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The Resource Educating desire : autobiographical impressions of addiction in alcoholics anonymous, Peter Waldman

Educating desire : autobiographical impressions of addiction in alcoholics anonymous, Peter Waldman

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Educating desire : autobiographical impressions of addiction in alcoholics anonymous
Title
Educating desire
Title remainder
autobiographical impressions of addiction in alcoholics anonymous
Statement of responsibility
Peter Waldman
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
This impressionistic autobiographical inquiry is an attempt to connect the personal with the socio-historical--addiction with Addiction; it is also an attempt to demonstrate that knowledge production can be generated through radically non-traditional means. Narrative serves as method and methodology in a mostly first person account of a fictional open AA meeting. A suspicious hermeneutics is applied to addiction, to AA, and to the phenomenon of total medicalization, which the author and narrative finally succumb to, in the interest of questioning common sense assumptions about these themes, and as jumping off points for literary and philosophical exploration. Highlighted is the semi-fictionalized storied nature of reflected upon lived experience--the personal telephone game of (Paul Ricoeur's) narrative identity--and the role of institutions like AA in grafting onto lived experience new narrative forms that allow for new ways of structuring self and identity. All the made-up aspects of the narrative--the multi-tracked narrator's voice, shifts in point-of-view, and the semi and sometimes totally imagined characters encountered at the meeting and elsewhere--are the fiction the author makes of his personal history as an addict and newcomer in AA, which complicates the relation between knower and known (author and reader) while enriching and enlivening the narrative, drawing the reader into a literary representation of imagined and lived experience
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Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
  • 362.292
  • 370
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • HV5050
  • L1-991
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Bold visions in educational research
Series volume
volume 48
Label
Educating desire : autobiographical impressions of addiction in alcoholics anonymous, Peter Waldman
Link
https://ezproxy.lib.ou.edu/login?url=http://link.springer.com/10.1007/978-94-6300-145-8
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 81 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789463001458
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
SpringerLink
Other control number
10.1007/978-94-6300-145-8
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
841803
System control number
  • (OCoLC)932003139
  • (OCoLC)ocn932003139
Label
Educating desire : autobiographical impressions of addiction in alcoholics anonymous, Peter Waldman
Link
https://ezproxy.lib.ou.edu/login?url=http://link.springer.com/10.1007/978-94-6300-145-8
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 81 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789463001458
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
SpringerLink
Other control number
10.1007/978-94-6300-145-8
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
841803
System control number
  • (OCoLC)932003139
  • (OCoLC)ocn932003139

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