Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
The purpose of this M.A. thesis study is to explore how families conceptualize their experiences of engaging with their addicted loved one, and how through narrative, those conceptualizations are brought to life within accounts of turning points. By conducting a Cultural Discourse Analysis of narrative interview, I looked at key symbolic terms used by participants within their talk. I propose three sets of opposing cultural propositions and thus three cultural premises, or taken-for-granted knowledge about conceptions of social reality.
George, Margaret Anne, "Family Members' Accounts of Turning Points Revealing Conceptualizations of Drug and/or Alcohol Addiction Recovery" (2013). Communication Graduate Theses & Dissertations. 34.