This book examines the institutionalization of self-help in the United States using organizational and social movement theories. 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, behavioural, and psychological problems.
MATTHEW E. ARCHIBALD is Assistant Professor of Sociology, Emory University, USA.
Matthew E. Archibald
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Social Issues, Services & Welfare
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8 Illustrations, black and white; XV, 187 p. 8 illus.