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Title: Epistemic struggles in addiction Therapeutic Community meetings
Authors: Pino, Marco
Keywords: Language Arts & Disciplines
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: © John Benjamins Publishing Company
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
Series/Report no.: Dialogue Studies;25
Abstract: 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.
Description: This paper is under copyright and that the publisher should be contacted for permission to re-use or reprint the material in any form.
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1075/ds.25.10pin
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/25442
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1075/ds.25.10pin
ISBN: 9027269211
Appears in Collections:Book Chapters (Communication, Media, Social and Policy Studies)

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