The Resource Scripting addiction : the politics of therapeutic talk and American sobriety, E. Summerson Carr, (electronic book)

Scripting addiction : the politics of therapeutic talk and American sobriety, E. Summerson Carr, (electronic book)

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
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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Cataloging source
CaPaEBR
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1969-
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Carr, E. Summerson
Dewey number
362.29
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GN296
LC item number
.C37 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
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  • Medical anthropology
  • Drug abuse
  • Culture
  • Communication and culture
  • Language and culture
Label
Scripting addiction : the politics of therapeutic talk and American sobriety, E. Summerson Carr, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
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
Control code
ebr10435975
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xiii, 323 p.
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Scripting addiction : the politics of therapeutic talk and American sobriety, E. Summerson Carr, (electronic book)
Publication
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
Control code
ebr10435975
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xiii, 323 p.
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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