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Staying sober in Mexico City

Author: Stanley H Brandes
Publisher: Austin : University of Texas Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Brandes examines Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.) in the urban environment of Mexico City, where staying sober is a daily struggle for many men, and recovering alcoholics often redefine gender roles in order to preserve masculine identity.

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Genre/Form: Case studies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Brandes, Stanley H.
Staying sober in Mexico City.
Austin : University of Texas Press, 2002
(OCoLC)606823739
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stanley H Brandes
ISBN: 0292709056 9780292709058 0292709080 9780292709089
OCLC Number: 47705494
Description: xviii, 239 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Moral Support in Mexico City --
Religious Adaptations in Alcoholics Anonymous --
Meeting and Moving --
Storytelling --
Gender and the Construction of Manhood --
Blurred Boundaries and the Exercise of Social Control --
Illness and Recovery --
Sobriety and Survival --
Appendix A. The Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous/Los Doce Pasos de Alcoholicos Anonimos --
Appendix B. The Twelve Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous/Las Doce Tradiciones de Alcoholicos Anonimos.
Responsibility: Stanley Brandes.
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Offers a reference on the cultural study of alcoholism in Mexico and provides social science contributions to the study of Mexican culture.  Read more...

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