Culture, Mind, and Society

Psychotherapy, American Culture, and Social Policy

Immoral Individualism

Authors: Throop, E.

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A lively indictment of American culture's pervasive use of the psychotherapeutic metaphor to explain behaviours, a habit that has crossed the Atlantic in recent years, arguing that psychotherapy and excessive individualism has only ensured the continuance of social problems.

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ELIZABETH A. THROOP is Chair, of the Department of Anthropology, Sociology, and Social Work and Associate Professor of Anthropology at Eastern Kentucky University, USA.

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"Throop s book is a real winner. The book cuts across clinical psychology and cultural studies. It improves greatly on some similar material and attempts to trace individualism in actual policies. Throop knows the literature and has gone about a cultural critique in a sensible way." - William Epstein, Professor Emeritus, School of Social Work, University of Nevada, Las Vegas


Table of contents (9 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Psychotherapy, American Culture, and Social Policy
Book Subtitle
Immoral Individualism
Authors
Series Title
Culture, Mind, and Society
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Elizabeth A. Throop
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-61835-0
DOI
10.1057/9780230618350
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-60945-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-37597-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 192
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