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Holstein, James A.

Works: 59 works in 322 publications in 2 languages and 10,948 library holdings
Genres: Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Creator
Classifications: H61.28, 361.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by James A Holstein
Handbook of interview research : context & method( Book )

23 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 998 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aimed at professionals in market research and journalism as well as researchers, academics and students, this handbook is both an encyclopedia providing discussions of methodological issues and a story of a particular tale of interviewing
Inside interviewing : new lenses, new concerns by James A Holstein( Book )

33 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 716 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
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 671 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
The active interview by James A Holstein( Book )

22 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 'active interview' considers interviewers and interviewees as equal partners in constructing meaning around an interview. In this guide, the authors outline the differences between active interviews and traditional interviews and give novice researchers clear guidelines on conducting a successful interview
Is there life after football? : surviving the NFL by James A Holstein( Book )

5 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 534 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"
The new language of qualitative method by Jaber F Gubrium( Book )

8 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gubrium and Holstein offer a theoretical view of research which reintegrates the traditional emphasis on the "how" and "what" of social life with an understanding of the "why"
Ways of aging by Jaber F Gubrium( Book )

17 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 480 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
Court-ordered insanity : interpretive practice and involuntary commitment by James A Holstein( Book )

5 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 442 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( Book )

14 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Handbook of constructionist research by James A Holstein( Book )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 341 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
Analyzing narrative reality by Jaber F Gubrium( Book )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 338 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
Aging and everyday life( Book )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

10 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 331 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
Constructionist controversies : issues in social problems theory( Book )

6 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Varieties of narrative analysis( Book )

14 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers practical illustrations from different disciplines and perspectives, showing how researchers from various backgrounds deal with narrative data
What is family? by Jaber F Gubrium( Book )

11 editions published between 1990 and 1997 in English and Japanese and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Couples, kids, and family life( Book )

9 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 220 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
Inner lives and social worlds : readings in social psychology( Book )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 197 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 )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Handbook of interview research : context & method
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

English (237)

Japanese (2)

Inside interviewing : new lenses, new concernsThe self we live by : narrative identity in a postmodern worldThe active interviewThe new language of qualitative methodWays of agingReconsidering social constructionism : debates in social problems theoryHandbook of constructionist researchAnalyzing narrative reality