The alcoholic self

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Sage Publications, 1987 - Medical - 231 pages
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Denzin offers a uniquely phenomenological approach to explain the development of an alcoholic's sense of self that is fragmented, defensive and subjective. He discusses behavioural and psychoanalytic theories of the problem and considers the views of alcoholics themselves. He places the disease within a broader social context, arguing that the alcoholic's internal conflicts reflect the dichotomies and contradictions in society.

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About the author (1987)

Norman K. Denzin is Distinguished Professor of Communications, College of Communications Scholar, and Research Professor of Communications, Sociology and Humanities, at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He is the author, editor, or co-editor of numerous books, including The Qualitative Manifesto; Qualitative Inquiry Under Fire; Flags in the Window: Dispatches from the American War Zone; Searching For Yellowstone: Identity, Politics and Democracy in the New West; Performance Ethnography: Critical Pedagogy and the Politics of Culture, Screening Race: Hollywood and a Cinema of Racial Violence; Performing Ethnography; and 9/11 in American Culture. He is past editor of The Sociological Quarterly, co-editor of The Handbook of Qualitative Research, 4/e, co-editor of Qualitative Inquiry, editor of Cultural Studies--Critical Methodologies, editor, International Review of Qualitative Research, editor of Studies in Symbolic Interaction, and founding President of the International Association of Qualitative Inquiry.