Baker, Jedediah (2008) Help! I need somebody (not just anybody): the folktale's helper in personal experience narratives of recovering alcoholics. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.
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This thesis explores the personal experience narratives of nine recovering alcoholics through the lens of folktale scholarship. Using Propp's structuralist model developed for folktales, I analyze several narratives and examine the role of the helper in both the Märchen and the turning-point personal experience narrative. I explore the role Alcoholics Anonymous plays in the recovery of its members and the use of the personal experience narrative as therapy and a catalyst for healing.
|Item Type:||Thesis (Masters)|
|Additional Information:||Includes bibliographical references (leaves109-112)|
|Department(s):||Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of > Folklore|
|Geographic Location:||United States--Vermont|
|Library of Congress Subject Heading:||Recovering alcoholics--Vermont; Tales--Structural analysis|
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