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Culture Of Recovery - Elayne Rapping

Culture Of Recovery


Published: 1st April 1997
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A thoughtful exploration of the recovery movement and its impact on contemporary life--from talk shows and self-help books to Clinton's presidential campaign.

Elayne Rapping's lucid The Culture of Recovery examines the roots and results of . . . [a] sea change in our notions of why so many bad things happen to so many good women. . . . What's most admirable is the seriousness of Rapping's effort to understand, to refrain from judging. --Francine Prose, New York Newsday

"[Rapping's] research into the movement is voluminous; her perceptions are astute. . . . Virtually every page is thought-provoking. Curious, well-informed and open-minded, Rapping is the sort of person I'd like to get stuck with in an airport shut down by a storm, for the conversation would be enthralling." --Celia Morris, Houston Chronicle

"Articulate, historically grounded, and well informed." --Kirkus Reviews

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
Oprah, Geraldo, and the Movie of the Week: Recovery-Talk Takes Overp. 15
Personal Politics: The Feminist Roots of Recoveryp. 49
Recovery, Inc.: The Marketing of "Addiction"p. 64
In the Rooms: Learning to Talk the Talkp. 95
Women Who Read Too Much: Getting a Life at Barnes and Noblep. 127
The Diseasing of Politics: Solipsism, Survival, and Self-Esteemp. 161
Notesp. 187
Referencesp. 199
Indexp. 209
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ISBN: 9780807027172
ISBN-10: 0807027170
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 232
Published: 1st April 1997
Publisher: Beacon Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 14.61  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.32
Edition Type: New edition