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    Labeling madness.Thomas J. Scheff - 1975 - Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall.
    Labeling theory as ideology and as science: Scheff, T. J. Schizophrenia as ideology. Scheff, T. J. On reason and sanity. Scheff, T. J. The labeling theory of mental illness. Greenley, J. R. Alternate views of the psychiatrist's role. Temerlin, M. K. Suggestion effects in psychiatric diagnosis. Rosenhan, D. L. On being sane in insane places.--Changing the system: Scheff, T. J. Labeling, emotion, and individual change. Schatzman, M. Paranoia or persecution: the case of Schreber. Sidel, R. Mental diseases in China and (...)
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  2. The structure of context: Deciphering "frame analysis".Thomas J. Scheff - 2005 - Sociological Theory 23 (4):368-385.
    This article proposes that Goffman's "Frame Analysis" can be interpreted as a step toward unpacking the idea of context. His analysis implies a recursive model involving frames within frames. The key problem is that neither Goffman nor anyone else has clearly defined what is meant by a frame. I propose that it can be represented by a word, phrase, or proposition. A subjective context can be represented as an assembly of these items, joined together by operators such as and, since, (...)
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    Cognition and emotion? The dead end in self-esteem research.Thomas J. Scheff & David S. Fearon - 2004 - Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour 34 (1):73–90.
    This article suggests that studies of self-esteem using scales have reached a dead end, and suggest alternative directions. First we show how significance tests have obscured meager results. According to reviews, this huge body of research has yielded no substantial findings. Some sub-fields show consistent, but trivially small, effects; reviews of the entire field show none at all. Most important, the size of effects does not seem to be increasing. Three questions are raised: 1. Are new standards needed to determine (...)
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    Toward a Sociological Imagination: Bridging Specialized Fields.Bernard Phillips, Harold Kincaid, Thomas Scheff, Chanoch Jacobsen, James C. Kimberly, Richard Lachmann, David R. Maines, David W. Britt, Suzanne M. Retzinger, Thomas J. Scheff & Howard S. Becker - 2002 - Upa.
    Toward A Sociological Imagination builds on the ideas C. Wright Mills expressed in The Sociological Imagination for an approach to the scientific method broad enough to open up to the full range of knowledge within the sociology discipline. In this book, nine sociologists and one philosopher provide detailed tests of the utility of the approach within diverse substantive sociological areas.
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  5. Letters to the Editors.Thomas J. Scheff & Jonathan H. Turner - 2010 - Emotion Review 2 (1):84-84.
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    A concept of social integration.Thomas J. Scheff - 2007 - Philosophical Psychology 20 (5):579 – 593.
    Clear definitions of alienation and solidarity are needed as a step toward an explicit theory of social integration. The idea of alienation has played a key role in the development of sociology, but it's meaning has never been clear. Both theories and empirical studies confound relational-dispositional, cognitive-emotional and/or interpersonal-societal components. This essay proposes definitions that follow from the work of Erving Goffman and others. Goffman's idea of "co-presence" implies a model of solidarity as mutual awareness to the point of merging (...)
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    Emotion and False Consciousness: The Analysis of an Incident from Werther.Thomas J. Scheff & Ursula Mahlendorf - 1988 - Theory, Culture and Society 5 (1):57-80.
    This article describes the way in which emotion can lead to false consciousness by analysing a single incident in Goethe's novel The Sorrows of Young Werther. We trace a sequence of events which occur after the hero is humiliated in public, utilizing Helen Lewis's theory of shame dynamics. We argue that such an analysis may led towards models of causality in social science. Our interpretation of class idealization in the mass media, myths and legends, and class shaming in humour suggests (...)
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    Micro-linguistics and social structure: A theory of social action.Thomas J. Scheff - 1986 - Sociological Theory 4 (1):71-83.
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    Multipersonal dialogue in consciousness: an incident in Virginia WoolfsTo the Lighthouse'.Thomas J. Scheff - 2000 - Journal of Consciousness Studies 7 (6):3-19.
    Here I suggest that Virginia Woolf was a great artist who has provided descriptions of concrete sequences of events in consciousness and perhaps insights into its nature. Of course, we can never be completely sure of the accuracy of her descriptions. But they at least offer instances with which theories of consciousness can be grounded, and inspiration for models of consciousness. For this purpose I use an incident that occurs near the beginning of To The Lighthouse by Woolf , and (...)
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  10. Shame and Shame/Anger Loops.Thomas J. Scheff - 2010 - Emotion Review 2 (1):84-84.
     
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  11. Shame and the Social Bond: Applying the Part/Whole Approach to a Case Study.Thomas J. Scheff - 2000 - Sociological Theory 18:86-99.
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