Anselm L. Strauss's research while affiliated with University of California, San Francisco and other places

Publications (18)

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Most writing on sociological method has been concerned with how accurate facts can be obtained and how theory can thereby be more rigorously tested. In The Discovery of Grounded Theory, Barney Glaser and Anselm Strauss address the equally Important enterprise of how the discovery of theory from data--systematically obtained and analyzed in social r...
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Death, as a social ritual, is one of the great turning points in human existence, but prior to this classic work, it had been subjected to little scientific study. American perspectives on death seem strangely paradoxical--the brutal fact of death is confronted daily in our newspapers yet Americans are unwilling to talk openly about the process of...
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In this paper we conceptualize dying as a non-scheduled status passage, which has led us to consider problems of how the people involved handle its timing. The analysis focuses on temporal aspects of the central issues of (1) legitimating when the passage occurs, (2) announcing the passage to others, and (3) co-ordinating the passage.
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The authors contend that qualitative research should be scrutinized for its usefulness in the discovery of substantive theory. They try to present generic elements of the process of generating substantive theory from qualitative data, and consider how the researcher collects and analyzes qualitative data, max imizes the theory's credibility, puts t...
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This paper presents a definition and typology of "awareness contexts" and offers a paradigm for their study. The paradigm emphasizes the developmental interaction processes deriving from given awareness contexts, and directs attention to transformations of those contexts. The writings of four sociologists are located within the paradigm with respec...
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: Inevitably, a social value is placed on a patient, and that value has much to do with the impact on the nurse of his dying and, frequently, on the care he receives. So the authors have discovered in a study they, with a nurse faculty member, Jeanne Quint, are making of hospital personnel, nursing care, and dying patients at the University of Cali...

Citations

... The situation I found myself in is best defined by the concept of trajectory. It is a process of change caused by a sudden chain of events impossible to control and avoid without a feeling of chaos, disintegration or anxiety (Riemann, Schütze 1991;Glaser, Strauss 1970). The concept of trajectory is linked to the process of suffering and as such it evokes long-term life consequences such as identity changes; eventually, it sets new directions for the course of the biography. ...
... Coinciding with the initial observations, Glaser and Strauss (1968) and Sudnow (1967) made regarding death awareness and social death in the hospital setting, Kassebaum and Baumann (1965) and Callahan et al. (1966) were first to observe that patients with chronic illness cannot fulfill their sick role obligations, nor can the medical system return them to their normative role. The medical system, particularly in the prehospice era, was entirely structured to engage and treat patients following the fourfold criteria of the sick role as Parsons defined it. ...
... Glaser and Strauss were the first to develop grounded theory in the early 1960s -or as they claimed at the time, "discovered" it -to conduct a sociological study of an awareness of dying ( Glaser & Strauss, 1965 ). It can be said that in this era of upheaval of social and cultural theory, the early development of this methodology thus became a reflection of these changes in social science, and one that reflected its turmoil. ...
... In Western, developed contexts it is often delivered by physicians, nurses, social workers, clergypersons, law enforcement personnel, military notification officers, medical examiners, or coroners (Alexander and Klein 2000;Charmaz 1975;Clark and LaBeff 1982;Eth, Baron and Pynoos 1987;Glaser and Strauss 1965;Leash 1995;Leo, Anile and Ziliotto 2015;Levetown 2004;Lord and Stewart 2008;McClenahen and Lofland 1976;Miller 2008;Ombres, Montemorano and Becker 2017;Ponce, et al. 2010;Register 2010;Schumenan 2008;Sobczak 2013;Mercer 2000, 2001;Stewart 1999;Von Bloch 1996;Wentink 1991). Most death notifications occur in hospitals or assisted living or dying facilities and may be expected or anticipated (Glaser and Strauss 1968;Sudnow 1967;Trotta 2010). Deaths occurring outside these facilities are usually unexpected. ...
... We did not find similar results in the literature. This substantive theory of double status transition can enrich the formal theory of Glaser and Strauss about the statutory transition [21]. Different propriety of this formal theory can be found in our substantial theory. ...
... I then made comparisons between the themes identified in the interviews and the themes from the observation notes to determine similarities, differences and relationships to see what patterns emerged. In aiming to 'discover' rather than pre-define meaning and processes, I looked for patterns both when focusing on a single project case or across the two project cases (Strauss & Glaser 1970). ...
... For sociologists, these changes for each half of the couple can also be thought of as cases of role exit (Ebaugh 1988;Turner 1990). With life transitions and role theory as its conceptual foundation (Glaser and Strauss 1971;Goffman 1961;Merton 1957), role exit is the process by which an individual casts off an old role and establishes a new one that society recognizes in an emerging social order, potentially leading to better overall personal outcomes, including health and well-being (Antonovsky 1987;Kitson and Morgan 1990;Kitson and Raschke 1981). Research has suggested that role exit can be aided by internal aspirations and interpersonal networks of support (Oselin 2010). ...
... Individuals strive for their authentic selves by orienting the thoughts and feelings inside them to match their external expressions and actions (Dubois, Jung and Ordabayeva, 2021). The feelings of the self-inauthenticity surface when individuals think that their behavior infringes on their intrinsic values and beliefs (Glaser and Strauss, 1964). Selfinauthenticity can result from luxury consumption on account of the notion of undue privilege that luxury brands elicit (Goor et al., 2020). ...
... Despite an influx of studies, there is currently an absence of an attempt to integrate the findings of such studies. Glaser and Strauss (1971) alerted that "the failure to synthesize existing qualitative studies would leave individual findings unconnected with one another and unvisited by other researchers and so prevent researchers to develop more formal and generalized theories" (p. 181). ...
... We used Dedoose (University of California, Los Angeles), an online qualitative analysis platform, to code the transcribed interviews. Coding can be either open or closed: which means that either the coding rubrics can be predetermined (closed) or generated during the process (open) of coding respectively (Glaser and Strauss, 1965). We conducted two rounds of coding by a team of three coders who coded the interviews separately to ensure intercoder reliability. ...