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The Resource The saloon and the mission : addiction, conversion, and the politics of redemption in American culture, Eoin F. Cannon

The saloon and the mission : addiction, conversion, and the politics of redemption in American culture, Eoin F. Cannon

Label
The saloon and the mission : addiction, conversion, and the politics of redemption in American culture
Title
The saloon and the mission
Title remainder
addiction, conversion, and the politics of redemption in American culture
Statement of responsibility
Eoin F. Cannon
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Eoin F. Cannon illuminates the role sobriety movements have played in placing notions of personal and societal redemption at the heart of modern American culture. He argues against the dominant scholarly perception that recovery narratives are private and apolitical, showing that in fact the genre's conventions turn private experience to public political purpose. Further, the New Deal-era Alcoholics Anonymous refitted the "drunkard's conversion" as a model of selfhood for the liberal era, allowing for a spiritual redemption story that could accommodate a variety of identities and compulsions. Cannon concludes by considering how contemporary recovery narratives represent both a crisis in liberal democracy and a potential for redemptive social progress. (back cover)
Cataloging source
SNK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1973-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cannon, Eoin F.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Recovery movement
  • Rescue missions (Church work)
  • Alcoholism in literature
  • Temperance in literature
  • Alcoholics
  • Alcoholism
  • Alcoholism
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Alcoholics
  • Alcoholism in literature
  • Alcoholism
  • Alcoholism
  • Recovery movement
  • Rescue missions (Church work)
  • Temperance in literature
  • United States
Label
The saloon and the mission : addiction, conversion, and the politics of redemption in American culture, Eoin F. Cannon
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-309) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : addiction recovery and the world as it should be -- The drunkard's conversion and the salvation of the social order -- "What a radical found in Water Street" -- The varieties of conversion polemic -- New Deal individualism and the big book of Alcoholics Anonymous -- Literary realism and the secularization of the drunkard's conversion -- The drinker's epiphany in modernist literature -- The iceman cometh and the drama of disillusion -- Recovery memoir and the crack-up of liberalism -- Conclusion : addiction in a new era of recovery
Control code
ocn863041126
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 321 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781613762721
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt5n0xbs
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)863041126
Label
The saloon and the mission : addiction, conversion, and the politics of redemption in American culture, Eoin F. Cannon
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-309) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : addiction recovery and the world as it should be -- The drunkard's conversion and the salvation of the social order -- "What a radical found in Water Street" -- The varieties of conversion polemic -- New Deal individualism and the big book of Alcoholics Anonymous -- Literary realism and the secularization of the drunkard's conversion -- The drinker's epiphany in modernist literature -- The iceman cometh and the drama of disillusion -- Recovery memoir and the crack-up of liberalism -- Conclusion : addiction in a new era of recovery
Control code
ocn863041126
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 321 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781613762721
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt5n0xbs
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)863041126

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