The Resource A disease of one's own : psychotherapy, addiction, and the emergence of co-dependency, John Steadman Rice

A disease of one's own : psychotherapy, addiction, and the emergence of co-dependency, John Steadman Rice

Label
A disease of one's own : psychotherapy, addiction, and the emergence of co-dependency
Title
A disease of one's own
Title remainder
psychotherapy, addiction, and the emergence of co-dependency
Statement of responsibility
John Steadman Rice
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • A Disease of One's Own examines the phenomenon of co-dependency from a sociological perspective, viewing it not as something a person "has,"--But as something a person believes; not as a psychological disease, but as a belief system that offers its adherents a particular way of talking about the self and social relationships. The central question addressed by the book is: Why did co-dependency - one among a plethora of already-existing discourses on self-help - meet with such widespread public appeal? Grounded in theories of cultural and social change, John Steadman Rice argues that this question can only be adequately addressed by examining the social, cultural, and historical context in which co-dependency was created and found a receptive public; the content of the ideas it espoused; and the practical uses to which co-dependency's adherents could apply those ideas in their everyday lives
  • In terms of the larger American context, his analysis links the emergence of co-dependency with the permeation of psychological concepts and explanations throughout Western culture over the past thirty years, focusing particularly on the cultural and social impact of the popular acceptance of what the author calls "liberation psychotherapy." Liberation psychotherapy portrays the relationship between self and society as one of intrinsic antagonism, and argues that psychological health is inversely related to the self's accommodation to social expectations
  • Rice argues that a principal source of co-dependency's appeal is that it affirms core premises of liberation psychotherapy, thereby espousing an increasingly conventional and familiar wisdom. It simultaneously fuses those premises with addiction-related discourse, providing people with a means of making sense of the problems of relationship and identity that have accompanied what Rice terms the "psychologization" of American life. This analysis of the phenomenon of co-dependency will be of interest to psychologists, sociologists, psychotherapists, and those interested in American popular culture
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rice, John Steadman
Index
index present
LC call number
RC569.5.C63
LC item number
R5 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 1996 F-426
  • WM 190
NLM item number
R496d 1996
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Codependency
  • Popular culture
  • Self-actualization (Psychology)
  • Codependency, Psychological
  • Culture
  • Self Concept
  • Social Change
  • Civilization
  • Codependency
  • Popular culture
  • Self-actualization (Psychology)
  • Co-dependentie
  • Koabhängigkeit
  • United States
  • United States
  • USA
Label
A disease of one's own : psychotherapy, addiction, and the emergence of co-dependency, John Steadman Rice
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Co-dependency, discourse, and cultural change -- A genealogy of co-dependency: truth rules and the twelve-step subculture -- The anatomy of co-dependency -- A new theory of addiction -- Addiction and analogy -- Becoming co-dependent: conversion, ritual, and obligation -- Recovery -- The ironies and consiquences of cultural change -- Conclusion: a disease of one's own
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 253 pages
Isbn
9781560002413
Lccn
95037866
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)33009336
  • (OCoLC)ocm33009336
Label
A disease of one's own : psychotherapy, addiction, and the emergence of co-dependency, John Steadman Rice
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Co-dependency, discourse, and cultural change -- A genealogy of co-dependency: truth rules and the twelve-step subculture -- The anatomy of co-dependency -- A new theory of addiction -- Addiction and analogy -- Becoming co-dependent: conversion, ritual, and obligation -- Recovery -- The ironies and consiquences of cultural change -- Conclusion: a disease of one's own
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 253 pages
Isbn
9781560002413
Lccn
95037866
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)33009336
  • (OCoLC)ocm33009336

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