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John Steadman Rice

John Steadman Rice, a sociologist and an assistant professor of education at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, is the author of A Disease of One's Own: Psychotherapy, Addiction, and the Emergence of Co-Dependency. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Virginia, and his M. A. and B.F.A. from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. He has served as a professor of sociology at, among others, Western Illinois University, Boston University, and the University of Virginia.
John Steadman Rice has also been featured on the MARS HILL AUDIO Conversation "Self, Society, and the Diagnosis of Addiction." A short description of this Conversation is listed here.

MARS HILL AUDIO Journal

Volume 23

Guests on Volume 23: John Steadman Rice, on how the idea of codependency is based on tenets of "liberation psychotherapy"; E. D. Hirsch, Jr., on The Schools We Need and Why We Don't Have Them; Ted McAllister, on Revolt Against Modernity: Leo Strauss, Eric Voeglin, and the Search for a Postliberal Order; Judith Skelton Grant, on Robertson Davies: Man of Myth; Terry Teachout, on why music should not be propagandistic; John Boyle, on his Requiem for the Unborn; Leland Ryken, on what makes a classic and how we should read one; and Daniel Ritchie, on a Biblical view of language and literature.

MARS HILL AUDIO Conversation 11

Self, Society, & the Diagnosis of Addiction

Available for mp3 purchase
Sociologist John Steadman Rice, author of A Disease of One’s Own: Psychotherapy, Addiction, and the Emergence of Co-Dependency, maintains that the concept of codependency is rooted in the tenets of “liberation psychotherapy,” a way of thinking about the self that sees all psychological problems as a function of the restrictions placed on individuals by social institutions, especially by the family. Rice asks what kind of society will result if a critical mass of people are converted to an asocial existence. 48 minutes. $6.