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Storytelling in Alcoholics Anonymous

A Rhetorical Analysis

by George H. Jensen

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Published by Southern Illinois University .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Alcoholism,
  • Rhetoric,
  • Self-Help,
  • Drug And Alcohol Abuse Treatment,
  • Sociology,
  • Communication In Groups,
  • Social Science,
  • Rehabilitation,
  • Human Services,
  • Communication,
  • Substance Abuse & Addictions - Alcoholism,
  • Language Arts & Disciplines / Study & Teaching,
  • Storytelling,
  • Alcoholics,
  • Alcoholics Anonymous,
  • Communication in rehabilitatio,
  • Communication in rehabilitation

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages144
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7976990M
    ISBN 100809323303
    ISBN 109780809323302


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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 introduces his study with an analysis of “Bill W.’s Story” as it appears in the first chapter of AA’s central text, Alcoholics Anonymous.

Drawing on Walter Ong’s work on orality and literacy, he argues that 5/5(1). 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 introduces his study with an analysis of "Bill W.'s Story" as it appears in the first chapter of AA's central text, Alcoholics Anonymous. Storytelling is the essence of AA. It is in sharing our "experience, strength and hope" in recovery that we are able to help others within our Fellowship.

The diversity and richness of the stories contained in Do Tell. will no doubt be an inspiration and provide important support to nonbelievers within the often overly-religious fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous.

storytelling in alcoholics anonymous: a rhetorical analysis George Jensen, professor of English, began the ethnographic work for this book because he was “fascinated by the difference between alcoholic families that were in recovery and those that were not” (vii).

Further, EM Jellinek's research culminating in his book, The Disease Concept of Alcohol, was funded by the super-wealthy R. Brinkley Smithers, a member of AA and friend of Mann's who over decades donated millions of dollars to these causes and /5(34).

Alcoholics Anonymous, Kurtz () wrote, “what made the program work was the telling of their stories by now sober alcoholics.” Since the publication of the first edition (), more than half of the text of Alcoholics Anonymous, more commonly referred to as “the Big Book.

"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.

Ernie Kurtz died on He was born on September 9,the same year that AA was founded. The Historian as Storyteller and Healer was published a number of months ago and when Ernie read Bill’s piece, he is reported to have said: “Did you ever feel you were reading your own obituary.

All I can say is, I should be so lucky!”. Authors of the Stories from the Book, ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS. The person behind the stories -who they are and a brief biography. Acknowledgments and credits for all that follows-for story author to Nancy O. moderator of AA History Buffs (AA History Lovers) and all mentioned in this acknowledgments and credits document, Nancy's and others from around the country's hard work.

General Service Conference-approved literature reflects the group conscience of the Fellowship of A.A. and includes the book Alcoholics Anonymous (affectionately known by members as the Big Book); Daily Reflections, a compilation of spiritual reflections contributed by members; books written by one of A.A.’s co-founders (such as Twelve Steps and.

Email: [email protected] This email address is for A.A. groups, intergroups, and committees to charge orders (see Orders on Account, below), or for others to place orders with credit card information.

Anything other than literature orders will not be answered. Alcoholics Anonymous: The Story of How Many Thousands of Men and Women Have Recovered from Alcoholism (generally known as The Big Book because of the thickness of the paper used in the first edition) is a basic text, describing how to recover from alcoholism, primarily written by William G.

"Bill W." Wilson, one of the founders of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA).Author: Bill W. AA Quotes: My 10 Favorite Lines From the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous By Kelly Fitzgerald Junco 07/29/16 There is comfort in knowing you aren’t alone, that what you’re feeling isn’t unusual, and that there is a solution.

AA Sayings ALL ADDICTS ANONYMOUS Always We Begin Again Amy Dresner Bill Wilson Clarence Snyder Codependency CS Lewis Cyndi Masters Dale Carnegie David Foster Wallace Dealing with Rejection Dorothy Snyder Dr.

Bob Smith Dr. Emmet Fox Dr. George LIttle Dr. Robert Smith Dr. William Silkworth Earnest Kurtz Ebby Thatcher Edward Blackwell Eleanor Ford. Based on an ethnographic study spanning four years, this volume calls upon Bakhtinian theory to analyze storytelling in the Alcoholics Anonymous organization.

The author explains how AA meetings provide an example of what Bakhtin meant by ""carnival"" and discusses the heroes found in AA talks. Storytelling in Alcoholics Anonymous.

Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press, © (DLC) (OCoLC) Material Type: Document, Internet resource: Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File: All Authors / Contributors: George H Jensen.

Best books related to Alcoholics Anonymous: history, 12 Steps, principles of recovery Score A book’s total score is based on multiple factors, including the number of people who have voted for it and how highly those voters ranked the book.

The present study builds on Robinson's () research on Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) in the United Kingdom and his finding that storytelling was an important part of the recovery process in AA.

Alcoholism Step Support - How to tell your story in AA - AA doesn't have a pamphlet for everything. Most things we have to figure out on our own, with the help of other AA's.

The only guidelines of which I am aware are are that our stories disclose in a general way what we used to be like, what happened, and what we. Alcoholics Anonymous as a Program of Recovery Potential Application of Nursing Theory to AA References 2.

Personal Stories in the “Big Book” of Alcoholics Anonymous: A Narrative Analysis 19 Introduction In the Beginning: Storytelling in Alcoholics Anonymous An Impulse to Narrate Oral Narratives in Alcoholics Anonymous.

Biographies of the Authors of the Stories in the Big Book (Last names are included only of deceased members) The short biographies of the various authors of the stories in the back of the book - Alcoholics Anonymous have been graciously supplied by Nancy O., the moderator of.

In AA meetings and Step practice participants continuously discern meaning from the storytelling process. Through this process, they deliberately reframe their past. In typical meetings, participants will read a story from AA’s ‘bible,’ The Big Book.

Like the Bible, The Big Book teaches through storytelling. Twelve Defining Moments in the History of Alcoholics Anonymous. William L. White, MA and Ernest Kurtz, PhD. Abstract. Misconceptions about Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) abound in spite of (or because of) the thousands of theses, dissertations, books, professional and popular articles, and Internet commentaries that have been written about AA.

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From the catalytic meeting between two desperate men in the mids to today’s growing varieties of AA experience, the history of AA is a story about stories and the healing power of mutual storytelling. Anyone wishing to truly understand AA must look first, not to ideas, techniques, or studies, but to stories.

For example, the power of storytelling is particularly obvious in programs such as Alcoholics Anonymous, where people come together to share their experiences. Writing stories enables people to construct meaning from the devastating events they’ve endured and helps repair the.

Alcoholics Anonymous FYS: Storytelling, Identity, and Social Change I read the Big Book and the 24 Hour a Day book, pray every night for the sick alcoholic friends in the fellowship and family. T2 - The self-transformative power of storytelling in Alcoholics Anonymous. AU - Lederman, Linda.

AU - Menegatos, Lisa M. PY - /7/1. Y1 - /7/1. N2 - The present study builds on Robinson's () research on Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) in the United Kingdom and his finding that storytelling was an important part of the recovery process in by:   The present study builds on Robinson's () research on Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) in the United Kingdom and his finding that storytelling was an important part of the recovery process in AA.

We surveyed members of AA in the United States and asked them how sharing their story of recovery with other alcoholics helped them stay by: This portion of the workshop will be a brief history of facts and myths about the book “Alcoholics Anonymous” which we in AA affectionately call “The Big Book.” Co-founder Bill Wilson began writing it in April at the business office of New York member Hank P.

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This is the third edition of the book "Alcoholics Anonymous". The first edition appeared in Apriland in the following sixteen years, more thancopies went into circulation. The second edi­ tion, published inreached a total of more than 1, copies.

Because this book has become the basic text for our. Alcoholics Anonymous Also known as the “Big Book” in AA meetings, the Alcoholics Anonymous book is what many people consider the cornerstone for overcoming alcohol abuse disorder (AUD).

The book is now in its fourth edition (to keep its featured personal testimonies fresh and updated), but the AA website reaffirms that the fundamental. In this leveled book, kids can follow step-by-step instructions for making bread and get some practice with order of events in storytelling.

Reading & writing. Sharing is Fun: Level C. Sharing is Fun: Level C. Kids can begin to recognize common words and understand sentence structure in this short story that covers sharing, and that helps kids. 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 introduces his study with an analysis of “Bill W.’s Story” as it appears in the first chapter of AA’s central text, Alcoholics g on Walter Ong’s work on orality and.

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A great master once said, “The shortest distance between a human being and truth is a story.”. Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.

“Working with Others”, Chapter 7 in the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous, addresses S but covers only the second part. Nonetheless, it opens with these two [ ] Read More. Why Storytelling Matters in Addiction Recovery For people in Alcoholics Anonymous or in any sort of addiction treatment program, they have been led down the path of addiction – but this doesn’t have to be a dead end.

No one just wakes up at age 30 and suddenly becomes and alcoholic or a drug addict.Identity in the Empathic Community: Alcoholics Anonymous as a Model Community for Storytelling and Change Article in Pastoral Psychology 64(5) October with 41 Reads How we measure 'reads'.Alcoholics Anonymous First Edition, First Printing (Big Book).

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