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Author Daniell, Beth, 1947-
Title A communion of friendship : literacy, spiritual practice, and women in recovery / Beth Daniell.
Imprint Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, ©2003.

Author Daniell, Beth, 1947-
Series Studies in writing & rhetoric
Studies in writing & rhetoric.
Subject English language -- Rhetoric -- Study and teaching -- United States.
Twelve-step programs -- United States.
Women -- Education -- United States.
Female friendship -- United States.
Adult education -- United States.
Narrative therapy.
Literacy -- United States.
Spiritual life.
Description 1 online resource (xiii, 201 pages)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-191) and index.
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified star
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Note digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda
Print version record.
Contents Cover; Other Books in the Studies in Writing & Rhetoric Series; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments: The Social Nature of (My Own) Literacy; Introduction: Women's Stories Have Not Been Told; 1. A Dais for My Words; 2. Composing (as) Power; 3. Reading as a Matter of Life; 4. Power as Positive and Available; 5. Literacy Lessons; Appendix A: The Twelve Steps of Al-Anon; Appendix B: An Essay on Research and Telling the Truth; References; Index; Author Biography; Studies in Writing & Rhetoric.
Summary Drawing on interviews and an array of scholarly work, Beth Daniell maps out the relations of literacy and spirituality in A Communion of Friendship: Literacy, Spiritual Practice, and Women in Recovery. Daniell tells the story of a group of women in "Mountain City" who use reading and writing in their search for spiritual growth. Diverse in socioeconomic status, the Mountain City women are, or have been, married to alcoholics. In Al-Anon, they use literacy to practice the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous in order to find spiritual solutions to their problems. In addition, Daniell demonstr
Note English.
ISBN 9780809388882 (electronic bk.)
080938888X (electronic bk.)
0809324873 (alk. paper)
9780809324873 (alk. paper)
OCLC # 606999830
Additional Format Print version: Daniell, Beth, 1947- Communion of friendship. Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, ©2003 (DLC) 2002010566 (OCoLC)50184814

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