Alcoholic Society, The / Edition 1

Alcoholic Society, The / Edition 1

by Norman K Denzin
     
 

ISBN-10: 1560006692

ISBN-13: 9781560006695

Pub. Date: 01/01/1993

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

Offering a unique theoretical foundation to understanding the lived experience of the active alcoholic, Denzin asserts that alcoholism is a disease in which negative emotions divide the self into warring, inner factions, fueled and distorted by alcoholic intoxication. The work is solidly anchored in a long-term study of the socialization experiences that began in

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Offering a unique theoretical foundation to understanding the lived experience of the active alcoholic, Denzin asserts that alcoholism is a disease in which negative emotions divide the self into warring, inner factions, fueled and distorted by alcoholic intoxication. The work is solidly anchored in a long-term study of the socialization experiences that began in alcoholism treatment centers and continue in Alcoholics Anonymous recovery programs. It covers the treatment process, the restructuring of self, the alcoholic's interaction with his recovery treatment program, and the modalities of self-transcendence that result from treatment.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781560006695
Publisher:
Transaction Publishers
Publication date:
01/01/1993
Edition description:
Subsequent
Pages:
448
Sales rank:
1,079,625
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Transaction Edition
Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
1Introduction: Studying Alcoholism, Interpreting Recovery1
2Science and Alcoholism15
3Alcoholics Anonymous and Alcoholism49
4Alcoholics and Alcoholism63
5The Six Theses of Alcoholism91
6The Alcoholically Divided Self121
7The Recovering Alcoholic Self153
8The Paradoxes of Treatment: Introduction to the New Self181
9Experiencing Treatment211
10The A.A. Group243
11Slips and Relapses275
12The Recovery of Self307
13Interpreting Alcoholism and Recovery347
14Conclusion: Self, Temporality, and Alcoholism359
Glossary371
References383
Name Index405
Subject Index409

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