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The Anonymous Society

Identity, Transformation and Anonymity in 12 Step Associations

Author(s): Catarina Frois

Book Description

The Anonymous Society is an in-depth anthropological study conducted in Portugal among the 12-Step associations Alcoholics Anonymous, Families Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous. Here, the author explores thoroughly issues like therapy, addiction, ritual, religion, identity and anonymity, providing an insightful knowledge of these associations’ importance in contemporary society.


ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-1115-6
ISBN-10: 1-4438-1115-7
Date of Publication: 01/08/2009
Pages / Size: 197 / A5
Price: £34.99


Catarina Frois, Ph.D. Anthropology, is a Post-doctoral Fellow at the Centre for Research in Anthropology, Portugal. Her main interests for research are on cultural aspects of anonymity, privacy, surveillance and identification technologies. She is editor of A Sociedade Vigilante. Ensaios sobre Identificação, Vigilância e Privacidade (Lisbon: ICS)