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Epistemic struggles in addiction Therapeutic Community meetings

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In this study I analyse Therapeutic Community (TC) group meetings for persons with drug addiction problems. Using the method of Conversation Analysis, I specifically focus on practices of knowledge management and sharing between the educators and clients of a TC in Italy. As part of their institutional remit, the educators encourage the clients to report information on their activities and to disclose aspects of their inner experience. This can lead to epistemic struggles, in which the clients resist providing information and the educators seek to overcome such resistance by making claims of pre-existing knowledge about the clients’ experience. After describing the design and sequential positioning of such claims, I argue that their use is functional to manage one of the dilemmas that characterise the educators’ professional practice.

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  • Social Sciences

Department

  • Communication, Media, Social and Policy Studies

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Communicating Certainty and Uncertainty in Medical, Supportive and Scientific Contexts

Pages

201 - 221

Citation

PINO, M., 2014. Epistemic struggles in addiction Therapeutic Community meetings. IN: Zuczkowski, A. ... et al (eds). Communicating Certainty and Uncertainty in Medical, Supportive and Scientific Contexts. Amsterdam, The Netherlands, John Benjamins Publishing Company, pp.201-221

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© John Benjamins Publishing Company

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AM (Accepted Manuscript)

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This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Publication date

2014

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This paper is under copyright and that the publisher should be contacted for permission to re-use or reprint the material in any form.

ISBN

9027269211;9789027269218

Book series

Dialogue Studies;25

Language

en

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