Alcoholic Society, The / Edition 1

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781560006695
  • Publisher: Transaction Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/1/1993
  • Edition description: Subsequent
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 448
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Norman K. Denzin is professor of sociology, cinema studies, and interpretive theory at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He was awarded the George Herbert Mead Award for Lifetime Achievement from the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction. He is the author of several books, including The Alcoholic Society, Children and Their Caretakers, Hollywood Shot by Shot, Sociological Methods, and The Values of Social Science.

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Table of Contents

Introduction to the Transaction Edition
Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
1 Introduction: Studying Alcoholism, Interpreting Recovery 1
2 Science and Alcoholism 15
3 Alcoholics Anonymous and Alcoholism 49
4 Alcoholics and Alcoholism 63
5 The Six Theses of Alcoholism 91
6 The Alcoholically Divided Self 121
7 The Recovering Alcoholic Self 153
8 The Paradoxes of Treatment: Introduction to the New Self 181
9 Experiencing Treatment 211
10 The A.A. Group 243
11 Slips and Relapses 275
12 The Recovery of Self 307
13 Interpreting Alcoholism and Recovery 347
14 Conclusion: Self, Temporality, and Alcoholism 359
Glossary 371
References 383
Name Index 405
Subject Index 409
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