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  • The Therapeutic God: Transcendence and Identity in two Twelve-step Quasi-religions.
    Rice, John Steadman (1994)
    In Arthur L. Greil and Thomas Robbins (eds.) Religion an the Social Order. Volume 4 Between Sacred and Secular: Research and theory on Quasi-Religion. Greenwich, Connecticut: JAI Press, pp. 151-164.

    Contrasts the ideologies & social programs of Co-Dependents Anonymous & Alcoholics Anonymous.

    Associated Search Terms: Co-Dependents Anonymous; Alcoholics Anonymous; Quasi-religion
  • Le témoignage chez les Alcooliques Anonymes: une pratique communicationnelle religieuse.
    Nadeau, Jean-Guy (1994)
    Studies in Religion/Sciences religieuses 23:4: 469-484.

    Based on observation in 2 groups in Montréal; employs communications theory.

    Associated Search Terms: Alcoholics Anonymous; Testimonial; Participant observation; Communication; Hermeneutic; Canada, Quebec, Montreal
  • Stepping to Redemption.
    Chalfant, H. Paul (1992)
    Free Inquiry in Creative Sociology 20: 115-120.

    Shows Alcoholics Anonymous meets the definition of religion; notes such quests for ultimate meaning outside formal religion in the postmodern world.

    Associated Search Terms: Post-modern; Alcoholics Anonymous
  • Is Alcoholics Anonymous a Religious Organization? Mediatations on Marginality.
    Rudy, David R., and Arthur L. Greil (1989)
    Sociological Analysis 50:1: 41-51.

    Associated Search Terms: Marginality; Alcoholics Anonymous; Alcohol
  • Conversion to the World View of Alcoholics Anonymous: A Refinement of Conversion Theory.
    Greil, Arthur L., and David R. Rudy (1983)
    Qualitative Sociology 6:1: 5-28.

    Based on observational data; finds the "process model" of conversion inadequate for interpreting the adoption of the Alcoholics Anonymous ideology.

    Associated Search Terms: Conversion; Alcoholics Anonymous; Alcohol
  • The Alcoholic Priest and Alcoholics Anonymous. A Study of Stigma and the Management of Spoiled Identity.
    Fappiano, Eugene Rydin (1983)
    Unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, New School for Social Research.

    Associated Search Terms: Alcohol; Alcoholics Anonymous; Stigma; Clergy
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