity : interpretive practice and involuntary commitment, James A. Holstein
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-216) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Interpretive practice and involuntary commitment -- Analyzing involuntary commitment -- Decision-making in context: outlook and orientations -- The sequential organization of commitment hearings -- The conversational organization of competence and incompetence -- Troubles, tenability, and the placement of insanity -- Mental illness assumptions -- Constructing tenability: interpretive practice in cultural context -- "Action that divides"
Control code
26809759
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxii, 223 pages
Isbn
9780202304489
Isbn Type
(cloth : acid-free paper)
Lccn
92035481
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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