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The Resource Storytelling in Alcoholics Anonymous : a rhetorical analysis, George H. Jensen

Storytelling in Alcoholics Anonymous : a rhetorical analysis, George H. Jensen

Label
Storytelling in Alcoholics Anonymous : a rhetorical analysis
Title
Storytelling in Alcoholics Anonymous
Title remainder
a rhetorical analysis
Statement of responsibility
George H. Jensen
Title variation
Alcoholics Anonymous
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Based on an ethnographic study spanning four years, George H. Jensen's Storytelling in Alcoholics Anonymous: A Rhetorical Analysis calls upon Bakhtinian theory to analyze storytelling in AA." "Jensen covers Bakhtin's theory of the relationship between the author and the hero of a text, using Lillian Roth's autobiographies as counterexamples of AA talks. He discusses "rigorous honesty" within AA programs and provides a detailed analysis of the rhetorical act of stating "I am an alcoholic" in the context of an AA meeting. He devotes an entire chapter to explaining how AA meetings provide an example of what Bakhtin meant by carnival, a process through which humor, irony, and parody supply a mechanism for questioning commonly held beliefs. He shows how newcomers to AA move away from their egocentric personae as practicing alcoholics to adopt a new identity within AA. Turning back to Bakhtin, he describes the moments of discourse during which individuals confess past wrongs to God and to another person. Drawing further on Bakhtin, he examines the autobiographical moments of AA talks, stressing that these moments never become fully autobiographical. AA talks, Jensen argues, are fragmented yet achieve coherence through the interweaving of two important chronotopes. Finally, using Bakhtin's discussion of heroes in autobiography, Jensen discusses the kinds of heroes one typically finds in AA talks."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jensen, George H
Dewey number
362.295/86
Index
index present
LC call number
HV5278
LC item number
.J45 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Communication in rehabilitation
  • Storytelling
  • Self-disclosure
  • Alcoholics
  • Alcoholics Anonymous
Label
Storytelling in Alcoholics Anonymous : a rhetorical analysis, George H. Jensen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 151-155) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
42955453
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 163 pages
Isbn
9780809323302
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99059912
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Storytelling in Alcoholics Anonymous : a rhetorical analysis, George H. Jensen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 151-155) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
42955453
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 163 pages
Isbn
9780809323302
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99059912
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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