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Holstein, James A.

Overview
Works: 58 works in 359 publications in 1 language and 11,838 library holdings
Genres: Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Creator
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Most widely held works by James A Holstein
Postmodern interviewing( )

17 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Postmodern Interviewing offers readers an exploration of the postmodern interview, a conversation with diverse purposes in which the communicative format is constructed as much within the interview conversation as it stems from predesignated research interests. It provides cutting-edge discussions of emerging horizons, featuring reflexivity, poetics, and power, along with discussions of new ways of gathering experiential knowledge. Employing concepts from anthropology, family studies, history, and sociology, the contributors present the ambitious new directions in which the interview has gone, such as: how the interview process is refracted through the lenses of language, knowledge, culture, and difference, how the dividing line between fact and fiction is blurred to promote richer understanding, and how standardized representation has given way to representational invention."--Jacket
Handbook of interview research : context & method by Jaber F Gubrium( Book )

24 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 1,195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sociologists and other researchers discuss the conceptual and methodological issues surrounding the use of interviews. They describe forms of interviews, new technologies, strategies of data-gathering and analysis, and the ways of relating to distinctive respondents
Couples, kids, and family life by Jaber F Gubrium( )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,000 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since "family" takes on such highly varied forms, any discussion of what it is, who it is, or what family life is like is bound to be complicated--perhaps even controversial. Couples, Kids, and Family Life examines these issues in an engaging and insightful way, approaching the realm of family from "the inside out." Offering a distinctive view of what the social worlds of family life might look like from the standpoint of "insiders," it examines family perspectives and scenarios though the eyes of partners, parents, children, and significant others. Featuring a series of specially commissioned chapters by leading scholars in the field, the book uses real-life examples to present a distinctive look at the social worlds of domestic life. Divided into three parts, this book includes discussion questions after each chapter, suggesting ways of approaching the key concerns in each section
Is there life after football? : surviving the NFL by James A Holstein( Book )

8 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 900 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Draws upon the experiences of hundreds of former players as they describe their lives after their football days are over. It also incorporates stories about their playing careers, even before entering the NFL, to provide context for understanding their current situations. The authors begin with an analysis of the 'bubble'-like conditions of privilege that NFL players experience while playing, conditions that often leave players unprepared for the real world once they retire and must manage their own lives. The book also examines the key issues affecting former NFL players in retirement: social isolation, financial concerns, inadequate career planning, psychological challenges, and physical injuries"--Amazon.com
The active interview by James A Holstein( Book )

27 editions published between 1995 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 747 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The interpretive turn in social science has taken the interview and turned it upside down. Once thought to be the pipeline through which information was transmitted from a passive subject to an omniscient researcher, the new "active interview" considers the interviewer and interviewee as equal partners in constructing meaning around an interview event. This changes everything - from the way of conceiving a sample to the ways in which the interview may be conducted and the results analyzed. In this brief volume, James A. Holstein and Jaber F. Gubrium outline the differences between the active interview and the traditional interview and give novice researchers clear guidance on conducting an interview that is the rich product of both parties. Students and professionals who use qualitative methods in the fields of sociology, anthropology, communication, psychology, education, social work, gerontology, and management will find The Active Interview to be a helpful and cogent guidebook
The self we live by : narrative identity in a postmodern world by James A Holstein( Book )

14 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in English and held by 677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taking issue with contemporary trivialisations of the self, this book traces a course of development from the early pragmatists to contemporary constructionist considerations
Ways of aging by Jaber F Gubrium( Book )

17 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written and edited by social gerontologists, and focusing on everyday experiences, these essays draw from original case studies to look at the diverse ways of growing and being older.:.; Collects ten original essays on the aging experience, written by prominent social gerontologists.; Highlights diverse ways of growing and being older.; Offers detailed portraits of a broad range of experiences, including those of the homeless, the retirement community, sexual nonconformists, and the disabled.; Addresses stereotypes of the aging process and provides diverse examples of individual experiences
The new language of qualitative method by Jaber F Gubrium( Book )

8 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In recent years, scholars and researchers have moved away from quantitative methods of research and toward qualitative methods, which emphasize questions of meaning and interpretation. Gubrium and Holstein offer a theoretical view which reintegrates the traditional emphasis on the "how" and "what" of social life with an understanding of the "why". The authors demonstrate how their approach may be put into practice in research on family, aging, deviance and social problems, and organizations and institutions
Inside interviewing : new lenses, new concerns by James A Holstein( Book )

18 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book highlights the fluctuating and diverse moral worlds put into place during interview research when gender race, culture, the age of respondents and other subject positions are brought narratively to the foreground."--Provided by publisher
Analyzing narrative reality by Jaber F Gubrium( Book )

15 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers a comprehensive framework for analyzing the construction and use of stories in society, centering on the interplay of narrative work and narrative environments
Court-ordered insanity : interpretive practice and involuntary commitment by James A Holstein( Book )

6 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Reconsidering social constructionism : debates in social problems theory by Gale Miller( Book )

16 editions published between 1993 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With the impact of social interactionist and ethnographic methodology twenty-five years ago, the research agenda in social problems began to shift its focus, giving rise to the Social Constructionism movement. The present volume and the related shorter text, Constructionist Controversies, review the substantial contributions made by social constructionist theorists over that period, as well as recent debates about the future of the perspective. These contributions redefine the purpose and central questions of social problems theory and articulate a research program for analyzing social problems as social constructions. A generation of theorists has been trained in the constructionist perspective and has extended it through numerous analyses of diverse aspects of contemporary social life.The debates in this volume pose fundamental questions about the major assumptions of the perspective, the ways in which it is practiced, and the purposes of social problems theory. Their point of departure is Ibarra and Kitsuse's essay, cutting new theoretical ground in calling for ""investigating vernacular resources, especially rhetorical forms, in the social problems process.""Contributors are forceful proponents both within and outside of the social constructionist community, who take a broad array of positions on the current state of social problems theory and on the rhetorical forms that need exploring. They also lay down the general lines for diverse and often competing programs for the future development of the constructionist agenda."--Provided by publisher
Handbook of constructionist research by James A Holstein( Book )

16 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This handbook brings together an array of scholars to review the foundations of constructionist research, how it is put into practice in multiple disciplines, and where it may be headed in the future. The volume critically examines the analytic frameworks, strategies of inquiry, and methodological choices that together form the mosaic of contemporary constructionism, making it an authoritative reference for anyone interested in conducting research in a constructionist vein."--Jacket
Varieties of narrative analysis( Book )

15 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Narrative research has become increasingly popular in the social sciences. While no part of the process is easy, researchers often struggle to make sense of data that can seem chaotic and without a discernable pattern. This book shows how to analyze stories, storytelling, and stories in society, bringing together a variety of approaches to both texts and narrative practice under one cover."--Publisher's website
Constructionist controversies : issues in social problems theory by Gale Miller( Book )

10 editions published between 1993 and 2017 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""Constructionist Controversies" reviews the substantial contributions to social problems theory that have been made by social constructionist theorists and examines debates about the future of this perspective. Intended for the student, the volume provides a succinct formulation of all the major issues of social constructionism by contributors who are well recognized within the field for the strength with which they articulate their own widely varied viewpoints."--Provided by publisher
Aging and everyday life by Jaber F Gubrium( Book )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Institutional selves : troubled identities in a postmodern world by Jaber F Gubrium( Book )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Institutions large and small - from psychiatric hospitals, schools, and prisons, to job clinics, counseling centres and support groups - virtually instruct us about who and what we are as part of the work they do in processing lives and personal troubles. Some see this negatively, as if the self might somehow escape these developments. But there is another view that acknowledges the socially practical self we live by, which is constructed in light of these new and diverse opportunities. If organizations inevitably shape selves in today's world, they do so by providing the resources, not just the constraints, that enter into the process. New institutions produce new forms of self by presenting new options for who and what we are and can be, while they also place pratical limits on the range of possible identities. The book brings together nine chapters that collectively address the institutional construction of troubled selves
What is family? by Jaber F Gubrium( Book )

10 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inner lives and social worlds : readings in social psychology( Book )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social interaction is the key to this book's approach to social psychology. The essays and readings offer a social psychology of everyday life that emphasises how people interacting with one another assemble both their inner lives and their social worlds. The anthology is designed for classroom adoption as the primary text in undergraduate social psychology courses, primarily those courses taught in the departments of sociology and social sciences
Challenges and choices : constructionist perspectives on social problems by James A Holstein( Book )

6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Postmodern interviewing
Alternative Names
Holstein, J. A.

Holstein, James

Holstein, James A.

홀스타인, 자메스 A

ホルスタイン, J.A.

ホルスタイン, ジェイムズ

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English (265)

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Handbook of interview research : context & methodCouples, kids, and family lifeThe active interviewThe self we live by : narrative identity in a postmodern worldWays of agingThe new language of qualitative methodInside interviewing : new lenses, new concernsAnalyzing narrative reality