CFP: Religion, Spirituality and Addiction Recovery

Points is happy to promote this Call for Papers for a special issue of the journal Implicit Religion, focused on “Religion, Spirituality and Addiction Recovery.”  Guest Editors: Dr Wendy Dossett & Liam Metcalf-White This special issue of Implicit Religion engages critically and theoretically with the language of religion and spirituality as articulated within different presentationsContinue reading “CFP: Religion, Spirituality and Addiction Recovery”

Reply to Jackie B., “Stretching the Boundaries of History”

Editor’s Note: In this, his last response to our roundtable on his work, Glenn C. responds to Jackie B. and her thoughts on how performance can extend the nature– and enhance the effects– of AA History. “Glenn has insisted from the moment we first met in San Antonio that I am a historian. In theContinue reading “Reply to Jackie B., “Stretching the Boundaries of History””

Reply to Bill White, “The Color and Character of AA”

Editor’s note: Today Glenn C. responds to Bill White’s discussion of his book about the varieties of AA experience across the color line. Next up: his thoughts on the recovery plays of Jackie B. William L. White is the author of Slaying the Dragon: The History of Addiction Treatment and Recovery in America (orig. pub.Continue reading “Reply to Bill White, “The Color and Character of AA””

Reply to “Rich Dubiel Meets Glenn C.”

Editor’s Note: Today we feature the second response by Glenn C. to his interlocutors in our roundtable. Stay tuned for more this Thursday! We would be severely disparaging of scholars in American History and American Studies if all they ever published about the period of the American Revolution were biographies of George Washington. This isContinue reading “Reply to “Rich Dubiel Meets Glenn C.””

Reply to Arthur S., “AA History and AA Myth”

Editor’s Note: To round out our Points Roundtable on the contributions of AA historian Glenn C., we turn to the man himself! Over the next week, we’ll post Glenn’s replies to the pieces that Art S., Rich Dubiel, Bill White, and Jackie Bedzinski have published here in the last month. Our series will take usContinue reading “Reply to Arthur S., “AA History and AA Myth””

Stretching the Boundaries of “History”

Editor’s note: Today sees the final installment of the Points tribute to AA historian Glenn C.  Commentator Jackie B. graduated in 2002 with a degree in Theater and Performance Studies from U.C. Berkeley.  Sober since 2006, she is the founder and Artistic Director of Recovery Works Theater (RWT) in San Francisco. Her work has beenContinue reading “Stretching the Boundaries of “History””

The Color and Character of AA

Editor’s Note: Today’s tribute to the work of AA Historian Glenn C.  comes from leading recovery historian William L. (“Bill”) White, Emeritus Senior Research Consultant at Chestnut Health Systems. Readers of Points will recognize Bill as the author of the definitive history of recovery in the U.S., Slaying the Dragon, and the more recent RecoveryContinue reading “The Color and Character of AA”

Rich Dubiel Meets Glenn C.

Editor’s Note: Today we present the second installation in our roundtable series celebrating the work of AA Historian Glenn C. Richard Dubiel, formerly Professor of Communications at University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, was an early beneficiary of Glenn’s work with Hindsfoot Press, which published his insightful “Sober Sleuths: Lawrence Block and James Lee Burke” in 1999.Continue reading “Rich Dubiel Meets Glenn C.”

AA History as Opposed to AA Myth

The first in our series of testimonials to the work of AA Historian Glenn C. comes from Art. S., who came into AA in the mid-1980s. A voracious reader of AA literature from his earliest days in the fellowship, he became an AA historian in 2001, when he took up the position of Archivist forContinue reading “AA History as Opposed to AA Myth”

Happy (AA Historical) New Year: Roundtable on the Work of Glenn C.

With a nod to everyone who’s decided to abstain from alcohol in the new year, Points is kicking off 2018 with a tribute to one of Alcoholics Anonymous’s most talented historians, Glenn C., founder of the Hindsfoot Press (1993) and long-time moderator of the AA History Lovers listserv (fd. 2002). I first “met” Glenn throughContinue reading “Happy (AA Historical) New Year: Roundtable on the Work of Glenn C.”

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