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The Resource Scripting Addiction : the Politics of Therapeutic Talk and American Sobriety, E. Summerson Carr

Scripting Addiction : the Politics of Therapeutic Talk and American Sobriety, E. Summerson Carr

Label
Scripting Addiction : the Politics of Therapeutic Talk and American Sobriety
Title
Scripting Addiction
Title remainder
the Politics of Therapeutic Talk and American Sobriety
Statement of responsibility
E. Summerson Carr
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Scripting Addiction takes readers into the highly ritualized world of mainstream American addiction treatment. It is a world where clinical practitioners evaluate how drug users speak about themselves and their problems, and where the ideal of 'healthy' talk is explicitly promoted, carefully monitored, and identified as the primary sign of therapeutic progress. The book explores the puzzling question: why do addiction counselors dedicate themselves to reconciling drug users' relationship to language in order to reconfigure their relationship to drugs? To answer this question, anthropologist Summerson Carr traces the charged interactions between counselors, clients, and case managers at 'Fresh Beginnings, ' an addiction treatment program for homeless women in the midwestern United States. She shows that shelter, food, and even the custody of children hang in the balance of everyday therapeutic exchanges, such as clinical assessments, individual therapy sessions, and self-help meetings. Acutely aware of the high stakes of self-representation, experienced clients analyze and learn to effectively perform prescribed ways of speaking, a mimetic practice they call 'flipping the script.' As a clinical ethnography, Scripting Addiction examines how decades of clinical theorizing about addiction, language, self-knowledge, and sobriety is manifested in interactions between counselors and clients. As an ethnography of the contemporary United States, the book demonstrates the complex cultural roots of the powerful clinical ideas that shape therapeutic transactions--and by extension administrative routines and institutional dynamics--at sites such as Fresh Beginnings.'"--Provided by publisher
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Action
digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Carr, E. Summerson
Dewey number
362.29
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GN296
LC item number
.C37 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2010 M-166
  • WM 270
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Medical anthropology
  • Drug abuse
  • Culture
  • Communication and culture
  • Language and culture
  • Substance-Related Disorders
  • Anthropology, Cultural
  • Communication
  • Language
  • United States
  • SELF-HELP
  • PSYCHOLOGY
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Communication and culture
  • Culture
  • Drug abuse
  • Language and culture
  • Medical anthropology
  • addiction
  • addiction
  • Anthropology
  • Social Sciences
  • Physical Anthropology
Label
Scripting Addiction : the Politics of Therapeutic Talk and American Sobriety, E. Summerson Carr
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Considering the politics of therapeutic language -- Identifying icons and the policies of personhood -- Taking them in and talking it out -- Clinographies of addiction -- Addicted indexes and metalinguistic fixes -- Therapeutic scenes on an administrative stage -- Flipping the script
Control code
697184507
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 323 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400836659
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttw04j
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)697184507
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Scripting Addiction : the Politics of Therapeutic Talk and American Sobriety, E. Summerson Carr
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Considering the politics of therapeutic language -- Identifying icons and the policies of personhood -- Taking them in and talking it out -- Clinographies of addiction -- Addicted indexes and metalinguistic fixes -- Therapeutic scenes on an administrative stage -- Flipping the script
Control code
697184507
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 323 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400836659
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttw04j
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)697184507
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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