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The language of the heart
Trysh Travis

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The language of the heart
a cultural history of the recovery movement from Alcoholics Anonymous to Oprah Winfrey
Trysh Travis.

Published 2009 by University of North Carolina Press in Chapel Hill .
Written in English.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.


Introduction: the sex addict, the dry drunk, and the ubiquitous recovery movement -- The metaphor of disease -- The antidote of surrender -- Reading the language of the heart -- The "feminization" of AA culture -- The varieties of feminist recovery experience -- 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 Anonymous.


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HV5278 .T79 2009

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p. cm.

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