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Alcoholics Anonymous as a mutual-help movement : a study in eight societies

Author: Klaus Mäkelä; Alcoholics Anonymous.; World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe.
Publisher: Madison, Wis. : University of Wisconsin Press, ©1996.
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This collaborative study offers a look at Alcoholics Anonymous as a social movement, a belief system, a model for small group interactions and an international phenomenon. It covers what happens at  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Cross-cultural studies
Études transculturelles
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Alcoholics Anonymous as a mutual-help movement.
Madison, Wis. : University of Wisconsin Press, ©1996
(OCoLC)603921234
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Klaus Mäkelä; Alcoholics Anonymous.; World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe.
ISBN: 0299150003 9780299150006 0299150046 9780299150044
OCLC Number: 33242907
Notes: Part of an international study of Alcoholics Anonymous, carried out in collaboration with the World Health Organization, Regional Office for Europe.
Description: xii, 310 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. The place of AA among social movements --
3. The early years of AA in the United States and Canada --
4. The international diffusion and structure of AA --
5. Organizational principles of AA --
6. The local structure of AA and AA as a social network --
7. Regional and national service structure --
8. The finances of AA --
9. The membership of AA --
10. The AA program as a set of beliefs and as a program for action --
11. The AA meeting as a speech event --
12. Practicing the AA program --
13. Men, women, and AA --
14. AA and the professional treatment system --
15. AA and other mutual-help movements for alcohol problems --
16. Diffusion of the 12-step programs to problems other than alcohol --
17. The AA movement in perspective --
18. Implications for professional practice and research programming --
Appendix A. Organization and methods of work of the International Collaborative Study of Alcoholics Anonymous (ICSAA) --
Appendix B. Collection of interviews, observations, life stories, and other qualitative data --
Appendix C. Group, meeting, and membership surveys --
Appendix D. Basic AA Texts.
Responsibility: Klaus Mäkelä [and others].

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