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A phenomenological explication of the male alcoholic's experience of existence with mother and father

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dc.contributor.author Singer S en
dc.date.accessioned 2016-09-22T08:11:04Z
dc.date.available 2016-09-22T08:11:04Z
dc.date.submitted 1983 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11892/21986
dc.description.abstract Much is written about the unduly close dependency relationship male alcoholics have with their mothers. Whilst not disputing this it has become apparent that they also expressed strong attachments to their fathers who were described as absent or punitive. It appears that this relationship has remained largely unexplored as a result of an uncritical imposition of theory, especially psychodynamic, upon the complex phenomenon of alcoholism. These theories generally posit the mother's influence over all problems in living be they neuroses, psychoses or alcoholism. It is possible that a dialogue exists between mother, father and alcoholic son-which is more extensive and complex than that currently described in the literature, with the father playing a greater role than previously believed. The discussion highlights similarities and differences amongst the subjects and points to how their experience of their parents is lived as a dialogue with Body, World, Fellowman, and Time. It also reveals more clearly the son's experience of the father. en
dc.language English en
dc.subject Psychology en
dc.subject Social psychology en
dc.title A phenomenological explication of the male alcoholic's experience of existence with mother and father en
dc.type Masters degree en
dc.description.degree MSc en


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