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Holstein, James A.

Works: 65 works in 402 publications in 1 language and 13,641 library holdings
Genres: Handbooks and manuals  Terminology 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: H61.28, 158.39
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by James A Holstein
Is there life after football? : surviving the NFL by James A Holstein( )

13 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 1,577 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"
Handbook of interview research : context & method by Jaber F Gubrium( Book )

29 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,191 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( )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,100 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
Postmodern interviewing by Jaber F Gubrium( )

18 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,004 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 Sage handbook of interview research : the complexity of the craft( )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 941 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Handbook offers a comprehensive examination of the interview at the cutting edge of information technology. Drawing upon leading experts from a wide range of professional disciplines, this book addresses conceptual and technical challenges that confront both academic researchers and interviewers with more applied goals
The active interview by James A Holstein( Book )

27 editions published between 1995 and 2018 in English and held by 810 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
Ways of aging by Jaber F Gubrium( Book )

19 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 725 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 self we live by : narrative identity in a postmodern world by James A Holstein( Book )

13 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in English and held by 694 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
Inside interviewing : new lenses, new concerns by James A Holstein( Book )

19 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 558 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
The new language of qualitative method by Jaber F Gubrium( Book )

10 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 545 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
Analyzing narrative reality by Jaber F Gubrium( Book )

16 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 516 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 )

9 editions published between 1993 and 2019 in English and held by 462 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 )

18 editions published between 1993 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 434 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 )

18 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 425 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 )

17 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides real-life example from seasoned researchers own work, richly illustrating the analytic process with personal insights from interviews and texts
Constructionist controversies : issues in social problems theory by Gale Miller( Book )

13 editions published between 1993 and 2017 in English and held by 364 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 )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

14 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Institutions large and small, in all sectors, virtually instruct us about who and what we are as part of the work they do in processing lives and personal troubles. This book addresses the institutional construction of troubled selves
What is family? by Jaber F Gubrium( Book )

11 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

10 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inner lives and social worlds are commonly viewed as separate yet equally important domains of experience. Inner lives comprise our personal, interior spaces-our selves, identities, feelings, thoughts, and motives. From this standpoint, "in here" is where we find "who we really are." Social worlds are "out there"; they are the external influences that shape who we are. Inner Lives and Social Worlds challenges the stark distinction between "in here" and "out there." Offering a sociological approach to social psychology, it focuses on social interaction as the foundation of everyday life. From this perspective, both inner lives and social worlds are constructed through everyday social interaction and are therefore always connected to one another. Inner Lives and Social Worlds presents an exciting collection of readings that clearly demonstrate the way that these realms are intertwined. Drawing upon classic and contemporary material, it shows how the self, identity, mind, emotions, and motives--all landmark features of inner lives--are inextricably bound to social worlds. The social worlds of race and ethnicity, gender, age, family life, and personal troubles are highlighted in lively, compelling selections. The readings have been specifically chosen to be accessible to both undergraduate and graduate students of social psychology
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Couples, kids, and family life
Couples, kids, and family lifePostmodern interviewingThe active interviewWays of agingThe self we live by : narrative identity in a postmodern worldInside interviewing : new lenses, new concernsThe new language of qualitative methodAnalyzing narrative reality
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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