Item description for Diagnosis as Cultural Practice (Language, Power, and Social Process 16) by Judith Felson Duchan...
This book is about the doing and experiencing of diagnosis in everyday life. Diagnoses are revealed as interactive negotiations rather than as the assigning of diagnostic labels. The authors demonstrate, through detailed discourse analyses, how the diagnostic process depends on power and accountability as expressed through the talk of those engaged in the diagnostic process. The authors also show that diagnostic decisions are not only made by professional experts trained in the art and science of diagnosis, but they can also be made by anyone trying to figure out the nature of everyday problems. Finally, diagnostic reasoning is found to extend beyond typical diagnostic situations, occurring in unexpected places such as written letters of recommendation and talk about the nature of communication. Together, the chapters in this book demonstrate how diagnosis is a communication practice deeply rooted in our culture. The book is interdisciplinary and unusually broad in its focus. The authors come from different experiential scholarly backgrounds. Each of them takes a different look at the impact and nature of the diagnostic process. The diagnoses discussed include autism, Alzheimer's disease, speech and language disorders, and menopause. The focus is not only on the here and now of the diagnostic interaction, but also on how diagnoses and diagnostic processes change over time. The book can serve as an undergraduate or graduate text for courses offered in various disciplines, including communication, sociology, anthropology, communication disorders, audiology, linguistics, medicine, and disability studies.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.06" Width: 6.06" Height: 0.71" Weight: 1.06 lbs.
Release Date Jun 30, 2006
Publisher Mouton de Gruyter
ISBN 3110184672 ISBN13 9783110184679
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More About Judith Felson Duchan
Judith Felson Duchan is Emeritus Professor at the State University of New York at Buffalo. She has published widely on language pathology and development, with particular emphasis on autism, pragmatics, normal language acquisition, and aphasia. Much of her early work indirectly addressed issues related to the influence of frames on clinical and educational practices. This book is the first she has written that elaborates on the frame work done by professionals.
Judith Felson Duchan has an academic affiliation as follows - (University of Buffalo, USA) University at Buffalo, The State Universi.