Living with Drink: Women Who Live with Problem Drinkers

Living with Drink: Women Who Live with Problem Drinkers

By: Jenny Maslin (editor), Alex Copello (editor), Richard Velleman (editor)Paperback

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Living with Drink: Women who live with problem drinkers, examines the experiences of women living with men with alcohol problems. The book looks at how the women understand the processes which lead them to be embroiled in such relationships and examines their accounts from a variety of theoretical and practical perspectives. Living with Drink approaches this area from two complimentary angles. First, the women's own understanding of the situation is examined: their experiences, how they cope and their perception of how they arrived in this situation. Second, six experts comment on the women's accounts of their lives, each from a different theoretical perspective, which reflect the broad range of current thinking in this area.

Contributors: Barbara Cottman, Liz Cutland, David Fryer, Jim Orford, Jane Ussher, and Arlene Vetere.

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Preface. Introduction 1. Living with a Problem Drinker (Maslin, Velleman, and Copello) 2. Qualitative Methods and Biographies (Velleman, Copello and Maslin). Biographies 3. Ruth: the Impact of Children 4. Lisa: the Young Family 5. Dawn: Still Together After Many Years 6. Sylvia: Drinking and Extreme Violence 7. Emily: both Partners in the Couple have Problems 8. May: 'the Wrong Sort of Man'. The Theoretical Perspectives 9. A Codependency Perspective (Liz Cutland) 10. A Psychodynamic Perspective (Barbara Cottman) 11. A Family Systems Perspective (Arlene Vetere) 12. The Coping Perspective (Jim Orford) 13. A Feminist Perspective (Jane Ussher) 14. A Community Psychological Perspective (David Fryer). Participants' Responses and Conclusion 15. The Participants' Perspective: Commentaries from the Biographees on the Commentators' Perspectives (The Biographees) 16. Overview and Conclusions: Normal People, Abnormal Circumstances (Copello, Maslin and Velleman) References. Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 15/09/1998
  • ISBN13: 9780582298873
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 248
  • ID: 9780582298873
  • weight: 696
  • ISBN10: 0582298873

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