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Karp, David Allen 1944-

Overview
Works: 25 works in 132 publications in 4 languages and 6,971 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Interviews  Anecdotes  Biography  Popular works 
Roles: Author
Classifications: RC537, 362.20422
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Most widely held works by David Allen Karp
Speaking of sadness : depression, disconnection, and the meanings of illness by David Allen Karp( Book )

22 editions published between 1996 and 2017 in English and held by 1,168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Combining a scholar's care and thoroughness with searing personal insight, Karp brings the private experience of depression into sharp relief, drawing on a remarkable series of intimate interviews with fifty depressed men and women. By turns poignant, disturbing, mordantly funny, and wise, Karp's interviews cause us to marvel at the courage of depressed people in dealing with extraordinary and debilitating pain. We hear what depression feels like, what it means to receive an "official" clinical diagnosis, and what depressed persons think of the battalion of mental health experts - doctors, nurses, social workers, sociologists, psychologists, and therapists - employed to help them. We learn the personal significance that patients attach to beginning a prescribed daily drug regimen, and their ongoing struggle to make sense of biochemical explanations and metaphors of depression as a disease. Ranging in age from their early twenties to their mid-sixties, the people Karp profiles reflect on their working lives and career aspirations, and confide strategies for overcoming paralyzing episodes of hopelessness. They reveal how depression affects their intimate relationships, and, in a separate chapter, spouses, children, parents, and friends provide their own often overlooked point of view. Throughout, Karp probes the myriad ways society contributes to widespread alienation and emotional exhaustion
The burden of sympathy : how families cope with mental illness by David A Karp( Book )

21 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,060 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What are the limits of sympathy in dealing with another person's troubles? Where do we draw the line between caring for a loved one, and being swallowed up emotionally by the obligation to do so? Quite simply, what do we owe each other? In this study, David Karp chronicles the experiences of the family members of the mentally ill, and how they draw "boundaries of sympathy" to avoid being engulfed by the day-to-day suffering of a loved one." "Working from sixty extensive interviews, the author reveals striking similarities in the experiences of caregivers: the feelings of shame, fear, guilt and powerlessness in the face of a socially stigmatized illness; the frustration of navigating the complex network of bureaucracies that govern the mental health system; and most of all, the difficulty negotiating an "appropriate" level of involvement with the mentally ill loved one while maintaining enough distance for personal health. Throughout the narratives, Karp sensitively explores the overarching question of how people strike an equilibrium between reason and emotion, between head and heart, when caring for a catastrophically ill person. The Burden of Sympathy concludes with a critical look at what it means to be a moral and caring person at the turn of the century in America, when powerful cultural messages spell out two contradictory imperatives: pursue personal fulfillment at any cost and care for the family at any cost." "An insightful look at mental illness and at the larger picture of contemporary values, The Burden of Sympathy is required reading for caregivers of all kinds, and for anyone seeking broader understanding of human responsibility in the postmodern world."--Jacket
Is it me or my meds? : living with antidepressants by David Allen Karp( Book )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 998 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"By the millennium Americans were spending more than 12 billion dollars yearly on antidepressant medications. Currently, millions of people in the U.S. routinely use these pills. Are these miracle drugs, quickly curing depression? Or is their popularity a sign that we now inappropriately redefine normal life problems as diseases? Are they prescribed too often or too seldom? How do they affect self-images?"--Publisher website (August 2006)
Being urban : a sociology of city life by David Allen Karp( Book )

17 editions published between 1991 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Being Urban examines the dynamic interplay between what theoretical perceptions tell us about urban life and how ordinary people interpret and respond to the actual experience of living in cities. Major focuses are the primacy of social interaction for an understanding of urban life, and the strategies people use to create "community" in environments which, many theoris ... more »ts believe, promote only alienation and social disintegration. This new edition incorporates a strongly interdisciplinary perspective and includes new chapters on significant topics that have received little critical attention in the field
Experiencing the life cycle : a social psychology of aging by David Allen Karp( Book )

5 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Being urban : a social psychological view of city life by David Allen Karp( Book )

6 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The research craft : an introduction to social science methods by John B Williamson( Book )

8 editions published between 1977 and 1982 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Experiencing the life cycle : a social psychology of aging by Jeffrey M Clair( Book )

6 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sociology in everyday life by David Allen Karp( Book )

5 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Symbols, selves, and society : understanding interaction by David Allen Karp( Book )

5 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sociology and everyday life by David Allen Karp( Book )

7 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Voices from the inside : readings on the experiences of mental illness( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Public sexuality and hiding behavior a study of the Times Square sexual community by David Allen Karp( Book )

4 editions published between 1971 and 1974 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The community justice ideal : preventing crime and achieving justice by Todd R Clear( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In recent years, some officials, sensing that the public is losing confidence in their actions, have changed their approach to fighting crime. They have begun to devote more attention and resources to building healthy communities where criminality cannot take root and to making citizens partners rather than adversaries of the criminal justice system. Many of these efforts have been successful and have inspired widespread imitation. But to date, this has been a movement without a philosophy, a set of experiments lacking a strategic model. ... Todd R. Clear and David R. Karp set forth a comprehensive plan for increasing public involvement in criminal justice practice. They show that doing so will not only reduce crime and fear of crime more effectively than "get tough" approaches, but will also help repair deteriorating social ties in communities across the country. In this way, they content, community justice practice can make an important contribution to improving and enriching American public life."--
Living with depression : illness, identity, and society by David Allen Karp( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hiney ma tov : Hebrew folk song( )

1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Windows annoyances by David A Karp( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Windows-Widrigkeiten ist eine nützliche Referenz für geübte bis fortgeschrittene Benutzer von Windows 95 und Windows NT 4.0. Sie enthält wertvolle Tips und Tricks, die den Umgang mit diesen Betriebssystemen wesentlich effektiver gestalten und darüber hinaus die individuelle Anpassung der Betriebssysteme auf die eigenen Bedürfnisse ermöglichen
Being urban by David Allen Karp( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Creativity in business by Michael L Ray( Visual )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Incorporating New Age ideas, the panel discusses the premise that "our thoughts create our reality ... our intutition should guide us". The use of New Age ideas for managing innovation & creativity in business
Windows XP pocket reference by David Karp( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in Romanian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Windows XP Pocket Reference is a handy book for power users and system administrators who need a solid reference with quick answers, but not a lot of explanation. This book is a powerful tool that quickly covers XP's applications and tools, tasks and settings, and commands. Windows XP Pocket Reference covers the following topics:Getting StartedMouse and Keyboard ShortcutsComponents of Windows XPSetting LocatorRegistry TweaksCommand Prompt & Recovery ConsoleError MessagesPacked with information in an easy-to-read format, Windows XP Pocket Reference is perfect for someone familiar with Windows w
 
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Speaking of sadness : depression, disconnection, and the meanings of illness
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David A. Karp American sociologist

Karp, David A. 1944-

Karp, David A. (David Allen), 1944-

Karp, David Allen

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The burden of sympathy : how families cope with mental illnessIs it me or my meds? : living with antidepressantsBeing urban : a sociology of city lifeExperiencing the life cycle : a social psychology of agingVoices from the inside : readings on the experiences of mental illnessThe community justice ideal : preventing crime and achieving justiceLiving with depression : illness, identity, and societyWindows annoyances