the significance of meetings in an American mental health center

HELEN B. SCHWARTZMAN*

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Abstract

Anthropologists are increasingly turning their attention to the study of complex organizations. This paper uses the study of an American mental health center to examine a previously taken‐for‐granted social form in these settings, the meeting. In this way, the organization is used as a context for examining the significance of meetings in American life, and at the same time meetings are used as a context for understanding events within a specific organization. [complex organizations, alternative organizations, meetings, symbolic analysis, decision contexts, urban America] 1987 American Anthropological Association

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)271-294
Number of pages24
JournalAmerican Ethnologist
Volume14
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1987

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anthropology

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