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Court-Ordered Insanity

Interpretive Practice and Involuntary Commitment, 1st Edition

Edited by James A. Holstein


223 pages

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pub: 1993-12-31
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This book analyzes how hearing participants construct and organize arguments that are legally, psychiatrically, and practically accountable. It argues that commitment decisions orient to the "tenability" of situations that patients pose as alternatives to hospitalization.

Table of Contents

1. Interpretive Practice and Involuntary Commitment 2. Analyzing Involuntary Commitment 3. Decision-Making in Context: Outlook and Orientations 4. The Sequential Organization of Commitment Hearings 5. The Conversational Organization of Competence and Incompetence 6. Troubles, Tenability, and the Placement of Insanity 7. Mental Illness Assumptions 8. Constructing Tenability: Interpretive Practice in Cultural Context 9. "Action That Divides"

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MEDICAL / Psychiatry / General