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Language of the Heart : a Cultural History of the Recovery Movement from Alcoholics Anonymous to Oprah Winfrey.

Author: Trysh Travis
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, 2010.
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Travis explores the rich cultural history of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and its offshoots and the larger "recovery movement" that has grown out of them. She chronicles the development of recovery and examines its relationship to the broad American tradition of self-help, highlighting the roles that gender, mysticism, and print culture have played in that development.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Trysh Travis
ISBN: 9780807898703 0807898708 9781469604503 1469604507
OCLC Number: 642661018
Description: 1 online resource (376 pages)
Contents: Contents; Gratitude; Abbreviations; INTRODUTION: The Sex Addict, the Dry Drunk, and the Ubiquitous Recovery Movement; PART ONE: ADDICITION AND RECOVERY; 1: The Metaphor of Disease; 2: The Antidote of Surrender; PART TWO: ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS AND PRINT CULTURE; 3: Reading the Language of the Heart; 4: The ''Feminization'' of AA Culture; PART THREE: POLITICS AND SPIRIT; 5: The Varieties of Feminist Recovery Experience; 6: Oprah Winfrey and the Disease of Difference; AFTERWORD: Recovery as a ''Populist'' Culture; Appendix A: Alcoholics Anonymous Membership. Appendix B: Reprintings and Distribution of Alcoholics AnonymousNotes; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y.

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