Self Help Books

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Author: Sandra K. Dolby
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 0252090993
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Self Help Books by Sandra K. Dolby


Original Title: Self Help Books

Based on a reading of more than three hundred self-help books, Sandra K. Dolby examines this remarkably popular genre to define "self-help" in a way that's compelling to academics and lay readers alike. Self-Help Books also offers an interpretation of why these books are so popular, arguing that they continue the well-established American penchant for self-education, articulate problems of daily life and supposed solutions for them, and present their content in an accessible rather than arcane form and style. Using methods associated with folklore studies, Dolby then examines how the genre makes use of stories, aphorisms, and a worldview that is at once traditional and contemporary. The overarching premise of the study is that self-help books, much like fairy tales, take traditional materials, especially stories and ideas, and recast them into extended essays that people happily read, think about, try to apply, and then set aside when a new embodiment of the genre comes along.

Poverty Alleviation Through Self Help Groups In Anantapur District Of Andhra Pradesh

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Author: R. Neelaiah
Publisher: Anchor Academic Publishing
ISBN: 396067161X
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Poverty Alleviation Through Self Help Groups In Anantapur District Of Andhra Pradesh by R. Neelaiah


Original Title: Poverty Alleviation Through Self Help Groups In Anantapur District Of Andhra Pradesh

In developing economies and particularly in rural areas, many activities that would be classified in the developed world as financial are not monetized: That is, there is no money used to carry them out. This is often the case when people need the services money can provide but do not have dispensable funds required for those services, forcing them to revert to other means of acquiring them. People find creative and often collaborative ways to meet the needs, primarily through creating and exchanging different forms of non-cash value. Common substitutes for cash vary from country to country but typically include livestock, grains, jewelry and precious metals. In the 2000s, the micro finance industry’s objective is to satisfy the unmet demand on a much larger scale, and to play a role in reducing poverty. While much progress has been made in developing a viable commercial micro finance sector in the last few decades, several issues remain that need to be addressed before the industry will be able to satisfy massive worldwide demand.

Die Sucht Gebraucht Zu Werden

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Author: Melody Beattie
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 3641146852
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Die Sucht Gebraucht Zu Werden by Melody Beattie


Original Title: Die Sucht Gebraucht Zu Werden

Die Freunde und Angehörigen von Alkoholikern, Drogenabhängigen und anderen Süchtigen haben es oft schwerer als die Betroffenen selbst. Sie werden von den Problemen ihrer Partner erdrückt und fühlen sich meist nicht in der Lage, mit der veränderten Situation umzugehen.

Self Help Inc

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Author: Micki McGee
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0195171241
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Self Help Inc by Micki McGee


Original Title: Self Help Inc

Why doesn't self-help help? Millions of people turn to self-improvement when they find that their lives aren't working out quite as they had imagined. The market for self-improvement products - books, audiotapes, life-makeover seminars and regimens of all kinds - is exploding, and there seems to be no end in sight for this trend. In "Self-Help, Inc.: Makeover Culture in American Life", cultural critic Micki McGee asks what our seemingly insatiable demand for self-help can tell us about ourselves at the outset of this new century. The answers are surprising. Rather than finding an America that is narcissistic or self-involved, as others have contended, McGee sees a nation relying on self-help culture for advice on how to cope in an increasingly volatile and competitive work world. For Americans today, a central component of working has become working on themselves. "Be all one can be," they are told. Build your own personal brand. As women have entered the paid labor force in growing numbers, the Protestant work ethic has been augmented by a Romantic imperative that one create a vision - a script - for one's life.; More and more, Americans are compelled to regard themselves in effect as "human capital." No longer simply an enterprising or entrepreneurial individual, the new worker is the artist and the artwork, the "CEO of Me, Inc.," in Tom Peters' memorable phrase, and the central product line. "Self-Help, Inc." reveals how makeover culture traps Americans in endless cycles of self-invention and overwork as they struggle to stay ahead of a rapidly restructuring economic order. A lucid and fascinating treatment of the modern obsession with work and self-improvement, this book will strike a chord with its diagnosis of the self-help trap and with its suggestions for how we can address the alienating conditions of modern work and family life.

Transnational Popular Psychology And The Global Self Help Industry

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Author: Daniel Nehring
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230370861
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Transnational Popular Psychology And The Global Self Help Industry by Daniel Nehring


Original Title: Transnational Popular Psychology And The Global Self Help Industry

Self-help books aim to empower their readers and deliver happiness and personal fulfilment but do they really live up to this? This book offers a fresh perspective on self-help culture and popular psychology. Research on this subject matter has generally focused on the USA and the Global Northwest. In contrast, this book explores the production, circulation and consumption of self-help books from an innovative transnational perspective. Case studies on Trinidad, Mexico, the People's Republic of China, the UK and the USA explore the roles which self-help's therapeutic narratives of self and social relationships play in the contemporary world. In this context, the book questions the extent to which self-help fulfils its promise of individual autonomy and contentment. At the same time, it addresses debates about contemporary political change under transnational processes of cultural standardization.

Handbook Of Self Help Therapies

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Author: Patti Lou Watkins
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1135607761
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Handbook Of Self Help Therapies by Patti Lou Watkins


Original Title: Handbook Of Self Help Therapies

This volume constitutes the first solidly research-grounded guide for practitioners wending their way through the new maze of self-help approaches. The Handbook of Self-Help Therapies summarizes the current state of our knowledge about what works and what does not, disorder by disorder and modality by modality. Among the covered topics are: self-regulation theory; anxiety disorders; depression; childhood disorders; eating disorders; sexual dysfunctions; insomnia; problem drinking; smoking cessation; dieting and weight loss. Comprehensive in its scope, this systematic, objective assessment of self-help treatments will be invaluable for practitioners, researchers and students in counseling psychology, psychiatry and social work, health psychology, and behavioral medicine.

Die M Use Strategie F R Manager

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Author: Spencer Johnson
Publisher: Ariston
ISBN: 3641191874
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Die M Use Strategie F R Manager by Spencer Johnson


Original Title: Die M Use Strategie F R Manager

WHO MOVED MY CHEESE? Die wichtigsten Mäuse-Strategien Spencer Johnsons erfolgreiche Mäuse-Fabel hat sich weltweit über 25 Millionen mal verkauft und unzähligen Menschen gezeigt, wie man erfolgreich mit Veränderungen umgehen und ihnen mit Mut und Gelassenheit begegnen kann. Nun gibt es den Bestseller mit den besten Erfolgsstrategien der Mäuse auch als E-Book.

Understanding The Self Help Organization

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Author: Thomas J. Powell
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0803954883
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Understanding The Self Help Organization by Thomas J. Powell


Original Title: Understanding The Self Help Organization

This volume provides comprehensive coverage of self-help organizations, which in the United States alone involve over seven million people, from small local groups to major national organizations such as Alcoholics Anonymous. The focus is on three critical areas: public policy and self-help; participation, particularly by minorities, in self-help; and various frameworks which contribute to understanding self-help. The book concludes with six chapters of major findings and case studies.

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