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Scheff, Thomas J.

Overview
Works: 57 works in 301 publications in 6 languages and 7,564 library holdings
Genres: Classification  Case studies  Conference papers and proceedings  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: RC455, 362.2
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Thomas J Scheff
 
Most widely held works by Thomas J Scheff
Being mentally ill : a sociological theory by Thomas J Scheff( Book )

76 editions published between 1966 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 2,551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mental illness and social processes by Thomas J Scheff( Book )

10 editions published between 1967 and 1976 in English and held by 764 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catharsis in healing, ritual, and drama by Thomas J Scheff( Book )

25 editions published between 1979 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Microsociology : discourse, emotion, and social structure by Thomas J Scheff( Book )

20 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and held by 638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Goffman unbound! : a new paradigm for social science by Thomas J Scheff( Book )

19 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in English and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the seminal sociologists of the twentieth century, Erving Goffman revolutionized our understanding of the microworld of emotions and relationships. We all live in this world every day of our lives, yet it is virtually invisible to us. Goffman's genius was to recognize and describe this world as no one had before
Emotions, the social bond, and human reality : part/whole analysis by Thomas J Scheff( Book )

18 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and Italian and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his important book, first published in 1997, Thomas Scheff offers an approach to researching human behavior which relates the smallest parts of social interaction to the greatest wholes of social structure. These are the details and connections usually found only in the finest novels, but Scheff combines the insights of the humanities and social sciences to capture the same evocative details of sight, sound, and context, better to understand what he calls 'human reality'. He puts a fresh emphasis on the importance of emotions in the social bond, and describes in newly subtle ways the outer and inner lives of persons in real life, such as inner-city children, and in fiction, such as Jane Austen's heroines. By closely observing the significance of words and gestures in the context in which they occur, he is able to illuminate the connection between people's lives and the society in which they live
Labeling madness by Thomas J Scheff( Book )

11 editions published between 1975 and 1979 in English and Dutch and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Artikelen waarin de invloed van het milieu op het ontstaan en verloop van psychische stoornissen onderzocht wordt
Emotions and violence : shame and rage in destructive conflicts by Thomas J Scheff( Book )

14 editions published between 1991 and 2001 in English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text examines the causes of violence and destructive conflict through an exploration of human interaction in situations ranging from a psychotherapy session and marital quarrels to television game shows
Bloody revenge : emotions, nationalism, and war by Thomas J Scheff( Book )

12 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In an elegantly argued analysis, Thomas Scheff has illuminated the causes of war in the light of family and small-group behavior. This is masterful historical sociology, which undercuts the reason of state and the logic of nationalism that have sustained so many of the atrocities of our century. By examining how the simplest quarrels work, Scheff shows us how to begin to solve the seemingly intractable causes of violence in our time."
Toward a sociological imagination : bridging specialized fields( Book )

6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What's love got to do with it? : emotions and relationships in popular songs by Thomas J Scheff( Book )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What do pop songs have to say about love? Surprisingly, this book shows that most popular love songs express much more about alienation, infatuation, estrangement, jealousy, and heartbreak than about love. Scheff takes the reader on a tour of popular lyrics from eighty years of American song to reveal the emotional and relational meaning of lyrics. He shows that popular love songs typically steer listeners away from a healthy connection to the emotions surrounding love. Readers will gain a deeper understanding of love songs while appreciating the author's suggestions for how listeners and artists could enrich the art of the love song [Publisher description]
Das Etikett "Geisteskrankheit" : soziale Interaktion und psychische Störung by Thomas J Scheff( Book )

8 editions published between 1973 and 1980 in German and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theorizing emotions : sociological explorations and applications by Debra Hopkins( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theorizing emotions reflects the recent turn to emotions in academia-not just in sociology but also in psychology, evolutionary biology, and neuroscience. Drawing on the classic studies of Max Weber, Erving Goffman, Norbert Elias, and Theodor Adorno, several leading European scholars present their findings on the role of emotions in various facets of society, from the laboratory to the office to the media. Among the topics discussed are the tensions between feelings and feeling rules, the conscious and unconscious emotions of scientists, emotions and social disorder, the effect of the emotional turn as an element of advancing modernity, romantic love in U.S. and Israeli codes of conduct, and the role of mass media in generating massive public emotions
Per infermità mentale : una teoria sociale della follia by Thomas J Scheff( Book )

5 editions published between 1974 and 1976 in Italian and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Being Mentally Ill : a Sociological Study by Thomas J Scheff( )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2017 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In incorporating social process into a model of the dynamics of mental disorders, this text questions the individualistic model favoured in current psychiatric and psychoanalytic theory. While the conventional psychiatric viewpoint seeks the causes of mental illness, Scheff views "the symptoms of mental illness" as the violation of residual rules - social norms so taken for granted that they are not explicitly verbalized. The sociological theory developed by Scheff to account for such behaviour provides a framework for studies reported in subsequent chapters. Two key assumptions emerge: first, that most chronic mental illness is in part a social role; and second, that societal reaction may in part determine entry into that role. Throughout, the sociological model of mental illness is compared and contrasted with more conventional medical and psychological models in an attempt to delineate significant problems for further analysis and research. This third edition has been revised and expanded to encompass the controversy prompted by the first edition, and also to re-evaluate developments in the field. New to this edition are discussions of the use of psychoactive drugs in the treatment of mental illness, changing mental health laws, new social science and psychiatric studies, and the controversy surrounding the labelling theory of mental illness itself."--Provided by publisher
El rol del enfermo mental by Thomas J Scheff( Book )

5 editions published between 1970 and 2009 in Spanish and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Staff resistance to change in a mental hospital by Thomas J Scheff( )

5 editions published between 1960 and 1964 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mental illness and society. Prof. Thomas Scheff redefines mental illness( Recording )

2 editions published between 1972 and 1974 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prof. Thomas Scheff of the University of California at Santa Barbara suggests that mental illness is rooted in our social system and that we should question our society's "norms."
Reevaluation counseling : social implications by Thomas J Scheff( Book )

3 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Psykisk syg : en sociologisk teori by Thomas J Scheff( Book )

3 editions published in 1975 in 3 languages and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Goffman unbound! : a new paradigm for social science
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Catharsis in healing, ritual, and dramaMicrosociology : discourse, emotion, and social structureGoffman unbound! : a new paradigm for social scienceEmotions, the social bond, and human reality : part/whole analysisEmotions and violence : shame and rage in destructive conflictsBloody revenge : emotions, nationalism, and warToward a sociological imagination : bridging specialized fieldsWhat's love got to do with it? : emotions and relationships in popular songs
Alternative Names
Scheff, Thomas

Scheff, Thomas 1929-

Scheff, Thomas Joel

Scheff, Thomas Joel 1929-

Thomas Scheff

Thomas Scheff sociologue américain

Шефф, Томас

Languages
English (216)

German (12)

Spanish (11)

Italian (6)

Dutch (6)

Danish (1)