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The Evolution of Self-Help

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Examines the institutionalization of self-help in the US using organizational and social movement theories. This book explores the... Lire la suite
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Examines the institutionalization of self-help in the US using organizational and social movement theories. This book explores the ways in which the marginal practices of sufferers of chronic conditions like Parkinson's or alcoholism became the common solution for various manner of medical, behavioural, and psychological problems.

Auteur

MATTHEW E. ARCHIBALD is Assistant Professor of Sociology, Emory University, USA.



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This book examines the institutionalization of self-help in the United States using organizational and social movement theories. Looking at a fifty-year period, Archibald charts the formation and dissolution of over 500 medical, academic, and popular organizations. He explores the ways in which the marginal practices of sufferers of chronic conditions like Parkinson's or alcoholism became the common solution for all manner of medical, behavioral, and psychological problems.



Contenu

The Demography of Self-Help Defining Self-Help: How Does a Movement become an Institution? From Small Beginnings: Growth and Diversification Legitimation: The Paradox of Public Recognition of Self-Help The Evolution of Public Recognition and Its Consequences Resources: How Competition Selects Only the Fittest Organizations Conclusion and Future Directions

Informations sur le produit

Titre: The Evolution of Self-Help
Sous-titre: How a Health Movement Became an Institution
Auteur:
Code EAN: 9780230600379
ISBN: 978-0-230-60037-9
Format: Livre Relié
Genre: Sciences sociales en général
nombre de pages: 187
Poids: 388g
Taille: H234mm x B234mm x T156mm
Année: 2008