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  • The Social Development of the Synanon Cult: The Managerial Strategy of Organizational Transformation.
    Ofshe, Richard (1980)
    Sociological Analysis 41:2: 109-127.

    Development history of Synanon, from 1950 origin as alternative to Alcoholics Anonymous through 3 transformations: therapeutic community, alternative society; religion. The changes were management strategies for expanding & consolidating control.

    Associated Search Terms: Synanon; Change; Deviance/social control; Organization
  • Biobehavioral Belonging: The Reorganization of Behavior and the Reconstruction of Social Reality during Rites of Passage at Synanon.
    Naranjo, Betty Ann (1979)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. dissertation, University of California, Irvine. [DA 29:10 A, p. 6206]

    Based on 1974-76 participant observation in Santa Monica, California.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, California, Santa Monica; Synanon; Participant observation
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