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The Book of Kells: An Illustrated Introduction to the Manuscript in Trinity College, Dublin (Second Edition)

Pdf Social Sciences The Book of Kells: An Illustrated Introduction to the Manuscript in Trinity College, Dublin (Second Edition)

Pdf:The Book of Kells: An Illustrated Introduction to the Manuscript in Trinity College, Dublin (Second Edition).From Library Journal This is essentially a scholarly introduction to the Book of Kells, the ancient illuminated manuscript of the gospels housed at Trinity College in Dublin. The text is laced with 117 mostly color photographs of the book's beautifully illustrated pages. For religious and art collections.Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc. Read more From Booklist For the fiscally conservative library, this fine, small book is an ideal substitute for the recent $18,000 facsimile of Ireland's renowned Book of Kells, the most famous of all illuminated medieval Gospels. This representation might not include all 680 illuminated pages, but it does offer 110 color illustrations, including dozens of enlargements, that permit the reader to ponder the excruciatingly complex ornamentation which makes the Book a masterpiece of Celtic interlacing. Meehan, keeper of manuscripts at Trinity College Dublin, which has housed the Book since the seventeenth century, provides erudite but direct commentary about the Book's background, its motifs and themes, and even the material from which it is constructed. Patricia Monaghan Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Sultan Ibrahim Mirza's Haft Awrang: A Princely Manuscript from Sixteenth-Century Iran

Pdf Social Sciences Sultan Ibrahim Mirza's Haft Awrang: A Princely Manuscript from Sixteenth-Century Iran

Pdf:Sultan Ibrahim Mirza's Haft Awrang: A Princely Manuscript from Sixteenth-Century Iran.In 1556 Prince Sultan Ibrahim Mirza commissioned a copy of the great Persian literary classic the Haft awrang (Seven Thrones) of Abdul-Rahman Jami. For the next nine years, five court calligraphers worked on the transcription of the poetic text, and then another group of gifted artists illuminated and decorated it. The magnificent volume, now housed in the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., and known as the Freer Jami, is renowned as one of the most sumptuous works of the Safavid period and a masterpiece of Islamic art. Now a new book is available that provides the first full account of its poetic and artistic history -- as well as reproductions of many of its beautiful folios.Marianna Shreve Simpson explores the production, purpose, and meaning of the Haft awrang, providing historical documentation about its princely patron and artists and analyzing its contents. She summarizes the seven poems and examines the individual illustrations, focusing in particular on their iconography, their interpretation of the poetic verses, and their relation to other known illustrations of the same text. Her study also sheds light on a number of fascinating art historical issues. These include the kitabkhana (workshop) system and the practices of deluxe manuscript production in sixteenth-century Iran, the respective roles and relationships of those involved in the complicated enterprise of Safavid bookmaking, the intersection of art and literature in a culture that respected both form and content, and the significance of an illustrated book as a document of the artistic taste, social relations, and economic conditions of its time. Read more

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Introduction to Metadata: Third Edition

Pdf Social Sciences Introduction to Metadata: Third Edition

Pdf:Introduction to Metadata: Third Edition.Review “Recommended.”—Choice   Read more About the Author Murtha Baca is head of digital art history at the Getty Research Institute. She is the editor of Introduction to Art Image Access: Issues, Tools, Standards, and Strategies (Getty Publications, 2002) and the series editor of the Introduction To series from the Getty Research Institute.   Read more

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On Video Games: The Visual Politics of Race, Gender and Space (International Library of Visual Culture Book 27)

Pdf Social Sciences On Video Games: The Visual Politics of Race, Gender and Space (International Library of Visual Culture Book 27)

Pdf:On Video Games: The Visual Politics of Race, Gender and Space (International Library of Visual Culture Book 27).Video games are a defining part of mass visual culture. Today over half of all American households own a dedicated game console and gaming industry profits trump those of the film industry worldwide. In this book, Soraya Murray moves past the technical discussions of games and offers a fresh and incisive look at their cultural dimensions. She critically explores blockbusters likeThe Last of Us, Metal Gear Solid, Spec Ops: The Line, Tomb Raider and Assassin’s Creed to show how they are deeply entangled with American ideological positions and contemporary political, cultural and economic conflicts.As quintessential forms of visual material in the twenty-first century, mainstream games both mirror and spur larger societal fears, hopes and dreams, and even address complex struggles for recognition. This book examines both their elaborately constructed characters and densely layered worlds, whose social and environmental landscapes reflect ideas about gender, race, globalisation and urban life. In this emerging field of study, Murray provides novel theoretical approaches to discussing games and playable media as culture. Demonstrating that games are at the frontline of power relations, she reimagines how we see them – and more importantly how we understand them.

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Paddle Your Own Canoe: One Man's Fundamentals for Delicious Living

Pdf Social Sciences Paddle Your Own Canoe: One Man's Fundamentals for Delicious Living

Pdf:Paddle Your Own Canoe: One Man's Fundamentals for Delicious Living.Parks and Recreation actor Nick Offerman shares his humorous fulminations on life, manliness, meat, and much more in his first book. Growing a perfect moustache, grilling red meat, wooing a woman - who better to deliver this tutelage than the always charming, always manly Nick Offerman, best known as Parks and Recreation's Ron Swanson? Combining his trademark comic voice and very real expertise in woodworking - he runs his own woodshop - Paddle Your Own Canoe features tales from Offerman's childhood in small-town Minooka, Illinois - "I grew up literally in the middle of a cornfield" - to his theater days in Chicago, beginnings as a carpenter/actor and the hilarious and magnificent seduction of his now-wife Megan Mullally. It also offers hard-bitten battle strategies in the arenas of manliness, love, style, religion, woodworking, and outdoor recreation, among many other savory entrees. A mix of amusing anecdotes, opinionated lessons and rants, sprinkled with offbeat gaiety, Paddle Your Own Canoe will not only tickle readers pink but may also rouse them to put down their smart phones, study a few sycamore leaves, and maybe even handcraft (and paddle) their own canoes.

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Memories That Smell Like Gasoline

Pdf Social Sciences Memories That Smell Like Gasoline

Pdf:Memories That Smell Like Gasoline.Four savage and remarkable autobiographical stories from one of the most acclaimed and controversial artists of his generation, each illustrated with powerful ink drawings by the author himselfFor most of his life, David Wojnarowicz considered himself the ultimate outsider and a true invisible man. “I’m a blank spot in a hectic civilization,” he writes in this fierce and unforgettable collection of four blistering autobiographical pieces, illustrated with his own arresting ink drawings. Wojnarowicz, who died of AIDS in New York City at the age of thirty-seven, left behind a body of work that was staggering in its variety and originality. Painter, writer, photographer, performance artist, and filmmaker, he made an indelible mark on virtually every stage of the national arts scene. Yet nowhere does his anger, love, or compassion show itself as strongly as in his writing, which prompted critics to call him the Jack Kerouac of his generation.The horrors of Wojnarowicz’s past inform his literature—his years spent as a child prostitute and living homeless on the New York streets, his outspoken, very public battle against the disease that would eventually take his life, and the entrenched government bureaucracy that sat by and did nothing. The world as seen through Wojnarowicz’s eyes in these four masterful short works is stark, cruel, and cold—and yet gloriously alive, ennobled by surprising acts of heartrending humanity. Memories That Smell Like Gasoline is a celebration of sorts: of sex, of love, of art, and of having truly lived.

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Mixed: Portraits of Multiracial Kids

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Pdf:Mixed: Portraits of Multiracial Kids.About the Author Kip Fulbeck, professor and artist, lives in Santa Barbara.Cher is an internationally adored music and film star.Dr. Maya Soetoro-Ng is a multiracial identity specialist and educator. Read more

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Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power

Pdf Social Sciences Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power

Pdf:Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power.Review Learn about the artists who didn’t leave the same legendary mark as Jean-Michel Basquiat, but who made an impact on black feminism, AfriCOBRA, and other artist-run groups. Delve deep into the role of museums in the debates of the period, and visual art’s relation to the Black Arts Movement. (Natasha Gural Forbes)Soul of a Nation is a must-read for anyone interested in the history of American art and the importance of black artists in that history. The book is both a record and a revelation, making the presence of African-American artists acutely visible in tandem with the radical changes that occurred in art and politics from the 1960s to the 1980s. (Andria Hickey New York Magazine)[A] big, beautiful, passionate show of art. (Holland Cotter New York Times)More than 60 [black artists] appear in this big, beautiful, passionate show of art that functioned as seismic detector, political persuader and defensive weapon. (Holland Cotter The New York Times)...a deeply wonderful, playful, and moving collection of images and text that prove her achievement of something seemingly impossible: photographing the invisible. (Elle)Each piece in the exhibit is not so much a representation of the movement as they are physical artifacts of the revolution itself. (Taylor Hosking Vice)It’s black and it’s beautiful. (Alexandra Simon Brooklyn Daily)Groundbreaking. (Victoria L. Valentine Culture Type)Radiant and radical...defining the soul of black art. (Holland Cotter The New York Times)This powerful work of documentary photography captures the momentum of the civil rights movement through one of its lesser known demonstrations. (Nell Irvin Painter New York Review of Books) Read more

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Subject to Display: Reframing Race in Contemporary Installation Art (The MIT Press)

Pdf Social Sciences Subject to Display: Reframing Race in Contemporary Installation Art (The MIT Press)

Pdf:Subject to Display: Reframing Race in Contemporary Installation Art (The MIT Press).Review ''The intense moment of theorization of identity concepts developed in the nineties has apparently been brushed aside. Gonzalez provides a riveting response to the identity debate, making the case that it is time to refocus on its central questions. 'Subject to Display' shows how certain artworks are capable of dismantling identity's monolithic qualities by interrogating the conditions under which identity has been created and sustained.'--Alexander Alberro, author of 'Conceptual Art and the Politics of Publicity''What better way to understand the agency of display than through a close reading of works that do what they are about. With brilliance and grace, Gonzalez reveals the performative force of installations that restage in order to subvert the visual, material, and institutional practices that sustain race discourse.'--Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, author of 'Destination Culture: Tourism, Museums, and Heritage'''Subject to Display' provides a historical record of a crucial body of visual art work and a theory of how this work effectively interrogates the formation of race in US culture. It also critiques the very terms through which 'identity' has been debated and often reified in both visual art practices and museum cultures. 'Subject to Display' is an intelligent and crucial contribution to the understanding of racial discourse and visuality in late twentieth- and twenty-first century American culture.'--Amelia Jones, Pilkington Chair, Art History & Visual Studies, School of Arts, Histories and Cultures, University of Manchester, author of Irrational Modernism: A Neurasthenic History of New York Dada Read more Review Subject to Display provides a historical record of a crucial body of visual art work and a theory of how this work effectively interrogates the formation of race in US culture. It also critiques the very terms through which 'identity' has been debated and often reified in both visual art practices and museum cultures. Subject to Display is an intelligent and crucial contribution to the understanding of racial discourse and visuality in late twentieth- and twenty-first century American culture.―Amelia Jones, Pilkington Chair, Art History & Visual Studies, School ofArts, Histories and Cultures, University of Manchester (2009-01-01)The intense moment of theorization of identity concepts developed in the nineties has apparently been brushed aside. Gonzalez provides a riveting response to the identity debate, making the case that it is time to refocus on its central questions. Subject to Display shows how certain artworks are capable of dismantling identity's monolithic qualities by interrogating the conditions under which identity has been created and sustained.―Alexander Alberro, author of Conceptual Art and the Politics of PublicityWhat better way to understand the agency of display than through a close reading of works that do what they are about. With brilliance and grace, Gonzalez reveals the performative force of installations that restage in order to subvert the visual, material, and institutional practices that sustain race discourse.―Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, author of Destination Culture: Tourism, Museums, and Heritage Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Many Faces of Mata Ortiz

Pdf Social Sciences The Many Faces of Mata Ortiz

Pdf:The Many Faces of Mata Ortiz.Over the past three decades a flowering of extraordinary ceramic art has been underway in a tiny village on the high plains of northern Mexico--hardly the place to expect an artistic movement in the late twentieth century. Yet art lovers have been coming from all over the world to see the people of this poor, backwater village of Mata Ortiz work their earthly magic at kitchen tables and backyards all over town. Several noted experts have collaborated in these pages to tell the remarkable story of Mata Ortiz. Personal histories of nearly 100 potters are included, 260 photographs in full color, a visitor's guide, index of potters, and a schedule of exhibitions in the U. S. and Mexico are included.

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Southwestern Pottery: Anasazi to Zuni

Pdf Social Sciences Southwestern Pottery: Anasazi to Zuni

Pdf:Southwestern Pottery: Anasazi to Zuni.From Library Journal Four or five years ago two lifelong friends with a considerable amount of pocket change developed a lust for pueblo pottery. Together they visited the pueblos and villages of the Southwest, bought 'insignificant' pieces from potters, traders, shops, and shows, and came up with a stunning collection. The authors write about these pots in a breezy, amusing, but well-informed style. They explain their 'cheapskate' buying policy?'If it's over $40, think hard about it'?and tell what to look for in a pot. They also explain regional differences in clay and treatment and provide great maps. After discussing the styles and traditions of the past and their influence, they revisit the pueblos in alphabetical order and discuss each pueblo's style ('Where Acoma and Laguna's bird is a parrot, Zia's is a roadrunner often startled'). The authors claim 'Southwestern pottery is not only one of the world's import art forms, it's the most accessible.' For those who agree, there's not another book like this slick, smart, up-to-date invitation to collect.?Gay W. Neale, Southside Virginia Community Coll. Lib., BroadnaxCopyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc. Read more

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Historic Pottery of the Pueblo Indians, 1600-1880

Pdf Social Sciences Historic Pottery of the Pueblo Indians, 1600-1880

Pdf:Historic Pottery of the Pueblo Indians, 1600-1880.Working without the use of the potter's wheel, the Pueblo Indians in the American Southwest created beautiful ceramic ware for both utilitarian and ceremonial use. A classic in the field, this book is the first comprehensive account of historic Pueblo pottery, and results from years of study by Larry Frank, an authority on this and other North American Art Forms, and lengthy technical research by Francis Harlow, an internationally known scientist. Illustrating the text are dozens of superb photographs by Bernard Lopez. With nearly two hundred examples, the authors appraise the aesthetic value of Pueblo pottery as rivaling that of any ware made by Neolithic societies, whether in America, Europe, the East of Africa. This book captures that beauty and informs the reader.

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The Wall of Respect: Public Art and Black Liberation in 1960s Chicago (Second to None: Chicago Stories)

Pdf Social Sciences The Wall of Respect: Public Art and Black Liberation in 1960s Chicago (Second to None: Chicago Stories)

Pdf:The Wall of Respect: Public Art and Black Liberation in 1960s Chicago (Second to None: Chicago Stories).Review “The Wall of Respect, beautifully designed and abundantly illustrated, is a book long overdue for an often overlooked milestone in American art and culture.” —The Chicago Tribune 'The Wall of Respect is, hands down, the most recognizable urban mural in the United States. It is a revolutionary work of collaboration created in revolutionary times. It is a memorial that has been memorialized in poetry and song and photography. It tells an incredible history of Black creativity and struggles for freedom, dignity, and power. Yet, its own history has never been told. That is, until now. An extraordinary work of reconstruction and illumination, The Wall of Respect is one of those rare books that reveal the deep links between art and politics, movement and imagination, community and creativity. And rest assured, this book will not gather dust on the coffee table.' —Robin D. G. Kelley, author of Freedom Dreams: The Black Radical Imagination 'The Wall of Respect: Public Art and Black Liberation in 1960s Chicago makes a valuable contribution to discourse about this important mural, the Black Arts Movement, the history of Chicago, and broader histories of civic engagement. Unlike earlier, brief histories of the Wall that were incomplete or lacked deep historical awareness of OBAC, this book offers the most comprehensive history of this specific period in OBAC’s influential life and their role in the creation of the Wall. I have no doubt that this book will have a significant impact on future scholarship in the areas of black aesthetics, community engagement and art, and the history and sociology of Chicago’s south side.' —Greg Foster-Rice, co-editor (with Katherine Bussard and Alison Fisher) of The City Lost and Found: Capturing New York, Chicago and Los Angeles, 1960—1980'Finally, The Wall of Respect gets the comprehensive attention it deserves! With this volume, Alkalimat, Crawford and Zorach have made a tremendous contribution to both Art History and African-American Studies. Like OBAC’s creative mural, this book is a beautiful example of interdisciplinary collaboration. By combining original essays with photographs and archival documents, it sets an impressive benchmark for the study of public art in social movements. The editors have breathed new life into the poetic words of Gwendolyn Brooks, ensuring that, 'All worship the Wall.'' —Jonathan Fenderson, Assistant Professor of African and African-American Studies at Washington University in St. Louis and Associate Editor of The Black Scholar 'Long overdue, The Wall of Respect is a major work that chronicles a time that transformed the concept of public art and mural art in America. Original and remarkable, this book illuminates the love of art and history expressed by black families, community leaders, activists, and artists-collectives, and builds upon the research of some of the early art activists that shaped the Black Arts Movement.  A compelling and critical story.” —Deborah Willis, author of Reflections in Black: A History of Black Photographers 'The Wall of Respect only lasted four years: after damage from a mysterious fire, the building it covered was razed by the city. But a new book, The Wall of Respect: Public Art and Black Liberation in 1960s Chicago... has collected the documents, reminiscences, photographs, and commentary that make its historical significance clear.'  —Deanna Isaacs, Chicago Reader'This book recovers The Wall of Respect, a pivotal piece of public art conceived by Chicago artists and neighbors that effectively spurred a new mural movement nationwide in the 1960s.  Detailed analysis and personal recollections of this incredible object and its milieu provide nothing less than a new and expansive framework for understanding the impact of this vital work.  A dazzling collection of primary documents—poetry, letters, articles, and photographs—are at the book’s core. The significance of photography, as part of The Wall itself and as indispensable documentation, sheds light not only on the role of photography in shaping our understanding of this public project and its context, but illuminates the influence of Chicago’s photographers and other artists in the postwar era.' —Kellie Jones, Associate Professor of Art History and Archaeology, Columbia University 'This handsome narrative celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Wall of Respect, a multipaneled outdoor mural created for a series of adjacent buildings on Chicago's South Side. Recommended.' —CHOICE  'As a collection, The Wall of Respect offers interested parties a trove of original documents, photographs, poems, interviews, and articles, richly contextualized by essays by Abdul Alkalimat, Romi Crawford, and Rebecca Zorach. Though the essays are vital to this project, its true power lies in materials that sprung forth during the wall’s short lifespan. Through these materials, readers will intuitively grasp the bombshell impact the work had on those who encountered it in its physical form... a visceral spark still permeates the contemporaneous creative production that surrounded the wall, lending the entire book an energy that cuts across time and reminds us of a radical artistic legacy worth revitalizing. For those already familiar with the import of the Wall of Respect, the most significant aspect of the book is its emphasis on photography and its purposeful use on and around the wall... Romi Crawford... makes a compelling case that 'photography is just as vital as painting to the Wall of Respect.' The photographs document not only the rapid changes of the wall, but also the vibrant street life that emerged during its creation, including musical performances, poetry readings, and a social framework that drew in countless curious onlookers.' —Tanner Howard, Chicago Review Read more About the Author ABDUL ALKALIMAT is an activist and the founding chairperson of the Organization of Black American Culture, which led the creation of the Wall of Respect in 1967. He is an emeritus professor of the School of Information Sciences and the Department of African American studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.ROMI CRAWFORD is an associate professor in the Department of Visual and Critical Studies and in the Department of Liberal Arts at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.REBECCA ZORACH is the Mary Jane Crowe Professor of Art and Art History at Northwestern University. Read more

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Painting the Gospel: Black Public Art and Religion in Chicago (New Black Studies Series)

Pdf Social Sciences Painting the Gospel: Black Public Art and Religion in Chicago (New Black Studies Series)

Pdf:Painting the Gospel: Black Public Art and Religion in Chicago (New Black Studies Series).Review 'Painting the Gospel is an excellent interdisciplinary study of black Christian imagery within a specific locale, and the factors that helped shape it.'--Art and Theology   'This work offers a contribution to conversations about African American art, theology, politics, and identity in Chicago, Illinois.'--Africology: The Journal of Pan African Studies   'A beautifully written, in depth examination of the creation and nature of black religious art in Chicago.'--Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society 'A valuable, well-researched survey of Afrocentric Christian art... Recommended.'--Choice'Pinder's book is incredibly rich in its interdisciplinarity, and it is broadly relevant to larger discussions of African American art, literature, music, and activism (to name a few realms) outside of Chicago.'--College Art Association 'Pinder has provided a rigorously researched guide to black public art in Painting the Gospel. The value of this text, and its attention to the attendant folklore, will only deepen with time.'--Journal of Folklore Research  Read more About the Author Kymberly N. Pinder is Dean of the College of Fine Arts at the University of New Mexico and editor of Race-ing Art History: Critical Readings in Race and Art History.   Read more

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The Myth of the Nice Girl: Achieving a Career You Love Without Becoming a Person You Hate

Pdf Social Sciences The Myth of the Nice Girl: Achieving a Career You Love Without Becoming a Person You Hate

Pdf:The Myth of the Nice Girl: Achieving a Career You Love Without Becoming a Person You Hate.A candid guide for ambitious women who want to succeed without losing themselves in the process In The Myth of the Nice Girl, Fran Hauser deconstructs the negative perception of "niceness" that many women struggle with in the business world. If women are nice, they are seen as weak and ineffective, but if they are tough, they are labeled a bitch. Hauser proves that women don't have to sacrifice their values or hide their authentic personalities to be successful. Sharing a wealth of personal anecdotes and time-tested strategies, she shows women how to reclaim "nice" and sidestep regressive stereotypes about what a strong leader looks like. Her accessible advice and hard-won wisdom detail how to balance being empathetic with being decisive, how to rise above the double standards that can box you in, how to cultivate authentic confidence that projects throughout a room, and much more. The Myth of the Nice Girl is a refreshing dose of forward-looking feminism that will resonate with smart, professional women who know what they want and are looking for real advice to take their careers to the next level without losing themselves in the process.

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The Future Is Asian: Commerce, Conflict and Culture in the 21st Century

Pdf Social Sciences The Future Is Asian: Commerce, Conflict and Culture in the 21st Century

Pdf:The Future Is Asian: Commerce, Conflict and Culture in the 21st Century.In the 19th century, the world was Europeanized. In the 20th century, it was Americanized. Now, in the 21st century, the world is being Asianized.The "Asian Century" is even bigger than you think. Far greater than just China, the new Asian system taking shape is a multicivilizational order spanning Saudi Arabia to Japan, Russia to Australia, Turkey to Indonesia - linking five billion people through trade, finance, infrastructure, and diplomatic networks that together represent 40 percent of global GDP. China has taken a lead in building the new Silk Roads across Asia, but it will not lead it alone. Rather, Asia is rapidly returning to the centuries-old patterns of commerce, conflict, and cultural exchange that thrived long before European colonialism and American dominance. Asians will determine their own future - and as they collectively assert their interests around the world, they will determine ours as well.There is no more important region of the world for us to better understand than Asia - and thus we cannot afford to keep getting Asia so wrong. Asia's complexity has led to common misdiagnoses: Western thinking on Asia conflates the entire region with China, predicts imminent World War III around every corner, and regularly forecasts debt-driven collapse for the region's major economies. But in reality, the region is experiencing a confident new wave of growth led by younger societies from India to the Philippines, nationalist leaders have put aside territorial disputes in favor of integration, and today's infrastructure investments are the platform for the next generation of digital innovation.If the 19th century featured the Europeanization of the world and the 20th century its Americanization, then the 21st century is the time of Asianization. From investment portfolios and trade wars to Hollywood movies and university admissions, no aspect of life is immune from Asianization. With America's tech sector dependent on Asian talent and politicians praising Asia's glittering cities and efficient governments, Asia is permanently in our nation's consciousness. We know this will be the Asian century. Now, we finally have an accurate picture of what it will look like. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

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When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir

Pdf Social Sciences When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir

Pdf:When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir.Review Entertainment Weekly’s “13 Books to Read in January,” Cassius’ “Black Books to Add to Your Reading List,” Vogue’s “The Most Anticipated Books of January 2018,” Paste’s “10 of the Best Books of January 2018,” Bitch Magazine’s “Bitch Reads: 13 Books Feminists Should Read in January,” ELLE’s “19 of the Best Books to Read This Winter.” 'Strikingly beautiful… Patrisse Cullors' story is a moral example to the nation.'--Michael Eric Dyson, New York Times bestselling author of Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America“This book is a must-read for all of us.”―Michelle Alexander, New York Times bestselling author of The New Jim Crow'This is a story of perseverance from a woman who found her voice in a world that often tried to shut her out. When They Call You a Terrorist is more than just a reflection on the American criminal justice system. It’s a call to action for readers to change a culture that allows for violence against people of color.' – TIME Magazine, named one of the Best Memoirs of 2018 So Far “Impassioned, direct, inspiring and unsparing.” – Entertainment Weekly“This powerful book by Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Khan-Cullors reminds us American racism is pervasive…the mission of Khan-Cullors and her fellow activists has never been more important – or more urgent.” The Guardian'[A] fierce, intimate memoir.' - O Magazine'A thoroughly modern, fre­quently poetic take on the black-freedom-struggle narrative.'- Ms. Mag'With great candor about her complex personal life, Khan-Cullors has created a memoir as compelling as a page-turning novel.' - Booklist Starred Review'This searing, timely look into a contemporary movement from one of its crucial leading voices belongs in all collections.' - Library Journal Starred ReviewAn eye-opening and eloquent coming-of-age story from one of the leaders in the new generation of social activists.” ―PublishersWeekly, starred review'An important account of coming of age within today's explosive racial dynamic.” - Kirkus Reviews'When They Call You a Terrorist deals with the incarceration and disenfranchisement of black men like her father, but it also explores facets of Cullors’ personal identity ― black womanhood and sexuality,as well as spirituality.'―TIME'One of 2018’s most important nonfiction books.' - The Root'[A] meditative, meaningful work … Cullors beautifully expresses empathy, honesty and hope” ―Shelf Awareness'Responsible, awakening and powerful.'– Nick Cannon“It was when I read your book, ‘When They Call You A Terrorist’―when Trump was elected―that I realized that white supremacy is closer to the surface than I had ever realized, and I thought, ‘Man, I better understand this more.’” – Jane Fonda “Patrisse Khan-Cullors is a leading visionary and activist, feminist, and civil rights leader who has literally changed the trajectory of politics and resistance in America.” ―Eve Ensler, bestselling author “This book tells why we all share the responsibility to move those three words from an aspiration into a new reality.” – American Book Award Winner Jeff Chang'With grace and vulnerability, she recounts in When They Call You a Terrorist an upbringing plagued by interlocking oppressions and generational trauma, and illustrates the gut-wrenching power of her movement’s message: Black lives must be recognized as worthy in this world.' - Teaching Tolerance Magazine Read more About the Author Patrisse Khan-Cullors is an artist, organizer, and freedom fighterfrom Los Angeles, CA. Cofounder of Black Lives Matter, she is also aperformance artist, Fulbright scholar, popular public speaker, and the 2017 Sydney Peace Prize recipient.asha bandele is the award-winning author of The Prisoner’s Wife and several other works. Honored for her work in journalism and activism, asha is a mother, aformer senior editor at Essence and asenior director at the Drug Policy Alliance. Read more

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Race Rebels: Culture, Politics, and the Black Working Class

Pdf Social Sciences Race Rebels: Culture, Politics, and the Black Working Class

Pdf:Race Rebels: Culture, Politics, and the Black Working Class.From Publishers Weekly Kelley (Hammer and Hoe), who teaches Afro-American and African Studies at the University of Michigan, here adapts several of his previously published articles into a loosely linked study describing black working-class resistance outside traditional organizations and political movements. Studying complaints and protests by blacks on Birmingham streetcars and buses during WWII, Kelley discerns a collective effort to gain power over an institution on which they depended. Blacks who joined the Communist Party during the 1920s and '30s, he shows, helped infuse their culture into American communism. Though Malcolm X dismissed his youthful years as self-degrading, Kelley argues that part of Malcolm X's enduring appeal depended on the style he picked up from the 1940s hipster, zoot suit culture. And in an analysis of present-day 'gangsta rap,' Kelley describes how the music has become cartoonish and critics more sweeping in their dismissal, while the underlying conditions that spawned rap remain unchanged. Kelley's close analyses appropriately reject 'formulaic interpretations,' as he states, but this book is mainly for students and scholars. Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc. Read more From Booklist Kelley is a professor of Afro-American and African studies and author of Hammer and Hoe (1990), a look at African Americans and the Communist Party in Alabama during the Great Depression. Here he offers a bold premise that is bound to provoke controversy and comment. Kelley suggests that foot dragging, sabotage, workplace theft, absenteeism, cursing, graffiti, joking, playing 'unauthorized' music, and dress-code violations are subtle and not-so-subtle but conscious acts of rebellion and resistance among a black working class that does not feel a part of 'mainstream' civil rights and labor movements. His 'history from below' attempts to show 'how fundamental race is for understanding American culture and politics' as he analyzes cultural, social, and political phenomena as diverse as the African American volunteer role in the Spanish civil war and 'gangsta' rap. This book is a must for African American history, social science, and labor collections. David Rouse Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Job Coaches for Adults with Disabilities: A Practical Guide

Pdf Social Sciences Job Coaches for Adults with Disabilities: A Practical Guide

Pdf:Job Coaches for Adults with Disabilities: A Practical Guide.Review This book offers a unique combination of expertise and personal experiences from a broad range of stakeholders...I wholeheartedly recommend this book to all those interested in the subject area of job coaching. Author: From the Foreword by Norman Sterritt DMS, MBA, Progression to Employment Service Manager, Triangle Housing Association and Chair, Northern Ireland Union of Supported EmploymentThis book brings us closer to the world of people with disabilities and the work of job coaches. Author: From the Foreword by Blazej Piasek, Warsaw, Poland Read more Book Description A practice-focused guide to supporting people with physical and intellectual disabilities to enter long-term employment Read more

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Strikebreaking and Intimidation: Mercenaries and Masculinity in Twentieth-Century America

Pdf Social Sciences Strikebreaking and Intimidation: Mercenaries and Masculinity in Twentieth-Century America

Pdf:Strikebreaking and Intimidation: Mercenaries and Masculinity in Twentieth-Century America.Review Strikebreaking and Intimidation is a wonderfully readable, evocative, and economical work of history. Focused and well-crafted, the book draws the reader quickly and engagingly into the central issues and cultural processes at stake.--Journal of Social HistoryIt is easy to become engaged with this book. Norwood's writing is colorful and immediate. . . . Importantly, Strike-breaking and Intimidation reminds us of things that should not be forgotten--the intensity and unrelenting nature of class struggle, the power of capital and the fortitude of working people and their families.--Journal of Gender StudiesBy enriching traditional labor history with more recent discourses on gender roles and identities in the American workplace, Norwood has put together a solid, well researched, and enjoyable book. . . . Its style and content make it an excellent reading for laymen wishing to familiarize themselves with the new labor history; Norwood's skillful treatment of the subject matter, theoretical consistency, and thorough research make it mandatory reading for all serious students of American labor history.--Journal of Mississippi HistoryThis is a fresh and expansive probe into a mercenary underworld heretofore the stuff of lore and legend. By opening our eyes to the culture, ideology, and technique of early-twentieth-century strikebreaking, Norwood skillfully brings us back to a future with which we are again becoming woefully familiar.--Nelson Lichtenstein, University of California, Santa Barbara Norwood offers a fine survey of American anti-unionism. His treatment of the bitter Chicago teamster and meatpacking strikes of 1904-1905 adds much to the existing literature on those events.--American Historical ReviewWell-organized, clearly written, and meticulously documented, Stephen Norwood's remarkable book makes a major contribution to the history of American labor. Norwood, who writes with an eye for the apt quotation and telling detail, has organized a complex subject into a coherent and effective narrative. An intelligent work of prize-winning caliber, it provides a model for labor historians to follow. It should be of interest to both undergraduate and graduate students, as well as to the educated general reader.--Paul Avrich, City University of New York Both labor historians and those currently contemplating college-sports-related riots will find much to think about in Norwood's story.--Journal of American HistoryAn outstanding contribution to U.S. labor and social historiography.--Robert H. Zieger, University of Florida An important collection of essays that deserves the attention of labor historians.--Labor Read more About the Author Stephen H. Norwood, professor of history at the University of Oklahoma, is author of the award-winning Labor's Flaming Youth: Telephone Operators and Worker Militancy, 1878-1923. Read more

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Hardest Times: The Trauma of Long Term Unemployment

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Pdf:Hardest Times: The Trauma of Long Term Unemployment.Review ...'this is an important contribution to the area of unemployment and work. The author is to be commended for bringing to our attention the stories and experiences of men who have too often been forgotten. Whereas unemployment is frequently discussed as a rate within the context of the overall economy. Hardest times makes abundantly clear the human costs that lie behind that rate. Perhaps the height of irony is that most of the men in this study would not even be counted in such a faceless statistic since they had long ago given up actively searching for work and, by government defintion, would no longer be considered unemployed.'-Contemporary Sociology'This emotionally wrenching work is a much-needed reminder of the need to attend to those who are marginalized, even in the 'best' of times. All collections.'-Choice?This emotionally wrenching work is a much-needed reminder of the need to attend to those who are marginalized, even in the 'best' of times. All collections.?-Choice?...this is an important contribution to the area of unemployment and work. The author is to be commended for bringing to our attention the stories and experiences of men who have too often been forgotten. Whereas unemployment is frequently discussed as a rate within the context of the overall economy. Hardest times makes abundantly clear the human costs that lie behind that rate. Perhaps the height of irony is that most of the men in this study would not even be counted in such a faceless statistic since they had long ago given up actively searching for work and, by government defintion, would no longer be considered unemployed.?-Contemporary Sociology.,.'this is an important contribution to the area of unemployment and work. The author is to be commended for bringing to our attention the stories and experiences of men who have too often been forgotten. Whereas unemployment is frequently discussed as a rate within the context of the overall economy. Hardest times makes abundantly clear the human costs that lie behind that rate. Perhaps the height of irony is that most of the men in this study would not even be counted in such a faceless statistic since they had long ago given up actively searching for work and, by government defintion, would no longer be considered unemployed.'-Contemporary Sociology'Cottle's writing is unsparing, tough and insightful.... To my way of thinking this is his best and most mature work. Hardest Times is a major contribution to our understanding of men, of work, and of the shattering trauma that men experience when work is denied.'-Robert Melson Professor Political Science Department Purdue University'Tom's work brings us face to face with the lived reality of poverty and unemployment. In the midst of our current, and surely short-lived, celebration of unprecedented prosperity, we need to hear the voices Tom Cottle has recorded, if only to be better prepared for the travails that await us.'-Jan Dizard Charles Hamilton Houston Professor of American Culture Amherst College'The manuscript provides an insightful and sensitive account of the social and psychological consequences of unemployment, particularly during the longest economic expansion in the history of the United States, reaffirms Cottle's position as one of the more astute observers of and commentators on the poignant experiences of ordinary individuals.'-Oliver Holmes Professor of Intellectual History Wesleyan University'As usual, Cottle writes with an artist's skill, a social scientist's psychological and social consciousness. He is a wonderful story-teller; he catches life's subtleties, nuances, daily, hum-drum drama. He also is a skilled and thoughtful interviewer, observer, psychological analyst. He is doing important, revealing, original, and scholarly work, and doing it in a most unusual and brilliant manner.'-Robert Coles James Agee Professor of Social Ethics Professor of Psychiatry and Medical Humanities Harvard University'The [book] has Cottle's usual ability to make real to a reader the subjective experiences of his respondents. It displays, too, his ability to use psychological theory to deepen the discussion so that the reader can understand why his respondents respond as they do. Cottle has always written evocatively and well, but here he has an issue about which he feels passionately, and that makes him write especially vivid. He gives voice to men and whom he has come to care about.'-Robert Weiss Emeritus Professor Department of Sociology University of Massachusetts Boston Read more About the Author THOMAS J. COTTLE is Professor of Education at Boston University. He has written over 25 books, including Private Lives and Public Accounts, A Family Album, Children in Jail, Children's Secrets, Hidden Survivors, Time's Children, Like Fathers, Like Sons, Barred from School, Perceiving Time, Black Children-White Dreams, and Black Testimony. His work has appeared in many scholarly journals as well as mainstream media. Read more

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Race Rebels : Culture, Politics, and the Black Working Class

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Pdf:Race Rebels : Culture, Politics, and the Black Working Class.Review Monthly Review It is not too much or too early to call Robin D. G. Kelley, barely thirty years old, a leading black historian of the age. But it may not be enough...His work, seen in a certain light, is less about the past than the future...To listen carefully to the voices of discontent is not our only mission, but it may curiously be our most difficult. Kelley helps us open our eyes (and our heart) to the task.Quarterly Black Review In a prose that is clear, full of real-world illustrations and sometimes outright funny, [Kelley] does something increasingly rare: he maintains political commitment while appreciating various kinds of aesthetic, social and political differences (rebel, rebel).The Dallas Weekly This book is smart, noble, and potentially restorative. Read it, we need to.Choice A wide-ranging, challenging book that deserves attention by anyone seriously interested in African American culture.Darlene Clark Hine author of The State of Afro-American History: Past, Present & Future Race Rebels is African American history at its challenging and transformative best. Robin D. G. Kelley's exquisite interweaving of cultural and political dynamics illuminates obscure and unseen sites of Black working-class resistance throughout the 20th century. This is an extraordinary and provocative book.Cornel West Robin Kelley is the preeminent historian of black popular culture writing today. Read more About the Author Robin D.G. Kelley is a professor of history and American studies and ethnicity at the University of Southern California. From 2003-2006, he was the William B. Ransford Professor of Cultural and Historical Studies at Columbia Univeristy. From 1994-2003, he was a professor of history and Africana Studies at New York University as well the chairman of NYU's history department from 2002-2003. One of the youngest tenured professors in a full academic discipline--at the age of 32--Kelley has spent most of his career exploring American and African-American history with a particular emphasis on African-American musical culture, including jazz and hip-hop. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Extraordinary Coach: How the Best Leaders Help Others Grow

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Pdf:The Extraordinary Coach: How the Best Leaders Help Others Grow.About the Author John H. Zenger is the cofounder of the executive education firm Zenger|Folkman. Coauthor of the bestselling books The Extraordinary Leader and The Inspiring Leader, he was inducted into the Human Resources Development Hall of Fame in 1994 and received the Thought Leader Award from his industry colleagues in 2005. Kathleen Stinnett is a senior consultant and executive coach with Zenger|Folkman. She serves on the faculty of the Hudson Institute of Santa Barbara, leading foundational workshops required for the professional certifi cation program. In 2005, Stinnett earned the Master Certified Coach credential (MCC) through the International Coaching Federation. Read more

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Gang Leader for a Day: A Rogue Sociologist Takes to the Streets

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Pdf:Gang Leader for a Day: A Rogue Sociologist Takes to the Streets.The story of the young sociologist who studied a Chicago crack-dealing gang from the inside captured the world's attention when it was first described in Freakonomics. Gang Leader for a Day is the fascinating full story of how Sudhir Venkatest managed to gain entree into the gang, what he learned, and how his method revolutionized the academic establishment. When Venkatesh walked into an abandoned building in one of Chicago's most notorious housing projects, he was looking for people to take a multiple-choice survey on urban poverty. A first-year grad student hoping to impress his professors with his boldness, he never imagined that as a result of the assignment he would befriend a gang leader named JT and spend the better part of a decade inside the projects under JT's protection, documenting what he saw there. Over the next seven years, Venkatesh got to know the neighborhood dealers, crackheads, squatters, prostitutes, pimps, activists, cops, organizers, and officials. From his privileged position of unprecedented access, he observed JT and the rest of the gang as they operated their crack-selling business, conducted PR within their community, and rose up or fell within the ranks of the gang's complex organizational structure. In Hollywood speak, Gang Leader for a Day is The Wire meets the University of Chicago. It's a brazen and fundamentally honest view into the morally ambiguous, highly intricate, often corrupt struggle to survive in what is tantamount to an urban war zone. It is also the story of a complicated friendship between Sudhir and JT: two young and ambitious men a universe apart.

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The Hidden Rules of Race: Barriers to an Inclusive Economy (Cambridge Studies in Stratification Economics: Economics and Social Identity)

Pdf Social Sciences The Hidden Rules of Race: Barriers to an Inclusive Economy (Cambridge Studies in Stratification Economics: Economics and Social Identity)

Pdf:The Hidden Rules of Race: Barriers to an Inclusive Economy (Cambridge Studies in Stratification Economics: Economics and Social Identity).Review 'The Hidden Rules of Race shines an objective light on the discriminatory systems and structures that perpetuate disparities between black and white Americans. The authors' call for a comprehensive reorientation of our perspective on economic and racial inequality is bold, timely, and deeply necessary for those of us who wish to build a more inclusive future.' Darren Walker, President, Ford Foundation'Anyone focused on social change knows that there are a set of written and unwritten rules that incentivize and fortify the status quo. The work of social change - the work of undoing racism - is changing those rules. In The Hidden Rules of Race, the team at Roosevelt has created a clear and actionable analysis, instrumental to identifying some of the most important interventions we can make, and to help us do the work better.' Rashad Robinson, Executive Director, Color of Change'Race matters. As our racial landscape dramatically changes, we must pay more attention to the racial inequities that continue to plague many communities of color. In The Hidden Rules of Race, we get a roadmap to why and how we must rewrite the racial rules in order to pave the way for racial and economic justice.' Deepa Iyer, Senior Fellow, Center for Social Inclusion'For too long, efforts to combat racial inequalities have been pitted against efforts to combat economic inequalities, in ways that have only empowered those who benefit from both. The authors of The Hidden Rules of Race show how in virtually all spheres of American life, the nation operates with explicit and tacit rules that perpetuate both race and class inequities. They advance proposals that should be central to national debates on how to pursue more truly equal rights and opportunities for all.' Rogers M. Smith, Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of Political Science, University of Pennsylvania'This book draws on a variety of data sources and methods to demonstrate how the racial rules affecting wealth, income, education, criminal justice, health, and democratic participation continue to produce suboptimal outcomes in the largest economy in the world. It identifies not only rules that exclude large numbers of people from participating fully in the economy and in society, it also provides examples of rules that have minimized inequality and that produce greater equity. To say that The Hidden Rules of Race gives timely clarity to one of the most pressing and fundamental issues in our society today would be a vast understatement. This is essential reading for economists, policymakers, corporate leaders, and all participants in our modern economy and society who would like to see [black Americans] achieve their maximum potential.' Lisa D. Cook, Associate Professor of Economics and International Relations, Michigan State University Read more Book Description This book will help students understand the roots and driving forces of racial inequality. It answers such questions as: Why do black families own less than white families? Why does segregation persist decades after Brown v. Board of Education? Why is it harder for black adults to vote? Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Rising from the Rails: Pullman Porters and the Making of the Black Middle Class

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Pdf:Rising from the Rails: Pullman Porters and the Making of the Black Middle Class.Review “This book brings to life the stirring story of the civil rights legacy of A. Phillip Randolph and the Pullman porters, which is an inspiration to those of us following in their footsteps. Kudos to Larry Tye for giving us this wonderfully readable, and incredibly important, history.” ―Congressman Jesse L. Jackson, Jr.“Larry Tye has written a much-deserved love song to the forgotten men of the civil rights and labor movements – the Pullman Porters who defeated a major corporation, helped finance numerous civil rights battles, spread news and culture nation-wide, and set a high standard for dignity.” ―Julian Bond, Chairman, NAACP Board of Directors“This is one terrific book. It's a chapter of American history about which few of us know much, and it's a reminder of what life was like for African-Americans in this country, at least until the last few decades. But it's mostly about these men-- their courage, their tenacity and their hopes and dreams for their children and grandchildren. Many of them are no longer with us, but they should and would be rightly proud of how much their kids and grandkids have achieved and how much they have given to this country.” ―Michael Dukakis, Former governor of Massachusetts, former vice-chair of Amtrak board“This book does a magnificent job in relating how a relatively small group of struggling workers shaped not only the African-American community but all of the United States. The story of the Pullman porter is no less important than any other struggle for civil rights in the American labor movement.” ―James P. Hoffa, General President, International Brotherhood of Teamsters“Larry Tye's Rising from the Rails recreates an important chapter in the history of black people in this country: the hard earned passage of thousands of blacks into the middle class. By examining the progress of the Pullman porter - from the step and fetch it caricature to pensioned union member - Tye captures one of black people's many struggles to achieve equality. This is la story all Americans should know.” ―Vernon E. Jordan, Jr., Senior Managing Director at Lazard LLC and author of Vernon Can Read!: A Memoir“Rising from the Rails chronicles the pioneering role the Pullman porters and their leader, A. Philip Randolph, played in building America's union movement. This vividly told story should be required reading for those who care about labor history, race history, and US history.” ―John J. Sweeney, President, AFL-CIO“This is a well-researched and sympathetic history, a slice of Americana worth knowing.” ―Seattle Times“Rescuing an icon from the edge of oblivion is no easy task; making room for him in the collective memory is harder still. But revealing his profound influence on our social and cultural institutions today requires insight and imagination. Larry Tye has both.” ―The San Francisco Chronicle“[Tye's] analysis of class perceptions and race relations reverberates to the current day.” ―Booklist“[A] highly readable business history at one end and labor history at the other... entertaining detail abounds... So does informing detail.” ―Publishers Weekly“Tye's work is worth the ride for its comprehensive survey of a topic that deserves much attention.” ―Library Journal Read more About the Author LARRY TYE has been an award-winning journalist at The Boston Globe and a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University. He now runs a Boston-based training program for medical journalists. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller Satchel, as well as Bobby Kennedy, Superman, The Father of Spin, Home Lands, Rising from the Rails, and co-author, with Kitty Dukakis, of Shock. He lives in Massachusetts. Read more

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Brotopia: Breaking Up the Boys' Club of Silicon Valley

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Pdf:Brotopia: Breaking Up the Boys' Club of Silicon Valley.Instant National Bestseller "Brotopia is more than a business book. Silicon Valley holds extraordinary power over our present lives as well as whatever utopia (or nightmare) might come next." --New York Times Silicon Valley is a modern utopia where anyone can change the world. Unless you're a woman. For women in tech, Silicon Valley is not a fantasy land of unicorns, virtual reality rainbows, and 3D-printed lollipops, where millions of dollars grow on trees. It's a "Brotopia," where men hold all the cards and make all the rules. Vastly outnumbered, women face toxic workplaces rife with discrimination and sexual harassment, where investors take meetings in hot tubs and network at sex parties. In this powerful exposé, Bloomberg TV journalist Emily Chang reveals how Silicon Valley got so sexist despite its utopian ideals, why bro culture endures despite decades of companies claiming the moral high ground (Don't Be Evil! Connect the World!)--and how women are finally starting to speak out and fight back. Drawing on her deep network of Silicon Valley insiders, Chang opens the boardroom doors of male-dominated venture capital firms like Kleiner Perkins, the subject of Ellen Pao's high-profile gender discrimination lawsuit, and Sequoia, where a partner once famously said they "won't lower their standards" just to hire women. Interviews with Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki, and former Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer--who got their start at Google, where just one in five engineers is a woman--reveal just how hard it is to crack the Silicon Ceiling. And Chang shows how women such as former Uber engineer Susan Fowler, entrepreneur Niniane Wang, and game developer Brianna Wu, have risked their careers and sometimes their lives to pave a way for other women. Silicon Valley's aggressive, misogynistic, work-at-all costs culture has shut women out of the greatest wealth creation in the history of the world. It's time to break up the boys' club. Emily Chang shows us how to fix this toxic culture--to bring down Brotopia, once and for all.

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Invisible: The Forgotten Story of the Black Woman Lawyer Who Took Down America's Most Powerful Mobster

Pdf Social Sciences Invisible: The Forgotten Story of the Black Woman Lawyer Who Took Down America's Most Powerful Mobster

Pdf:Invisible: The Forgotten Story of the Black Woman Lawyer Who Took Down America's Most Powerful Mobster.Review “A vivid portrait of a remarkable woman.”―Kirkus Reviews“With artful storytelling and a narrative-like delivery, Carter tells Eunice's story in the best way possible, offering a compelling, unputdownable read with as much value in social history as legal appeal. Not to be missed.”―Library Journal (starred review)“Carter’s enthusiasm for his grandmother’s incredible fortitude despite numerous setbacks is contagious; Eunice Carter’s story is another hidden gem of African-American history.”―Publishers Weekly (starred review)“Invisible is not only a personal restoration project; it’s the reclamation of a key figure in recent American history. . . . Stephen L. Carter has revived his grandmother’s voice when we most need it, and with utmost urgency.” ―Sarah Weinman, The New York Times Book Review“[An] engaging biography. . . . [Eunice’s] lifelong ‘determination to rise’ makes for a moving paean to female aspiration.” ―The New Yorker“Riveting . . . Remind[s] us of the deep paradoxes of segregation.”―The Washington Post“Just a few pages into this engaging, inspiring biography, one question unavoidably comes to mind: Who will play her in the film? … His talent honed as a fiction writer (The Emperor of Ocean Park, among his novels), Carter brings to life the era when Eunice Carter faced formidable discrimination…forging ahead all the while to see that justice was done.”―National Book Review“Stephen L. Carter. . . is at it again. . . . While Carter the professor steadily guides readers toward Eunice’s work in the Luciano trial, and the jury’s eventual conviction of Luciano and his associates on nearly all counts, the heir to his grandmother’s legacy shows us that he takes no small measure of joy in weaving a detailed quilt of family history that gets us there.”―National Law Journal“Carter's narrative reads at times like a legal thriller, as he traces the ins and outs of the case against Luciano and other high-profile cases Eunice later handled… Meticulously researched and compelling, Invisible is at once a fascinating slice of New York legal and racial history and a thoughtful portrayal of a woman who refused to be hidden.”―Shelf Awareness (starred review)“Moving, haunting, and written with dazzling power, Invisible tells the story of a woman who often found her path blocked by the social and political expectations of the age.”―African American Literature Book Club“Compelling . . . Utilizing his superb storytelling talent, [Carter] brings Eunice to life. . . . Impressive scholarship.”―New York Law Journal“In this haunting and powerful biography, Stephen Carter tells the astonishing story of his grandmother, a brilliant African-American lawyer who struggled with prejudice and personal tragedies. It is a riveting and moving story, one with enormous resonance for our own time.”―Walter Isaacson, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Leonardo Da Vinci and Steve Jobs“A black female lawyer in the 1930s whose legal strategy helped put away Lucky Luciano and who became a protégée of Thomas Dewey -- Eunice Hunton Carter led a life that seems almost fantastical. Yet she lived and did all these things and much more. Stephen L. Carter tells his grandmother’s story with a clear eye and clear prose to match. This fascinating work reintroduces us to the life of a once-famous woman who should never have been forgotten.”―Annette Gordon-Reed, author of The Hemingses of Monticello“Page after page of surprises. Revealed is an incredible family story ― hidden until now ― about black people with intellect and grit. Oh, and this is also a new window on American history. Stephen Carter's strong skills as a novelist are evident in this powerful biography.”―Juan Williams, author of Thurgood Marshall: American Revolutionary Read more About the Author Stephen L. Carter is the bestselling author of more than five novels―including The Emperor of Ocean Park and New England White―and over a half dozen works of non-fiction. Formerly a law clerk for Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, he is now the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale University, where he has taught for more than thirty years. He and his wife live in Connecticut. Read more

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My Mother's Rules: A Practical Guide to Becoming an Emotional Genius

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Pdf:My Mother's Rules: A Practical Guide to Becoming an Emotional Genius.In this unique, profoundly inspirational memoir, Divorce Court star Judge Lynn Toler shares her mother's wisdom for learning to conquer anger and become immune to insult. Toler credits her mother's "rules" for life - a life that saw her grow up the daughter of a poor teen mother and endure a husband who suffered mental illness and alcoholism - with providing the grounding for her own success and happiness. Toler shows how the mindset of "a black woman who knew how to make things work" taught her the power of knowing how to manage one's emotional business-lessons that this book offers in wrenching stories written in spare and graceful prose. My Mother's Rules is an unforgettable book that will captivate readers with its illustrations of how to rise above the most difficult circumstances and find peace and success in life.

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Invisible: The Forgotten Story of the Black Woman Lawyer Who Took Down America's Most Powerful Mobster

Pdf Social Sciences Invisible: The Forgotten Story of the Black Woman Lawyer Who Took Down America's Most Powerful Mobster

Pdf:Invisible: The Forgotten Story of the Black Woman Lawyer Who Took Down America's Most Powerful Mobster.Best-selling author Stephen L. Carter delves into his past and retrieves the inspiring story of his grandmother's extraordinary life. She was black and a woman and a prosecutor, a graduate of Smith College and the granddaughter of slaves, as dazzlingly unlikely a combination as one could imagine in New York of the 1930s - and without the strategy she devised, Lucky Luciano, the most powerful Mafia boss in history, would never have been convicted. When special prosecutor Thomas E. Dewey selected 20 lawyers to help him clean up the city's underworld, she was the only member of his team who was not a white male.  Eunice Hunton Carter, Stephen Carter's grandmother, was raised in a world of stultifying expectations about race and gender, yet by the 1940s, her professional and political successes had made her one of the most famous black women in America. But her triumphs were shadowed by prejudice and tragedy. Greatly complicating her rise was her difficult relationship with her younger brother, Alphaeus, an avowed Communist who - together with his friend Dashiell Hammett - would go to prison during the McCarthy era. Yet she remained unbowed.  Moving, haunting, and as fast-paced as fiction, Invisible tells the true story of a woman who often found her path blocked by the social and political expectations of her time. But Eunice Carter never accepted defeat, and thanks to her grandson's remarkable audiobook, her long forgotten story is once again visible.

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My Mother's Rules: A Practical Guide to Becoming an Emotional Genius

Pdf Social Sciences My Mother's Rules: A Practical Guide to Becoming an Emotional Genius

Pdf:My Mother's Rules: A Practical Guide to Becoming an Emotional Genius.From Publishers Weekly Easy-reading prose and a no-nonsense approach will carry readers through this collection of anecdotes and rules for healthier living from first time author and Divorce Court star/judge Toler. As the title implies, Toler draws heavily on lessons learned from her mother, some of which, such as the revelation that Toler's mother 'lies, both often and well, if she feels the truth will get in someone's way,' will surprise. And while the stories of Toler's upbringing have their merit, the book's strength lies in the sober, no-nonsense advice: 'The Peanut Gallery Rule' asks whether 'you would still be doing what you're doing if other folks could see,' while Toler's suggestion to 'Globalize Your Pain Quotient' makes most quotidian frustrations seem petty. The rules, many of which are accompanied by their own mini-vignette, are explained at the end of each thematic chapter and are all re-listed at the end of the book for easy browsing. Readers looking for real-world direction could do much worse. Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. Read more

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My Beloved World

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Pdf:My Beloved World.Review “A compelling and powerfully written memoir about identity and coming of age. . . . If the outlines of Justice Sotomayor’s life are well known by now, her searching and emotionally intimate memoir, My Beloved World, nonetheless has the power to surprise and move the reader. . . . This account of her life is revealing, keenly observed and deeply felt. . . . This insightful memoir underscores just how well Justice Sotomayor mastered the art of narrative. It’s an eloquent and affecting testament to the triumph of brains and hard work over circumstance, of a childhood dream realized through extraordinary will and dedication.”            —Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times “The book delivers on its promise of intimacy in its depictions of Sotomayor’s family, the corner of Puerto Rican immigrant New York where she was raised and the link she feels to the island where she spent childhood summers. . . . This is a woman who knows where she comes from and has the force to bring you there. Sotomayor does this by being cleareyed about the flaws of the adults who raised her—she lets them be complicated. . . . ‘I’ve spent my whole life learning how to do things that were hard for me,’ Sotomayor tells an acquaintance when he asks whether becoming a judge will be difficult for her. Yes, she has. And by the time you close My Beloved World, you understand how she has mastered judging, too.”            —Emily Bazelon, The New York Times Book Review “With buoyant humor and thoughtful candor, she recounts her rise from a crime-infested neighborhood in the South Bronx to the nation’s highest court. ‘I will be judged as a human being by what readers find here,’ Sotomayor writes. We, the jury in this case, find her irresistible.”            —John Wilwol, Washingtonian “Sotomayor turns out to be a writer of depth and literary flair. . . . My Beloved World is steeped in vivid memories of New York City, and it is an exceptionally frank account of the challenges that she faced during her ascent from a public housing project to the court’s marble palace on First Street.”            —Adam Liptak, The New York Times “You’ll see in Sotomayor a surprising wealth of candor, wit, and affection. No topic is off limits, not her diabetes, her father’s death, her divorce, or her cousin’s death from AIDS. Put the kettle on, reader, it’s time for some real talk with Titi Sonia. . . . The author shines in her passages on childhood, family, and self-discovery. Her magical portraits of loved ones bring to mind Sandra Cisneros’s The House on Mango Street; both authors bring a sense of childlike wonder and empathy to a world rarely seen in books, a Latin-American and womancentric world.”            —Grace Bello, Christian Science Monitor “This is a page-turner, beautifully written and novelistic in its tale of family, love and triumph. It hums with hope and exhilaration. This is a story of human triumph.”             —Nina Totenberg, NPR“Big-hearted. . . . A powerful defense of empathy. . . . She has spent her life imagining her way into the hearts of everyone around her. . . . Anyone wondering how a child raised in public housing, without speaking English, by an alcoholic father and a largely absent mother could become the first Latina on the Supreme Court will find the answer in these pages. It didn’t take just a village: It took a country.”            —Dahlia Lithwick, The Washington Post “My Beloved World is filled with inspiring, and surprisingly candid, stories about how the Supreme Court’s first Hispanic justice overcame a troubled childhood to attend Princeton and Yale Law School, eventually earning a seat on the nation’s highest court.”           —Carla Main, Wall Street Journal    “Remarkable. . . . A portrait of a genuinely interesting person.”            —Michael Tomasky, Daily Beast “In a refreshing conversational style, Sotomayor tells her fascinating life story with the hope of providing ‘comfort, perhaps even inspiration’ to others, particularly children, who face hard times. ‘People who live in difficult circumstances,’ Sotomayor writes in her preface, ‘need to know that happy endings are possible.’”            —Jay Wexler, Boston Globe “Classic Sotomayor: intelligent, gregarious and at times disarmingly personal. . . . A portrait of an underprivileged but brilliant young woman who makes her way into the American elite and does her best to reform it from the inside. . . . I certainly hope My Beloved World inspires readers to chase their dreams.”            —Jason Farago, NPR“Vital, loving, and incisive. . . . In this revealing memoir, Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor candidly and gracefully recounts her formative years. Her memoir shows both her continued self-reliance and her passion for community.”            —Library Journal (Starred review) “Justice Sotomayor recounts numerous obstacles and remarkable achievements in this personal and inspiring autobiography. . . . Readers across the board will be moved by this intimate look at the life of a justice.”             —Publishers Weekly  “Amazingly candid . . . an intimate and honest look at her extraordinary life and the support and blessings that propelled her forward.”             —Booklist (Starred review) “Graceful, authoritative memoir. . . . Mature, life-affirming musings from a venerable life shaped by tenacity and pride.”            —Kirkus Reviews Read more About the Author Sonia Sotomayor graduated summa cum laude from Princeton in 1976 and from Yale Law School in 1979. She worked as an assistant district attorney in New York and then at the law firm of Pavia & Harcourt. From 1992 to 1998, she served as a judge of the U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, and from 1998 to 2009 on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. In May 2009, President Barack Obama nominated her as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court; she assumed this role on August 8, 2009. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Devil's Highway: A True Story

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Pdf:The Devil's Highway: A True Story.The author of Across the Wire offers brilliant investigative reporting of what went wrong when, in May 2001, a group of 26 men attempted to cross the Mexican border into the desert of Southern Arizona. Only 12 men came back out.

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The Revolution Will Not Be Funded: Beyond the Non-Profit Industrial Complex

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Pdf:The Revolution Will Not Be Funded: Beyond the Non-Profit Industrial Complex.Review 'A stinging indictment of what the authors call the 'non-profit industrial complex.'' (Elisabeth Prügl Signs)'Fiery' (Utne Reader)'Powerfully demonstrate[s] what we too often forget: our attempts at securing safety for ourselves and our communities are subject to much more powerful attempts by the state and society to make itself safe—including to make itself safe from us and our most radical, challenging, revolutionary, feminist ideas.' (Ruthann Robson Women's Studies Quarterly)'Although The Revolution Will Not Be Funded presents no easy answers for those of us struggling both to make a living and to create social change, it exhorts us to put the consideration of our movements' missions, and the way we fulfill them, before considerations of organizational and job security—and to regularly revisit within our organizations the question of whether the form and the content of our work are essentially compatible.' (Christy Thornton NACLA Report on the Americas)'A crucial intervention into mainstream ways of thinking about political organization and social change.' (Ryne Clos Spectrum Culture 2017-10-12) Read more Review 'The Revolution Will Not Be Funded gives us valuable insight into what these activists call 'the non-profit industrial complex,' an unseen web of money and power that tries to undermine people's struggles for racial, class, economic, gender, and environmental justice. It deserves the closest study.' (Mumia Abu-Jamal)'This collection presents a context for the questions that have been troubling us about non-profit structures. In years to come, we will mark it as the jump-start for our new thinking about ways to make collective social change.' (Suzanne Pharr, author of In the Time of the Right: Reflections on Liberation)'The Revolution Will Not Be Funded is a must-read for all of us who are living in the U.S., the crossroads of empire and global capitalism. Seriously addressing the questions and critiques raised by this collection will help today's U.S.-based justice movements make sense of our responsibilities—and envision creative opportunities—to help map a transformative future for liberation.' (Joo-Hyun Kang, member, CAAAV Organizing Asian Communities)'Are non-profit organizations sufficiently accountable and responsive to the larger aims of popular social movements, or is the 'non-profit industrial complex' thawing the potential for fundamental social change? The Revolution Will Not Be Funded provides a variety of critical perspectives that challenge the conventional foundation model and non-profit system approach to popular organizing in capitalist America. Sure to be a provocative book for activists working for social justice.' (Daniel Faber, editor of Foundations for Social Change) Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Decolonizing Wealth: Indigenous Wisdom to Heal Divides and Restore Balance

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Pdf:Decolonizing Wealth: Indigenous Wisdom to Heal Divides and Restore Balance.Review “Edgar outlines with compassion and clarity thoughtful and practical steps toward aligning our money with our values. There are important lessons here for anyone working in finance or philanthropy.”   —Keith Mestrich, President and CEO, Amalgamated Bank “Decolonizing Wealth is a must-read for philanthropists and donors looking to achieve the change we want to see in the world. Compelling, honest, and kind, Edgar is clear that we must free funding resources and the philanthropic sector itself from frameworks that further exacerbate the problems rather than bring us closer to identifying and activating the solutions.” —Alicia Garza, cocreator of Black Lives Matter Global Network, and Principal, Black Futures Lab “Edgar has broken through the tired jargon of philanthropy-speak and written a fresh, honest, painful, and hopeful book, grounded in his own truths and Native traditions. He offers some radical thinking about what it would take to bring about a world where power and accountability shifted and communities controlled the resources vital to their strength and futures.” —Gara LaMarche, President, Democracy Alliance; former President, Atlantic Philanthropies; and former Vice President and Director of US Programs, Open Society Foundations “Due to years of detrimental federal Indian policy and discriminatory economic systems, Native American communities have been marginalized and left out of the economic opportunity experienced by other Americans. Edgar offers a new vision and an Indigenous perspective that can put us on a better path. Everyone should read Decolonizing Wealth, especially those who control the flow of resources in government, philanthropy, and finance.” —LaDonna Harris (Comanche), politician, activist, and founder of Americans for Indian Opportunity “Edgar’s sojourn into the soul and depths of philanthropy is equal parts thoughtful, discomforting, and illuminating . . . It challenges the reader to confront matters of race, oppression, privilege, and arrogance in the pursuit of humanity and social justice.”   —Dr. Robert K. Ross, President and CEO, The California Endowment “By anchoring the solutions to America’s ills in the wisdom and knowledge of its original people, Edgar challenges all of us to analyze how our nation’s history of racism and disenfranchisement has infected its financial and giving institutions.”  —Heather McGhee, Distinguished Senior Fellow, Demos “Decolonizing Wealth offers a refreshing and inspired look at how wealth can better serve the needs of communities of color and atone for the ways in which it has traditionally been used to inflict harm and division. Using a solutions-oriented framing, Edgar makes a solid case for how Indigenous wisdom can be used as a guiding light to achieve greater equity in the funding and philanthropic world.” —Kevin Jennings, President, Tenement Museum “Edgar has gone out on a limb to help lead us to a place of healing. He bravely calls out the power dynamics within the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors, particularly the white supremacy institutionally embedded into the system of nonprofit supplicant and philanthropic largesse.”  —Kathy Ko Chin, President and CEO, Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum  “Finally, a Native perspective on how to heal internal systemic challenges. Decolonizing Wealth not only is an unflinching examination of today’s philanthropic institutions and the foundations upon which they were built but also offers critical wisdom applicable to many sectors.”  —Sarah Eagle Heart (Lakota), CEO, Native Americans in Philanthropy “Edgar reinserts purpose and humanity into a philanthropic industry that has too often been driven by wealth accumulation, grant cycles, portfolios, and metrics. Inspired by an Indigenous worldview, the book pushes philanthropy back toward its original meaning, ‘love for humanity.’”  —John H. Jackson, President and CEO, Schott Foundation for Public Education “If you want to know how funders can redeem our souls, this book is a critical step in the right direction. Edgar is a courageous voice shaping a new era of activist grantmaking, one centered on achieving, not just studying opportunity and racial equity.” —Eric K. Ward, philanthropist and Executive Director, Western States Center “Finally! A book that tackles a topic previously only discussed in the hallways and lobbies of conference spaces. Until we acknowledge that the wealth of this country is built on this legacy, we can’t be deliberate in our efforts to decolonize and heal our communities.” —Dana Arviso (Diné), philanthropist and former Executive Director, Potlatch Fund “Edgar’s raw examination of the funder world acknowledges the imbalanced power dynamics that exist but puts forward innovative thinking to challenge the status quo and identify solutions that benefit us all. Decolonizing Wealth is a book that will leave you hopeful and inspired for the future.” —Mayra Alvarez, President, The Children’s Partnership “Edgar’s voice will help shape the future of a philanthropy that systemically reverses the toxic inequalities that threaten the very fabric of our human existence. It gives me hope for the soul of our sector.” —Pia Infante, Co–Executive Director, The Whitman Institute “We should all be grateful to Edgar Villanueva for helping us understand, by sharing Indigenous wisdom, that there is a path toward a more transformative approach to wealth, to investment, and to giving. We cannot truly call ourselves ethical, progressive, or mission-aligned investors until we have wrestled honestly with the fundamental issues raised in this book.” —Andrea Armeni, cofounder and Executive Director, Transform Finance “With Decolonizing Wealth, Edgar offers a much-needed and timely gift to help funders listen, learn, and act in a different and better way by thinking and giving indigenously.” —Michael E. Roberts (Tlingit), President and CEO, First Nations Development Institute  “Charity and philanthropy rarely offer meaningful challenges to systems of white supremacy, patriarchy, and capitalism. Decolonizing Wealth is an important contribution to the grassroots struggles to transform society and shift the way we think about our relationship with money.” —Jordan Flaherty, author of No More Heroes “For charities and donors trying to shift the giving paradigm and channel resources in ways that are truly equitable, Edgar’s ideas for solutions—based on Indigenous culture and traditions—couldn’t come at a better time.”   —Nan Aron, President, Alliance for Justice “Decolonizing Wealth offers an arrow to pierce the status quo. While the heart of the revolution for justice is not dependent on philanthropic support, there can be a powerfully effective role for mindful philanthropy to respectfully contribute to the reimagining and actualization of a more just world for future generations.”  —Tia Oros Peters (Shiwi), Executive Director, Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples  Having been both grantseeker and grankmaker, I welcome any wisdom that can release us from a relationship of paternalism and enable true partnership. Nothing is more important to decolonize than money -- without it, change is slower and harder, and comes too late for too many people. Edgar Villanueva is a fresh voice in the money scene, one we should all heed.  —Rinku Sen, author and strategist Read more About the Author Edgar Villanueva is a nationally recognized expert on social justice philanthropy. He has consulted with numerous philanthropies on advancing racial equity. He is an enrolled member of the Lumbee Tribe and resides in New York City. Read more

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Storytelling with Data: A Data Visualization Guide for Business Professionals

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Pdf:Storytelling with Data: A Data Visualization Guide for Business Professionals.Don't simply show your data—tell a story with it! Storytelling with Data teaches you the fundamentals of data visualization and how to communicate effectively with data. You'll discover the power of storytelling and the way to make data a pivotal point in your story. The lessons in this illuminative text are grounded in theory, but made accessible through numerous real-world examples—ready for immediate application to your next graph or presentation. Storytelling is not an inherent skill, especially when it comes to data visualization, and the tools at our disposal don't make it any easier. This book demonstrates how to go beyond conventional tools to reach the root of your data, and how to use your data to create an engaging, informative, compelling story. Specifically, you'll learn how to: Understand the importance of context and audience Determine the appropriate type of graph for your situation Recognize and eliminate the clutter clouding your information Direct your audience's attention to the most important parts of your data Think like a designer and utilize concepts of design in data visualization Leverage the power of storytelling to help your message resonate with your audience Together, the lessons in this book will help you turn your data into high impact visual stories that stick with your audience. Rid your world of ineffective graphs, one exploding 3D pie chart at a time. There is a story in your data—Storytelling with Data will give you the skills and power to tell it!

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The Little Book of Racial Healing: Coming to the Table for Truth-Telling, Liberation, and Transformation (The Little Books of Justice and Peacebui)

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Pdf:The Little Book of Racial Healing: Coming to the Table for Truth-Telling, Liberation, and Transformation (The Little Books of Justice and Peacebui).Review “Drawing upon history, lived experience, and the conceptual frameworks of trauma healing and restorative justice, the authors provide concrete suggestions for how individuals and groups can undertake this healing journey. What a timely, much needed and practical book!” —Howard Zehr, author of The Little Book of Restorative Justice and Changing Lenses: A New Focus for Crime and Justice; Director Emeritus, Zehr Institute for Restorative Justice “Unhealed historical harms embedded in the founding of this nation continue to splinter communities across the United States. Tackling a big topic in a little book, Jodie Geddes and Tom DeWolf offer no easy answers on the difficult topic of racism. But they create a pathway for healing justice that is rooted in the decade-long experience of Coming to the Table—uncovering history (truth-telling), making connections across racial lines, working together to heal, and taking action for justice that restores. For a deeply divided nation, The Little Book of Racial Healing offers a timely and hopeful framework for conversation and action.” —J. Daryl Byler, executive director, Center for Justice and Peacebuilding “This rare jewel of practical wisdom shows us how to embody racial healing in truth and kinship. It reads with such ease and affinity that you will want to treasure it and share it with everyone you know.” —Ruth King, author of Mindful of Race: Transforming Racism from the Inside Out “That the authors have created clarity and coherency about so diffuse yet tangled a subject is amazing—and to do that in a Little Book is doubly amazing! This book speaks truth without condemning, offers hope without denying reality, and honors the core dignity in everyone. They have lived in their writing the path they describe.” —Kay Pranis, author of The Little Book of Circle Processes and co-author of Peacemaking Circles: From Crime to Community “The contents of this little book are big, very big indeed. At this current political moment, we by necessity must struggle. That struggle is often organic. Jodie Geddes’s and Tom DeWolf's well researched and practiced approach to racial healing asks us to stop and do more than reflect. Their book compels us to, in the words of Alice Walker, start 'Healing . . . where the wound was made.'  . . . The truth-telling that emerges from these pages brings into view a kind of praxis grounded in decolonial love. Given that restorative justice practitioners often leave out racial justice and racial justice activists often miss the healing parts of the work, this book brings the two together and acknowledges that one cannot exist without the other—meaning, without a racial justice lens, you are not doing restorative justice. In short, liberation requires healing—in particular, racial healing that makes it possible for us to continue the struggle and make steps toward reconciliation.” —Dr. David Ragland, co-founder of the Truth-Telling Project of Ferguson and Senior Bayard Fellow at the Fellowship of Reconciliation “So often, we think of activism as requiring the work of marching and protesting, sending letters and participating in boycotts, and those are worthy, good things. But sometimes, the work of action and healing is much more personal, more communal, more internal. The Little Book of Racial Healing by Jodie Geddes and Thomas Norman DeWolf recognizes the importance of this personal and interpersonal work of healing the wounds of racism in our nation. This book encourages us all to do the hard work of seeing our own wounds and of holding space for the wounds of others even as we struggle together toward the hope of healing. Highly recommended for individuals and groups who seek a place to begin to recognize, take responsibility for, and seek reparation for the wounds of racism.” —Andi Cumbo-Floyd, writer and historian 'This is a little book with a profound and magnanimous message: America is living in and out of unresolved racial trauma that ultimately must be confronted through processes of truth telling, reparatory justice, and transformative healing. The Little Book of Racial Healing is truly a companion for the journey.' —Iva E. Carruthers, general secretary, Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference“Drawing upon history, lived experience, and the conceptual frameworks of trauma healing and restorative justice, the authors provide concrete suggestions for how individuals and groups can undertake this healing journey. What a timely, much needed and practical book!” —Howard Zehr, author of The Little Book of Restorative Justice and Changing Lenses: A New Focus for Crime and Justice; Director Emeritus, Zehr Institute for Restorative Justice “Unhealed historical harms embedded in the founding of this nation continue to splinter communities across the United States. Tackling a big topic in a little book, Jodie Geddes and Tom DeWolf offer no easy answers on the difficult topic of racism. But they create a pathway for healing justice that is rooted in the decade-long experience of Coming to the Table—uncovering history (truth-telling), making connections across racial lines, working together to heal, and taking action for justice that restores. For a deeply divided nation, The Little Book of Racial Healing offers a timely and hopeful framework for conversation and action.” —J. Daryl Byler, Executive Director, Center for Justice and Peacebuilding “This rare jewel of practical wisdom shows us how to embody racial healing in truth and kinship. It reads with such ease and affinity that you will want to treasure it and share it with everyone you know.” —Ruth King, author of Mindful of Race: Transforming Racism from the Inside Out “That the authors have created clarity and coherency about so diffuse yet tangled a subject is amazing—and to do that in a Little Book is doubly amazing! This book speaks truth without condemning, offers hope without denying reality, and honors the core dignity in everyone. They have lived in their writing the path they describe.” —Kay Pranis, author of The Little Book of Circle Processes and co-author of Peacemaking Circles: From Crime to Community “The contents of this little book are big, very big indeed. At this current political moment, we by necessity must struggle. That struggle is often organic. Jodie Geddes’s and Tom DeWolf's well researched and practiced approach to racial healing asks us to stop and do more than reflect. Their book compels us to, in the words of Alice Walker, start 'Healing . . . where the wound was made.'  . . . The truth-telling that emerges from these pages brings into view a kind of praxis grounded in decolonial love. Given that restorative justice practitioners often leave out racial justice and racial justice activists often miss the healing parts of the work, this book brings the two together and acknowledges that one cannot exist without the other—meaning, without a racial justice lens, you are not doing restorative justice. In short, liberation requires healing—in particular, racial healing that makes it possible for us to continue the struggle and make steps toward reconciliation.” —Dr. David Ragland, co-founder of the Truth-Telling Project of Ferguson and Senior Bayard Fellow at the Fellowship of Reconciliation Read more About the Author Thomas Norman DeWolf serves as Executive Director for Coming to the Table and is the author of Inheriting the Trade: A Northern Family Confronts Its Legacy as the Largest Slave-Trading Dynasty in U.S. History, the story of his experiences participating in the making of the Emmy-nominated documentary Traces of the Trade, in which he is featured. Tom is co-author of Gather at the Table, winner of the Phillis Wheatley Award for Best Nonfiction. The African American Jazz Caucus awarded him the 2012 Spirit of Freedom Award for Social Justice. Tom is a certified STAR Practitioner (Strategies for Trauma Awareness & Resilience). He lives in Bend, Oregon. Jodie Geddes is the Community Organizing Coordinator at Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth (RJOY). Jodie serves as Vice President of the Board of Managers of Coming to the Table. She received her M.A in Conflict Transformation from the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding at Eastern Mennonite University, where she recently co-taught “Restorative Justice Organizing for Communities” at the Summer Peacebuilding Institute. She lives in Oakland, California. Read more

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No Fear of Failure: Real Stories of How Leaders Deal with Risk and Change

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Pdf:No Fear of Failure: Real Stories of How Leaders Deal with Risk and Change.From the Inside Flap 'No Fear of Failure whisks readers into the executive suites, boardrooms, battlefields, and football fields—all the places where great leadership is imperative. It's a must-read for any executive, in a climate when leadership has never been needed more.' —Ali Velshi, chief business correspondent and weekday host, CNN What if you could have a conversation about what it takes to succeed with the richest man in the world, or the former president of a sovereign nation, or the mayor of one of the most influential cities in the world, or the CEO of one of the most recognized brands on the planet? No Fear of Failure offers insightful, candid conversations with some of world's top leaders in business, politics, education, and philanthropy—each giving personal insight into how he or she approached pivotal, career-defining moments. Gary Burnison, CEO of Korn/Ferry International, sits down one-on-one with a highly select and elite corps, and together they openly discuss how they handled—often very publicly—war, economic downturn, corporate turnover, and even retirement. Together, Burnison and these world-class leaders show the personal and professional risks one must be willing to take, as well as the vision, resilience, and compassion necessary to lead. New York City's Mayor Bloomberg gives subordinates authority and responsibility, and Carlos Slim, the world's richest man, shows the importance of an entrepreneurial spirit. Vicente Fox, former president of Mexico, offers a case for humility and courage in leadership, and Indra Nooyi, CEO of PepsiCo, speaks openly to the need for clear purpose. Eli Broad, philanthropist, reveals his competitive drive, and GeneralFranklin 'Buster' Hagenbeck, the retired superintendent of West Point and three-star general, talks about why losing is not an option. Coach John McKissick (with the most wins of any coach in football) explains that the way to achieve big goals is by scoring one win at a time, and Anne Mulcahy, former CEO of Xerox, shows how to hand over the reins to ensure a smooth leadership transition. Drew Gilpin Faust, the first female president of Harvard, speaks candidly to having to protect the university's endowment during an unprecedented economic downturn. Liu Chuanzhi, founder of Lenovo in China, andOlli-Pekka Kallasvuo, former CEO of Nokia, discuss perseverance and courage; and Daniel Vasella, chairman of Novartis, opens up about self-awareness. Taking readers into executive suites, government offices, battlefields, and football fields, No Fear of Failure shows how great leaders make lasting impact. Read more From the Back Cover 'With brilliance and clarity drawn from first-hand experience with some of the world's most celebrated leaders, Gary Burnison has written one of the most important and useful books for 21st century leaders. It will soon be referred to as 'The Global Guide to Successful Leadership'.' —Warren Bennis, Distinguished Professor of Business, University of Southern California; author, Still Surprised: A Memoir of a Life in Leadership 'No Fear of Failure offers riveting insight on leaders who lead by example, who recognize the importance of trust, and who understand that leadership is about earning the right to have others put their trust in you and then live up to that responsibility every day. It's a powerful book that provides insightful inspiration to any leader.' —Tim Flynn, global chairman, KPMG 'Gary Burnison has assembled an all-star cast to explore what it takes to be a leader today. As the profiled leaders attest, having 'no fear of failure' allows leaders to move forward knowing that they will not always win, with the understanding that the real victory is in the lessons learned from all experiences, positive and negative.' —Harry M. Jansen Kraemer, Jr., former chairman and CEO, Baxter International; author, From Values to Action Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Quantitative Equity Portfolio Management: An Active Approach to Portfolio Construction and Management (McGraw-Hill Library of Investment and Finance)

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Pdf:Quantitative Equity Portfolio Management: An Active Approach to Portfolio Construction and Management (McGraw-Hill Library of Investment and Finance).From the Back Cover [Back Cover Copy]Finance and InvestingCapitalize on Today's Most Powerful Quantitative Methodsto Construct and Manage a High-Performance Equity Portfolio!Praise for Quantitative Equity Portfolio Management'A must-have reference for any equity portfolio manager or MBA student, this book is a comprehensive guide to all aspects of equity portfolio management, from factor models to tax management.'ERIC ROSENFELD, Principal & Co-founder of JWM Partners'This is an ambitious book that both develops the broad range of artillery employed in quantitative equity investment management and provides the reader with a host of relevant practical examples. The book excels in melding theory with practice.'_STEPHEN A. ROSS, Franco Modigliani Professor of Financial Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology'The book is very comprehensive in its coverage, detailed in its discussions and written from a practical perspective without sacrificing needed rigor.'_DAVID BLITZER, Managing Director and Chairman, Standard & Poor's Index Committee'Making the transition from the walls of academia to Wall Street has traditionally been a difficult task...This book provides this link in a successful and engaging fashion, giving students of finance a road map for the application of financial theories in a real-world setting.'_MARK HOLOWESKO, CEO and Founder, Templeton Capital Advisors'This text provides an excellent synthesis of a broad range of quantitative portfolio management methods...In addition, there are a number of insightful innovations that extend and improve current techniques.'_DAN DIBARTOLOMEO, President and Founder, Northfield Information Services, Inc.[Flap Copy Quantitative Equity Portfolio Management is a comprehensive guide to the entire process of constructing and managing a high-yield quantitative equity portfolio. This detailed handbook begins with the basic principles of quantitative active management and then clearly outlines how to build an equity portfolio using those powerful concepts. Financial experts Ludwig Chincarini and Daehwan Kim provide clear explanations of topics ranging from basic models, factors and factor choice, and stock screening and ranking...to fundamental factor models, economic factor models, and forecasting factor premiums and exposures. Readers will also find step-by-step coverage of portfolio weights... rebalancing and transaction costs...tax management...leverage...market neutral...Bayesian _...performance measurement and attribution...the back testing process...and portfolio performance. Filled with proven investment strategies and tools for developing new ones, Quantitative Equity Portfolio Management features:A complete, easy-to-apply methodology for creating an equity portfolio that maximizes returns and minimizes risksThe latest techniques for building optimization into a professionally managed portfolioAn accompanying CD with a wide range of practical exercises and solutions using actual historical stock dataAn excellent melding of financial theory with real-world practiceA wealth of down-to-earth financial examples and case studies Each chapter of this all-in-one portfolio management resource contains an appendix with valuable figures, tables, equations, mathematical solutions, and formulas. In addition, the book as a whole has appendices covering a brief history of financial theory, fundamental models of stock returns, a basic review of mathematical and statistical concepts, an entertaining explanation and quantitative approach to the casino game of craps, and other on-target supplemental materials. An essential reference for professional money managers and students taking advanced investment courses, Quantitative Equity Portfolio Management offers a full array of methods for effectively developing high-performance equity portfolios that deliver lucrative returns for clients.About the AuthorsLudwig B. Chincarini, Ph.D., CFA, is a professor of finance at the University of San Francisco and Director of Quantitative Strategies at United States Commodity Funds.  He was previously on the academic board of IndexIQ  and Future Advisor, Director of Research at Rydex Global Advisors (now Guggenheim), Director of Research at FOLIOfn, a brokerage firm that pioneered basket trading, and analyst and portfolio manager at the BIS.  He holds a Ph.D. in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Daehwan Kim, Ph.D., is a professor of economics at the American University in Bulgaria. Previously, he was employed as a financial economist for FOLIOfn. Dr. Kim also worked as a financial journalist, writing regular columns on financial markets for business media in Asia. He also holds a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University. Read more About the Author Ludwig B. Chincarini, CFA, is a professor of finance at the University of San Francisco and Director of Quantitative Strategies at United States Commodity Funds.Daehwan Kim, Ph.D., is a finance professor at Konkuk University. Read more

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The Chief Diversity Officer: Strategy Structure, and Change Management

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Pdf:The Chief Diversity Officer: Strategy Structure, and Change Management.Review 'This is an incredibly valuable contribution to both higher education and to our working knowledge of the CDO role and how to position, support and create an environment in which diversity flourishes as a resource on our campuses.' (Mark A. Emmert, President, National Collegiate Athletic Association 2013-04-01)“The Chief Diversity Officer provides an extremely thorough and thoughtful overview of the importance of the evolving role and responsibilities of this position in higher education. This timely volume includes a sophisticated discussion of the structural issues involved in diversity leadership, incorporating both educational theory and practical wisdom and advice. It will be a valuable resource for academic leaders across the country who care about the educational imperatives of diversity in higher education.” (Jonathan Alger, President, James Madison University 2013-04-01)“The Chief Diversity Officer is a seminal contribution to the post-secondary leadership and campus management literature. The authors successfully bring together disparate literatures on campus diversity, university administration, and systemic change into a well-reasoned, comprehensive, and evidence-based guide for administrators who serve as chief diversity officers; those who supervise and evaluate their results; and scholars interested in extending the discussion. The Chief Diversity Officer moves the field of higher education from ‘we know it when we see it’ toward a canonical base for a campus unit that has become commonplace in the aftermath of Title VI compliance, affirmative action litigation, and campus-based efforts to create an environment that maximizes learning and inquiry. Each chapter offers proven management theories, contextualized insight into the shifting terrain of campus diversity, visual models of applied concepts, and a refreshing optimism on how to grow and maintain diverse campus communities. The names ‘Williams and Wade-Golden’ must now be added to the required reading lists of both higher education research and practice.' (M. Christopher Brown II, President, Alcorn State University, author of Organization and Governance in Higher Education, and co-author of The Case for Affirmative Action on Campus 2013-04-01)“The Chief Diversity Officer breaks new ground. This much-needed book is based on both the empirical research and the collective experience of the authors effecting transformative change. The wealth of information provided makes clear the imperative for having a chief diversity officer who oversees the quality of the organizational culture. This comprehensive book will benefit anyone interested in leading, engaging, or improving higher education, leaving no excuses for failing to make a difference.” (Mitchell J. Chang, Professor of Education and Asian American Studies, University of California, Los Angeles 2013-04-01)“Williams and Wade-Golden build on earlier trailblazing work, the Primer for College Presidents, and offer advanced insight into the significance and importance of the CDO role. They demonstrate how the CDO’s work embodies integrative, inventive, and pragmatic institutional leadership that is crucial to grappling with contemporary and imminent transformational changes in higher education. This discerning and engaging work offers advanced insight into the significance and importance of the CDO role. The authors demonstrate how the CDO’s work embodies integrative, inventive, and pragmatic institutional leadership that is crucial to grappling with contemporary and imminent transformational changes in higher education.” (Lisa M. Coleman, Chief Diversity Officer & Special Assistant to the President, Harvard University 2013-04-01)“If you are interested in chief diversity officers, you have to read this book. It will frame how you think about the definition, design, and realities of the CDO role, whether you are a leader in higher education or the corporate sector. Grounded in research, but written for practitioners and scholars alike, this book provides an excellent road map, telling leaders how to develop high impact CDO roles, lead through relationships and influence, get off to a fast start, and the critical principles for leading change. We’ve waited too long for the Chief Diversity Officer and I’m glad it’s finally here, very well done!' (Billy Dexter, Partner Global Diversity Services Practice, Heidrick & Struggles 2013-04-01)“For too many years, talented educators assigned roles and responsibilities for achieving access and equity, creating an inclusive climate, contributing to the scholarship around diversity, and preparing students for a diverse and interconnected world, have been handicapped in carrying out their roles effectively because diversity, though publicized as a priority, has not been an area of strategic importance in many colleges and universities. This publication is a sophisticated guide on how to position the CDO as a legitimate campus leader, in collaboration with other campus units, and adequately equip him or her to carry out the goals of the Chief Diversity Officer – and in so doing, position the institution for maximum effectiveness.” (Gwendolyn Jordan Dungy, Executive Director Emeritus, NASPA―Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education 2013-04-01)“As organizations of all kinds look to engage issues of diversity and inclusion, they often think of creating or recasting the CDO role within their respective organizations. Done correctly, the results can be powerful; done incorrectly, and the fallout can be devastating. The Chief Diversity Officer carefully lays out the questions that need to be answered and the critical factors to ensure that the person who is going to assume the role is set up for success. Focused on higher education, but relevant across the board, every HR executive, CEO, or board member who is considering the CDO role in their organization should read this book.' (Dennis Kennedy, Founder & CEO, National Diversity Council 2013-04-01)“The first and definitive book on the development and design of Chief Diversity Officer infrastructures, this book offers an unprecedented contribution to the field of strategic diversity leadership. Focused on higher education, but valuable for corporate, non-profit, and government leaders, this book creates an unprecedented balance between theory and practice as the authors offer frameworks, theories, and practical ideas to build, evolve, and optimize the Chief Diversity Officer role across organizational life. It is a classic that will show the way for generations of chief diversity officers, scholars, consultants, and those aspiring to role of chief diversity officer.” (Christopher Metzler, Senior Associate Dean for Applied Management Degrees & Associate Dean for Human Resources and Diversity Studies, Georgetown University 2013-04-01)“The Chief Diversity Officer is the second of two volumes on ‘Diversity Leadership’. The excellent first book, Strategic Diversity Leadership, provided an organizational perspective on institutional change and transformation. This book, building on the first, focuses more explicitly on, and makes the case for, the emerging role of the chief diversity officer. In this volume the authors provide a rationale for such an office and its role in the organization of a college or university that takes diversity seriously. More importantly they provide guidance in designing, implementing and integrating a Diversity Office that supports an institution’s development of a strategy for, and a culture that values, diversity. This volume is a ‘must read’ for scholars of organizational behavior in higher education, for executive officers and for anyone else interested in guiding the development of a strong institutional effort for promoting a culture of diversity.” (Marvin W. Peterson, Professor Emeritus, University of Michigan, and Former Director, Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education 2013-04-01) Read more Book Description This volume addresses the issue of who should be tasked to advance an institution’s diversity agenda and coordinate its diversity initiatives and policies. Having established in a companion volume the parameters for an effective diversity strategy, Damon Williams addresses such questions as: Does the process need a chief diversity officer (CDO) to implement it? And, if it does, at what level of the organization should the position be established, and what resources and functions should it control? This book is the first to identify and define this new role.The book begins by delineating the evolution of the chief diversity officer role in the academy. Drawing on extensive qualitative and quantitative research on CDOs conducted for the purposes of this book, it describes how the scope and responsibilities are variously defined at the institutions where the position has been created, and offers insights into the complexities and challenges of the role.On the basis of this data and the literature on organizational design and change management, Damon Williams defines the requisite skills, knowledge and background to be effective, reviews the alternative organizational and governance structures under which CDOs operate, and in so doing presents his Chief Diversity Officer Development Framework as a basis for recruiting candidates, for structuring the position to succeed, and for providing prospective and incumbent CDOs with a realistic sense of the scope of the role.Rather than prescribing a specific model for designing the CDO role, this book provides the reader with the key dimensions that she or he must consider in developing, supporting, or undertaking this strategic diversity leadership role.This title is also available in a set with its companion volume, Strategic Diversity Leadership in the Academy. 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Manual of Strategic Planning for Cultural Organizations

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Pdf:Manual of Strategic Planning for Cultural Organizations.Review Strategic planning is at the heart of every successful business. Museums and cultural institutions are complex organizations. For them, strategic planning is even more vital to both survival and success. Gail Lord and Kate Markert have revised and expanded one of the essential volumes on planning for cultural organizations. From gardens and zoos to art museums and libraries, The Manual of Strategic Planning for Cultural Organizations is a blueprint to be followed. Too often, planning is deferred, replaced with attention to more pressing and immediate needs—which can result in lackluster performance or even failure. With this volume, strategic planning is made accessible and understandable in a straightforward manner. This book is both a ‘how-to’ guide with great, concise case studies and an essential theoretical overview of the processes, philosophies, and practices that underpin any solid strategic planning effort. I hope it will serve as a guide and encouragement for many to invest in the most important task any cultural organization can make beyond a solid mission: its strategic plan to success. (Alex Nyerges, director and CEO, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts)Every cultural institution today is operating in a time of great change and has an obligation to help its constituents and stakeholder understand, adapt to, and in many cases take on leadership roles. Lord and Market have created an inspiring manual on how to meet these challenges through change management and strategic planning. This manual is much more than a ‘how to’ primer; the cases studies provide deep insights in ways leaders can execute best business practices to efficiency and effectively achieve a shared mission. Philanthropists, board members, and nonprofit leadership will all want to roll up their sleeves and get to work after reading this forward-looking guide.”— (Howard Axel, CEO, Four Freedoms Park Conservancy) Read more About the Author Gail Dexter Lord is co-founder and co-president of Lord Cultural Resources. With Barry Lord, she is co-editor of The Manual of Museum Planning (1991, 1999, 2012), co-author of The Manual of Museum Management (1997 and 2009), and with Kate Markert co-author of the first edition of the Manual of Strategic Planning for Museums (2007). Gail’s most recent book is Cities, Museums and Soft Power (co-authored with Ngaire Blankenberg in 2015).Kate Markert is executive director of Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens in Washington, D.C., where, as the result of a strategic planning process, a special exhibition program and revitalized gardens have spurred a 50 percent increase in attendance over five years and has tripled the membership. She has been director of the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford Connecticut, associate director of the Walters Art Museum, and deputy director and acting director of the Cleveland Museum of Art. Read more

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Collection Care: An Illustrated Handbook for the Care and Handling of Cultural Objects

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Pdf:Collection Care: An Illustrated Handbook for the Care and Handling of Cultural Objects.Collection Care: An Illustrated Handbook for the Care and Handling of Cultural Objects provides a solid overview of basic collection care procedures and policies. The topics covered address the decision making criteria and risk assessment solutions involved in the best practices for handling art and artifacts. Technical subjects will cover proven techniques, materials, equipment and address problem solving assessment and current solutions. The comprehensive overview of staff responsibilities, relationships and training will bring the book to a conclusion of addressing the unison of all professionals responsible for proper handling and caring for collections. Highlights include: This book provides both visual and narrative descriptions of current best practices for caring for collection objects. Emphasis is placed on risk assessment in the decision-making process with proven, accepted technical methods and materials. Detailed coverage of technical methods and methodologies for principles of proper handling, transport, and storage or two and three dimensional objects.Chapters will cover the institutional structure for managing, hiring, training both full and part time staff responsible for safely handling and caring of collection objects.100 photographs, figures, and charts provide overall directions for collection care, preventive maintenance, and proper handling of objects.

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Decolonizing Museums: Representing Native America in National and Tribal Museums (First Peoples, New Directions in Indigenous Studies)

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Pdf:Decolonizing Museums: Representing Native America in National and Tribal Museums (First Peoples, New Directions in Indigenous Studies).Review Thoughtful and compelling. . . . Recommended. All levels/libraries.--ChoiceOffers an excellent overview of Indigenous museum representations since the late nineteenth century.--Journal of the Native American and Indigenous Studies AssociationAsk[s] provocative and important questions about how museums engage with indigenous communities, and challenges the field to think critically about ingrained behaviors and methodologies that privilege the perspectives of the colonizer.--Museums and Social IssuesLonetree offers a powerful and meditative study. . . . [It] is an uncompromising yet candid statement that no matter how far Western museums have come in their representations of Native Americans, there is still much work to be done.--Indigenous Peoples' Issues and ResourcesLonetree analyzes the complexities of developing exhibitions through collaborations between museum curators and Native communities, with the goal of telling stories that honor the Native worldview and way of knowing, challenge stereotypes, and speak the hard truths of colonization.--Minnesota Historical Society PressLonetree does an admirable job of incorporating Native American storytelling preferences into a kind of scholarly discourse that is insightful, critically astute, and a pleasure to read.--Journal of American Ethnic HistoryHer larger question is how to decolonize museums and, perhaps most poignantly, whether the form of the museum can ever truly be decolonized.--American QuarterlyLonetree generates compelling ideas for discussion and debate in the museum field, and these ideas call for practical application in museums and sites of cultural representation.--Collaborative AnthropologiesProvides the reader with an easy-to-follow breakdown of the concept of decolonization within the context of museums. . . [and] is well written and carefully structured.--History News[An] interesting and important new book.--Anthropology Review Database Read more Review A forceful reassessment of museum and curatorial studies. Lonetree steers American art history away from its metropolitan and European underpinnings and encourages essential new directions in indigenous arts theory and practice.--Ned Blackhawk, Yale UniversityLonetree incorporates elements of memoir, interpretation, observation, and anthropology interspersed with theory and local history to make museums come alive for the reader. There are no other books like it in existence.--Nancy Parezo, University of Arizona Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Up from Slavery (Dover Thrift Editions)

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Pdf:Up from Slavery (Dover Thrift Editions).Born in a Virginia slave hut, Booker T. Washington (1856–1915) rose to become the most influential spokesman for African Americans of his day. In this eloquently written book, he describes events in a remarkable life that began in bondage and culminated in worldwide recognition for his many accomplishments. In simply written yet stirring passages, he tells of his impoverished childhood and youth, the unrelenting struggle for an education, early teaching assignments, his selection in 1881 to head Tuskegee Institute, and more.A firm believer in the value of education as the best route to advancement, Washington disapproved of civil-rights agitation and in so doing earned the opposition of many black intellectuals. Yet, he is today regarded as a major figure in the struggle for equal rights, one who founded a number of organizations to further the cause and who worked tirelessly to educate and unite African Americans.

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Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers: A History of Lesbian Life in Twentieth-Century America

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Pdf:Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers: A History of Lesbian Life in Twentieth-Century America.Review Odd Girls reverberates with the powerful voices of people speaking for themselves.... Faderman empowers her subject; instead of allowing lesbian lifestyles to be defined from the outside, her voice and those of other women transcend destructive stereotypes and misconceptions. Odd Girls offers a lucidly written and moving narrative of lesbian culture and community during its formative years. (The Village Voice)Fascinating... poignant and moving... Odd Girls is full of facts and wonderful details that readers may not have encountered, things that are a pleasure to learn and that seem valuable to know. (Los Angeles Times Book Review)One has to respect the tenacity of Lillian Faderman for making sense of the evolution of lesbian life in twentieth-century America.... This is a remarkable social history.... Her study attains the depth and evenhandedness of a scholarly classic. (Susan Brownmiller The Washington Post Book World)An important and challenging work for lesbians and heterosexuals alike.... Odd Girls is a key work, the point of reference which all subsequent studies of twentieth-century lesbian life in the United States will begin. (San Francisco Examiner)Faderman's sweeping, mesmerizing prose accentuates the magnificent scholarship in this definitive account of lesbian life in the past 100 years.... Faderman has combined her talent and experience to accomplish this wonder. (Barbara Grier Lambda Book Report)Nothing odd about Odd Girls—it combines clear prose with meticulous research. This book is an important contribution to understanding America and its people in our time. (Rita Mae Brown, author of Rubyfruit Jungle)A grand narrative synthesis of the cultural, social, and political history of lesbian life since the late nineteenth century.... Engaging and deeply moving stories. (New York Times Book Review)A splendid, uplifting achievement. (The Independent) Read more About the Author Lillian Faderman is professor emerita of English at California State University, Fresno, and author of the award-winning Surpassing the Love of Men: Romantic Friendship and Love Between Women from the Renaissance to the Present and Scotch Verdict: Miss Pirie and Miss Woods v. Dame Cumming Gordon. She is also the author of Naked in the Promised Land: A Memoir and To Believe in Women: What Lesbians Have Done for America―a History, and coauthor of Gay L. A.: A History of Sexual Outlaws, Power Politics, And Lipstick Lesbians. Read more

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Transgender 101: A Simple Guide to a Complex Issue

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Pdf:Transgender 101: A Simple Guide to a Complex Issue.Review Transgender 101 is a highly readable and thorough primer on the history, terminology, types, politics, and medical and social realities of the transgender population. Teich uses insights from his personal and clinical experience and from the growing body of literature in transgender studies to educate the professional and lay communities on the many layered meanings and manifestations of transgenderism. This comprehensive introduction informs without being self-absorbed or polemical. (Betty Morningstar, president of the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers)In an eminently readable fashion, Teich covers topics ranging from the underlying sociological concepts of sex, gender, and sexual identification to the experiences of 'coming out' and 'transitioning.' He then situates the 'trans' person in an historical context―examining the mental health and medical ramifications of the way society has viewed and (mis)treated the change from imputed to 'authentic' sex. I am glad I read this book. (Kevin J. Mahoney, professor and director of the Center for Participant-Directed Services at Boston College)...a fascinating read... effectively raising questions and prompting discussions about assumptions we've always taken for granted... (Bibrary Book Lust)...highly recommended reading as a user-friendly introduction. (Youth Today) Read more About the Author Nicholas M. Teich is a licensed social worker pursuing a Ph.D. in social policy at Brandeis University. A member of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health, he trains and educates groups about gender issues and is the founder and president of Camp Aranu'tiq, the first-ever summer camp for transgender children. Read more

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Shakesqueer: A Queer Companion to the Complete Works of Shakespeare (Series Q)

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Pdf:Shakesqueer: A Queer Companion to the Complete Works of Shakespeare (Series Q).Review “The adventurous essays in Shakesqueer demonstrate that queer theory does indeed need Shakespeare, if only to defy rumors of its own demise: the essays show what is vital about a queer studies that might have been thought by this point too domesticated or reified or ‘fixed’ to be intellectually vibrant.”—Carolyn Dinshaw, author of Getting Medieval: Sexualities and Communities, Pre- and Postmodern“What happens when queer theory gets into bed with Shakespeare? A play in forty-eight acts, this spirited group production never ceases to entertain and surprise with its queer cast of characters: virgins, eunuchs, and lechers; queens, kings, and pageboys; tyrants, assassins, and killjoys; lions, tigers, and bears—oh my! Full of toil and trouble, wit and wisdom, Shakesqueer succeeds where few other edited collections do: it puts the play back in playwright, and the fun back in theory.”—Diana Fuss, Princeton University“In the end, this book is a big, glorious mess, full of playful juxtapositions and frightening possibilities. It is thrilling. Theatre scholars, queer theorists, actors, directors, and dramaturges will all find something useful and interesting.” (Michael Cramer Sixteenth Century Journal)“When studying endless Shakespeare plays on English Literature courses, we always had a hunch there were some exceptionally queer goings on beyond some same sex sonnets and this collection of essays proves us right. Earl on earl analysis sits beside complex queer theories on the bard.” (Gay Times)“Few works of literary criticism deserve the descriptor ‘monumental,’ but this one does. . . . The book is both readable and witty. It is also important, for it drives the final nail into the coffin of 20th-century Shakespearean studies. . . . No hierarchies survive this book. Every play and poem receives a fresh new reading. . . . Essential. All readers.” (M. J. Emery Choice)“If you're looking for clues to Romeo and Mercutio's secret romance in the new academic volume Shakesqueer : A Queer Companion to the Complete Works of Shakespeare, edited by Madhavi Menon (Duke), you're barking up the wrong yew tree. American University professor Menon and her queer-theorist contributors find queerness in Shakespeare in that term's most all-encompassing meaning of oddball, unusual, or non-normative. But when you come to think of it, fairy queen Titania falling in love with an ass named Bottom is pretty queer, in all senses of the word.” (Roberto Friedman Bay Area Reporter)“It is rare to see a volume that does so much, and does it with such consistent wit, thoughtfulness, and creativity. . . . In putting together this volume, Menon has done scholars from all fields and periods an immense service. Shakesqueer gives us a very queer new reading ‘’companion’’ — friend, helpmeet, comrade-in-arms — that makes us exquisitely aware of the need for the perverse and disruptive critical practice its essays so pleasurably model.” (Melissa E. Sanchez Renaissance Quarterly)“There’s something for every queer scholar and Bard-lover in the anthology; from bears in Henry VIII to eunuchs in Antony and Cleopatra, from the death drive in Hamlet to precariously heterosexual marriages in All’s Well that Ends Well, the contributing authors chart Shakespeare’s varied engagements with queerness, putting pressure on assumptions that Shakespeare has nothing to offer to contemporary queer theory. . . . The assorted essays assert that Shakespeare has as much to offer queer theory as queer theory can contribute to understanding and deconstructing the Bard’s texts. This book belongs on every bookish queer’s shelf, right where the leather-bound Complete Works of William Shakespeare butts up against Butler and Foucault.” (Kestryl Cael Lowrey Lambda Literary Review)“This fascinating collection of essays explores the queer elements within all of Shakespeare’s works. With contributions from scholars of both queer studies and Shakespeare, the volume represents a joining of the two fields rarely attempted before.” (Charles Green Gay and Lesbian Review/Worldwide)“[Shakesqueer] manages to put the fun back into academic research. Shakesqueer is a highly entertaining collection of essays, which all focus on the strange, the unusual, that is, the queer element in the Shakespearean oeuvre.” (Veronika Schandl European Journal of English Studies) Read more About the Author Madhavi Menon is Associate Professor of Literature at American University. She is the author of Unhistorical Shakespeare: Queer Theory in Shakespearean Literature and Film and Wanton Words: Rhetoric and Sexuality in English Renaissance Drama. Read more

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Afro-Fabulations: The Queer Drama of Black Life (Sexual Cultures)

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Pdf:Afro-Fabulations: The Queer Drama of Black Life (Sexual Cultures).Review “Afro-Fabulations helps us identify the uncanniness of black queer life and performance. In it, Tavia Nyong’o shows us how black queer artists and performers daily conjure new worlds and new possibilities and in doing so leverage their creative powers to transport us to the beyond of anti-blackness. This book is nothing less than an archive of oppositional fabulousness.”-Roderick A. Ferguson,author of Aberrations in Black: Toward a Queer of Color Critique“In this prodigious study of performances of the ordinary and the everyday, Tavia Nyong'o expands our horizon of the possible. For Nyong'o, Afro-fabulation is a critical poetics of black life. The book's extended engagement with insurgent movement and upheaval, transmutation and plasticity is both breathtaking and surprising. Cognitive science, particle physics, queer and trans theory, and black radicalism enjoy intimate company within its pages. Afro-Fabulations is a dazzling and matchless performance.”-Saidiya Hartman,author of Lose Your Mother: A Journey Along the Atlantic Slave Route“Afro-Fabulations brings virtuosic critical energy and powers of synthetic and figurative attention to the tense-queering performance of black shadow archives. It’s a stunningly generous book both in the time it takes to draw time out toward the fabulously reparative dimensions of its aesthetic objects and its capacious philosophical and critical engagements. A committed visionary and undefensive work of critical art.”-Lauren Berlant,author of Cruel Optimism Read more About the Author Tavia Nyong’o is Professor of African American Studies, American Studies, and Theater & Performance Studies at Yale University and the author of Afro-Fabulations: The Queer Drama of Black Life (2018). Read more

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An Evening at the Garden of Allah: A Gay Cabaret in Seattle

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Pdf:An Evening at the Garden of Allah: A Gay Cabaret in Seattle.Review 'A drag bar in Seattle? In the forties? Owned by gay men? My dear, the mind reels! I salute Paulson and Simpson for showing me a world I never knew existed.' -- Quentin Crisp'A drag bar in Seattle? In the forties? Owned by gay men? My dear, the mind reels! I salute Paulson and Simpson for showing me a world I never knew existed.' -- Quentin Crisp Read more From the Back Cover An Evening at the Garden of Allah tells the story of the community of gays and lesbians that blossomed around the cabaret during an age before the Stonewall rebellion in New York and other uprisings made gay consciousness a public issue. A wealth of arresting photographs from the collections of Jackie Starr, Skippy Larue, and other headliners at the club during the ten years it thrived, breathe life into the personal histories centered around this oasis of gay and lesbian culture. Through interviews with former patrons and performers, Don Paulson and Roger Simpson capture the joyful evenings where those on stage proclaimed to the gathered audiences, 'Come out and be yourselves'. Here are the lives of the female impersonators, the Prima Donnas and the Dames, singing ballads to the accompanying roar of the Garden's old theater pipe organ. Dressed regally or garishly as their stage personas demanded, their bravado helped others to affirm and take pride in their lesbian and gay identities. These precursors of today's drag queens blast many deeply rooted assumptions about gender as they detail the excitements, tragedies, and complexities of their day-to-day lives. Here too are the stories of lesbian and gay audience members who found a home at the Garden, the soldiers and sailors who patronized the club, the fashionable Seattleites slumming on notorious First Avenue, and the tourists who came to be photographed in the Garden's atmosphere of debauchery and abandon. In its moving portrait of a little-explored chapter in America's gay and lesbian past, An Evening at the Garden of Allah takes readers back in time with a vivid oral history of this special cabaret. Paulson, Simpson, and theirinformants present the story of a place where ideas about repression, identity, and resistance were beginning to be openly discussed, where hopes and dreams of liberation took shape. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Touching Feeling: Affect, Pedagogy, Performativity (Series Q)

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Pdf:Touching Feeling: Affect, Pedagogy, Performativity (Series Q).From Publishers Weekly These essays, 'a palimpsest of previously published and unpublished material,' find Sedgwick expanding her impressive critical powers to areas beyond literature and politics. Though she's best known for her work in queer theory (Epistemology of the Closet), Sedgwick has always been interested in 'performativity'-how people embody linguistic and non-linguistic concepts. Sedgwick has hardly abandoned explorations of queerness-an essay on shame and Henry James's The Art of the Novel is about as queer as theory gets-but these five pieces find her attuned to the textures of things, and to things themselves. Her readings-of everything from Thackeray to 'my friends who are thirty'-take on a sensual quality, exploring the connections between 'phenomenology and affect' and 'what motivates performativity and performance' and 'what individual and collective effects are mobilized in their execution.' Fearless, challenging and occasionally exhilarating, Sedgwick remains one of the most courageous critics around. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc. Read more Review “Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick writes with intense precision, and yet her work directs us toward the domain where meaning is music, unquantifiable, enigmatic, nonlinguistic. If the performative speech act, with all its relation to norms and laws, is central to the reception of her work in queer theory, then the performativity of knowledge beyond speech—aesthetic, bodily, affective—is its real topic.”—Lauren Berlant, author of The Queen of America Goes to Washington City“Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick's gift is to electrify intellectual communities by reminding them that ’thought’ has a temperature, a texture, and an erotics. With a generosity that is at once self-abnegatingly ascetic, and gorgeously, exhibitionistically bravura, she opens door after door onto undiscovered fields of inquiry. There are too many high points in Touching Feeling for me to list them. Sedgwick's language, richly garlanded, syntactically showstopping, gives, everywhere, its characteristic, always surprising pleasure.”—Wayne Koestenbaum, author of Andy Warhol“[Sedgwick’s] ideas about the structures of desire between men in fiction have generated critical work for others, as her theories are put to work in rereadings of authors, texts, genres and periods. Any critic who so successfully challenges the fundamental terms of the discipline, and opens up new subjects for others to write and publish about, deserves fame and distinction. Moreover, Sedgwick's courage in speaking openly about her illness and about aspects of her self that most academic women would keep private, including being fat, is very moving.” (Elaine Showalter London Review of Books)“[Sedgwick’s] miraculous prose keeps ideas and attitudes in play that would collapse into contradiction or program in a lesser writer. . . . In the era of queer theory, Sedgwick’s miraculating writing keeps open a sense of sexuality as not binarized, neither only instrumental nor irreducibly conflictual, even when she is most passionately engaged in the work of advocacy. Today, writing through and after “queer” in a landscape of political impoverishment, Sedgwick’s thought and writing function, as she would say, as a kind of semaphore: There is More Than This. I think we need her writing more than ever.” (Christopher Nealon American Literature)“Fearless, challenging and occasionally exhilarating, Sedgwick remains one of the most courageous critics around.” (Publishers Weekly)'Fifteen years after publication, and nine years after the death of its author, Touching Feeling stands out. Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick’s book defined subjects, keywords, and literary-critical ambitions that dominated discussion in English departments thereafter. Whether she set the future on this path or was superbly in tune with the contemporary mood is unclear.' (Mark Greif Chronicle of Higher Education 2018-10-31) Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Lives of Transgender People

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Pdf:The Lives of Transgender People.Review This book's greatest strengths are twofold: it outlines a wide diversity of gender identities that step outside of previous identity markers, including the experiences of young genderqueer people, and it contributes to research on trans people, which has been very out of date. (Arlene Istar Lev, University of Albany, School of Social Welfare, and Choices Counseling and Consulting)The authors have done an excellent job of using up-to-date references and the text is reflective of current trends. (Gerald P. Mallon, Hunter College School of Social Work, City University of New York, and author of Social Work Practice with Transgender and Gender Variant Youth)With their substantial empirical study, Genny Beemyn and Susan R. Rankin have accomplished what no other research has managed to do: through numerical analysis and narrative, they have represented the diversity of transgender people, explored in depth the range of experiences of these communities, and described the challenges many of us face. The Lives of Transgender People is an invaluable reference for researchers, activists, and policymakers. (Paisley Currah, Brooklyn College, City University of New York)The Lives of Transgender People breaks new ground. (The Empty Closet)...this book serves as an excellent resource for those wishing to know more about transgender experiences, as well as those endeavoring to highlight the challenges these communities continue to face in everyday life. (GLAAD Blog)Lives will be a rich source of data for activists, theorists, and policymakers, as well as one possible model for doing research on sex and gender that allows us to collect meaningful data without depending on the binary male/female, man/woman dichotomies that continue to unhelpfully reduce the variety of human experience to the inflexible straightjackets of innate gender difference. (Feminist Librarian Blog) Read more About the Author Genny Beemyn, the director of the Stonewall Center at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, is a leading expert on the experiences of transgender people in the United States and on the development of transgender-inclusive college policies and practices. A gender nonconforming individual, Dr. Beemyn has published and spoken extensively on the needs of transgender students, and hir publications include Creating a Place for Ourselves: Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Community Histories and Queer Studies: A Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Anthology.Susan (Sue) Rankin is an associate professor at The Pennsylvania State University and a senior research associate at the Center for the Study of Higher Education. She has presented and published widely on the impact of sexism, racism, genderism, and heterosexism in the academy and intercollegiate athletics. Her recent publications include the 2010 State of Higher Education for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People and Our Place on Campus: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Services and Programs in Higher Education. Read more

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The Lives of Transgender People

Pdf Social Sciences The Lives of Transgender People

Pdf:The Lives of Transgender People.Responding to a critical need for greater perspectives on transgender life in the United States, Genny Beemyn and Susan (Sue) Rankin apply their extensive expertise to a groundbreaking survey—one of the largest ever conducted in the U.S.—on gender development and identity-making among transsexual women, transsexual men, crossdressers, and genderqueer individuals. With nearly 3,500 participants, the survey is remarkably diverse, and with more than 400 follow-up interviews, the data offers limitless opportunities for research and interpretation.Beemyn and Rankin track the formation of gender identity across individuals and groups, beginning in childhood and marking the "touchstones" that led participants to identify as transgender. They explore when and how participants noted a feeling of difference because of their gender, the issues that caused them to feel uncertain about their gender identities, the factors that encouraged them to embrace a transgender identity, and the steps they have taken to meet other transgender individuals. Beemyn and Rankin's findings expose the kinds of discrimination and harassment experienced by participants in the U.S. and the psychological toll of living in secrecy and fear. They discover that despite increasing recognition by the public of transgender individuals and a growing rights movement, these populations continue to face bias, violence, and social and economic disenfranchisement. Grounded in empirical data yet rich with human testimony, The Lives of Transgender People adds uncommon depth to the literature on this subject and introduces fresh pathways for future research.

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Families We Choose: Lesbians, Gays, Kinship

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Pdf:Families We Choose: Lesbians, Gays, Kinship.Review Graceful.... Valuable for the ways it demonstrates that, like race, gender and sexual identity, the meaning of kinship is culturally relative--and susceptible to change. (The Women's Review of Books)The first to analyze the historical conditions, social meaning, and political implications of lesbians and gays' appropriating the language of kinship...A fine book. (Contemporary Sociology)Represents a new direction in lesbian and gay studies and in the anthropology of American culture. (SIGNS: Journal of Women in Culture and Society)This book demands--and deserves--thorough and careful reading....A well-documented work for gay studies collections. (Library Journal)Weighs in as an important contribution to current debates about family and family values. (American Journal of Sociology) Read more About the Author Kath Weston is associate professor of anthropology at Arizona State University West in Phoenix. Read more

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Secret Historian: The Life and Times of Samuel Steward, Professor, Tattoo Artist, and Sexual Renegade

Pdf Social Sciences Secret Historian: The Life and Times of Samuel Steward, Professor, Tattoo Artist, and Sexual Renegade

Pdf:Secret Historian: The Life and Times of Samuel Steward, Professor, Tattoo Artist, and Sexual Renegade.From Publishers Weekly Life in the closet proves boisterous indeed in this biography of an iconic figure of the pre-Stonewall gay demimonde. Steward (1909–1993) was an English professor, a novelist who wrote both well-received literary fiction and gay porn, a confidant of Gertrude Stein and Thornton Wilder, a furtive but exuberant erotic adventurer whose taste for sailors, rough trade, and violent sadomasochism endeared him to sex researcher Alfred Kinsey; later in life, he became Phil Sparrow, official tattoo artist of the Oakland, Calif., Hell's Angels. Spring (Paul Cadmus) fleshes out this colorful story by quoting copiously from his subject's highly literate journals and sex diaries—his Stud File contained entries on trysts with everyone from Rudolph Valentino to Rock Hudson—which afford an unabashed account of Steward's erotic picaresque and the yearnings that drove it. (His swerve from academia into tattooing, with its mix of physical pain and proximity to nubile male flesh, was essentially a fetish turned into a business.) Spring's sympathetic and entertaining story of a life registers the limitations imposed on homosexuals by a repressive society, but also celebrates the creativity and daring with which Steward tested them. Photos. (Aug.) Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. Read more Review “Somewhere in the United States, there may be an attic containing the written remnants of a previously unchronicled 20th-century life that was even more astonishing than the one the writer Justin Spring discovered in San Francisco a few years ago. But even the most skeptical reader of his new book, Secret Historian, will have to admit that the bar is now set high. Samuel Steward, the subject of this absorbing act of biographical excavation, had many identities, including several that the subtitle of the book omits . . . Be assured that it's all for real, and that Spring, even when neck-deep in sensational material, is not a sensationalist. As a biographer, he's humble but firm--he lets Steward's vivid, energetic prose do much of the talking but keeps his own hand on the tiller and never gets giddy, even when Steward seems to be carousing his way through the entire Modern Library . . . The probity and expansive vision of Spring's work is a reminder that a great, outspread terrain of gay history remains to be mapped . . . One suspects there are many more stories of that time worth telling, and too few treasure-packed attics.” ―Mark Harris, The New York Times Book Review“Can a secret sex diary furnish an artistic legacy as meaningful as Emily Dickinson's sewn-up bundles of poems, or the piles of paintings Theo van Gogh inherited after his brother's premature demise? Samuel Steward may never have imagined it, but his erotic history raises the question. A talented writer who early attracted the attention of Gertrude Stein and Thornton Wilder, he found his career blocked by a determination (so different from hers and his) to write candidly about his homosexuality . . . Steward was an obsessive record keeper, and his journals and his ‘Stud File' of thousands of encounters allow [Justin Spring] to create a remarkably full portrait of a man whose life was what Edmund White's might have been had White been born three decades earlier . . . [This] extensive documentation--and the miraculous rescue of that documentation, recounted in the book's preface--left his biographer material to reconstruct an emblematic homosexual life.” ―Benjamin Moser, Harper's“Justin Spring's jaw-dropping Secret Historian reads like a novel probing a lifelong rebel's courage, creativity and ultimate sadness . . . Spring has reconstituted Steward, as Phil Andros might say, in flesh and blood and all sorts of bodily fluids.” ―David D'Arcy, San Francisco Chronicle“This is a rich and exuberant biography of a man who deserves to be better known” ―The Economist“A fascinating biography . . . [Steward] tackled life with awe-inspiring abandon” ―Details“Life in the closet proves boisterous indeed in this biography of an iconic figure of the pre-Stonewall gay demimonde . . . Spring's sympathetic and entertaining story of a life registers the limitations imposed on homosexuals by a repressive society, but also celebrates the creativity and daring with which Steward tested them.” ―Publishers Weekly“[A] provocative biography . . . Generous excerpts from Steward's journals and unpublished memoirs fortify an already comprehensive examination of a life lived with unabashed independence and homoerotic expression during the sexual rebellion of the pre-Stonewall era . . . A vivid, candid portrait.” ―Kirkus Reviews“Justin Spring documents the extraordinary life of one of Kinsey's crucial gay witnesses, and reading Secret Historian is like reading Kinsey dramatized. A cultivated, rather shy professor of English literature, Sam Steward dropped out in midlife to become an eminent tattooist and writer of S&M porn. As the story of a sex-obsessed recovering alcoholic later addicted to barbiturates and to masochistic thrills, this could easily have become a portrait of a failure. Instead, through Steward's copious records, we have a brave, fly-on-the-wall account of American homosexual subculture and persecution.” ―Martin Stannard, author of Evelyn Waugh and Muriel Spark: The Biography“A true page-turner--and a memorable act of historical reclamation. Sammy Steward is all but unknown except by a handful of historians, but Justin Spring's lively biography--which is full of important new information about pre-Stonewall gay life--should put Sammy on the map, which is where he decidedly belongs.” ―Martin Duberman, author of Cures: A Gay Man's Odyssey“Secret Historian is a startlingly, unforgettably vivid glimpse into a life--and a world--that few of us can imagine.” ―Terry Teachout, author of Pops: A Life of Louis Armstrong“Samuel Steward, secret sexual historian, is a secret no longer. From an evangelical Ohio boardinghouse to the gardens of the Villa Borghese, from the lobby of the City Opera to the South Side YMCA, Steward led--and recorded--an improbably revealing, representative life. Bedding Oscar Wilde's Bosie, taking tea with Stein and Toklas, and confessing to (and performing for!) Dr. Kinsey, he seemed determined to leave no corner of twentieth-century American queer culture unexplored and undocumented. Justin Spring has rescued his story from a San Francisco attic and set it before twenty-first-century readers with unflagging patience, authority, and humanity--Secret Historian is a major achievement.” ―Langdon Hammer, author of Hart Crane and Allen Tate“Justin Spring has painstakingly and compassionately unearthed the labyrinthine world of a brilliant, multifaceted, and troubled creator. A classically educated and highly talented renegade intellectual, Steward's trajectory was impacted at every turn by his sexual compulsions. This bittersweet story, with its hair-raising and obsessively recorded details, is astonishing. Steward's humor, empathy, and refusal to bow to the repressive status quo are a moving testimonial to honesty, courage, and integrity. His story should resonate with anyone engaged in the ongoing struggle for personal freedom of identity.” ―Ed Hardy“This is a rare and important book. Secret Historian is a genuinely captivating combination of clear writing, a clean conscience, and more dirty stories than I ever imagined one life could hold.” ―Debby Applegate, author of The Most Famous Man in America: The Biography of Henry Ward Beecher Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Middlebrow Queer

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Pdf:Middlebrow Queer.Review 'Jaime Harker’s approach to Isherwood’s American work—his Cold War novels, as she calls them—is a welcome fresh perspective on a neglected topic. In situating Isherwood’s ‘50s and ‘60s writing in the context of the rise of the paperback book, its distribution system, and readership, Harker recuperates a period of active gay and lesbian publishing. The history she uncovers of queer publishing in the Cold War years complicates the common history of homophobia and persecution associated with the era.' —James J. Berg, editor of Isherwood on Writing Read more About the Author Jaime Harker is associate professor of English at the University of Mississippi. She is author of America the Middlebrow: Women’s Novels, Progressivism, and Middlebrow Authorship between the Wars and coeditor, with Cecilia Konchar Farr, of The Oprah Affect: Critical Essays on Oprah’s Book Club. Read more

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Transgender 101: A Simple Guide to a Complex Issue

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Pdf:Transgender 101: A Simple Guide to a Complex Issue.Talented narrator John Malone does justice to this interesting, highly listenable, and engaging introduction to transgender issues. Written by a social worker, popular educator, and member of the transgender community, this well-rounded resource combines an accessible portrait of transgenderism with a rich history of transgender life and its unique experiences of discrimination. Chapters introduce transgenderism and its psychological, physical, and social processes. They describe the coming out process and its effect on family and friends, the relationship between sexual orientation, and gender and the differences between transsexualism and lesser-known types of transgenderism. The volume covers the characteristics of gender identity disorder/gender dysphoria and the development of the transgender movement. Each chapter explains how transgender individuals handle their gender identity, how others view it within the context of non-transgender society, and how the transitioning of genders is made possible. Featuring men who become women, women who become men, and those who live in between and beyond traditional classifications, this book is written for students, professionals, friends, and family members.

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The Routledge Queer Studies Reader (Routledge Literature Readers)

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Pdf:The Routledge Queer Studies Reader (Routledge Literature Readers).Review 'It is hard to imagine a volume that could represent the field more knowingly!' Robyn Wiegman, Duke University, USA 'This fresh, innovative, and significant volume demonstrates convincingly the queer moment is by no means over.' Laura Doan, University of Manchester, UK 'Get prepared to enter a scene of provocation, a sexy sort of maelstrom, where trans meets butch meets brown meets 'quare' meets intersex, racial, post-colonial, and disabled matters in juxtaposition, in telling combinations. Even subtleties and biting formulations appear side by side, in a queer cubism, leading both students and scholars to thoughts that will startle and seduce them.' Kathryn Bond Stockton, University of Utah, USA 'The Queer Studies Reader will serve as an official and unofficial textbook for those interested in overthrowing the patriarchal gender binary and interrupting heteronormativity.' ― Rachel Wexelbaum, Feminist Collections: A Quarterly of Women’s Studies Resources, Vol 34 No 3-4 2013 Read more About the Author Donald E. Hall is Professor and Herbert and Ann Siegel Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Lehigh University, USA. Annamarie Jagose is Professor and Head of the School of Letters, Arts and Media at the University of Sydney, Australia. Andrea Bebell is a Graduate Teaching Assistant at West Virginia University, USA. Susan Potter is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Film, Television and Media Studies at the University of Auckland, New Zealand Aotearoa. Read more

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Feeling Backward: Loss and the Politics of Queer History

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Pdf:Feeling Backward: Loss and the Politics of Queer History.Review In supple readings of difficult, sometimes disturbing, yet always fascinating texts and contexts, Heather Love demonstrates that if we are to seriously engage with the queer past we must welcome the shame, fear, loneliness, obstinacy, and indeed backwardness that we encounter there. For all that, Feeling Backward: Loss and the Politics of Queer History, with its beautiful prose, stunning theoretical sophistication, careful attention to detail, as well as a hard-headed respect for the artists and critics whom it treats, is a stunningly hopeful book. Throughout Love links her critiques of celebratory queer criticism with a passionate concern for the opening up of progressive forms of intellectual and political life. (Robert F. Reid-Pharr, author of Once You Go Black: Choice, Desire and the Black American Intellectual)Heather Love is the Marcel Proust of contemporary theory. Disappointed love and tormented desire find a compassionate commentator in Love, who turns to queer history's tragic, lonely, and despairing figures, not to sublimate or to save them, but to recognize and to respect them. A wise, worldly, and winning book. (Diana Fuss, Professor of English, Princeton University)Now that, in the latest twist of tolerance, gays are required to flaunt their well-adjustedness, Feeling Backward may feel backward indeed as it contemplates the pain, anger, isolation, and sheer crankiness, prominent in literary figures of our queer past. But it is harder than ever to pause for thought―and not simply revulsion or compassion―over these prickly and unwholesome feelings, which lead an increasingly closeted existence in ourselves. Heather Love is in astonishing possession of the negative capability required by her undertaking, and her analytic finesse proves well-matched to her ethical delicacy. This book―together with the constellation of work it gathers around itself―belongs to what may deservedly be called a new wave in queer studies. (D.A. Miller, University of California, Berkeley)Like Lot's wife, I like to look over my shoulder too much at salty scenes from the shameful past-- though I've yet to turn into a pillar of the community. The delightfully named Heather Love makes all that hankering after pre-gay sex on Hampstead Heath seem slightly romantic and illuminates why and how the queer past is not always about waiting for Stonewall and disco to happen. (Mark Simpson, Editor of Anti-Gay)What does it mean to 'feel backward'? By turning to, rather than away from, the texts of shame, injury, loss and failure that populate a queer past, Heather Love manages to shift queer studies away from the straight and narrow and back onto the slippery slope of stigma and dismay. Love refuses the triumphalist accounts of gay and lesbian progress and she insists on the spoiling of identity and on the political importance of 'bad feelings.' This is a rigorous book, a brave book, a wildly original and unrelenting book. It will be a central text in the backward future of queer studies. (Judith Halberstam, author of In a Queer Time and Place)It seems to me this discontinuous book is a little bit like the stations of the cross. I mean if you like to stop, and most of us do. And sometimes the street was filled with us. All thinking about someone else. They are the past inside our present. He just put one in a cab. I like Feeling Backward... a lot. (Eileen Myles, poet)In this interesting study of modernist literature and the challenges of history, the author encourages readers to consider how early-20th-century moments once labeled embarrassing, troubling, and evil continue to have an affect. Drawing from the psychoanalysis of Jacques Lacan, the Marxist philosophy of Raymond Williams, and other schools of thought, Love rereads the works of Radclyffe Hall, Walter Pater, Willa Cather, and Sylvia Townsend Warner--often considered to turn away from an image of a brighter future for queer readers--in order to consider the 'backward feelings' of shame, depression, and regret and describe how these texts have fallen into critical disrepute among queer theorists and scholars...This book is for those interested in the politics and history of emotion and sensibility. (J. Pruitt Choice 2008-04-01)Feeling Backward is a brilliant work...Love looks fearlessly at literature from the past in which circumstances related to gender tend to produce victims rather than heroines. She establishes that our literature has been affected by homophobia and demands that we consider the implications of this fact. Love contends that we need to look at history and social politics less like Lot's wife, who's destroyed by looking back, and more like Odysseus, who listens to the past but isn't destroyed by it. The past haunts us whether we acknowledge it or not; we may be 'looking forward,' as we like to assure ourselves, even as we're 'feeling backward.' (Martha Miller Gay and Lesbian Review Worldwide 2008-07-01)Feeling Backward is a brilliant book that attempts the 'impossible' and succeeds. Using Michel Foucault and Eve Sedgwick as theoretical touchstones, and incorporating Raymond Williams's 'structures of feeling,' Heather Love 'feels backward' to reimagine and connect with aspects of a queer past that had been rendered invisible. In doing so--in risking (as she puts it) the fate of Lot's wife in turning back to revisit a painful past--she embraces the ruins, the 'fugitive dead,' the loneliness and failures and all the 'negative affect' that need to be reclaimed as part of that history...Love moves bravely backwards to that murky time, the 'queer life before Stonewall,' and then crosses the modernist line backwards to feel what has been lost. In doing so she has made a profoundly imaginative and powerful contribution to queer history. (Rick Taylor Feminist Review 2009-07-01) Read more About the Author Heather Love is Associate Professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania. Read more

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The Laramie Project and The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later

Pdf Social Sciences The Laramie Project and The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later

Pdf:The Laramie Project and The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later.The Laramie Project, one of the most-performed theater pieces in America, has become a modern classic. In this expanded edition, it is joined by an essential and moving sequel to the original play.On October 7, 1998, a young gay man was discovered bound to a fence outside Laramie, Wyoming, savagely beaten and left to die in an act of brutality and hate that shocked the nation. Matthew Shepard’s death became a national symbol of intolerance, but for the people of the town, the event was deeply personal. In the aftermath, Moisés Kaufman and members of the Tectonic Theater Project went to Laramie and conducted more than 200 interviews with its citizens. From the transcripts, the playwrights constructed an extraordinary chronicle of life in the town after the murder. In The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later, the troupe revisits the town a decade after the tragedy, finding a community grappling with its legacy and its place in history. The two plays together comprise an epic and deeply moving theatrical cycle that explores the life of an American town over the course a decade.

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Branding Her: Bundle 1, Episodes 1-6: Steamy Lesbian Romance Series, Book 7

Pdf Social Sciences Branding Her: Bundle 1, Episodes 1-6: Steamy Lesbian Romance Series, Book 7

Pdf:Branding Her: Bundle 1, Episodes 1-6: Steamy Lesbian Romance Series, Book 7.Grab Branding Her - Bundle 1 (episodes 1-6 + 3 bonus stories); your steamy lesbian romance series that comes in bite-size episodes, perfect for bedtime, beach time, or binge-listening! When single mom Kaylee lands a new job everything seems to be falling into place. Then Alexis comes along. A woman who doesn't take no for an answer. Will Kaylee let go of her fears and insecurities to fully indulge in Alexis or will it all get too much? A woman with an unpleasant past... with a mother who does not approve of her choices and an unplanned pregnancy, Kaylee has never had it easy, but now her life is starting to look a little brighter. A new home. A new school for her young boy. A new position in a company that can lead to the job of her dreams. Everything seems to be falling into place. Then Alex comes along. A firm rap on her cubicle wall made her turn with a start. Kaylee's eyes drifted up the navy dress skirt and white blouse to meet those vibrant green eyes again. "Grab your things. I'm taking you to lunch." A woman who doesn't take no for an answer... Cool and confident, Alex is a woman who knows what she wants and gets what she wants. And she wants her. With her eyes set on Kaylee, she sweeps her off her feet. Together...They share the joys of intimacy and the freedom of being who they really are. But while Kaylee is falling hard and fast, Alex remains her stoic self. It leaves Kaylee riddled with doubt and questioning whether or not Alex feels the same way about her.  Will this relationship end in heartbreak like what Kaylee is used to? Or will this be the beginning of all her fantasies coming true? Warning: This is a steamy romance series that contains erotic scenes of lesbian sex and is for adults only. Contents: The first three books in the series (six episodes + three bonus stories): BRANDING HER: BOOK 1 E01: Beginnings E02: Holidays BRANDING HER: BOOK 2 E03: Mutual Fun E04: Business Trip BRANDING HER: BOOK 3 E05: Exploring E06: Jealousy Enjoy!             

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The Laramie Project and The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later

Pdf Social Sciences The Laramie Project and The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later

Pdf:The Laramie Project and The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later.Review “The Laramie Project is a terrific piece of theater, history, and life. . . . There emerges a mosaic as moving and important as any you will see on the walls of the churches of the world. . . . Nothing short of stunning. . . . A theatrical and human event.” —New York magazine“A towering theatrical accomplishment. . . . [The Laramie Project is] Our Town for the new millennium, capturing from real life the same sense of humanity in the raw that Thornton Wilder did years ago with the fictional Grover’s Corner. The play moves the theater in a new and different direction.”—San Francisco Times“Deeply moving. . . . [Kaufman] has a remarkable gift for giving a compelling theatrical flow to journalistic and historical material. . . . This play is Our Town with a question mark, as in ‘Could this be our town?’” —The New York Times “Remarkable. . . . [A] probing and distinctive theater piece . . . assembled with care, compassion and dollops of comic relief. . . . The high-octane performances and unique staging make this a must see for any theatergoer.” —New York Daily News'Few playwrights have cut to the heart of tragedy so unerringly.' —The Village Voice  Read more About the Author Moisés Kaufman is a Tony and Emmy-nominated director and playwright, and the co-founder and artistic director of Tectonic Theater Project. Kaufman’s plays Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde, and The Laramie Project (which he co-wrote with the members of Tectonic Theater) have been among the most performed plays in America over the last decade. He is also the author of the Tony Nominated play 33 Variations; One Arm (his adaptation of the Tennessee Williams screenplay of the same name); and the short play London Mosquitoes. He has directed numerous plays on Broadway including the Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning I Am My Own Wife by Doug Wright which earned Mr. Kaufman an Obie Award for direction as well as Tony, Outer Critics, Lucille Lortell, Drama Desk Awards nominations. Kaufman directed the film adaptation of The Laramie Project, which aired on HBO and was the opening night selection at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival. Kaufman is a Guggenheim Fellow. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Angels in America, Part Two: Perestroika

Pdf Social Sciences Angels in America, Part Two: Perestroika

Pdf:Angels in America, Part Two: Perestroika.From Library Journal The same masterful writing that won Kushner the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for Millenneum Approaches (Part 1 of Angels, Theatre Communications Grp., 1993) is carried forward here. Capable of being understood as a self-contained play, Perestroika continues from the final scene of Millenneum, wherein an angel had crashed through the ceiling of young Prior's apartment. One is shocked, moved, touched, and saddened yet ultimately uplifted by this delightful story involving the angel, Prior, and six other mortal characters. Kushner uses his humor and wit to show the harshness, fear, and sadness that surrounds anyone touched by AIDS. Prior's closing statement, spoken to the audience, speaks for this play as well: 'This disease will be the end of many of us, but not nearly all, and the dead will be commemorated and will struggle on with the living, and we are not going away. We won't die secret deaths anymore. The world only spins forward. We will be citizens. The time has come. Bye now. You are fabulous creatures, each and every one.' Essential for contemporary drama collections.H. Robert Malinowsky, Univ. of Illinois, ChicagoCopyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc. Read more About the Author Tony Kushner's plays include A Bright Room Called Day and Slavs!; as well as adaptations of Corneille's The Illusion, Ansky's The Dybbuk, Brecht's The Good Person of Szecguan and Goethe's Stella. Current projects include: Henry Box Brown or The Mirror of Slavery; and two musical plays: St. Cecilia or The Power of Music and Caroline or Change. His collaboration with Maurice Sendak on an American version of the children's opera, Brundibar, appeared in book form Fall 2003. Kushner grew up in Lake Charles, Louisiana, and he lives in New York. Read more

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The Baltimore Waltz and Other Plays

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Pdf:The Baltimore Waltz and Other Plays.Amazon.com Review In this remarkable 1992 play, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, author Paula Vogel goes inside the soul of her central character, a woman caring for a brother who has AIDS. Exhausted, the woman sleeps and dreams that she is the one with the incurable disease, and she's dragging her healthy brother along on one last grand tour of Europe to see all the wonderful things she'd always longed to see--and to find a mysterious doctor who may have the cure for her illness. Many scenes have the peculiar logic and sidestepping transitions of a dream. The reader's imagination is called upon to supply sets and costumes for the many strange and wonderful locales of the play. Vogel supplies the empathy and heartbreaking love that only a sister can have for a precious baby brother who is slipping away between her helpless fingers. Also in this collection are four early Vogel works: Hot 'N' Throbbin, And Baby Makes Seven, The Oldest Profession, and Desdemona. Read more From the Back Cover This first major collection of Paula Vogel's work surveys a remarkable decade of her writing for the stage. Vogel's singular voice is exhilarating, comic and heartbreaking in its examination of such contemporary issues as the feminization of poverty, the nontraditional family, the AIDS epidemic, domestic violence and pornography. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me

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Pdf:The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me.David Drake's smash hit one-man show tells the story of his call to gay pride and activism through a series of vignettes exploring thoughts and emotions shared by a whole generation of gay men and women.

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Relocations: Queer Suburban Imaginaries (Sexual Cultures)

Pdf Social Sciences Relocations: Queer Suburban Imaginaries (Sexual Cultures)

Pdf:Relocations: Queer Suburban Imaginaries (Sexual Cultures).What queer lives, loves and possibilities teem within suburbia's little boxes? Moving beyond the imbedded urban/rural binary, Relocations offers the first major queer cultural study of sexuality, race and representation in the suburbs. Focusing on the region humorists have referred to as “Lesser Los Angeles”—a global prototype for sprawl—Karen Tongson weaves through suburbia's “nowhere”spaces to survey our spatial imaginaries: the aesthetic, creative and popular materials of the new suburbia.Across southern California's freeways, beneath its overpasses and just beyond its winding cloverleaf interchanges, Tongson explores the improvisational archives of queer suburban sociability, from multimedia artist Lynne Chan's JJ Chinois projects and the amusement park night-clubs of 1980s Orange County to the imperial legacies of the region known as the Inland Empire. By taking a hard look at the cosmopolitanism historically considered de rigeur for queer subjects, while engaging with the so-called “New Suburbanism” that has captivated the national imaginary in everything from lifestyle trends to electoral politics, Relocations radically revises our sense of where to see and feel queer of color sociability, politics and desire.

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Gay Rebel of the Harlem Renaissance: Selections from the Work of Richard Bruce Nugent

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Pdf:Gay Rebel of the Harlem Renaissance: Selections from the Work of Richard Bruce Nugent.Review “Nugent is one of the best-known unknowns of the Harlem Renaissance—widely quoted by its chroniclers and revered by people interested in black gay history. By restoring his place in history and making his work widely available for scrutiny, this book performs an invaluable service. Wirth’s introduction also provides an extraordinary tour of the gay side of the Renaissance and vivid glimpses of bohemian life in Harlem and the arts circles Nugent moved in.”—George Chauncey, author of Gay New York: Gender, Urban Culture, and the Making of the Gay Male World"One of the key figures in both the creative world of the Harlem Renaissance and the complex underground world of gay culture, Bruce Nugent at last speaks here for himself."from the foreword, by Henry Louis Gates Jr.“Gay Rebel of the Harlem Renaissance marks the first time so much information about Nugent has been collected between two covers . . . . [T]he sheer volume of Nugent’s work, some published for the first time here, would warrant such a collection.” (Terrance Heath Lambda Book Report)“[A] must-have. For students of African-American literature, it is the missing piece of the jigsaw puzzle that comprises black history in the 20th century. For lovers of gay literature, it is a rare glimpse of early work that does not share the same morbidity that so often characterized Nugent’s Caucasian counterparts.” (Anthony Glassman Gay People’s Chronicle)“[F]ascinating. . . . This anthology of [Nugent’s] artistic output is of major importance.” (Raoul Abdul Amsterdam News)"Rebel offers a much-needed fleshing out of Nugent's contribution to the Harlem Renaissance. In addition to an informative introduction by its editor, Rebel collects, along with the few previously published pieces, a great deal of unpublished (and sometimes incomplete) writing. . . . Gay Rebel of the Harlem Renaissance provides a more vivid glimpse of queer Harlem than has emerged in any other writing by its inhabitants. More importantly, this collection offers us a language of same-sex desire and community largely freed from our contemporary assumptions about such things." (Mason Stokes Callaloo)"[A] new collection of the writings and drawings of Richard Bruce Nugent, that most famously 'unfamous’ member of the Harlem Renaissance. . . . Nugent’s story has come to be recognized as the first affirmative, unblushing statement of homosexual desire in African-American literature—thus the appeallation 'gay rebel.’" (Robert Reid-Pharr The Chronicle Review)"Richard Bruce Nugent, one of the lesser-known members of the Renaissance, had the distinction of being the only openly gay member of its ranks. . . . Wirth’s lengthy introduction nicely lays the groundwork for understanding Nugent’s life, his literary forebears, and his influences in the Harlem Renaissance. . . . Gay Rebel also includes a generous collection of both black-and-white and glossy color reproductions of Nugent’s drawings and paintings. . . . This book is a fascinating, well-researched, and loving tribute to an artist worth remembering." (Martha E. Stone The Gay and Lesbian Review/WORLDWIDE) Read more From the Publisher "Nugent is one of the best-known unknowns of the Harlem Renaissance—widely quoted by its chroniclers and revered by people interested in black gay history. By restoring his place in history and making his work widely available for scrutiny, this book performs an invaluable service. Wirth’s introduction also provides an extraordinary tour of the gay side of the Renaissance and vivid glimpses of bohemian life in Harlem and the arts circles Nugent moved in."—-George Chauncey, author of Gay New York: Gender, Urban Culture, and the Making of the Gay Male World "One of the key figures in both the creative world of the Harlem Renaissance and the complex underground world of gay culture, Bruce Nugent at last speaks here for himself."—from the foreword, by Henry Louis Gates Jr. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Homoerotic Photograph : Male Images from Durieu / Delacroix to Mapplethorpe

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Pdf:The Homoerotic Photograph : Male Images from Durieu / Delacroix to Mapplethorpe.From Publishers Weekly Discussing artists ranging from Thomas Eakins to Robert Mapplethorpe in this lavishly illustrated survey, Ellenzweig maintains that until very recently male homoerotic photographs were presented in terms acceptable to a wide audience. A photography and art critic and administrator at New York University, he first examines the theatrical shots French photographer Eugene Durieu made with painter Eugene Delacroix in the 1850s--pictures that paved the way for the academic nude. Eakins's Philadelphia pastorals of the 1880s--photos of naked young men at play--were embraced as genre scenes. Prussian baron Wilhelm von Gloeden's images of unclad Sicilian youths in Mediterranean sunlight were taken as allusions to Greek classics. Brassai's steamy 1930s pictures of Paris's gay and lesbian subculture were viewed as sociological documents. Only in photography's recent history, asserts Ellenzweig, have works dealing with male nudity and male homosexual relations been stigmatized in psychiatric terms. Featured among the 127 mostly explicit duotone photographs are works by Minor White, Arthur Tress, Duane Michals and Peter Hujar. Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc. Read more Review Allen Ellenzweig's long, thorough text is a model of scholarship that succeeds in interweaving the evolution of gay culture and how it related to changes in the culture at large, with art history. (Los Angeles Times)[A] handsome volume... stimulating and highly readable.Oxford Art Journal (Oxford Art Journal)An important contribution to the understanding of contemporary gay expression and sexual politics.... A seriously researched and broadly conceived study of the subject. Highly recommended.Choice (Choice) Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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How To Be Gay

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Pdf:How To Be Gay.Review Halperin parses the pop culture of movies, music, style, camp, drag, and those totemic figures known as gay icons, to reveal the dirty little secret that many gay people may not wish to hear: there's a hard little kernel of truth behind the stereotypes.--Richard J. Violette"Library Journal" (08/01/2012)Filled with thought-provoking ideas and hypotheses. Halperin doesn't shy away from controversy here, nor does he bow to stereotypes.--Terri Schlichenmeyer"Washington Blade" (09/12/2012)David M. Halperin has written a monumental work... In detail, the book explores the emotional and personalized subjectivity in describing what is at the core of gay culture and the innermost feelings of what it is to be 'gay.' ...It is Halperin's intent to create a serious dialogue, though there are many smiles to be had at the same time, while absorbing the process. How To Be Gay is both enlightening and refreshing in the personal discovery of self or for lack of a better phrase, the perfect way to understand the how, what, where and why 'to turn your inner-gay on.'--Bill Biss"Edge" (08/23/2012)Halperin rejoices in the growing acceptance of homosexuality in mainstream society, although he's quick to point out that homophobia is still potent. He doesn't want gay culture to be lost as assimilation increases. It's a legitimate concern, and he makes his case forcefully.--Tavo Amador"Bay Area Reporter" (09/20/2012)Distinguished scholar David Halperin's long-awaited manifesto delivers on its promise. Macho, faggy, queeny, butch diva, opera-swilling, Broadway-loving, gourmet, sex-fascinated, beauty-appreciating, love-desiring, rough trade, high art, race- and class-inflected but not exclusive, generationally situated but not entirely, intellectual, open-hearted, politically minded, leather chaps! Mary!--Sarah Schulman, Author Of Ties That Bind: Familial Homophobia And Its Consequences"How To Be Gay", with its teasing title, asks whether there might be such a thing as gay culture that resides neither in our genes nor in our psyches. By insisting on gayness as a social form, the book offers an important provocation to contemporary queer criticism that resists the specification of identity. One could ask for no better guide through the complexities of late twentieth-century American gay male culture.--Heather Love, University Of Pennsylvania[Halperin] provocatively argues that when it comes to defining what it means to be a homosexual man, sex is overrated Culture matters more [How To Be Gay] is never a bore [It] explores a fundamental kind of gay sensibility Halperin teases an enormous amount out of [a] scene [in Mildred Pierce], including the sense of 'glamour and abjection' gay audiences find in [Joan] Crawford, and how the film packages the 'transgressive spectacle of female strength, autonomy, feistiness and power.' Halperin works up to an argument (impossible to summarize here) about how the film evokes a 'dissident perspective' on the very idea of romantic love. He is articulate about many other things in this book, including how gay men often find more resonance in straight cultural artifacts than in gay ones. His funny shorthand for this is: 'Why would we want Edmund White, when we still have The Golden Girls?" He is excellent, too, on how classical tragedy is nearly always about men, or fathers and sons Dozens of similar arguments are rehearsed in How To Be Gay. Halperin even neatly mows down hipster irony in the face of the kind of gay male irony that defines camp. It's a kaleidoscopic book that at its base breaks with what the author calls 'the Brokeback Mountain crowd.' He urges gay men to take their so-called femininity out of 'homosexuality's newly built closet, ' to see it plainly and to give it affirmative interpretations.--Dwight Garner"New York Times" (08/07/2012)David M. Halperin has written a monumental work In detail, the book explores the emotional and personalized subjectivity in describing what is at the core of gay culture and the innermost feelings of what it is to be 'gay.' It is Halperin's intent to create a serious dialogue, though there are many smiles to be had at the same time, while absorbing the process. How To Be Gay is both enlightening and refreshing in the personal discovery of self or for lack of a better phrase, the perfect way to understand the how, what, where and why 'to turn your inner-gay on.'--Bill Biss"Edge" (08/23/2012)David M. Halperin has written what might be called an archaeological study of gay culture. His excavation is a veritable public service to anyone who's ever wondered why a Lady Gaga or Judy Garland holds a place in the LGBT community that isn't quite the same among their heterosexual counterparts. Still, the very specter of 'gay identity' in a world where, for many, integration is viewed as the ultimate civil-rights victory, inevitably sparks controversy His exhaustive exploration of the icons and idiosyncrasies associated with gay identity holds up a floor-length mirror to an entire subculture.--Jim Brosseau"Outlooks" (09/01/2012)How To Be Gay engages many of the foundational questions and dogmas of queer studies What, Halperin wants to know, is gay culture? Halperin is plying his own twist on the familiar idea that by aligning themselves with certain forms flamboyance, abject glamour, exaggerated femininity gay men implicitly challenge the uptight codes of a patriarchal culture Gay culture, for Halperin, isn't really attached to any given person's experience; rather, it's a set of tactics, adopted behaviors, and strategies imbricated in a much larger social field Frivolity, irony, superficiality, inauthenticity, flamboyance, snobbishness, exquisite taste: How To Be Gay works hard to unpack the stereotypical characteristics of gay male culture and succeeds in demonstrating how the taint of pathology and the rise of a post-Stonewall ethos of hypermasculine self-determination conspire to shut down a frank inquiry into the persistence of such 'faggy' traits.--Nathan Lee"Bookforum" (09/01/2012) Read more About the Author David M. Halperin is W. H. Auden Distinguished University Professor of the History and Theory of Sexuality at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Read more

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Transgender 101: A Simple Guide to a Complex Issue

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Pdf:Transgender 101: A Simple Guide to a Complex Issue.Written by a social worker, popular educator, and member of the transgender community, this well-rounded resource combines an accessible portrait of transgenderism with a rich history of transgender life and its unique experiences of discrimination. Chapters introduce transgenderism and its psychological, physical, and social processes. They describe the coming out process and its effect on family and friends, the relationship between sexual orientation, and gender and the differences between transsexualism and lesser-known types of transgenderism. The volume covers the characteristics of Gender Identity Disorder/Gender Dysphoria and the development of the transgender movement. Each chapter explains how transgender individuals handle their gender identity, how others view it within the context of non-transgender society, and how the transitioning of genders is made possible. Featuring men who become women, women who become men, and those who live in between and beyond traditional classifications, this book is written for students, professionals, friends, and family members.

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A Little Gay History: Desire and Diversity Across the World

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Pdf:A Little Gay History: Desire and Diversity Across the World.From Publishers Weekly Through meticulous research and compassionate narration, British Museum curator Parkinson (Voices from Ancient Egypt) brings to light a collection of art objects from the British Museum's collection that illustrate same-sex desire, many of which had previously been censored or concealed from historians. These 40 objects come from various civilizations and eras, some being clear-cut examples of same-sex love, such as Grecian urns decorated with homoerotic scenes, the poetry of Sappho, and the Roman Emperor Hadrian's well-documented affair with the young Antinous. Other pieces are more ambiguous: artistic renderings that suggest love between Samurai warriors; an Ancient Egyptian tomb that may have been made for a same-sex couple; and Shakespearean sonnets that allude to bisexual relationships. The book also includes brief, captivating profiles of gay and lesbian artists, including the sculptors Hedwig Marquardt and Augusta Kaiser, and novelist Virginia Woolf. The long history of intolerance is interwoven through the artwork as well, and while facts surrounding the persecution and execution of sodomites are unsettling, the book is not overtly political. Parkinson successfully shows that same-sex love and desire are an integral part of human history: On a long view, no one occupies the centre. It belongs to all of us. 80 color photos. (Sept.) Read more Review Moving and fascinating. (Simon Russell Beale The Sunday Times)Illuminating... Parkinson's book reminds us there is nothing new about homosexuality. (The Times (London))[The book] draws on 40 objects, ranging from ancient Egyptian papyri to images by modern artists, including David Hockney. (The Bookseller)Parkinson successfully shows that same-sex love and desire are an integral part of human history. (Publishers Weekly)[A Little Gay History] scans the Museum's collections for objects that show the complexity of desire in world cultures. From Indian gods to Emperor Hadrian, it proves that, if you swear by ancient tradition in matters of love and sex, you'll end up in the queerest spots. (The Independent)[The book] explores artistic portrayals of what it means to be gay and the difficulties in finding records of same-sex desire. (BBC News)This little gay history is a little terrific book...highly recommended. (Library Journal) Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The AIDS Crisis Is Ridiculous and Other Writings, 1986–2003 (Writing Art)

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Pdf:The AIDS Crisis Is Ridiculous and Other Writings, 1986–2003 (Writing Art).Review As a video artist, grassroots organizer, activist, intellectual, witness, and person with HIV, Gregg Bordowitz brings multiple vantage points to this thoughtful and original chronicle of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. It is good news that Bordowitz's writings, originally appearing in widely disparate and often ephemeral publications, will now be available in one volume. Existing fans can now savor again Bordowitz's prescient interventions over the long course of the epidemic, and new fans can discover his uniquely articulate voice. (Paula A. Treichler, Research Professor, Institute of Communications Research, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, author of How to Have Theory in an Epidemic: Cultural Chronicles of AIDS)Whether he's discussing the relationship between AIDS-activist video and Charles Ludlam's aesthetic of the ridiculous, applying Walter Benjamin's concept of messianic time to the experience of living with AIDS, or exploring the ethical position of film as witness, Gregg Bordowitz is at once passionately committed to socially engaged, theoretically informed art and searchingly honest about its difficulties. Representing a unique voice that refuses to separate the personal and the political, this is an indispensable collection for anyone interested in contemporary debates about cultural politics. (Rosalyn Deutsche, Barnard College, author of Evictions: Art and Spatial Politics)Along with being a thoroughly engaging read, The AIDS Crisis is Ridiculous is noticeably well-designed. The frequent inclusion of stills from the films and videos described is a welcome addition. The AIDS Crisis is Ridiculous is thoughtful and provocative, and may well find a place in the permanent canon of AIDS literature. (The Gay and Lesbian Review) The AIDS Crisis is Ridiculous covers a wide range of topics, from coalition-building to the disappearance of New York City as a home for the fringes, from art criticism to South African AIDS activism. (San Francisco Bay Guardian) The AIDS Crisis is Ridiculous interweaves the author's intimate experiences, personal reflections on his own mortality and fear of death, and essential information on AIDS prevention and treatment. The result is a dynamic image of the fight against the pandemic seen through the lens of an AIDS video activist-Gregg Bordowitz himself. (A&U: America's AIDS Magazine)In The AIDS Crisis is Ridiculous and Other Writings, Gregg Bordowitz combines memoir and critical practice to startling effect...He opens up not just his world but ours as well. (Richard Meyer Bookforum)I came to this work expecting a book on AIDS―a collection over time of thoughtful, persuasive writing emerging from the long tradition of American social activism. What I wasn't prepared for was the author's breadth of reflection, nor the depth of his thinking. Bordowitz's capacity for discernment is a constant intellectual delight. The writing borders on the theological, but God has been replaced by art, and theology by the history of writing about art. Bordowitz is unafraid to graze over the vast field of subject matter that this disease―his disease―brings into view: his writing emerges from his experience and speculation as a person living in the midst of death and life. Bordowitz deserves to be known and read as a writer as much as an artist. (AA Bronson, artist)Bordowitz's vital book wrestles the culture of American AIDS activism from the quicksand of popular amnesia. (Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, author of Touching Feeling: Affect, Pedagogy, Performativity) Read more From the Inside Flap "As a video artist, grassroots organizer, activist, intellectual, witness, and person with HIV, Gregg Bordowitz brings multiple vantage points to this thoughtful and original chronicle of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. It is good news that Bordowitz's writings, originally appearing in widely disparate and often ephemeral publications, will now be available in one volume. Existing fans can now savor again Bordowitz's prescient interventions over the long course of the epidemic, and new fans can discover his uniquely articulate voice." --Paula A. Treichler, Research Professor, Institute of Communications Research, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, author of *How to Have Theory in an Epidemic: Cultural Chronicles of AIDS* "Whether he's discussing the relationship between AIDS-activist video and Charles Ludlum's aesthetic of the ridiculous, applying Walter Benjamin's concept of messianic time to the experience of living with AIDS, or exploring the ethical position of film as witness, Gregg Bordowitz is at once passionately committed to socially engaged, theoretically informed art and searchingly honest about its difficulties. Representing a unique voice that refuses to separate the personal and the political, this is an indispensable collection for anyone interested in contemporary debates about cultural politics." --Rosalyn Deutsche, Barnard College, author of *Evictions: Art and Spatial Politics* "I came to this work expecting a book on AIDS -- a collection over time of thoughtful, persuasive writing emerging from the long tradition of American social activism. What I wasn¹t prepared for was the author¹s breadth of reflection, nor the depth of his thinking. Bordowitz's capacity for discernment is a constant intellectual delight. The writing borders on the theological, but God has been replaced by art, and theology by the history of writing about art. Bordowitz is unafraid to graze over the vast field of subject matter that this disease -- his disease -- brings into view: his writing emerges from his experience and speculation as a person living in the midst of death and life. Bordowitz deserves to be known and read as a writer as much as an artist." --AA Bronson, artist Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Queer Constellations: Subcultural Space In The Wake Of The City

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Pdf:Queer Constellations: Subcultural Space In The Wake Of The City.Queer Constellations investigates the dreams and catastrophes of recent urban history viewed through new queer narratives of inner-city life. The "gay village," "gay mecca," "gai Paris," the "lesbian flaneur," the "lesbian bohème"these and other urban phantasmagoria feature paradoxically in this volume as figures of revolutionary utopia and commodity spectacle, as fossilized archetypes of social transformation and ruins of haunting cultural potential.Dianne Chisholm introduces readers to new practices of walking, seeing, citing, and remembering the city in works by Neil Bartlett, Samuel R. Delany, Robert Glück, Alan Hollinghurst, Gary Indiana, Eileen Myles, Sarah Schulman, Gail Scott, Edmund White, and David Wojnarowicz. Reading these authors with reference to the history, sociology, geography, and philosophy of space, particularly to the everyday avant-garde production and practice of urban space, Chisholm reveals howand how effectivelyqueer narrative documentary resembles and reassembles Walter Benjamins constellations of Paris, "capital of the nineteenth century." Considering experimental queer writing in critical conjunction with Benjamins city writing, the book shows how a queer perspective on inner-city reality exposes contradictions otherwise obscured by mythic narratives of progress.If Benjamin regards the Paris arcade as a microcosm of high capitalism, wherein the (un)making of industrial society is perceived retrospectively, in contemporary queer narrative we see the sexually charged and commodity-entranced space of the gay bathhouse as a microcosm of late capitalism and as an exemplary site for excavating the contradictions of mass sex. In Chisholms book we discover how, looking back on the ruins of queer mecca, queer authors return to Benjamin to advance his "dialectics of seeing"; how they cruise the paradoxes of market capital, blasting a queer era out of the homogeneous course of history.

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Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches

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Pdf:Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches.About the Author Tony Kushner's plays include A Bright Room Called Day and Slavs!; as well as adaptations of Corneille's The Illusion, Ansky's The Dybbuk, Brecht's The Good Person of Szecguan and Goethe's Stella. Current projects include: Henry Box Brown or The Mirror of Slavery; and two musical plays: St. Cecilia or The Power of Music and Caroline or Change. His collaboration with Maurice Sendak on an American version of the children's opera, Brundibar, appeared in book form Fall 2003. Kushner grew up in Lake Charles, Louisiana, and he lives in New York. Read more

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Men of the Manor: Erotic Encounters between Upstairs Lords and Downstairs Lads

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Pdf:Men of the Manor: Erotic Encounters between Upstairs Lords and Downstairs Lads.Review "The collection will appeal to fans of agonized internal conflict, unabashed raunch, and charming euphemisms such as the "joys of rear occupation.""—Publishers Weekly"If you’re a fan of Downton Abbey, this anthology of Upstairs/Downstairs trysts between the male servants and the men they do for is bound to pique your interest."- Erotica Revealed"Imagine if Downton Abbey was a series of m/m erotic stories."—Romance at Random"A collection of delightfully naughty stories written by various talented authors about sprawling countryside estates, posh and stately London manors, the idle, privileged English upper class, the underclass who toil endlessly to keep them that way, and the politics, class warfare, romps, blackmail, and everything else that happens behind the doors and below the surface of the prim and proper facade of pre-World War I English society."–Rainbow Reviews"Drop everything—including your knickers—and pick up Rob Rosen’s new anthology. It’s a fun, sexy read that will have you lusting after scheming valets, wily butlers, and those devilishly handsome lords who lay down the law after they lay down the help."—Neil Plakcy, editor of Active Duty: Gay Military Erotic Romance Read more From the Back Cover Downton Abbey meets Upstairs, Downstairs... with enough sex to make the town vicar blushEnglish country houses, mystery and intrigue, sex and money—all go hand in hand in Men of the Manor, a collection of dizzyingly sexy encounters featuring randy aristocrats, eager stable boys and devoted footmen.Does the aristocrat drop his grand manners when his manservant helps him undress? What happens behind the gilded door to a decadent party full of squiffy men on the make? And do the upstairs and downstairs chaps exchange more than pleasantries when the lamps are dimmed, the candles snuffed out and the ladies retire for the evening?Felice Picano’s grateful houseboy writes a thank-you note to his patron, which reads like a Victorian Kinsey Report in “Folly’s Ditch.” Landon Dixon’s salacious tale of blackmail and “passing the queer” leads to mutual satisfaction in “Chauffeur’s Hole.” The new driver and an underbutler stick it up their boss’s jumper in Logan Zachary’s “Front Door, Back Door.” Rob Rosen has gathered a daring and steamy gallery of wealthy aristocrats and strappingly handsome staff for your reading pleasure. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Best Lesbian Erotica of the Year 20th Anniversary Edition (Best Lesbian Erotica Series)

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Pdf:Best Lesbian Erotica of the Year 20th Anniversary Edition (Best Lesbian Erotica Series).From the Back Cover We aim to please and leave you satisfied!The 20th Anniversary edition of Best Lesbian Erotica takes the tradition of well-written, steamy, sensual, savvy excellence and runs with it, moving, as always, with the times.Secret desires, coming-out and coming of age stories and deeper explorations are here with vividly drawn settings, fully developed characters, story lines that grip you, and hot, intense sex between women you ache to fuck, or to be—or maybe just like the ones in your own bed. From stories that pierce the heart as deeply as the body, to edgy scenarios crossing boundary after boundary, to works so original they defy description, double-Lambda-Award-winning editor Sacchi Green gathers the best from writers who push all your buttons and writers who show you new buttons you never knew you had. Happy Anniversary, BLE!Sacchi Green is an author and the editor of many award-winning books and anthologies. Her stories have appeared in an array of erotica publications, including the Best Lesbian Erotica series. Read more About the Author Sacchi Green is the editor of Girl Crazy and has co-edited the anthologies Lesbian Cowboys, Rode Hard, Put Away Wet; Hard Road, Easy Riding; and Lipstick on Her Collar. Her stories have appeared in an array of erotica publications, including the Best Lesbian Erotica series, the Best Women's Erotica series, The Mammoth Book of Best New Erotica, and Best Lesbian Romance 2010. She lives in Pioneer Valley, MA. Read more

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Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity (Routledge Classics) (Volume 36)

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Pdf:Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity (Routledge Classics) (Volume 36).Review 'Rereading this book, as well as reading it for the first time, reshapes the categories through which we experience and perform our lives and bodies. To be troubled in this way is an intellectual pleasure and a political necessity.' - Donna Haraway Read more About the Author Judith Butler, currently Maxine Elliot Professor in Rhetoric and Comparative Literature at the University of California Berkeley, is one of the most widely read feminist and continental philosophers working in America today. Read more

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Iron John: A Book about Men

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Pdf:Iron John: A Book about Men.About the Author Robert Bly is a poet, author, translator, activist, and leader of the mythopoetic men's movement. Bly has received many awards, including the National Book Award, for his poetry; in 2013, he was awarded the Poetry Society of America's Robert Frost Medal, a lifetime achievement award. He lives in Moose Lake, Minnesota.robertbly.com Read more

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This Bridge Called My Back, Fourth Edition: Writings by Radical Women of Color

Pdf Social Sciences This Bridge Called My Back, Fourth Edition: Writings by Radical Women of Color

Pdf:This Bridge Called My Back, Fourth Edition: Writings by Radical Women of Color.Review “These essays and poems do more than just revisit the hopes, fears, frustrations, and accomplishments of women of color circa 1981; they also shed light on concerns women continue to face today … There are lines of poetry here sure to stir the imagination and connect with all ages, races, and genders … This Bridge Called My Back deserves to be picked up by a new generation of radical women.” ― ForeWord Reviews“Immense is my admiration for the ongoing dialogue and discourse on feminism, Indigenous feminism, the defining discussions in women of color movements and the broader movement. I have loved this book for thirty years, and am so pleased we have returned with our stories, words, and attributes to the growing and resilient movement.” ― Winona LaDuke (Anishinaabe), Executive Director, Honor the EarthPraise for the Third Edition“This Bridge Called My Back … dispels all doubt about the power of a single text to radically transform the terrain of our theory and practice. Twenty years after its publication, we can now see how it helped to untether the production of knowledge from its disciplinary anchors―and not only in the field of women’s studies. This Bridge has allowed us to define the promise of research on race, gender, class and sexuality as profoundly linked to collaboration and coalition-building. And perhaps most important, it has offered us strategies for transformative political practice that are as valid today as they were two decades ago.” ― Angela Davis, University of California, Santa Cruz“This Bridge Called My Back … has served as a significant rallying call for women of color for a generation, and this new edition keeps that call alive at a time when divisions prove ever more stubborn and dangerous. A much-cited text, its influence has been visible and broad both in academia and among activists. We owe much of the sound of our present voices to the brave scholars and feminists whose ideas and ideals crowd its pages.” ― Shirley Geok-lin Lim, University of California, Santa Barbara“This book is a manifesto―the 1981 declaration of a new politics ‘US Third World Feminism.’ No great de-colonial writer, from Fanon, Shaarawi, Blackhawk, or Sartre, to Mountain Wolf Woman, de Beauvoir, Saussure, or Newton could have alone proclaimed this ‘politic born of necessity.’ This politic denies no truths: its luminosities drive into and through our bodies. Writers and readers alike become shape-shifters, are invited to enter the shaman/witness state, to invoke power differently. ‘US Third World Feminism’ requires a re-peopling: the creation of planetary citizen-warriors. This book is a guide that directs citizenry shadowed in hate, terror, suffering, disconnection, and pain toward the light of social justice, gender and erotic liberation, peace, and revolutionary love. This Bridge … transits our dreams, and brings them to the real.” ― Chela Sandoval, University of California, Santa Barbara Read more About the Author A poet, playwright, and cultural activist, Cherríe Moraga is Artist in Residence in the Department of Theater and Performance Studies and in the Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity Program at Stanford University. She is the author of many books, including A Xicana Codex of Changing Consciousness: Writings, 2000–2010 and Loving in the War Years: Lo que nunca pasó por sus labios.Gloria Anzaldúa (1942–2004) was a poet, metaphysical philosopher, and scholar of Chicana cultural theory, feminist theory, and queer theory. Her books include Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza and The Gloria Anzaldúa Reader, a posthumously published collection of her work. Read more

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American Hookup: The New Culture of Sex on Campus

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Pdf:American Hookup: The New Culture of Sex on Campus.Review “Intelligent, sympathetic, and unflinching.” - Cordelia Fine, author of Delusions of Gender and Testosterone Rex“A myth-busting, eye-popping, and important work of social research. Lisa Wade spent years observing hookup culture on college campuses across the United States and analyzing all the good data available. The result is the best book about sex on campus, bar none.” - Eric Klinenberg, author of Going Solo and coauthor of the New York Times bestseller Modern Romance“An extraordinary window into today’s hookup culture among young people. In its pages, you will find incredible insights tying together the history of college campuses, human brain development, and cultural shifts on gender norms to explain how young people conduct their sexual relationships. Working with young people myself, I see what Lisa Wade describes every day. This is an extraordinary and important book.” - Rosalind Wiseman, author of Queen Bees and Wannabees“Lisa Wade pulls back the curtain on campus culture and reveals the tableau of racial, class, and gender inequality on which the not-really-so-pervasive phenomenon of student hookups is playing out. If you want to understand what is happening on campus today, this book is not only excellent; it’s necessary.” - Michael Kimmel, SUNY Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies at Stony Brook University and author of Guyland“An urgently needed and well-researched front-line report on ‘hookup culture.’ … Are young women taking on a traditional ‘male’ view of sex? Is commercialism monopolizing their―and our―imaginations? Is hooking up a way of shutting down―and discrediting―genuine emotional connections? If so, why?… This book is a welcome wake-up call to the nation. Read it and pass the word.” - Arlie Hochschild, author of Strangers in their Own Land“Lisa Wade investigates the biggest misconceptions about casual sex on college campuses―and tries to reach an understanding that more accurately reflects realities about gender, race, and class.” - Suzanne Weiss, Broadly“[American Hookup] conveys exceptionally well the perverse callousness of hookup culture.” - Jennifer Senior, New York Times“Wade invites us to consider the nuances of hookup culture that have formerly been overlooked or oversimplified, and the result is powerful.” - Charlotte Lieberman, Guernica“American Hookup… puts forward some necessary caveats regarding the current cultural recalibration of love.” - Carly Lewis, Globe and Mail“One of the more thoughtful books about the sexual lives of young people in the US today.” - Metapsychology Read more About the Author Lisa Wade, PhD, is a professor at Occidental College. She is an accomplished scholar and award-winning teacher with degrees in philosophy, human sexuality, and sociology. She lives in Los Angeles but calls New Orleans “home.” Read more

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Feminism Is for Everybody: Passionate Politics

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Pdf:Feminism Is for Everybody: Passionate Politics.Review Praise for Feminism Is for Everybody: 'bell hooks has always written in a very readable style, eschewing footnotes because people in her hometown told her they were put off by books with footnotes. This time, she set out to write a book that explains feminism, particularly for a mainstream audience….certainly she has once again made the point that feminists need to try to reach women of all races and classes.' ―Carol Anne Douglas, Off Our Backs (2001) Read more About the Author A cultural critic, an intellectual, and a feminist writer, bell hooks is best known for classic books including Ain’t I a Woman, Bone Black, All About Love, Rock My Soul, Belonging, We Real Cool, Where We Stand, Teaching to Transgress, Teaching Community, Outlaw Culture, and Reel to Real. hooks is Distinguished Professor in Residence in Appalachian Studies at Berea College, and resides in her home state of Kentucky. Read more

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Ain't I a Woman: Black Women and Feminism

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Pdf:Ain't I a Woman: Black Women and Feminism.Review Praise for the book: 'Ain’t I a Woman is one of the most interesting, lucid books dealing with the subject of Feminism. The book can be recommended wholeheartedly to anyone who is interested in black history, in women’s history, or in that much-overlooked connection between the two.' ―Maria K. Mootry Ikerionwu, Phylon (1983) '…an absorbing delineation of the American black woman’s mark(s) of oppression at the hands of racist, misogynist, imperialist, capitalist patriarchy….Feminists must read this book…' ―Cheryl Clarke, Off Our Backs (1982) 'Since the publication of Ain’t I A Woman in 1981, bell hooks has become one of the United States’ most acute cultural critics. Writing from a clearly stated position as an African American woman, hooks’s early work helped re-map feminist theory in the United States with her consistent analysis of the interrelationships of race, gender and class in contemporary cultural life.' ―Sally Keenan, Journal of American Studies (1995) Read more About the Author A cultural critic, an intellectual, and a feminist writer, bell hooks is best known for classic books including Feminist Theory, Bone Black, All About Love, Rock My Soul, Belonging, We Real Cool, Where We Stand, Teaching to Transgress, Teaching Community, Outlaw Culture, and Reel to Real. hooks is Distinguished Professor in Residence in Appalachian Studies at Berea College, and resides in her home state of Kentucky. Read more

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Trans Bodies, Trans Selves: A Resource for the Transgender Community

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Pdf:Trans Bodies, Trans Selves: A Resource for the Transgender Community.Review '[A] groundbreaking title' --Publisher's Weekly'As transgender people strive to gain more acceptance and legal protections, they will soon have a hefty new resource to assist them - a 672-page book, written by scores of transgender contributors, that encompasses social history, gender politics and wide-ranging advice on health, law, relationships and many other matters. Encyclopedic in scope, conversational in tone, and candid about complex sexual issues, the Oxford University Press book being released in mid-May is titled Trans Bodies, Trans Selves - a deliberate echo of a pioneering feminist health-resource book, Our Bodies, Ourselves that appeared more than 40 years ago' --Associated Press'I have been waiting for some time to see a book come out that is written for the purposes of providing timely information to transgender individuals to support them through their identity process. The comprehensiveness of this book is a major strength that can be applied to transgender individuals, their loved ones, and those who are in fields that impact transgender individuals. I have yet to have seen a book that incorporates information for individuals who identify on the gender spectrum-most books focus on one specific identity, whereas Trans Bodies, Trans Selves allows for the breadth of applying to many different individuals. This book appears to carry on the tradition of affirming many different transgender identities and the identification process.' -Stephanie L. Budge, PhD, Assistant Professor, Counseling Psychology, University of Louisville'Trans Bodies, Trans Selves is the answer to the wishes of many trans individuals and their therapists and counselors for a comprehensive resource of critical information that is both accurate and reliable, on the one hand, and written in a respectful way that is addressed to trans and questioning readers rather than at them or about them. I wholeheartedly recommend this book.' -Michael L. Hendricks, Ph.D., ABPP, Clinical Psychologist, Washington Psychological Center'...a community of people who are the best experts on themselves has come together to create a resource of information, mutual support, and political advocacy that will strengthen many. Thanks to Trans Bodies, Trans Selves and all the transgender folks who have been writing and teaching over the past many years, we, a group of cisgender women, now know that we can no longer say 'a woman's body' and mean only one thing.' -From the Afterword by Wendy Sanford, author of Our Bodies, Our Selves'The many voices raised in the pages of Trans Bodies, Trans Selves are the vanguard of a rising tide. If you are new to transgender, transsexual, or trans* experience, prepare to be swept away.' -Jamison Green, President of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH), co-director of the Transgender Law & Policy Institute, and author of Becoming a Visible Man'Trans Bodies, Trans Selves comes at a moment in our history when transgender people are in the spotlight, but we are not yet the authority on our own lives. This critical resource will provide a beacon of hope for the transgender person in crisis who is facing a barrage of negative messages, life-threatening discrimination, and a lack of support and validation. We now have a volume that speaks to our lived experiences and provides the message that our lives matter, we are powerful in ourselves and our bodies, and we demand political, social, and legal equality.' -M. Dru Levasseur, JD, Director of Lambda Legal's Transgender Rights Project and Co-Founder of the Jim Collins Foundation, providing financial assistance to transgender people for gender-confirming surgeries'One of the most grassroots, comprehensive transgender and gender noncomforming (TGNC) community-based literary projects I have ever seen. Lots of great people with diverse perspectives brought together to provide a truly holistic look at what is to be a TGNC person in all the various ways one may define that for themselves. A great resource that respects the immense intersectionality of trans and gender nonconforming people's lives. Finally a literary project that sincerely deserves the use of the term 'Groundbreaking'.' -Imani Henry, Staff Organizer at the International Action Center (IAC), focusing on national organizing of LGBT people and communities of color'For years I wondered how to create a one-stop-shop book for the trans community with all the basic info trans people would need. Trans Bodies, Trans Selves has done it!' -Riki Wilchins, founder of GenderPAC and The Transexual Menace, and author of Queer Theory, Gender Theory: An Instant Primer'Trans Bodies Trans Selves is a remarkably timely and much needed book that brings together collaborators across the spectrum of transgender health, culture, and history. At no other time has the transgender community been so poised to break out of its collective closet than now. It is vitally important to our communities of transgender people, advocates, and health care providers to have this volume of expertise at our fingertips. Dr. Erickson-Schroth has done us a great service by bringing together thoughtful thinkers and writers in the social and biological sciences to share complex knowledge that will empower each reader of this volume in new ways. Whether you are transgender, genderqueer, cis, scholar, health-care provider, social service provider, policy-maker, loved one, or other interested ally, you will find mind-opening and practical information and perspectives in this groundbreaking collection.' -Jack Pula, MD, co-chair of the APA NY District Branch Committee on LGBT issues'It's impossible to make informed decisions about one's life in the absence of information. Happily, trans people now have a wealth of information in the form of Trans Bodies, Trans Selves.' -Dallas Denny, Founding Director of the American Educational Gender Information Service (AEGIS), past editor of Chrysalis Quarterly and Transgender Tapestry, and former director of the Fantasia Fair'There has never been a book just like Trans Bodies, Trans Selves. More than a medical textbook, much more than any individual's autobiography, this anthology of transgender health and history is personalized with interviews covering every point on the spectrum of transgender experience. Transgender and gender nonconforming persons will read this book and see stories directly relevant to their own lives. Others who read with a desire to learn about the experience of transgender life - for that is the correct term, 'life' not 'lifestyle' - will not be disappointed. People who said 'I have never met a transgender person' may feel they have met many of us in the pages of this book. [R]ecommended for everyone who wants to understand this wonderful, brave, diverse group called 'transgender.'' -Rebecca Allison, MD, past President of GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBT Equality'TBTS is brimming with straightforward information about living a life as a gender-nonconforming person in the United States...illuminating even for people who are already well-informed... ' --The New Republic'[T]his book clearly comes at the perfect time...Bridging the gap between being understandable to the newest of readers and being helpful to those more versed in transgender issues, the vastness of topics covered includes everything from sex work to sexual safety, from romantic relationships to personal feelings about one's changing body. The mix of personal stories and professional guidance from doctors and therapists allows the reader to have a well-rounded learning experience about each of the topics.' --socialworker.com'Trans Bodies, Trans Selves offers practical suggestions on navigating life as a transgender person. From tips on how to transition socially to questions one should ask mental health professionals, the volume offers concrete transition-related ideas on a range of topics. It is strongly recommended to professionals who serve the TGNC community. Trans Bodies, Trans Selves has created a solid foundation upon which future research will emerge regardless of discipline. This resource will be cited for a long time.' --Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity 'Like its inspiration, OBOS, TBTS is not an academic treatise, nor is it meant to be, though much of the writing is quite academic. It is written for a broad audience inclusive of trans people and those who live, love, and work with them. There is thread of activism and a desire to be seen that runs through the book. Throughout the pages of information, stories and narratives are placed about the lives people are living, the struggles they face, and the joy they feel. Much of this is accomplished by the way the editor has chosen to format the book. There are many contributors who are featured in boxed narratives. This book can be used as a helpful resource to both the lay and the professional audience, as well as the transgender and cisgender person.' --Shara Sand, PsycCRITIQUES'TBTS is an invaluable resource. A surprising wealth of material on trans people already exists, written by both trans and cisgender people, and in a broad range of genres and formats, including memoirs, histories, medical journals, academic collections, and even graphic novels. This volume does an excellent job of consolidating much of that material into a 'one-stop' resource, while also providing extensive bibliographies at the end of each chapter for further exploration. TBTS is an ideal book for introductory reading, both for personal and classroom use.' --Feminist Collections'This collaboratively written resource guide discusses virtually every aspect of transgender life, ranging from intersectionality and legal issues to health and art. Each chapter, written by transgender or genderqueer authors, incorporates anonymous quotations from respondents to surveys conducted by the editorial staff that demonstrate the diversity in transgender people's experiences and perspectives. A substantial work for public and academic libraries.' --Library Journal Read more About the Author Laura Erickson-Schroth, MD, MA, is a psychiatry resident at New York University Medical Center. She is a board member of GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBT Equality, as well as the Association of Gay and Lesbian Psychiatrists. She is a founding member of the Gender and Family Network of New York City, a group for service providers interested in the health of gender non-conforming children and adolescents. Read more

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Intercourse

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Pdf:Intercourse.About the Author Andrea Dworkin was the co-author, with Catharine A. MacKinnon, of civil rights legislation recognizing pornography as legally actionable sex discrimination. She wrote eleven books, including Pornography, Heartbreak, and Scapegoat. She died in April 2005 in Washington, D.C. Ariel Levy is a contributing editor at New York magazine, and the author of Female Chauvinist Pigs. She lives in New York City. Read more

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Feminist Theory: From Margin to Center

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Pdf:Feminist Theory: From Margin to Center.Review Praise for the book: 'Feminist Theory: From Margin to Center is an important book. It is a readable, comprehensive, analytical critique of American feminist theory which should be widely used in women’s studies courses and read by both scholars and activists.' ―Patricia Bell-Scott, The Women’s Review of Books (1985) Read more About the Author A cultural critic, an intellectual, and a feminist writer, bell hooks is best known for classic books including Ain’t I a Woman, Bone Black, All About Love, Rock My Soul, Belonging, We Real Cool, Where We Stand, Teaching to Transgress, Teaching Community, Outlaw Culture, and Reel to Real. hooks is Distinguished Professor in Residence in Appalachian Studies at Berea College, and resides in her home state of Kentucky. Read more

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Where We Stand: Class Matters

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Pdf:Where We Stand: Class Matters.From Library Journal This incisive examination of class is rooted in cultural critic hooks's (All About Love) personal experience, political commitment, and social theory, which links gender, race, and class. Starting with her working-class childhood, the author illustrates how everyday interactions reproduce class hierarchy while simultaneously denying its existence. Because she sustains an unflinching gaze on both her own personal motivations and on persistent social structures, hooks provides a valuable framework for discussing such difficult and unexplored areas as greed, the quest to live simply, the ruling-class co-optation of youth through popular culture, and real estate speculation as an instrument of racism. Although the reading level and the price are both steep, this title is highly recommended for most public libraries and academic social science collections.DPaula R. Dempsey, DePaul Univ. Lib., Chicago Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc. Read more Review This incisive examination of class is rooted in cultural critic hooks personal experience, political commitment, and social theory, which links gender, race, and class. Starting with her working-class childhood, the author illustrates how everyday interactions reproduce class hierarchy while simultaneously denying its existence. Because she sustains an unflinching gaze on both her own personal motivations and on persistent social structures, hooks provides a valuable framework for discussing such difficult and unexplored areas as greed, the quest to live simply, the ruling-class co-optation of youth through popular culture, and real estate speculation as an instrument of racism. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Gender: Ideas, Interactions, Institutions

Pdf Social Sciences Gender: Ideas, Interactions, Institutions

Pdf:Gender: Ideas, Interactions, Institutions.About the Author Lisa Wade, PhD, is a professor at Occidental College. She is an accomplished scholar and award-winning teacher with degrees in philosophy, human sexuality, and sociology. She lives in Los Angeles but calls New Orleans “home.”Myra Marx Ferree is the Alice H. Cook Professor of Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is the author of Varieties of Feminism: German Gender Politics in Global Perspective (2012), co-author of Shaping Abortion Discourse (2002) and Controversy and Coalition (2000), and co-editor of Gender, Violence, and Human Security (2013), Global Feminism (2006), and Revisioning Gender (1998) as well as numerous articles and book chapters. She is the recipient of various prizes for contributions to gender studies, including the Jessie Bernard Award and Victoria Schuck Award. She continues to perform research on global gender politics. You can learn more on her website at ssc.wisc.edu/~mferree. Read more

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Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity

Pdf Social Sciences Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity

Pdf:Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity.Review Advance praise for the second edition of Whipping Girl:“It's official: Whipping Girl is a 21st century feminist classic. It's also a gift to a culture (still) struggling to face its own misogyny. Serano's writing is clear, gracious, and incredibly illuminating.” —Jennifer Baumgardner'Serano's thinking continues to challenge and delight—Whipping Girl is a foundational text that will prove to be timeless.” —Jessica Valenti'Having only just come out as Transgender, I was taken by a friend to a bookstore and told to buy Whipping Girl immediately. As I read, the revelation dawned on me that experiencing my gender could be full of self-empowerment and liberation as opposed to the fear and shame I had already spent a lifetime living with. Not only was this book a light in the dark for someone jumping head-first into transition, it also served as an essential tool to pass on to family and friends to help them to better understand what it means to be Trans. I'm forever thankful for this book and its author.” —Laura Jane Grace“Serano takes to task those who categorize “femininity” as artificial rather than a natural gender expression. Her convincing analysis and personal revelations challenge us to recognize our own sexist notions.”—Ms. Magazine'Julia Serano offers a perspective sorely needed, but up until now rarely heard.' —Bitch Magazine'An absorbing and essential achievement in both theory and biography.” —Washington City Paper'Whipping Girl critiques media depictions of trans people, dismantles science's longtime characterization of transsexuality as pathology, and offers a whip-smart vision of a world that celebrates sexual difference.” —AlterNet'Julia Serano is a careful and astute critic of the ways that trans women have been stereotyped and dismissed in popular culture, feminism, and psychology, and she repeatedly surprised me with her razor-sharp observations of the pervasive hatred of trans women and all differently gendered people. This is an important text for gender studies classes, as well as for therapists, journalists, and anybody who'd like to keep updated as a sex radical.” —Patrick Califia, author of Sex Changes: The Politics of Transgenderism'Julia Serano is the wise, acerbic brain at the center of the transgender movement. The original edition of Whipping Girl forever connected trans theory to feminism and queer studies; this new edition updates that work as well as providing a compelling new preface that reflects the movement's enormous progress as well as the progress that remains to be made. Julia Serano is more than a brilliant writer and theorist; she's also a tremendously compassionate, humane woman whose work has enlarged the lives of all her readers. Urgent, contentious, generous, and brilliant.”—Jennifer Finney Boylan, Author of She's Not There, and Writer in Residence at Barnard College of Columbia University'Julia Serano did not invent transfeminism, but she's done more to promote its ideas and demonstrate its necessity than any other writer. Her analysis of the misogyny at the root of transphobia is vital. This book should be taught in every introduction to gender and women's studies class in the country—read it, teach it, learn from it, and act on it.' —Susan Stryker, author of Transgender History and Director, University of Arizona Institute for LGBT Studies-----Praise for the first edition:'Seminal.' —Variety Read more About the Author Julia Serano is a highly regarded writer and thinker on the subjects of gender, feminism, and LGBTQ issues. She is best known for her 2007 book Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity, which garnered rave reviews-The Advocate placed it on their list of 'Best Non-Fiction Transgender Books,' and readers of Ms. Magazine ranked it #16 on their list of the '100 Best Non-Fiction Books of All Time.' Julia's writings have also appeared in numerous anthologies; in feminist, queer, and progressive magazines and websites (including Bitch Magazine, Out, AlterNet.org, Ms. Magazine blog, and Feministing.com); and are regularly used as teaching materials in gender studies, queer studies, psychology, and human sexuality courses in colleges across North America.Julia's background as a writer, performer, activist, and biologist (she has a PhD in biochemistry from Columbia University) makes her a unique voice on the subjects of gender and sexism. She has the rare gift of being able to present complex ideas from feminism and gender/queer theory, and to interweave them with her personal experiences as a bisexual trans woman, in a clear, compelling, and entertaining manner. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Queer and Transgender Resilience Workbook: Skills for Navigating Sexual Orientation and Gender Expression (New Harbinger Self-Help Workbook)

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Pdf:The Queer and Transgender Resilience Workbook: Skills for Navigating Sexual Orientation and Gender Expression (New Harbinger Self-Help Workbook).Review “In these times, where queer and trans people are continually the targets of violence, discrimination, and archaic public accommodation policies, it is hopeful and necessary that we focus on power and resilience. The Queer and Transgender Resilience Workbook is a useful and refreshing guide to the possibilities of restoration and transformation for queer and transgender people.” —Holiday Simmons, MSW, social justice advocate, facilitator, public speaker, and healer (Holiday Simmons, MSW)“We each have an opportunity to explore ourselves profoundly as we evolve in our lives as queer and trans people, and this workbook provides unique and engaging guidance. Enjoy exploring your resilient self!” —Danielle Castro, MA, MFT, director of research for the Center of Excellence for Transgender Health at the University of California, San Francisco (Danielle Castro, MA, MFT) Read more About the Author Anneliese Singh, PhD, LPC, is associate dean of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the College of Education at the University of Georgia, and professor in the department of counseling and human development services. She is cofounder of the Georgia Safe Schools Coalition, an intersectional organization; and founder of the Trans Resilience Project. She resides in Avondale Estates, GA. Foreword writer Diane Ehrensaft, PhD, is a developmental and clinical psychologist in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is director of mental health and founding member of the Child and Adolescent Gender Center—a partnership between the University of California, San Francisco, and community agencies to provide comprehensive interdisciplinary services and advocacy to gender non-conforming/transgender children and youth, and their families. Read more

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Diversity and Society: Race, Ethnicity, and Gender

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Pdf:Diversity and Society: Race, Ethnicity, and Gender.About the Author Joseph F. Healey is Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Christopher Newport University in Virginia. He received his PhD in sociology and anthropology from the University of Virginia. An innovative and experienced teacher of numerous race and ethnicity courses, he has written articles on minority groups, the sociology of sport, social movements, and violence, and he is also the author of Statistics: A Tool for Social Research (10th ed., 2014). Read more

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Women After All: Sex, Evolution, and the End of Male Supremacy

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Pdf:Women After All: Sex, Evolution, and the End of Male Supremacy.Review “Engagingly written and persuasively argued…shows how an acknowledgment of human nature combined with a long view of history can advance the human condition.” - Steven Pinker, Johnstone Professor of Psychology, Harvard University, & author of The Better Angels of Our Nature.“A fluent, provocative, well-argued engagement with a lively mind.” - Sherry Turkle, Abby Rockefeller Mauze Professor of the Social Studies of Science and Technology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology“Astonishingly insightful…A richly informed, up-to-the-minute and sensible exploration of a highly charged topic. It is the best available examination of how and why men and women differ and how twenty-first-century humans can use this knowledge to forge a better world.” - Sarah Blaffer Hrdy, author of Mother Nature and Mothers and Others: The Evolutionary Origins of Mutual Understanding.“Mines evolution and anthropology to probe gender identities in the light of biology, sexual conflict across species and more.” - Barbara Kiser, Nature“Sweeping, ambitious and eminently readable…A compelling and thought-provoking read for men and women alike.” - Lisa Sanders, M.D., Associate Professor, Yale School of Medicine“Konner makes a powerful case for a provocative thesis…he ranges from evolutionary biology through ethology, neurobiology, embryology, anthropology and history, with digressions into economics and politics. Not many people could pull this off―but Dr. Konner does.” - David Barash, Wall Street Journal“[Konner's] conclusions give me, well, hope.” - Louise Erdrich, The Millions Read more About the Author Melvin Konner, M.D. is the Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor in the Department of Anthropology and the Program in Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology at Emory University. He is the author of Women After All, Becoming a Doctor and Medicine at the Crossroads, among other books. Read more

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Only Words

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Pdf:Only Words.Review In her most cogent and accessible book to date...MacKinnon lashes absolutists who maintain that all forms of expression including pornography and hate propaganda should be constitutionally protected. MacKinnon counters that pornography and hate messages do the same thing: enact the abuse. (Publishers Weekly)Professor MacKinnon offers a lucid and compelling account of how lawyers and judges have used the First Amendment to transform the terrorist acts of pornographers and racist vigilantes into political speech. Only Words should be required reading for every true civil libertarian. (Charles R. Lawrence III, Georgetown University)Only Words shows the keen power of Catharine MacKinnon's immensely challenging intellect. (Patricia J. Williams, Columbia University)Anyone inclined to dismiss anti-pornography legislation as zealotry, or as short-sighted interference with individual rights, should read Only Words. MacKinnon states her case in prose that is as distinctive and as trenchant as Orwell's. (Richard Rorty, University of Virginia)This little book might as well come with a fuse and matches, lighting a fire as it does under the complacent acceptance of pornography and inequality, racial and sexual, in this country. (Susan Salter Reynolds Los Angeles Times)Only Words is a deftly crafted indictment of an absolutist free-speech doctrine that is applied hypocritically and inconsistently to protect pornography and other acts of inequality. (Amy Willard Cross Toronto Globe & Mail)Only words, yet look at the responses, look at the rage directed toward the professor. These responses and the anger and fear that lurk within them have in a sense become part of the text of Only Words; to read them is to read a part of what MacKinnon aimed to show...MacKinnon's words have engendered real abuse, directed at her as a woman. In short, she has proved her point. (David C. Dinielli Michigan Law Review)MacKinnon's book is an eloquent plea to Americans to move beyond what she sees as the prejudiced limitations of current doctrine, in particular of current liberal doctrine. (Bernard Williams London Review of Books)[This book] will almost certainly reconfigure the national debate over pornography, harassment, free speech, and equality. It merits careful study by scholars in rhetoric, communication, free speech, women's studies, and law--in fact, by anyone wishing to participate in the political and legal process as an informed citizen. (Lester Olson Quarterly Journal of Speech)In Only Words, [MacKinnon] presents the most lucid and concise presentation of her argument that porn is more than just words...Her argument is making significant legal inroads and, to understand where she would like to take us, Only Words provides a clear road map. (San Francisco Chronicle) Read more About the Author Catharine A. MacKinnon is Elizabeth A. Long Professor of Law at the University of Michigan Law School. Read more

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Female Masculinity

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Pdf:Female Masculinity.Amazon.com Review Readers who have followed the postmodern gender debate in the university presses (ranging from Thais Morgan's sedately twisted analyses of Victorian male lesbianism to Judith Butler's acclaimed Gender Trouble) will delight in the latest little earthquake: Judith Halberstam's deft separation of masculinity from the male body in Female Masculinity. If what we call 'masculinity' is taken to be 'a naturalized relation between maleness and power,' Halberstam argues, 'then it makes little sense to examine men for the contours of that masculinity's social construction.' We can learn more from other embodiments of masculinity, like those found in drag-king performances, in the sexual stance of the stone butch, and in female-to-male transgenderism. Halberstam's subject is so new to critical discourse that her approach can be somewhat scattershot--there is simply too much to say--but her prose is lucid and deliberate, and her attitude refreshingly relaxed. Essential reading for gender studies and a lively contribution to cultural studies in general. --Regina Marler Read more From Library Journal Halberstam (literature, Univ. of California, San Diego; Skin Shows: Gothic Horror and the Technology of Monsters, Duke Univ., 1995) presents a unique offering in queer studies: a study of the masculine lesbian woman. Halberstam makes a compelling argument for a more flexible taxonomy of masculinity, including not only men, who have historically held the power in society, but also women who embody qualities that are usually associated with maleness, such as strength, authority, and independence. Fleshing out her argument by drawing on a variety of sources?fiction, films, court documents, and diaries?Halberstam calls for society to acknowledge masculine lesbian women and value them. A dense work that requires some knowledge of gay studies, this is recommended for academic libraries and will appeal to scholars in gay studies, gender studies, women's studies, film studies, and sociology.?Kimberly L. Clarke, Univ. of Minnesota Lib., MinneapolisCopyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Learning to (Re)member the Things We’ve Learned to Forget: Endarkened Feminisms, Spirituality, and the Sacred Nature of Research and Teaching (Black Studies and Critical Thinking)

Pdf Social Sciences Learning to (Re)member the Things We’ve Learned to Forget: Endarkened Feminisms, Spirituality, and the Sacred Nature of Research and Teaching (Black Studies and Critical Thinking)

Pdf:Learning to (Re)member the Things We’ve Learned to Forget: Endarkened Feminisms, Spirituality, and the Sacred Nature of Research and Teaching (Black Studies and Critical Thinking).About the Author Cynthia B. Dillard (Nana Mansa II of Mpeasem, Ghana, West Africa) is the Mary Frances Early Endowed Professor of Teacher Education at the University of Georgia. Her first book On Spiritual Strivings: Transforming an African American Woman’s Academic Life (2006) was selected for the 2008 Critics’ Choice Book Award by the American Educational Studies Association (AESA). Read more

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Teach Freedom: Education for Liberation in the African-American Tradition (The Teaching for Social Justice Series)

Pdf Social Sciences Teach Freedom: Education for Liberation in the African-American Tradition (The Teaching for Social Justice Series)

Pdf:Teach Freedom: Education for Liberation in the African-American Tradition (The Teaching for Social Justice Series).Review “One of the basic lessons of the Southern civil rights movement is that you cannot predict what spark will light a fire.”―From the Foreword by Charles E. Cobb, Jr., senior writer and diplomatic correspondent for allAfrica.com“One of the guiding principles has to be that we cannot lead a struggle that involves masses of people without identifying with the people and without getting people to understand what their potentials are, what their strengths are.” ―Ella Baker, Advisor, Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee“In the spirit of Ella Baker and Carter G. Woodson, Professors Payne and Sills Strickland have assembled a collection of writings that reveal the complex but necessary truths embedded in the lives of young people of color and organizing for liberation. This compilation is a must read for those who work in solidarity with young people to change our condition.” ―David Stovall, University of Illinois at Chicago“Teach Freedom combines a compelling history of liberatory education in the African-American community with inspiring contemporary portraits of schools and programs that build upon that tradition. In a time where high-stakes testing and narrow educational ‘objectives’ rule the day in our nation’s schools, this is a book―and a vision―we desperately need. ―Gregory Michie, Illinois State University, author of See You When We Get There Read more From the Author Charles M. Payne is the Frank P. Hixon Distinguished Service Professor in the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago. His books include the award-winning I’ve Got the Light of Freedom: The Organizing Tradition and the Mississippi Freedom Struggle.Carol Sills Strickland has served as associate editor for the journal New Schools, New Communities, on the editorial board of the Harvard Educational Review, and on the editorial board of Afterschool Matters. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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A Hope in the Unseen: An American Odyssey from the Inner City to the Ivy League

Pdf Social Sciences A Hope in the Unseen: An American Odyssey from the Inner City to the Ivy League

Pdf:A Hope in the Unseen: An American Odyssey from the Inner City to the Ivy League.Review 'A beautiful book of a heroic American struggle.'--David Halberstam in USA Today'[An] extraordinary, formula-shattering book.'--New York Times Book Review'A story of sheer human grit that should be read by others as example and inspiration.'--Jonathan Yardley, Washington Post Book World'Absolutely gripping.  A sort of suspense novel of the human psyche. . . . It's beyond good, it's really extraordinary.'--Walter Kirn, National Public Radio Read more From the Inside Flap At Ballou Senior High, a crime-infested school in Washington, D.C., honor students have learned to keep their heads down. Like most inner-city kids, they know that any special attention in a place this dangerous can make you a target of violence. But Cedric Jennings will not swallow his pride, and with unwavering support from his mother, he studies and strives as if his life depends on it--and it does. The summer after his junior year, at a program for minorities at MIT, he gets a fleeting glimpse of life outside, a glimpse that turns into a face-on challenge one year later: acceptance into Brown University, an Ivy League school. At Brown, finding himself far behind most of the other freshmen, Cedric must manage a bewildering array of intellectual and social challenges. Cedric had hoped that at college he would finally find a place to fit in, but he discovers he has little in common with either the white students, many of whom come from privileged backgrounds, or the middle-class blacks. Having traveled too far to turn back, Cedric is left to rely on his faith, his intelligence, and his determination to keep alive his hope in the unseen--a future of acceptance and reward that he struggles, each day, to envision. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Racial and Ethnic Groups (13th Edition)

Pdf Social Sciences Racial and Ethnic Groups (13th Edition)

Pdf:Racial and Ethnic Groups (13th Edition).Review Thank you to the following reviewers:   Dr. Loyd Ganey College of Southern Nevada Lloyd Klein York College, CUNY Mominka Fileva Davenport University Lisa Munoz Hawkeye Community College Brian Jara The Pennsylvania State University Gerald Titchener     Des Moines Area Community College Jose Soto Southeast Community College   “The text has a strong introduction to the study of race and ethnicity that would be valuable in any course. Part 1 does an impressive job of laying out the key terms and ideas with which every student should develop a familiarity.” -Brian Jara, The Pennsylvania State University   “[This text has:] 1. great coverage of the groups; 2. good use of facts and stats; 3. good coverage of group-specific contemporary issues.” -Gerald Titchener, Des Moines Area Community College   “Great overview of all the important groups, areas, and issues.” -Dr. Loyd Ganey, College of Southern Nevada   “All the tables, figures, and boxed features are informative, easy to understand and useful. I will often reference these in a lecture and draw student's attention to a specific feature to make a point.” -Jose Soto, Southeast Community College   “This is a very thorough analytical text on minority groups in the US, supplemented with cases, global perspective and research focus. The text covers major topics and themes pertinent to diversity issues.” -Mominka Fileva, Davenport University  Read more About the Author Richard T. Schaefer grew up in Chicago at a time when neighborhoods were going through transitions in ethnic and racial composition. He found himself increasingly intrigued by what was happening, how people were reacting, and how these changes were affecting neighborhoods and people’s jobs. In high school, he took a course in sociology. His interest in social issues caused him to gravitate to more sociology courses at Northwestern University, where he eventually received a B.A. in sociology. This interest led him to obtain his M.A. and Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Chicago. Dr. Schaefer’s continuing interest in race relations led him to write his master’s thesis on the membership of the Ku Klux Klan and his doctoral thesis on racial prejudice and race relations in Great Britain.   He has taught sociology and courses on multiculturalism for 30 years. He has been invited to give special presentations to students and faculty on racial and ethnic diversity in Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, and Texas.   Schaefer is the general editor of the three-volume Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity, and Society (2008). He is also the author of introductory sociology books with McGraw-Hill. Schaefer coauthored with William Zellner the ninth edition of Extraordinary Groups (2011). He served as president of the Midwest Sociological Society from 1994 to 1995. In recognition of his achievements in undergraduate teaching, he was named Vincent de Paul Professor of Sociology in 2004.   Read more

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What Does It Mean to Be White?: Developing White Racial Literacy – Revised Edition (Counterpoints)

Pdf Social Sciences What Does It Mean to Be White?: Developing White Racial Literacy – Revised Edition (Counterpoints)

Pdf:What Does It Mean to Be White?: Developing White Racial Literacy – Revised Edition (Counterpoints).Review Praise for the First Edition of What Does It Mean to Be White?: «Rarely will one find an analysis of whiteness (and the problems associated with it) that is as comprehensive as this one. From incisive and wide-ranging critiques of how white folks deflect, deny, and evade the topic of racism, and the implications of our own racial identity and position, to an absolutely on-point interrogation of how racism and whiteness influence white teachers-in-training, and thus, the larger educational process, Robin DiAngelo demonstrates the kind of clarity of thought so needed on this important subject.» (Tim Wise, Author of White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son and Dear White America: Letter to a New Minority) Read more About the Author Robin DiAngelo received her PhD at the University of Washington, where she was twice honored with the Student’s Choice Award for Educator of the Year. Her concept of white fragility has influenced the national discourse on race. She has published widely in both mainstream and academic venues. Read more

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Teaching Critical Thinking: Practical Wisdom

Pdf Social Sciences Teaching Critical Thinking: Practical Wisdom

Pdf:Teaching Critical Thinking: Practical Wisdom.Review 'Positing education as the practice of freedom to balance against (or as an antidote to) the notion of education as credential-collecting, Teaching Critical Thinking: Practical Wisdom seeks to help engaged educators navigate the contradictions and challenges of the academy so as to fulfill our mandate to be of compassionate service to students―as whole people, not simply as someone's future employees.' – Rain Taxi   Read more About the Author bell hooks is a world-renowned intellectual, cultural critic, and writer who is also Distinguished Professor in Appalachian Studies at Berea College in Kentucky. Among her many books are the feminist classic Ain't I A Woman, the dialogue (with Cornel West) Breaking Bread, the children's books Happy to Be Nappy and Be Boy Buzz, the memoir Bone Black and the general interest titles All About Love, Rock My Soul, and Communion. She has published seven titles with Routledge: Belonging, We Real Cool: Black Men and Masculinity, Where We Stand, Teaching to Transgress, Teaching Community, Outlaw Culture, and Reel to Real. Read more

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Story Smart: Using the Science of Story to Persuade, Influence, Inspire, and Teach

Pdf Social Sciences Story Smart: Using the Science of Story to Persuade, Influence, Inspire, and Teach

Pdf:Story Smart: Using the Science of Story to Persuade, Influence, Inspire, and Teach.Review 'Kendall Haven speaks to the power of the story by exploring how the brain processes stories and what elements are key to making a story successful. This book is . . . an easy-to-read guide to the science behind what makes stories memorable.' - The Library Quarterly Read more About the Author Kendall Haven is the only internationally recognized expert in the science of story structure. His published works include 24 books from Libraries Unlimited. Read more

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Fundamentals of Technical Services (Ala Fundamentals)

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Pdf:Fundamentals of Technical Services (Ala Fundamentals).Review 'The individual sections within each chapter describing various tasks, such as budget creation, copy cataloging, authority control, and communicating with entities outside technical services are simple, clear, and very useful ... This book is a starting point, but a worthy one, and I would recommend it to someone wishing to begin to understand library technical services.' --Technical Services QuarterlyThe tone of writing clearly conveys the authors enthusiasm and passion for technical services and emphasizes the crucial role that technical services staff play in providing access to resources through purchasing, cataloging, physical processing, and authority control. This book begins with a chapter ... This well-written, enthusiastic text provides a great introduction to the many aspects of Technical Services. --Library Resources & Technical Services Read more About the Author John Sandstrom is the Acquisitions Librarian at the New Mexico State University Library. At various times he has worked in technical services, branch management, and administration in academic, public, and special libraries, and library education. He  is currently working on a doctorate in Education Leadership and Development at New Mexico State University.Liz Miller is the Cataloging Librarian at the New Mexico State University Library. She has written and presented workshops about practical aspects of RDA: Resource Description and Access. Read more

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Foundations of Library and Information Science

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Pdf:Foundations of Library and Information Science.Review In this fourth edition, Rubin excels at providing everything working library professionals and those desiring to become library professionals need to know. This text could be considered the librarian's Bible, as it is so comprehensive in its coverage of the profession. Rubin's relaxed and conversational writing style makes it a highly approachable text and a valuable addition to any professional resource collection, library and information science classroom, or personal reference.' --Voice of Youth Advocates'Well informed about the latest developments and issues in the field ... LIS faculty who teach introductory courses in LIS should consider assigning Rubin's text as the primary reading. No textbook can perfectly match every instructor's desired learning outcomes, but this one may serve well with just a few supplementary readings.' --American Reference Books Annual'Continues to deserve its place in the required curriculum of many American MLS programs ... in its latest edition, [it] lives up to the broad expectations set by its title.' --Against the Grain Read more About the Author Richard E. Rubin served as Director of the School of Library and Information Science at Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, from 1999 2010, and subsequently became Associate Provost for Extended (Online) Education at KSU until his retirement in 2013. He received his AB in Philosophy from Oberlin College, his MLS from Kent State University, and his PhD from the School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He has spoken and presented at workshops throughout the United States, primarily on aspects of human resource management, including hiring, performance evaluation, discipline and termination, worker motivation, and ethics in the workplace. Dr. Rubin has been active in professional associations on the national and local level, including serving as a member and Chair of the ALA Committee on Accreditation. He is the author of numerous publications, including three books, Human Resources Management in Libraries: Theory and Practice (Neal-Schuman, 1991), Hiring Library Employees (Neal-Schuman, 1994), and three editions of Foundations of Library and Information Science (Neal-Schuman 2000, 2004, 2010). His articles have appeared in a variety of journals, including Library Quarterly and Library and Information Science Research. Read more

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Library: An Unquiet History

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Pdf:Library: An Unquiet History.Review “Huge in scope . . . engaging.” - BookPage“A must for every home or institutional collection.” - Kirkus Reviews“Elegantly written....A great read, flowing over many time periods and geographic regions.” - Library Journal“Matthew Battles knows his way around the stacks as well as anyone. . . . This book is a delight.” - Nicholas Basbanes“Battles turns an all-seeing telescope on the most spectacular galaxy in our intellectual heavens―that magnificent constellation of books we call a library―and brings into focus the brightest stars and blackest holes in its dynamic history.” - Richard Lederer, author of A Man of My Words Read more About the Author Matthew Battles is the author of Palimpsest and Library: An Unquiet History and a program fellow at the Berkman Center of Harvard University, where he is associate director of metaLAB, a research group exploring the bounds of networked culture. Read more

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Supercharged Storytimes: An Early Literacy Planning and Assessment Guide

Pdf Social Sciences Supercharged Storytimes: An Early Literacy Planning and Assessment Guide

Pdf:Supercharged Storytimes: An Early Literacy Planning and Assessment Guide.From School Library Journal Based on a research project from the University of Washington's iSchool called VIEWS2, whose goal was to understand whether the early literacy focus of public library storytimes was making a difference, this work is a departure from typical materials on this subject. The book is divided into four sections. The first describes the VIEWS2 training and planning tool, which can help storytime providers boost their programs by using early literacy practices and behaviors from Every Child Read To Read 2nd Edition (ECRR2). The second part describes how the VIEWS2 early literacy domains fit into and support each aspect of ECRR2 (talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing). Various tips and suggestions from storytime providers are included, broken down by developmental stage. The third part presents the findings of the last year of the Project VIEWS2 study, focusing on storytime assessment. The fourth and last part is a reflection on the project and covers possible next steps. Sidebars and real-world examples from the participants in the study are interspersed throughout. Each chapter gives guidance in how to incorporate, in small steps, more early literacy behaviors. Understanding the VIEWS2 early literacy domains and how they fit into ECRR2 will take some background knowledge of ECRR2. VERDICT An in-depth look at how librarians can incorporate early literacy practices and behaviors into their storytimes, thus ultimately increasing the perceived value of the programs.—Renee McGrath, Nassau Library System, Uniondale, NY Read more Review 'This work is a departure from typical materials on this subject ... An in-depth look at how librarians can incorporate practices and behaviors into their storytimes, thus ultimately increasing the perceived value of the programs.' --School Library Journal'A worksheet at the end of each chapter allows for reflection on the early literacy activities of talking, reading, singing, playing, and writing. Appendices in the back of the book provide storytime assessment worksheets,outcomes crosswalks, and a VIEWS2planning tool organized by age … Forthose who want or need to provide proof that preschool storytimes are important for early literacy development, this will be invaluable.' --Catholic Library World Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Monthly Mini-Lessons: Forty Projects for Independent Study, Grades 2-3

Pdf Social Sciences Monthly Mini-Lessons: Forty Projects for Independent Study, Grades 2-3

Pdf:Monthly Mini-Lessons: Forty Projects for Independent Study, Grades 2-3.Review 'Lombardo is a retired teacher who has created a very useful and practical resource for classroom teachers. Media specialists may find this a handy resource for collaborative planning.' -- Julie Stephens Read more About the Author Mary A. Lombardo is a retired teacher from Albuquerque, NM. Her published works include Mastering Math Through Magic. Read more

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Information and Society (The MIT Press Essential Knowledge Series)

Pdf Social Sciences Information and Society (The MIT Press Essential Knowledge Series)

Pdf:Information and Society (The MIT Press Essential Knowledge Series).Review Buckland's tour through the essentials of information handling―also because of its clear and mind-refreshing language―opens a new perspective on cyberlaw. The book invites us to take a step back from ever-changing technological characteristics, regulatory reactions, and accumulating caselaw and to take a fresh look at what all this is about, at how our societies create, handle, organize, share and restrict information and at how all this should be done considering our constitutional value systems―in short, to look at information law properly and then from there to discuss and evaluate the implications of technological change.―Herbert Burkert, Jotwell Read more About the Author Michael Buckland is Emeritus Professor in the School of Information at the University of California, Berkeley, and Codirector of the Electronic Cultural Atlas Initiative there. Read more

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The Whole Library Handbook: Teen Services

Pdf Social Sciences The Whole Library Handbook: Teen Services

Pdf:The Whole Library Handbook: Teen Services.Review This guide to providing teen services in public libraries is quite comprehensive, earning its place as part of The Whole Library Handbook series ... Especially useful are the pieces on weeding, booktalking, and self-directed (passive) programming ... this title should be useful to library and information science students and anyone serving teens.' --Voice of Youth AdvocatesBooth and Jensen have put together a valuable resource for any librarian who works on a regular basis with teens, whether it is full- or part-time.' --Catholic Library World Read more About the Author Heather Booth is committed to serving the dynamic needs and interests of young people in a community setting. She has been a teen services librarian in the Chicago suburbs since 2002, currently at the Thomas Ford Memorial Library, in Western Springs. She is the author of Serving Teens through Readers Advisory (ALA Editions, 2007) and several chapters on readers advisory for teens in other professional works. She reviews books for youth and audiobooks for Booklist. Her article RA for YA won the feature article award from Public Libraries in 2006. She holds a BA from Kalamazoo College, in southwest Michigan, and her library degree from the Graduate School of Library and Information Sciences at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.Karen Jensen Karen Jensen has worked with teens since 1993. She holds a degree in Christian Education/Youth Ministry from Mount Vernon College and earned her MLS from Kent State University. She is currently a teen services librarian in Grand Prairie, Texas, where she is especially focused on using the 40 Developmental Assets for Adolescents to advocate for teens in her library and community. She is the author of several articles in VOYA and wrote a chapter in Intellectual Freedom for Teens: A Practical Guide for YA & School Librarians, by Kristin Fletcher-Spear and Kelly Tyler. She is the creator and moderator of Teen Librarian Toolbox, where she blogs about pop culture, librarianship, and books. Read more

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Teen Services 101: A Practical Guide for Busy Library Staff

Pdf Social Sciences Teen Services 101: A Practical Guide for Busy Library Staff

Pdf:Teen Services 101: A Practical Guide for Busy Library Staff.Need to amp up teen services, but you’re short on time or not sure where to start? Teen Services 101: A Practical Guide for Busy Library Staff provides useful information that will help staff put together a basic teen services program with minimal time and hassle. The author, Megan Fink, along with contributions from Maria Kramer, provides practical tips and instructions on how to build core teen services into the overall library program. Whether you’re a new teen services librarian, or staff in a one person library, this how-to guide on teen services can help you effectively serve teen patrons. Let’s face it, teens are sometimes overlooked by libraries when it comes to services and programs. However, there are over 42 million teens in the US, which makes them a sizeable and important demographic to serve. Many of today’s teens are struggling. More are living in poverty than before and nearly 7,000 teens drop out of high school per day. By setting aside some time to increase your library’s focus on teens, you will be providing a vital service and positioning your library as an indispensable part of the community. The resources and information in this book can help you achieve that. Read more

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Capturing Our Stories: An Oral History of Librarianship in Transition

Pdf Social Sciences Capturing Our Stories: An Oral History of Librarianship in Transition

Pdf:Capturing Our Stories: An Oral History of Librarianship in Transition.Review 'Useful to scholars of oral tradition, LIS students, and others investigating the historical trajectory of librarianship in the twentieth century.' --American Reference Books Annual'Clear and fluid ... the librarians' words shine through and give life to this volume.' --Library Journal'Somewhere in this offering, any librarian is almost guaranteed to hear his or her own voice ... Librarians could not have asked for a better compilation that encompasses the profession.' --Voice of Youth Advocates Read more About the Author A. Arro Smith, technical services manager at the San Marcos (Texas) Public Library, has been a practicing librarian for more than 25 years. He is the author of numerous journal articles and book chapters, including the widely read 'Cataloging Heresy,' an essay that appeared in Radical Cataloging by K. R. Roberto (2008). He worked with former ALA president Dr. Loriene Roy, in a partnership between the American Library Association and the School of Information at the University of Texas, to create a national oral history program for retired and retiring librarians. Read more

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Protecting Intellectual Freedom and Privacy in Your School Library (SLM Hot Topics)

Pdf Social Sciences Protecting Intellectual Freedom and Privacy in Your School Library (SLM Hot Topics)

Pdf:Protecting Intellectual Freedom and Privacy in Your School Library (SLM Hot Topics).From School Library Journal School librarians at any grade level will find this book thought-provoking, especially if they are updating their library policies or training staff on privacy issues. Primarily a collection of columns previously published in School Library Monthly, it also includes updates, summaries, questions to ask, and extensive lists of additional resources. Few school librarians will read this book without questioning their own policies and practices. Do we too often bar students from checking out materials because of overdues? Are our check-out limits too low? Are students restricted by computerized reading programs or required to borrow books from a restricted reading level? Do we adequately protect student privacy? Do shrinking library budgets impede intellectual freedom? These are thorny issues, and many readers will scramble to update their collection-development and privacy policies after reading these thoughtful essays. Of course, the dreaded book challenge gets lengthy consideration-along with ways to prepare for challenges in advance-but issues like internet filters, confidentiality of library records, serving special-needs students and English Language Learners, and the role of the solo librarian serving multiple schools are also addressed. As a result of the many court cases, organizations, documents, and acronyms mentioned, some of the columns are on the dry side. The book comes alive, however, when the author describes actual sticky situations and quotes school librarians coping with real intellectual freedom and privacy issues. School librarians will want to have it on hand for the resources and guidelines it contains, but its real value is in the questions it prompts readers to ask about their own libraries.—Miranda Doyle, Lake Oswego School District, OR Read more Review 'School librarians at any grade level will find this book thought-provoking, especially if they are updating their library policies or training staff on privacy issues. . . . School librarians will want to have it on hand for the resources and guidelines it contains, but its real value is in the questions it prompts readers to ask about their own libraries.' - School Library Journal'This is a thoroughly researched, yet practical and accessible book. It belongs in all professional collections. . . . Highly Recommended.' - Library Media Connection, Starred Review'Adams provides wonderful information about intellectual freedom and privacy in our school libraries. . . . This is a great resource and will be of particular value to school librarians or other interested parties.' - ARBA Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Information Literacy and Information Skills Instruction: Applying Research to Practice in the 21st Century School Library, 3rd Edition

Pdf Social Sciences Information Literacy and Information Skills Instruction: Applying Research to Practice in the 21st Century School Library, 3rd Edition

Pdf:Information Literacy and Information Skills Instruction: Applying Research to Practice in the 21st Century School Library, 3rd Edition.Review '[A] perfect resource for library students or experienced librarians who want to sharpen their understanding of information instruction theory. Recommended.' - Library Media Connection Read more About the Author Nancy Pickering Thomas, PhD, is professor emeritus in the School of Library and Information Management, Emporia State University, Emporia, KS.Sherry R. Crow, PhD, is assistant professor of school library science and educational media at the University of Nebraska, Kearney, NE.Lori L. Franklin, PhD, is school librarian at Olathe East High School, Olathe, KS, a large suburban high school in the Kansas City metro area that was recently chosen by the International Center for Leadership in Education as one of '20 Model High Schools.' Read more

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Community Archives: The Shaping of Memory (Principles and Practice in Records Management and Archives)

Pdf Social Sciences Community Archives: The Shaping of Memory (Principles and Practice in Records Management and Archives)

Pdf:Community Archives: The Shaping of Memory (Principles and Practice in Records Management and Archives).Review 'This volume is an important contribution to the growing literature on the significance of archives in society...Its significance lies in part in the variety of community archives it represents and in its engagement with some of the most challenging, perplexing, and exciting issues facing the archival profession.' --The American Archivist, Fall/Winter 2010'Anyone presented with the task of creating a new physical archive or evaluating an existing one would benefit from the information on new methods of obtaining information and assessing it…the book provides a readable and interesting look at a wide range of community archives and their challenges.' --Journal for the Society of North Carolina Archivists, Fall 2010'This book is a notable addition to archival literature, particularly because it illuminates areas which are of fundamental important to societal memory and yet often neglected or ignored.' --The Australian Library Journal, November 2010'With stories from immigrant populations, marginalized native groups, postcolonial independent states, post-traumatic communities, and gay and lesbian groups, we are able to understand that commmunity and identity formation through archives are cross-cultural concepts....It is nearly impossible to read Community Archives without thinking about the archival community and how it can be strengthened through an understanding of archives' power to bring people together and create common purpose.' --Archival Issues, 2011 Read more About the Author Ben Alexander, Queens College Graduate School of Library and Information Studies, New York; and Jeannette A. Bastian, Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science, Boston. Read more

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Taming the Data Monster

Pdf Social Sciences Taming the Data Monster

Pdf:Taming the Data Monster.This comprehensive resource presents easy-to-adapt data collection systems for a wide range of teaching situations, learner ages and skills levels. To help educators and other practitioners meet the demands for accountability and student progress, the authors offer effective tracking systems, simple methods to analyze data, and appropriate use of the data to make sound decisions about student performance. In learning how to tame the data monster of organization and endless paperwork, readers will save time and effort. "This book is truly amazing, a must-have for any educator! I've always taken data in the classroom but rarely felt it was productive or giving me enough information. This book provides so many examples and realistic ways to both take and interpret data that the task becomes more doable. I'm actually excited to take data now!" --Brie Holtrop, high school special educator

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Service Learning, Information Literacy, and Libraries

Pdf Social Sciences Service Learning, Information Literacy, and Libraries

Pdf:Service Learning, Information Literacy, and Libraries.Review 'Readers will come away with a better understanding of all the ways academic libraries can contribute to service learning by providing information literacy instruction, useful materials, space, and more. VERDICT Recommended for instruction librarians at academic libraries.' - Library Journal'A particular strength of the book is its balancing of theoretical and practical perspectives, making it a highly readable volume. . . . Service Learning, Information Literacy, and Libraries represents a key contribution to scholarship in the nascent topic area of service-learning and academic libraries. Faculty would be well advised to take advantage of the services librarians provide to support effective service-learning, and this book offers both audiences much food for thought. . . . The book is highly recommended for librarians as they continue to serve their communities, as well as for teaching faculty and administrators seeking to enrich their programs.' - International Journal of Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement Read more About the Author Jennifer E. Nutefall, MLS, is university librarian at Santa Clara University and the organizer of Extending Our Reach: The Inaugural Colloquium on Libraries & Service Learning, held in 2014. Read more

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Transforming Preschool Storytime: A Modern Vision and a Year of Programs

Pdf Social Sciences Transforming Preschool Storytime: A Modern Vision and a Year of Programs

Pdf:Transforming Preschool Storytime: A Modern Vision and a Year of Programs.Review 'Drawing on research about how children learn, Diamant-Cohen and Hetrick propose a new model for storytime: one where repetition is built into the structure of ongoing programs so that children can build on what they have learned. It sounds like a simple concept, but the key is to provide repetition in context, with enough variety to keep children engaged and allow them to approach the same material from multiple angles … Whether you're a librarian who is new to the idea of an anchor text in your storytimes, or a preschool teacher who uses the concept regularly, you are sure to find lots of inspiration here!' --Storytime Stuff Read more About the Author Dr. Betsy Diamant-Cohen is the Early Childhood Specialist at Port Discovery children's museum in Baltimore, Maryland. She developed the award-winning Mother Goose on the Loose® early literacy program, which won the Godfrey Award for excellence in public library programming, and in 2004 was named a Mover & Shaker by Library Journal. She earned her doctorate in communications design from the University of Baltimore and her master s degree in library science from Rutgers. She enjoys traveling around the country to give training workshops. She was awarded the 2013 ASCLA Leadership and Professional Achievement Award. Melanie Hetrick is the children s librarian in Tillamook County, Oregon. She focuses on early literacy, reading difficulties, and learning differences in children. Her other passion in life is collection development. While at work, Hetrick can often be found in storytimes. She also enjoys working with teachers, tackling summer reading, and finding books for kids who swear they have read everything or don't want to read anything. Read more

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The Bottom Line: Determining and Communicating the Value of the Special Library

Pdf Social Sciences The Bottom Line: Determining and Communicating the Value of the Special Library

Pdf:The Bottom Line: Determining and Communicating the Value of the Special Library.Review '[t]he 'Rosetta Stone' of special librarianship....[t]his book seeks both to reveal how to measure and value libraru services and then, more importantly, to communicate this to management in a way that can be understood and appreciated....he Bottom Line: Determining and Communicating the Value of the Special Library will have broad appeal to the professtion, and not just to the special library sector. With all spheres facing a variety of pressures and challenges, the generic evalution, measurement and communication tools contained within offer something for all.'-Library Management'[a]ddress the common problem of how to convince corporate managers that the library is much more than an extraneous overhead expense.'-C&RL News'[a]ddresses the common problem of how to convince corporate managers that the library is much more than an extraneous overhead expense.'-C&RL News...'an especially timely book. ...The book is laid out well, and its detailed table of contents and index are easy to use. ...I found this book to be very practical and easy to follow.'-Business Information Alert, Alert Publications'Ýa¨ddress the common problem of how to convince corporate managers that the library is much more than an extraneous overhead expense.'-C&RL News'Ýa¨ddresses the common problem of how to convince corporate managers that the library is much more than an extraneous overhead expense.'-C&RL News'Ýt¨he 'Rosetta Stone' of special librarianship....Ýt¨his book seeks both to reveal how to measure and value libraru services and then, more importantly, to communicate this to management in a way that can be understood and appreciated....he Bottom Line: Determining and Communicating the Value of the Special Library will have broad appeal to the professtion, and not just to the special library sector. With all spheres facing a variety of pressures and challenges, the generic evalution, measurement and communication tools contained within offer something for all.'-Library Management?[a]ddress the common problem of how to convince corporate managers that the library is much more than an extraneous overhead expense.?-C&RL News?[a]ddresses the common problem of how to convince corporate managers that the library is much more than an extraneous overhead expense.?-C&RL News?...an especially timely book. ...The book is laid out well, and its detailed table of contents and index are easy to use. ...I found this book to be very practical and easy to follow.?-Business Information Alert, Alert Publications Read more About the Author JOSEPH R. MATTHEWS is an internationally renowned expert on library automation and information systems and President of his consulting company, Matthews & Associates, Carlsbad, California. Read more

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Best Practices for Corporate Libraries (Libraries Unlimited Library Management Collection)

Pdf Social Sciences Best Practices for Corporate Libraries (Libraries Unlimited Library Management Collection)

Pdf:Best Practices for Corporate Libraries (Libraries Unlimited Library Management Collection).About the Author Sigrid E. Kelsey is librarian at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA.Marjorie J. Porter is assistant librarian at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, where she is the designated librarian for the College of Agriculture. Read more

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The Librarian's Guide to Homelessness: An Empathy-Driven Approach to Solving Problems, Preventing Conflict, and Serving Everyone

Pdf Social Sciences The Librarian's Guide to Homelessness: An Empathy-Driven Approach to Solving Problems, Preventing Conflict, and Serving Everyone

Pdf:The Librarian's Guide to Homelessness: An Empathy-Driven Approach to Solving Problems, Preventing Conflict, and Serving Everyone.Review 'Packs a wealth of useful information ... The approaches detailed here will be applicable to all sorts of patron-staff interactions in libraries of all sizes. A comprehensive handbook that's sure to grow even more relevant as time goes on. --Booklist'He emphasizes ways in which librarians can convey respect and a nonjudgmental attitude towards homeless persons (including five pages devoted to handshakes) and makes important points about the necessity for 'legitimate' library rules that are predictable and fair.' --Voice of Youth Advocates'This thoughtful and practical guide will help librarians better understand the homeless population ... Readers will find Dowd's advice easy to understand and apply.' --Choice Read more About the Author Ryan Dowd has spent most of his career as Executive Director of a large homeless shelter near Chicago. In addition, he trains organizations around the globe (including libraries, homeless shelters, and hospitals) on how to use empathy-driven enforcement with homeless individuals. Read more

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Less is More

Pdf Social Sciences Less is More

Pdf:Less is More.From School Library Journal This helpful guide encourages even the most fearful librarians to tackle the daunting task of weeding through careful and regular analysis. Based upon the SUNLINK Weed of the Month project, it begins by addressing the rationale behind the process, as well as many excuses for avoiding the task. Other chapters include a discussion of guidelines, like the CREW ('Continuous Review, Evaluation, and Weeding') method, with a review of other important criteria. One section provides criteria for weeding in 71 areas, arranged by Dewey number. Final chapters attend to pertinent details of finishing the process. Web resources, an appendix of weeding criteria in table format that includes ideal and maximum number of years for the various subject areas, and an alphabetical and Dewey index conclude this invaluable, succinctly written resource.—Susan Shaver, Hemingford Public Schools, NE Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. Read more From Booklist Possibly one of the least-favorite tasks of any school library media specialist is weeding. However, it is essential. Based on the nationally recognized Weed of the Month program, this outstanding, easy-to-use guide makes weeding realistic and achievable. Beginning with a discussion on what weeding is and why it is important, the first chapter makes it very clear that there are no excuses not to weed. Next, general guidelines are presented, including models and helpful hints. The third chapter provides information on timing, including how to make that first step. The major part of the book focuses on specific criteria for 71 subjects. Arranged in order of corresponding primary Dewey numbers, this chapter shows what to consider when weeding materials in each area. The final chapters cover the role of automation and offer general tips. This is an indispensable resource for every school library. Heather HeydukCopyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Once upon a Cuento: Bilingual Storytimes in English and Spanish

Pdf Social Sciences Once upon a Cuento: Bilingual Storytimes in English and Spanish

Pdf:Once upon a Cuento: Bilingual Storytimes in English and Spanish.From School Library Journal This thorough introduction not only gives guidance on how to organize and conduct a bilingual storytime but also details how to do effective outreach to Latinx communities. The book is half manual and half ready-to-use bilingual programs for toddlers, preschoolers, and mixed-age and family groups. The thematic, language-rich plans include songs, finger plays, and extension activities and revolve around titles written by Spanish and Latin American authors and representative of Latino cultures. The how-to section on outreach is chock-full of practical advice on programming and book and app selections. The authors feature real-life examples of librarians visiting community organizations and meeting trusted members of Latinx communities in order to communicate the library's mission. The authors emphasize the importance of '[embedding] the library as a valued and trusted community service.' Included are literacy maxims in both languages and myths surrounding second language learning. Practical information on how to find and select a bilingual partner and how librarians who are not bilingual can run such programs give this text a greater readership. Much of the advice can be applied to any language group, and an extensive resource list is included. VERDICT Essential for both public and school librarians who serve the many diverse ELL populations living in the United States.—Sara Lissa Paulson, City-As-School High School, New York City Read more Review Offers a well-articulated rationale for bilingual programming and outreach. --School Library JournalLibraries may be the first line of action to provide learning and enrichment in a child's native language as well as in English. Programming can seem difficult if a librarian does not know the language or the culturally relevant materials that are available. Not only are selection recommendations provided but sample templates; more than 60 pages of program plans; and extensive online, print, and multimedia resources are highlighted. The authors provide case studies in addition to tips and myths to help staffers know what to anticipate if they start bilingual storytimes.' --Booklist Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Counting Down to Kindergarten: A Complete Guide to Creating a School Readiness Program for Your Community

Pdf Social Sciences Counting Down to Kindergarten: A Complete Guide to Creating a School Readiness Program for Your Community

Pdf:Counting Down to Kindergarten: A Complete Guide to Creating a School Readiness Program for Your Community.From School Library Journal With recent changes to curricula, it is more important than ever for children to enter school with basic literacy skills. This comprehensive guide walks librarians through the process of creating and running a summer community school readiness program for children entering kindergarten. The author provides an overview of child development and thoroughly explains the role of the public library in literacy development of early readers. Focusing on collaboration with families and teachers, this easy-to-follow guide allows seasoned and new librarians to successfully create an educational and entertaining program. Over the course of six weeks, children and families will be taken through progressive literacy activities that build upon one another. Singing, reading, and playing interactions among children, parents, and library staff teach concepts in a fun and informative way. Recommended print resources consists of classics as well as recently published books. Suggested art activities are cost effective and user friendly. As an added bonus, there is an online program calendar available as well as printable handouts to advertise and reinforce the program. Also included is a parent program, which allows library staff to train parents in literacy practices that support their child's learning. Every library could easily implement a school readiness program with the help of this guide. VERDICT An excellent professional development resource for public and school librarians.-Elizabeth Speer, Weatherford College, TXα(c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted. Read more About the Author R. Lynn Baker is a conference speaker and advocate for early childhoodeducation, early literacy/school readiness programs, and public libraries. As a former preschool and kindergarten teacher, she holds a bachelor of science in interdisciplinary early childhood education and a minor in special education, as well as permanent library certification from the Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives. In her current role as the Youth Services Specialist at Paul Sawyier Public Library in Frankfort, Kentucky, she has developed school readinessprograms and curricula for preschool children, families, and communities.Through the culmination of her education and experiences, She was instrumental in the development of the Kentucky Public Library School Readiness Task Force, also known as READiness Matters, in collaboration with the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives. Read more

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Contemporary Clay and Museum Culture

Pdf Social Sciences Contemporary Clay and Museum Culture

Pdf:Contemporary Clay and Museum Culture.About the Author Christie Brown is an artist, researcher and Professor of Ceramics at the University of Westminster, UK. Julian Stair is a potter and writer. Clare Twomey is an artist and curator and Researcher at the Ceramics Research Centre, University of Westminster, UK.   Read more

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Records and Information Management

Pdf Social Sciences Records and Information Management

Pdf:Records and Information Management.Review 'Not a difficult read, even for this instruction and reference librarian. This reviewer highly recommends this book for college archival and record management classes.' --American Reference Books Annual Read more About the Author Patricia C. Franks, PhD, CA, CRM, IGP, FAI, is professor in the School of Information at San José State University, where she serves as coordinator of the Master of Archives and Records Administration (MARA) degree program. She develops and teaches courses related to archives, records management, digital preservation, and information governance. She is an active member of ARMA International and was inducted into the ARMA Company of Fellows in 2014 for her many contributions, which included serving as Consensus Group Leader for the ANSI/ARMA standard Implications of Web-Based Collaborative Technologies. Dr. Franks has written and presented widely on the topics of social media, cloud computing, knowledge management, digital preservation and information governance. She was co-editor of the Encyclopedia of Archival Science published in 2015. Her current projects include editing the International Directory of National Archives to be published 2018 and co-editing the Encyclopedia of Archival Writers (1500 2015) to be released in 2019. Read more

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Adults Just Wanna Have Fun: Programs for Emerging Adults

Pdf Social Sciences Adults Just Wanna Have Fun: Programs for Emerging Adults

Pdf:Adults Just Wanna Have Fun: Programs for Emerging Adults.Review Chapters are devoted to a specific program and include an analysis of the community need they serve as well as an outline of cost and materials, a process statement, suggestions for further reading, and, in the case of maker programs like homemade spa products or green cleaners, recipes ... Provides an excellent entry point.' --Booklist'I recommend taking the small amount of time necessary to read through this book. It is likely to change your thinking about how your library can best use programming to support your college's or university's goals for student success, persistence, and retention.' --Against The Grain'Very useful to all library professionals looking to broaden their base and reach out to underserved populations. It will prove itself an indispensable resource in engaging adults in their twenties and thirties. This book is highly recommended for public librarians.' --American Reference Books Annual Read more About the Author Audrey Barbakoff is the adult services manager at Kitsap Regional Library in Washington State. For her innovative adult programming, she was named a 2013 Library Journal Mover & Shaker and one of Flavorwire's 10 of the Coolest Librarians Alive. She speaks and writes extensively on revitalizing adult programming, with a focus on emerging adults. Her articles have appeared in Library Journal, Strategic Library, and The Library Innovation Toolkit. She has presented at ALA, the Washington Library Association conference, and in various webinars. Read more

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Storytelling Strategies for Reaching and Teaching Children with Special Needs

Pdf Social Sciences Storytelling Strategies for Reaching and Teaching Children with Special Needs

Pdf:Storytelling Strategies for Reaching and Teaching Children with Special Needs.Review 'Consisting of a series of essays written by experienced storytellers, this text is a comprehensive, hands-on guide to storytelling, especially for those with an interest in storytelling for children with special needs. . . . Full of moving anecdotes and practical advice that is immediately applicable, this collection would be a welcome resource for anyone with an interest in storytelling for children.' - Booklist Online'This book is good for beginners as well as savvy storytellers looking for additional suggestions.' - VOYA'Graphic organizers, outlines for how to prepare and conduct a storytelling session, and sage advice will help guide novices and experts alike. This book is for teachers, storytellers, school and public librarians, and administrators. Highly Recommended.' - School Library Connection Read more About the Author Sherry Norfolk is adjunct professor at Lesley University as well as an award-winning storyteller, author, and teaching artist, performing and leading residencies and professional development workshops nationally and internationally.Lyn Ford is an Ohio Alliance for Arts Education and Kennedy Center's OSBCI Teaching Artist and the author of two Anne Izard Storytellers' Choice Award-winning books: Affrilachian Tales: Folktales from the African-American Appalachian Tradition and Beyond the Briar Patch: Affrilachian Folktales, Food, and Folklore. Read more

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Crash Course in Public Library Administration

Pdf Social Sciences Crash Course in Public Library Administration

Pdf:Crash Course in Public Library Administration.From Booklist Written by a public library director, this entry in the Crash Course series focuses on the needs of rural and small libraries. Beginning with a discussion of local government and services and proceeding through chapters that discuss various aspects of public administration as it applies to libraries, the volume offers both philosophical principles and practical strategies and options. Perhaps the most useful chapters focus on budgeting and communicating. Others offer valuable suggestions on how to make decisions and how to collect and interpret data. By examining the library’s place within a larger political structure, author Disher offers a useful complement to guides that put the emphasis on internal management issues. His book will help both current administrators and those who aspire to senior management. --Patricia Hogan Read more Review 'An ideal instructional reference . . . strongly recommended reading for anyone called upon to perform library administrative duties and should be a core part of academic Library Science reference collections as well.' - Midwest Book Review Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Metadata for Digital Collections: A How-to-Do-It Manual (How-To-Do-It Manual Series (for Librarians))

Pdf Social Sciences Metadata for Digital Collections: A How-to-Do-It Manual (How-To-Do-It Manual Series (for Librarians))

Pdf:Metadata for Digital Collections: A How-to-Do-It Manual (How-To-Do-It Manual Series (for Librarians)).Review 'Metadata for Digital Collections is an extremely useful book for everyone currently or potentially involved in the creation of metadata: those with little to no experience in using non-MARC metadata, who either need to do so now or who would simply like to remain current with developments in the gield; those who need a ready-reference work for a particular metadata scheme; and students of cataloging and metadata.' --College & Research Libraries, January 2012 Read more

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Building Mobile Library Technology Applications (THE TECH SET® #12)

Pdf Social Sciences Building Mobile Library Technology Applications (THE TECH SET® #12)

Pdf:Building Mobile Library Technology Applications (THE TECH SET® #12).Meet the growing demand for real-time mobile information by learning application design and development just for libraries. Learn how to develop an iPhone or Android application for your library, how to mobilize your library s catalog, and how to create a mobile website which can be viewed on smartphones. This complete handbook guides the reader through the process of planning, development, and launch of their own mobile library applications. In learning to build and use these applications, you can reach your users in locations where they need you most.

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Five Steps of Outcome-Based Planning and Evaluation for Public Libraries

Pdf Social Sciences Five Steps of Outcome-Based Planning and Evaluation for Public Libraries

Pdf:Five Steps of Outcome-Based Planning and Evaluation for Public Libraries.Review 'Offers librarians a solid approachto begin conducting suchassessment and to deliver valuableprogramming.' --Catholic Library Association'This book allows readers to move from goal-based thinking and planning tooutcome-based planning and evaluation. Following the lessons of this book, public libraries will find it easier to move from traditional input and outputmeasures to outcome statements. Following this process will enable libraries to use valid results to drive the development of future programs and services. As a library director, I found this book to be thought-provoking and inspiring. It was an easy read filled with a powerful plan of action.' --Technical Services Quarterly'The authors focus on practicality ... the approachable presentation makes it worthwhile for anyone involved in planning, providing, or assessing programs and services.' --Public Libraries Read more About the Author Melissa Gross is professor and doctoral program chair in the School of Information Studies at Florida State University and past president of the Association for Library and Information Science Education. She received her PhD from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 1998 and was awarded the prestigious American Association of University Women Recognition Award for Emerging Scholars in 2001. She has published extensively in the areas of information-seeking behavior, information literacy, library program and service evaluation, information resources for youth, and teacher/librarian collaboration.Cindy Mediavilla is a lecturer for the UCLA Department of Information Studies. She is also a freelance consultant, who has evaluated and managed several grant-funded projects for public libraries throughout southern California, and is a popular workshop trainer. She is best known for her work on after-school homework programs and is the author of Creating the Full-Service Homework Center in Your Library (2001). Her master's degree and doctorate in library science are both from UCLA.Virginia A. Walter has retired from her work as a full-time tenured professor at the UCLA Department of Information Studies. However, she continues to teach classes and advise students at UCLA and is an active library consultant and trainer, who has been invited to speak at many domestic and international venues. She is the author of many journal articles, nine monographs, and two books for young people. She has an MLS from UC Berkeley and a PhD in public administration from the University of Southern California. She is a past president of the Association for Library Service to Children. Read more

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Real-World Teen Services

Pdf Social Sciences Real-World Teen Services

Pdf:Real-World Teen Services.Review In six fun-to-read chapters, Velásquez covers a wide range of topics inspired by her own experiences and by the questions she has received from practicing teen services librarians and from students in her introductory course on teen services. She focuses on the why of teen library services and demonstrates the importance of trusting teen ideas and desires regarding library experiences ... Highly recommended for anyone interested in the real world of teen librarian services.' --American Reference Books Annual'This book is not full of gimmicks. It presents a positive image of how the library can serve a specific population ... Read and reread this book. It has pearls of wisdom, and the practical conversation it promotes will come in handy when serving teen patrons.' --Public Libraries Read more About the Author Jennifer Velásquez is also a lecturer in the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at San Jose State University (CA). In 2005, she was awarded the New York Times Librarian Award in recognition of her work in teen library services. She also received the La Promesa Award for Outstanding Programming to Latino Youth from The National Latino Children's Institute in 1996. Read more

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Creating Literacy-Based Programs for Children: Lesson Plans and Printable Resources for K 5

Pdf Social Sciences Creating Literacy-Based Programs for Children: Lesson Plans and Printable Resources for K 5

Pdf:Creating Literacy-Based Programs for Children: Lesson Plans and Printable Resources for K 5.From School Library Journal This comprehensive text provides ideas for a wealth of literacy-based programming for public and school libraries. Baker, an early childhood specialist and librarian, describes the essential skills that children must master before learning to read and discusses the best practices for achieving them. The book examines various literacies—phonological, print, social, digital, and multisensory—as well as cognitive skills and individual social and personality traits and details the process of choosing, planning, and scheduling events that range from readers theater to discussion groups to impromptu programs. Samples of lesson plans are arranged by age group, and there are suggestions for possible partnerships with community agencies and tips on marketing and advocacy. The author emphasizes the necessity of understanding different learning styles. Particularly helpful is the section about the opportunities to create programs for children on the autism spectrum, kids with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or those who may have mobility, visual, or audio difficulties. The text offers ideas for adapting space and equipment for a variety of learning challenges. An appendix includes useful resources, such as sample patron surveys, check lists, and release forms. VERDICT A valuable programming tool that's recommended for professional training collections in school and public libraries.—Jackie Gropman, formerly at Chantilly Regional Library, VA Read more Review 'Comprehensive ... A valuable programming tool.' --School Library Journal Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Mindful Librarian: Connecting the Practice of Mindfulness to Librarianship (Chandos Information Professional)

Pdf Social Sciences The Mindful Librarian: Connecting the Practice of Mindfulness to Librarianship (Chandos Information Professional)

Pdf:The Mindful Librarian: Connecting the Practice of Mindfulness to Librarianship (Chandos Information Professional).Review '...covers all the scholarly research bases but is written in an accessible, supportive tone...I’d highly encourage you to read The Mindful Librarian and see if you can’t reconnect to - and keep - the passion that first inspired you.' --Infonista.com Read more About the Author Richard Moniz has served as Director of Library services for Johnson & Wales University’s Miami campus from 1997 - 2004 and has been the Director of Library Services at Johnson & Wales University’s Charlotte campus since 2004. He has also, in the past, simultaneously served as head of information technology services for Johnson & Wales in Miami and taught classes on subjects such as computer science, world history, U.S. History and American government. Additionally, since 2006, he has taught for the MLIS program at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Courses taught have included Information Sources and Services, Special Libraries, Library Administration, Information Sources in the Professions, and Online Bibliographic Information Retrieval. Dr. Moniz has published in numerous places. He is sole author of the 2010 textbook Practical and Effective Management of Libraries, co-author of Fundamentals for the Academic Liaison and co-author and co-editor of the forthcoming Personal Librarian: Enhancing the Student Experience.Joe Eshleman received his Master of Library and Information Science degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2007. He has been the Instruction Librarian at Johnson & Wales University Library-Charlotte since 2008. During this time, he has taught numerous library instruction sessions. Mr. Eshleman completed the Association of College and Research Libraries’ Immersion Program, an intensive program of training and education for instruction librarians, in 2009. He is a coauthor of Fundamentals for the Academic Liaison (alongside Richard Moniz and Jo Henry) and a contributor to The Personal Librarian: Enhancing the Student Experience.Jo Henry is currently Information Services Librarian at South Piedmont Community College in Monroe, North Carolina where she is involved with library instruction for both seated and online classes. Formerly, she worked at Charlotte Mecklenburg Library in Charlotte, North Carolina, and she has over twenty years’ experience in sports club management and instruction. Ms. Henry obtained a Master of Library and Information Science from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and a Master of Public Administration from Georgia Southern University. She is the coauthor of Fundamentals for the Academic Liaison and Personal Librarian: Enhancing the Student Experience. She has also published in Public Services Quarterly and Library Review.Howard Slutzky holds a Doctorate in Psychology from Georgia School of Professional Psychology and is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Johnson & Wales University in Charlotte, NC where he has been teaching for 8 years. Before coming to Johnson & Wales University, Dr. Slutzky worked in a number of clinical settings including the college counseling centers of Georgia Institute of Technology and University of South Carolina and currently maintains a small private practice where he counsels both individuals and couples. Additionally, he conducts evaluations for the Disability Determination Services of Social Security. Dr. Slutzky teaches a variety of courses at Johnson & Wales including Introductory Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Social Psychology, and Human Sexuality. In addition to teaching, he facilitates a variety of workshops and discussion groups on campus on topics such as relationships, time-management, grief & loss, health & fitness, dream interpretation, coping with medical issues, as well as issues of gender identity & sexual orientation. Additionally, Dr. Slutzky offers a stress reduction workshop that incorporates relaxation techniques and a guided imagery exercise. He has attended numerous professional trainings including topics such as mindfulness & meditation, Jungian dream interpretation, and positive psychology. Dr. Slutzky has also recruited several of his students to assist him in the development and facilitation of a two-day anti-bullying outreach program for at-risk students at a local middle school during the Spring 2013 term.Lisa Moniz received her Master of Library and Information Science degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 1995. She has served as a school librarian for 20 years. Her experience has included Guilford County Schools, Forsyth Country Day School, Winston-Salem Forsyth County Schools, and Union County Schools as well as Greensboro Public Library. Read more

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Guided Inquiry Design: A Framework for Inquiry in Your School (Libraries Unlimited Guided Inquiry)

Pdf Social Sciences Guided Inquiry Design: A Framework for Inquiry in Your School (Libraries Unlimited Guided Inquiry)

Pdf:Guided Inquiry Design: A Framework for Inquiry in Your School (Libraries Unlimited Guided Inquiry).Review 'Guided Inquiry Design: A Framework for Inquiry in Your School provides a wealth of information on how to use guided inquiry to create a student-focused learning environment . . . This book is immensely useful for K–12 teachers and school librarians, as well as for academic librarians who are interested in adapting the guided inquiry process for one-shot information literacy workshops or semester-long research skills courses.' - Endnotes: The Journal of the New Members Round Table'Drawing on experiences and research, the work will encourage, enable, and support the use of guided inquiry into any school, using examples and supporting findings. This is a welcome addition to any professional development collection in any academic setting.' - ARBA'This research-based framework walks teachers through the inquiry process with a focus on collaboration and modeling. . . . This book makes visible to students the many things that researchers intuitively do during inquiry and makes it easy to apply for teachers and librarians.' - Library Media Connection'The opening chapter provides an overview of the eight-step Guided Inquiry Design Process. . . . Subsequent chapters delve deeply into each step, backing it up with research, and showing how the larger team contributes to it. The final chapter explores 'Building Guided Inquiry in Your School.' Logs, diagrams, charts, and session plans clarify the process further and give you practical help for incorporating Guided Inquiry Design into your library program.' - School Librarian's Workshop Read more Review 'After years of working with an Inquiry Process model, our librarians read Guided Inquiry and Guided Inquiry Design and participated in Dr. Maniotes' workshops. Dr. Maniotes' insightful seminars and coaching sessions helped our librarians understand that we needed to adjust our focus from imposing the model on project design to using the model to support student learning needs. We have revised our Inquiry Process model and integrated many of the principles of Guided Inquiry Design into the district's language arts curriculum and library instructional practice.' (Mary Keeling, Supervisor, Library Media Services) Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Northwest Native Arts: Basic Forms (Volume 3)

Pdf Social Sciences Northwest Native Arts: Basic Forms (Volume 3)

Pdf:Northwest Native Arts: Basic Forms (Volume 3).Review This is exactly the type of book I wish I'd found during our vacation to Alaska y Yukon Territory this year (2018). I wanted to know how on earth these beautiful designs are made. This book helps with the basic shapes and ideas. This book is a launching pad for my imagination. It's simply written for children, which is perfect for someone who wants to know how to make their own designs in the style of Northwest Native Art. The book includes basic templates for stencils, some coloring/tracing pages, and how-to explanations. It has very few examples of a completed design, but enough to get the idea and go off on my own. If you are looking for history or about the designs, or about the meanings of the animals, etc., skip this book. If you are looking to learn how to make similar designs for yourself, this is the book. If you are looking to add to children's art lessons about Native American/First People of the Northwest area of North America, this is the book. Thank you for publishing this book. I will be referring to it often! Read more About the Author The author, one of eleven siblings, was born in a little village on the northern coast of British Columbia. The village, called Gingolx: in his native tongue, is also known as Kncolith. Robert Stanley now resides in Terrace, British Columbia. Read more

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Teaching Community

Pdf Social Sciences Teaching Community

Pdf:Teaching Community.From Publishers Weekly Readers of hooks's prolific body of work on feminism, racism, cultural politics, art and education will find much that is familiar here. Grounded in autobiography and storytelling and written for an intelligent lay audience, these essays exhort readers to keep up the struggle in difficult times. A distinguishing characteristic of hooks's work is the challenge to recognize, confront and overcome 'white supremacist capitalist patriarchy,' a recurring phrase that captures her hallmark theme: oppression occurs at the intersections of race, gender and the dominant economic system. This work updates her thinking with post-September 11 reflections on domination and hope, and contains refreshingly original thinking about spirituality, family values and even erotic relationships between professors and students. hooks, a self-defined '[l]eftist dissident feminist black intellectual,' embodies the clash of 20th-century cultural politics. She writes candidly about her own racially segregated youth, her struggles to overcome discrimination in the academic workplace and her efforts to find common ground with white feminists. hooks's voice is unique in that she manages to balance a relentless critique of oppressive forces in society with the open invitation to participate in 'beloved communities where there is no domination.' Containing more inspiration than concrete strategies, the book may leave practicing teachers wanting more in the way of specifics about how to practice antiracist pedagogy, transform classrooms and bring about a just society. But the author's clear and consistent voice for progressive, democratic education adds an important dimension to society's thinking about shared values and the creation of a loving and fair community. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc. Read more From Booklist Hooks brings passion and an updated perspective from her Teaching to Transgress (1994) to this challenging look at the failings of educational institutions and how we can bring hope and renewal to teaching. Drawing on her own experiences, she melds anecdote, autobiography, and critical analysis in an exploration of a range of issues, from educational standards to the unchallenged use of education in support of 'capitalist patriarchy.' For truly effective education, she advocates partnerships between students and teachers and the expansion of teaching beyond school settings to include community organizations and other more public arenas. Furthermore, noting the reluctance to discuss social injustices, hooks advocates teaching as an opportunity to confront racial and sexual biases, and to heighten consciousness of students across race, ethnicity, and sexual orientations. In a chapter on the attitudes of whites regarding racism, hooks demonstrates that true racial equality requires profound individual efforts to understand 'the truth of our essential humanness.' For readers interested in cultural criticism and educational issues, hooks offers her usual thought-provoking viewpoint. Vanessa BushCopyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Roots and Wings: Affirming Culture and Preventing Bias in Early Childhood

Pdf Social Sciences Roots and Wings: Affirming Culture and Preventing Bias in Early Childhood

Pdf:Roots and Wings: Affirming Culture and Preventing Bias in Early Childhood.Review “Stacey York’s new, revised edition of Roots and Wings continues to give us an excellent resource for building early childhood care and education programs that promote all children’s development and learning. I especially recommend the clarity, thoroughness and specificity about ways to integrate children’s home and community cultures into the daily learning environment. This information is much needed, as the concept of children’s cultural context and quality early childhood programs remains a topic of confusion to many. So, if your program does not have a copy of this new edition of Roots and Wings, I suggest getting one!'—Louise Derman-Sparks, author, Anti-Bias Curriculum'Stacey York's third edition of Roots and Wings: Affirming Culture and Preventing Bias in Early Childhood adds to multicultural coverages of early childhood process by teaching educators how to work with children using new activities based on the latest research. From developing culturally appropriate programs and handling cultural conflicts to games, songs, and learning opportunities that hold specific objectives, teachers receive a wide range of approaches designed to prevent bias in early childhood education and play processes.'—The Education Shelf, Bookwatch, Midwest Book Review“Stacey York’s new, revised edition of Roots and Wings continues to give us an excellent resource for building early childhood care and education programs that promote all children’s development and learning. I especially recommend the clarity, thoroughness and specificity about ways to integrate children’s home and community cultures into the daily learning environment. This information is much needed, as the concept of children’s cultural context and quality early childhood programs remains a topic of confusion to many. So, if your program does not have a copy of this new edition of Roots and Wings, I suggest getting one!'—Louise Derman-Sparks, author, Anti-Bias Curriculum'Stacey York's third edition of Roots and Wings: Affirming Culture and Preventing Bias in Early Childhood adds to multicultural coverages of early childhood process by teaching educators how to work with children using new activities based on the latest research. From developing culturally appropriate programs and handling cultural conflicts to games, songs, and learning opportunities that hold specific objectives, teachers receive a wide range of approaches designed to prevent bias in early childhood education and play processes.'—The Education Shelf, Bookwatch, Midwest Book Review Read more About the Author Stacey York has worked with children and families for over thirty years. She teaches child development at Rochester Community and Technical College and established E-LECT, a collaborative effort between thirteen Minnesota community and technical colleges to provide e-learning for early childhood teachers. Read more

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Critical Race Counterstories along the Chicana/Chicano Educational Pipeline (Teaching/Learning Social Justice)

Pdf Social Sciences Critical Race Counterstories along the Chicana/Chicano Educational Pipeline (Teaching/Learning Social Justice)

Pdf:Critical Race Counterstories along the Chicana/Chicano Educational Pipeline (Teaching/Learning Social Justice).Review 2008 AESA Critics' Choice Book Award Winner Read more About the Author Tara Yosso is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Read more

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Professor Mommy: Finding Work-Family Balance in Academia

Pdf Social Sciences Professor Mommy: Finding Work-Family Balance in Academia

Pdf:Professor Mommy: Finding Work-Family Balance in Academia.Review Bowdoin faculty members Connelly and Ghodsee are mothers who've struggled with the challenges of research, teaching, publishing, and caring for children in defiance of the conventional wisdom that women in academia have to choose between family and career. They devote an entire chapter to debunking the myths that discourage many women from pursuing tenure during their most fertile reproductive years. Drawing on their experiences and on surveys of and interviews with a variety of women in academia, they first review the decision to have an academic career and the decision to have children, including how many and when to have them. They proceed with a detailed chronology of the tenure track, a comprehensive guide, and unwavering encouragement. They are frank about sacrifices and challenges encountered during graduate study and the PhD dissertation, and they detail the hurdles presented by low salaries, undesirable work locations, and long working hours. But they also note the rewards of both academic life and motherhood. Women interested in careers in academia should appreciate this helpful, encouraging resource. (Booklist)In Professor Mommy, Rachel Connelly and Kristen Ghodsee present a thorough set of questions for women to consider and strategies to utilize in order to make informed decisions about pursuing both an academic career and family life. ... Professor Mommy is a practical guide written for women who are considering or currently combining family life and the pursuit of tenure. The authors recognize that tenure-track fathers have challenges when they are involved parents of small children, but Connelly and Ghodsee intentionally speak to the particular concerns and situations that mothers face. ... Professor Mommy has many helpful insider tips for any junior faculty member or graduate student who has not had these conversations with a trusted (mommy) mentor. ...[F]or those of us who desire to seek tenure within the existing system, having access to the information in Professor Mommy is invaluable. The book does what it sets out to do, providing information and options for women to make decisions that will position them as best as possible for tenure and promotion within the existing system. Recognizing that the assimilationist approach will not work for every woman, it provides guidance for the many. (Feminist Collections: A Quarterly Of Women's Studies Resources)Don't believe the myths―you can conquer the academy while raising children. It isn't easy, but few worthwhile things in life are. Connelly and Ghodsee show, step by step, how smart women win at work and win at home by protecting their time and focusing on what matters most (hint: it's not grading papers or ironing shirts!). (Laura Vanderkam, author of 168 Hours: You Have More Time Than You Think)Do read this 'can do book for mothers who want to pursue an academic career! Yes, you can succeed and this book guides you through every step and pitfall―from choosing the type of institution that is for you to coming up for full professor. It doesn't shy away from the very real obstacles, like exhaustion during the early child-raising years, but offers alternative strategies for climbing the ladder. The sound advice is aimed at mothers―but it could be the handbook for any Ph.D. who is deciding on an academic career. I will recommend it to all my graduate students. (Mary Ann Mason, professor and co-director of the Center, Economics & Family Security at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law; a)Rachel Connelly and Kristen Ghodsee have written a book that is not just a must-read for anyone contemplating the intricate and as-yet imperfect balance of academic life and family life, but for anyone at all interested in promoting equity in the workplace and more importantly, in the world of ideas. Professor Mommy lays out in stark detail the dismal record and very real statistics of the “maternal wall,” “glass ceiling” and the steep personal costs that women academics often face. But rather than stop there, they offer detailed, practical and user-friendly guidance on how to set your own priorities, draw boundaries and forge a path through this thorny obstacle course. They show it is not easy, but it is indeed possible to be both a successful academic and a loving parent with a rich family life. More, Professor Mommy is a call to action: that lasting change and that longed-for balance will come only when men become aware of the stacked deck against women and when women academics make the hard decision not to opt out, but to opt in, writing, publishing, thinking, promoting their ideas, and by their very presence, change the calcified system from within. (Brigid Schulte, Washington Post; Pulitzer Prize co-winner)Professor Mommy is a well-researched, yet anecdotal account of parenting across disciplines relevant to all family forms in academia. It’s one-of-a-kind, doesn't present 'defeatist' statements of sacrifice, but provides real strategies and support for anyone in their child-bearing years attempting to navigate this challenging yet rewarding period in life. (Tiffany Jenson, Brigham Young University-Idaho)Professor Mommy is designed as a guide for women who are trying to combine the life of the mind with the joys of motherhood. The book addresses key questions — when to have children and how many, what kinds of academic institutions are the most family friendly, how to juggle research and teaching with your children's needs, etc. — for women throughout all stages of their academic careers, from graduate school through full professor. The authors tackle these issues not only during the infant/toddler stages, but also follow the demands of motherhood all the way through the empty nest. Read more About the Author Rachel Connelly is the Bion R. Cram Professor of Economics at Bowdoin College and the mother of four children. As an economist specializing in labor and economic demography, she has spent her career dedicated to the investigation of the intersections between work and family life. Kristen Ghodsee is the Director and John S. Osterweis Associate Professor of Gender and Women's Studies at Bowdoin College and was a single mother during the tenure process. She has received numerous honors for her work, including grants from Fulbright, and the National Science Foundation, as well as residential fellowships at Harvard University and the Princeton Institute for Advanced Study. In 2012, she was awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship for her work in anthropology and cultural studies.https://www.facebook.com/ProfessorMommy Read more

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Taking Care of Myself: A Hygiene, Puberty and Personal Curriculum for Young People with Autism

Pdf Social Sciences Taking Care of Myself: A Hygiene, Puberty and Personal Curriculum for Young People with Autism

Pdf:Taking Care of Myself: A Hygiene, Puberty and Personal Curriculum for Young People with Autism.From the Author Mary Wrobel is a speech-language pathologist with more than twenty years' experience of working with students with autism and other developmental disabilities. Read more About the Author Mary Wrobel is a speech-language pathologist with more than twenty years of experience working with students who have autism and other disabilities. She wrote Taking Care of Myself to help teach students with disabilities the necessary information and skills they need to live safe, healthy lives as independently as they are physically and mentally capable of. Mary believes that by teaching these special young people self-care skills, we can instill personal safety and reduce confusion, fear, and the incidence of abuse. Read more

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Nigger: The Strange Career of a Troublesome Word

Pdf Social Sciences Nigger: The Strange Career of a Troublesome Word

Pdf:Nigger: The Strange Career of a Troublesome Word.Review “Provocative. . . . engaging and informative.” —The New York Times“Should be required reading. . . . This little book deserves to be read especially if we seek better understanding of ourselves and others.” –The Dallas Morning News“Demonstrates a key truth about the N-word. . . . it tracks our racial history and stars in a slew of court decisions that reveal large truths about bigotry and free expression.”–Philadelphia Inquirer“A detailed, well-researched book. . . . Kennedy boils centuries of usage–in conversation, literature, legal proceedings–down to the most pertinent and instructive.” –San Francisco Chronicle Read more From the Inside Flap It's 'the nuclear bomb of racial epithets,' a word that whites have employed to wound and degrade African Americans for three centuries. Paradoxically, among many black people it has become a term of affection and even empowerment. The word, of course, is 'nigger, and in this candid, lucidly argued book the distinguished legal scholar Randall Kennedy traces its origins, maps its multifarious connotations, and explores the controversies that rage around it. Should blacks be able to use 'nigger in ways forbidden to others? Should the law treat it as a provocation that reduces the culpability of those who respond to it violently? Should it cost a person his job, or a book like Huckleberry Finn its place on library shelves? With a range of reference that extends from the Jim Crow south to Chris Rock routines and the O. J. Simpson trial, Kennedy takes on not just a word, but our laws, attitudes, and culture with bracing courage and intelligence. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Race Matters, 25th Anniversary: With a New Introduction

Pdf Social Sciences Race Matters, 25th Anniversary: With a New Introduction

Pdf:Race Matters, 25th Anniversary: With a New Introduction.Review “As moving as any of the sermons of the Rev. Martin Luther King, as profound as W. E. B. Du Bois’s The Souls of Black Folk, as exhilarating in their offering of liberation as James Baldwin’s early essays.”—David Nicholson, Washington Post Book World“Cornel West is one of the most authentic, brilliant, prophetic, and healing voices in America today. We ignore his truth in Race Matters at our personal and national peril.”—Marian Wright Edelman“Exciting . . . illuminating . . . West’s thinking consistently challenges the conventional wisdom [and] confronts the reader with profound and unsettling insights.”—Robert S. Boynton, Newsday“A compelling blend of philosophy, sociology and political commentary . . . It directly takes on some of the most volatile issues facing American society today. . . . One can only applaud the ferocious moral vision and astute intellect on display in these pages.”—Michiko Kakutani, New York Times Read more About the Author Cornel West is a prominent and provocative democratic intellectual. He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University in three years and obtained his MA and PhD in philosophy at Princeton University. He has taught at Union Theological Seminary, Yale, Harvard, Princeton, and the University of Paris. He has written twenty books and edited thirteen, including Black Prophetic Fire and The Radical King, a collection that reclaims Dr. Martin Luther King’s prophetic and radical vision as both a civil rights leader and a human right activist. Dr. West has also made three spoken-word albums, including Never Forget, collaborating with Prince, Jill Scott, Andre 3000, Talib Kweli, KRS-One, and Gerald Levert. He is currently Professor of the Practice of Public Philosophy at Harvard University. Read more

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Iceman Inheritance : Prehistoric Sources of Western Man's Racism, Sexism and Aggression

Pdf Social Sciences Iceman Inheritance : Prehistoric Sources of Western Man's Racism, Sexism and Aggression

Pdf:Iceman Inheritance : Prehistoric Sources of Western Man's Racism, Sexism and Aggression.the iceaan inheritance is the most glaring admission about the european's attempt to dominate the world through racism.there are a large number of books on this subject but the writers tend to hedge on the subject by inferring that in spite of the atrocities and the racism brought to this world by the caucasian race,they have given the world some order,some technology and arts and letters of lasting benefit.what the authors of these books do not take into consideration is that in spite of the contributions that benefit the world,europeans in their attempt at world domination created a disastrous climate for the world's people. Read more

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Gender Effect

Pdf Social Sciences Gender Effect

Pdf:Gender Effect.Review “A sobering and thought-provoking examination of something many of us have taken for granted: the unquestioned benefit and feminist appeal of the Girl Effect model.” (Philanthropy News Digest 2018-03-14)'The book is especially interesting for researchers involved in ethnography, feminism, corporate policy making, charitable giving, and the role of capitalism in enhancing and hurting worker conditions.' (CHOICE 2018-07-01) Read more From the Inside Flap 'The Gender Effect offers a vivid portrayal of a world where poor girls are imagined to be the next billion-dollar solution to poverty. Through a superb and incisive ethnography, Kathryn Moeller reveals the limits of corporatized development and the poverty of its imagination.'—Michael Goldman, author of Imperial Nature: The World Bank and Struggles for Social Justice in the Age of Globalization 'This is a brilliantly researched, crisply written, and unflinchingly honest exposé of how investing in girls has become the preferred focus of twenty-first-century philanthrocapitalism. Kathryn Moeller reveals how corporations and the global development elite nimbly sidestep the radical dismantling of the current economic and political status quo, which would actually change the lives of all poor people, by elevating cosmetic improvements in the lives of girls as the silver-bullet solution for all our ills. Whether you are a philanthropist, a feminist, or a policy maker, this book will force you to open your eyes and challenge all your assumptions.'—Kavita Ramdas, senior advisor to the Ford Foundation and former CEO of Global Fund for Women 'Kathryn Moeller’s The Gender Effect is a groundbreaking historical and contemporary ethnographic study of the US transnational corporate investment in girls and women in the Global South, including particularly the widespread belief in the business case of investing in girls and women. While much of the current literature is based primarily on representations and discursive analysis, Moeller’s long-term fieldwork brings us successfully behind the doors of the decision-making of corporations about their investment in girls, and the actual on-the-ground practices of corporations, including their 'search' for girls in specific places, such as Rio de Janeiro. Hers is truly an extraordinary and exciting contribution to the existent scholarly literature.'—Melissa Suzanne Fisher, author of Wall Street Women 'This is an important read for any student or scholar of philanthropy and development in the twenty-first century. In rare ethnographic detail Kathryn Moeller not only sheds new light on relationships of philanthropic power, she also shows how hegemonic narratives about women and development are highly racialized and sexualized. She shows how the often unquestioned philanthropic promotion of girls as entrepreneurial engines of development more often enables corporate expansion than addresses the real structural causes of poverty and inequality.'—Erica Kohl-Arenas, author of The Self-Help Myth: How Philanthropy Fails to Alleviate Poverty 'This is the most important book on gender and development in a decade. Combining careful ethnographic research and sharp analytical insight, Kathryn Moeller unsettles common-sense approaches to corporate investment in girls’ empowerment while highlighting the sites of encounter between feminism, corporations, international institutions, and NGOs that gave rise to the Girl Effect. It is essential reading for understanding contemporary relations of power in development.'—Suzanne Bergeron, author of Fragments of Development: Nation, Gender, and the Space of Modernity 'As an important addition to the critical scholarship on NGOs and development, The Gender Effect examines the operations of what we call 'philanthrocapitalism.' Kathryn Moeller's transnational analysis of Nike, Inc.'s use of the agenda of 'empowerment' and development of the 'potential' of 'Third World girls' is essential reading for understanding imperialism and racial capitalism in our time.'—Inderpal Grewal, author of Saving the Security State: Exceptional Citizens in Twenty-First-Century America 'The Gender Effect is a powerful critical analysis of the contradictory relationships between the corporate sector and the realities of gender internationally. Kathryn Moeller raises exactly the right questions that need to be asked about the hidden effects of seemingly progressive alliances between corporate actors and feminist policies. And her answers to these questions demand our continued attention.'—Michael W. Apple, author of Can Education Change Society? Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Cruising Utopia: The Then and There of Queer Futurity (Sexual Cultures)

Pdf Social Sciences Cruising Utopia: The Then and There of Queer Futurity (Sexual Cultures)

Pdf:Cruising Utopia: The Then and There of Queer Futurity (Sexual Cultures).From Publishers Weekly Gay liberation's activist past and pragmatic present are merely prologue to a queer cultural future, Muñoz (Disidentifications) suggests in this critical condemnation of the political status quo. Casting his vision of a radical gay aesthetic through the prisms of literature, photography and performance, the author dismisses commonplace concerns like same-sex marriage as desires for mere inclusion in a corrupt mainstream. More defiantly, he exalts the persistence of commercial sex spaces in the face of antisex and homphobic policings, and celebrates the overlay of punk and queer in performance spaces. Muñoz draws on a dynamic roster of seminal artists to illustrate his vision of a utopian queer future, from the well-known (LeRoi Jones, James Schuyler and John Giorno) to edgy artists, including homo-core punk queen Vaginal Davis, club photographer Kevin McCarty and drag chanteuse Kiki (Justin Bond). Queer theorists will find the book's provocative thesis stimulating; lay readers unfamiliar with Ernst Bloch and the Frankfurt School of philosophy on which the author builds his argument may find it a slog. (Nov.) Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. Read more Review “Muñoz takes Ernst Bloch as his Virgil as he descends into the dark woods of futurity looking for signposts along the way that will guide him to a place of hope, belonging, queerness and quirkiness. Refusing to simply sign on to the ‘anti-relational,’ anti-future brand of queer theory espoused by Edelman, Bersani and others, Muñoz insists that for some queers, particularly for queers of color, hope is something one cannot afford to lose and for them giving up on futurity is not an option.” -Jack Halberstam,author of In a Queer Time and Place“In this interesting study of queerness and identity politics, Munoz (performance studies, New York Univ.) invites readers to look beyond the immediate present and toward a queer future.”-Choice'In the course of an introduction, a conclusion, and the ten lush chapters in between, Cruising Utopia elaborates an archive of queer aesthetic practices from the present and the recent past.'-Kevin Floyd,Meditations: The Journal of the Marxist Literary Group“Gay liberation’s activist past and pragmatic present are merely prologue to a queer cultural future, Muñoz suggests in this critical condemnation of the political status quo. Casting his vision of a radical gay aesthetic through the prisms of literature, photography and performance, the author dismisses commonplace concerns like same-sex marriage as desires for ‘mere inclusion’ in a ‘corrupt’ mainstream. More defiantly, he exalts the persistence of commercial sex spaces in the face of ‘antisex and homphobic policings,’ and celebrates the overlay of punk and queer in performance spaces.”-Publishers Weekly“Brilliant, extraordinary, and necessary, Muñoz’s critical refusal of queer pragmatism, his commitment to the utopian force of the radical attempt—the radical aesthetic, erotic, and philosophical experiment—is indispensable in an historical moment characterized by political surrender and intellectual timidity passing itself off as boldness.”-Fred Moten,author of In the Break Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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A Critical Introduction to Queer Theory

Pdf Social Sciences A Critical Introduction to Queer Theory

Pdf:A Critical Introduction to Queer Theory.Review 'Provides comprehensive coverage of the relevant issues within Queer Theory and incorporates provocative and highly contentious debates around sadomasochism, fetishism, and transgenderism.'-Linnell Secomb,University of Sydney'This book is a succinct, pedagogically designed introduction. As classroom text, Sullivan's work is heady with vibrant debate and slim heuristics; her intellectual clarity is stunning.' -Choice Read more About the Author Nikki Sullivan is a lecturer in the Department of Critical and Cultural Studies at Macquarie University. She is the author of Tattooed Bodies: Subjectivity, Textuality, Ethics, Pleasure; and numerous articles on body modification and on sexuality. Read more

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Read This, Save Lives: A Teacher’s Guide to Creating Safer Classrooms for LGBTQ+ Students

Pdf Social Sciences Read This, Save Lives: A Teacher’s Guide to Creating Safer Classrooms for LGBTQ+ Students

Pdf:Read This, Save Lives: A Teacher’s Guide to Creating Safer Classrooms for LGBTQ+ Students.Review Praise for Read This, Save LivesA must read for all educators and everyone else who is interested in making the classroom LGBTQ+ inclusive and safe. Through storytelling, referenced stats, and interviews with LGBTQ+ mental health experts, Sameer does an excellent job of providing a step by step approach to creating a safe and welcoming classroom any student would desire. Kudos to Sameer and his outstanding writing skills. Classrooms and lives will be positively impacted by the information in this book! ―Ronald Holt, Psychiatrist, Author, LGBTQ Mental Health ExpertWe are so proud to call Sameer Jha part of our HRC family. Check out this HRC Foundation Youth Ambassador's first book, a must-read as students head#BackToSchool. ―Human Rights CampaignAn invaluable resource! Loved reading this honest and often-times brutal account of Sameer's experience, so similar to so many nonconforming children all over the world. The guide is filled with personal stories and actionable advice, designed to help build empathy and provide tools for educators to better meet the needs of ALL students, not just those who conform to normative ideas of gender and sexuality! ―Naqiya Hussain, EducatorPraise for Sameer JhaI consider Sameer an integral youth leader in the Oakland LGBT community. We need more people like him to step up and make a difference in our world. ―Mayor of Oakland, Libby SchaafSameer is a bright and brilliant youth. He passionately fights for the causes he believes in and stands up for others. Through all the work I have done with him, I've found him to be reliable, enthusiastic, and trustworthy. Sameer is going places and will have a bright future advocating for human rights! ―Katey Aquilina, The Tyler Clementi FoundationSameer Jha is just one of those young people that gives you hope. He will be a leader who will stand for things. He amplifies the voices of other LGBT people and helps us to better understand and support them.  ―Dr. Vincent Pompei, Human Rights CampaignSameer is a committed LGBTQ youth activist. He is an active member of GSA Network's NorCal Youth Council, contributing to youth-led campaigns and advocacy to combat discrimination. A dependable and sharp young person, he leads workshops and speaks passionately about diversity and inclusion. ― Aldo M. Gallardo, The GSA NetworkSameer is well spoken, organized, thoughtful, and effective. He is already changing the world for the better, and any organization or company would be lucky to have him and his skills working for you. ―Ross Murray, GLAADSameer has been an outstanding advocate for all students, especially the LGBTQ community at Hopkins Junior High. Because of Sameer, we now have a growing and thriving GSA, and our students are so excited and passionate about helping and educating our school community. I am extremely impressed with Sameers professional yet personable demeanor, public speaking skills, and the wealth of resources and knowledge that he can share with us. If you are wondering about where to start, do not hesitate to ask for help from Sameer! ―Ms. Amalia Kim, Hopkins Junior HighSameer is one of the most reliable, enthusiastic, and intelligent students I've had the pleasure to collaborate with! Sameer is a Student Collaboration Team Member for the Youth in Motion program at Frameline that I oversee, and I can't recommend Sameer enough. ―Daniel Moretti, FramelineSocial Media CoverageI featured @sameerjha2001 in a recent @nytimes article, and now Sameer is a published author...at just 16! It's a guide for teachers to help make their classrooms safer for LGBTQ students. Congratulations to Sameer. ―‏@scottjamesRead This, Save Lives is a must read e-book for all educators who want to make their classroom inclusive & safe for LGBTQ+ students. Teenaged author @sameerjha2001 does an incredible job of storytelling making the book a great read in one sitting.  ―LGBTQ Shrink @DrRonHoltJust read less than two pages...SOLD! Thank you for your open/honesty ~ your experiences are invaluable for educators! ―@dianehartmanAnyone working w/LGBT+ youth needs this! ―‏@BrideyHeidelWant to help a teacher save―and improve―students' lives, for years to come? Give this book, by the brilliant @sameerjha2001. #wunderkindness ‏―@GenomeNathanI just started reading this and it is so insightful! Must read. This is the kind of work that will make the world a better place for future generations! If you have not seen this book AND looked up @sameerjha2001 yet, please do so now! ―‏@RodgerAMillerJ2Teachers, please have a look at this important book by activist @sameerjha2001‏―@mactavishAll strength to @sameerjha2001 Change comes from people with this kind of energy and integrity.  ―@steve_bamlett My kids need this for their teachers ―@TerriLacey3 Read more From the Author Thank you for your interest in the teacher's guide: 'Read This, Save Lives.' It has been written with the intention to inspire educators who genuinely care about the well-being of ALL their students, including those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender. The statistics on LGBTQ+ bullying, depression, and suicide is truly alarming. With more than 10% of the population identifying as a gender and/or sexuality minority, this means that almost every teacher has someone in their classroom who is queer. With the right tools, these teachers can significantly impact outcomes for LGBTQ+ students, giving them an educational experience that is positive, inclusive, and accepting. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Sexual Politics, Sexual Communities: Second Edition

Pdf Social Sciences Sexual Politics, Sexual Communities: Second Edition

Pdf:Sexual Politics, Sexual Communities: Second Edition.With thorough documentation of the oppression of homosexuals and biographical sketches of the lesbian and gay heroes who helped the contemporary gay culture to emerge, Sexual Politics, Sexual Communities supplies the definitive analysis of the homophile movement in the U.S. from 1940 to 1970. John D'Emilio's new preface and afterword examine the conditions that shaped the book and the growth of gay and lesbian historical literature. "How many students of American political culture know that during the McCarthy era more people lost their jobs for being alleged homosexuals than for being Communists? . . . These facts are part of the heretofore obscure history of homosexuality in America—a history that John D'Emilio thoroughly documents in this important book."—George DeStefano, Nation "John D'Emilio provides homosexual political struggles with something that every movement requires—a sympathetic history rendered in a dispassionate voice."—New York Times Book Review "A milestone in the history of the American gay movement."—Rudy Kikel, Boston Globe

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Easing Out: Accepting My Gay Self

Pdf Social Sciences Easing Out: Accepting My Gay Self

Pdf:Easing Out: Accepting My Gay Self.Review 'This intimate and brave account moved me to tears, and laughter, as I read about Seth's efforts to balance who he was against who he was expected to be. This is a courageous writing, which should bring hope and encouragement to anyone who is grappling with their sexuality. I found Seth's journey to be moving.'    --Paula Foster, retired, Delta Air Lines'Seth writes with humor, honesty, and pain. Growing up in an evangelical family and community, Seth takes us through his struggles to battle his demons both in and outside of the church. A poignant narrative delivered by a master storyteller.'                --Michael Marsilio, writer 'This memoir is not just another coming-of-age tale. There is an added dimension as Seth struggles to reconcile his budding faith with church teaching that would confine 'his kind' to 'the eternal and unquenchable fires of hell.' This delightful narrative outlines the journey Seth takes to come to terms with his faith and the God who made him as he is.'    --John Haugen, retired executive director Read more From the Author    When I was younger (a lot), I experienced a profound struggle in coming to terms with being gay. It was a long-term, hard-fought journey. For many years I denied who I was and made desperate attempts to hide from myself and others. Being raised as an adherent Southern Baptist in a wonderful yet conservative family, served to fan my quest, albeit futile, to find the right combination leading to 'straightness.' Thankfully, I found another combination--the one I feel God gave me at birth--and was granted peace through self-acceptance. I am happy, and like a bird, am flying at the altitude I was assigned.    I suspect there are many in the 'wilderness' who, like I was, are grappling with their truth. Because of this, several years ago I felt compelled to begin writing a 'short' autobiography in my spare time. I strongly believed that through my travails, I could offer explanations and encouragement to anyone who is, or has a loved one who is dealing with LGBTQ issues. Thus, my mission was born.    Nearly fifty years ago, I began saving letters, documents, and scribbles of significant life events and memories, with no intent other than to create an 'archive.' This prized collection of unorganized trivia was housed mostly in a shoebox on the top shelf of my bedroom closet, largely ignored, other than for me to occasionally add an item to the cache. I could never part with my secret treasure trove, which was lying like a gift, wrapped in years of accumulated dust. I now recognize my box of reminiscences had a clear purpose, and it became the soul of my memoir.    I am grateful to have been guided by my heart, and that I never threw out the shoebox. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Diving Bell and the Butterfly: A Memoir of Life in Death

Pdf Social Sciences The Diving Bell and the Butterfly: A Memoir of Life in Death

Pdf:The Diving Bell and the Butterfly: A Memoir of Life in Death.Amazon.com Review We've all got our idiosyncrasies when it comes to writing--a special chair we have to sit in, a certain kind of yellow paper we absolutely must use. To create this tremendously affecting memoir, Jean-Dominique Bauby used the only tool available to him--his left eye--with which he blinked out its short chapters, letter by letter. Two years ago, Bauby, then the 43-year-old editor-in-chief of Elle France, suffered a rare stroke to the brain stem; only his left eye and brain escaped damage. Rather than accept his 'locked in' situation as a kind of death, Bauby ignited a fire of the imagination under himself and lived his last days--he died two days after the French publication of this slim volume--spiritually unfettered. In these pages Bauby journeys to exotic places he has and has not been, serving himself delectable gourmet meals along the way (surprise: everything's ripe and nothing burns). In the simplest of terms he describes how it feels to see reflected in a window 'the head of a man who seemed to have emerged from a vat of formaldehyde.' Read more From Library Journal Two days after this remarkable book was published in France to great acclaim, its author died of heart failure. What caused such a stir was the method Bauby used to write it. For in December 1995, the 44-year-old former editor-in-chief of the French Elle magazine had suffered a severe stroke that left his body paralyzed but his mind intact, a condition known as 'locked-in syndrome.' Able to communicate only by blinking his left eyelid, he dictated this book letter by letter to an assistant who recited to him a special alphabet. The result is a marvelous, compelling account of Bauby's life as a 'vegetable,' full of humor and devoid of self-pity. Although he was trapped in the diving bell of his body, Bauby's imagination 'takes flight like a butterflyy....You can wander off in space or in time, set out for Tierra del Fuego or for King Midas's court.' His celebration of life against all odds is highly recommended. [Julia Tavalro, who suffers from the same condition, has also written an excellent account, Look Up for Yes, LJ 2/1/97.?Ed.]?Wilda Williams, 'Library Journal.-?Wilda Williams, 'Library Journal'Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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For Colored Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Still Not Enough: Coming of Age, Coming Out, and Coming Home

Pdf Social Sciences For Colored Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Still Not Enough: Coming of Age, Coming Out, and Coming Home

Pdf:For Colored Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Still Not Enough: Coming of Age, Coming Out, and Coming Home.About the Author Keith Boykin is a popular TV commentator, inspirational speaker, and New York Times best-selling author. Keith has provided political commentary for CNN, MSNBC, and CNBC, and he previously co-hosted the weekly TV series 'My Two Cents' on BET Networks.Educated at Dartmouth and Harvard, Keith attended law school with President Barack Obama and served in the White House as a special assistant to President Bill Clinton, where he helped organize and participated in the nation's first ever meeting between a sitting president and leaders of the LGBT community.Keith has traveled extensively across four continents, and was appointed by President Clinton, along with Coretta Scott King and Rev. Jesse Jackson, to the U.S. presidential trade delegation to Zimbabwe.He was a star on the Showtime television series American Candidate and has since appeared on numerous national media programs, including Anderson Cooper 360, The O'Reilly Factor, The Tyra Banks Show, The Montel Williams Show, Judge Hatchett and The Tom Joyner Morning Show.A founder and first board president of the National Black Justice Coalition, Keith has spoken to audiences, large and small, all across the world. He delivered a landmark speech to 200,000 people at the Millennium March on Washington, and he gave a stirring speech about the AIDS epidemic in front of 40,000 people in Chicago's Soldier Field.All of Keith's first three books were nominated for a Lambda Literary Award, including his third book, Beyond the Down Low: Sex, Lies and Denial in Black America. Keith won the Lambda Literary Award for his second book, Respecting The Soul, while his first book, One More River to Cross, is taught in colleges and universities throughout the country.Keith was an associate producer of the feature film Dirty Laundry, and he currently writes a weekly column for BET.com.He was a star on the 2004 Showtime television series American Candidate and has since appeared on numerous national media programs, including Anderson Cooper 360, The O'Reilly Factor, The Tyra Banks Show, The Montel Williams Show, Judge Hatchett and The Tom Joyner Morning Show.A founder and first board president of the National Black Justice Coalition, Keith has spoken to audiences, large and small, all across the world. He delivered a landmark speech to 200,000 people at the Millennium March on Washington and he gave a stirring speech about the AIDS epidemic in front of 40,000 people in Chicago's Soldier Field in July 2006.Each of Keith's three books has been nominated for a Lambda Literary Award, including his most recent book, Beyond the Down Low: Sex, Lies and Denial in Black America. Keith won the Lambda Literary Award for his second book, Respecting The Soul, while his first book, One More River to Cross, is taught in colleges and universities throughout the country.Keith is an associate producer of the 2007 feature film Dirty Laundry and is working on his fourth book. Born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, Keith currently lives in New York City. Read more

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Out in the Country: Youth, Media, and Queer Visibility in Rural America (Intersections)

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Pdf:Out in the Country: Youth, Media, and Queer Visibility in Rural America (Intersections).Review “Gray’s ethnography allows us an in-depth look at GLBT young people in the southeastern United States. Gray’s book should be read by anyone who works with rural GLBT youth, and those interested in learning about an under-represented, but not invisible, population.”-PopMatters.com'Gray . . . challenges the urban focus of queer politics and media studies, and not solely in her choice of topic. This book has more ambitious aims than simply documenting a neglected population. Her focus on rural queer youth does this admirably, but even more impressive is how she uses her topic to unpack what Jack Halberstam calls the 'metronormativity' of queer scholarship and its implications for politics of visibility'-D. Travers Scott,International Journal of Communication“Young queer people living in rural areas face numerous challenges, to be sure. But they creatively use new media and other strategies to find one another, as Gray shows so well. Out in the Country challenges preconceptions about both gender and sexual nonconformity in rural America.” -Arlene Stein,author of The Stranger Next Door“We still know far too little about the experiences of queer youth, especially those who live in small towns and farming communities. Gray’s pioneering work will do much to cure our ignorance, as she takes us along on an engaging exploration of queer teenagers caught in the crosswinds of commercial media culture and local societal and political beliefs.”-Larry Gross,author of Up From Invisibility: Lesbians, Gay Men, and the Media in America“Out in the Country succeeds insofar as it turns our attention toward the unique set of challenges faced by queer rural youth as they try to reconcile where they live with who they love.” -Daily Yonder“In this deft, smart ethnography, Gray not only brings to life the intricacies of rural queer existence, but also dislodges conventional assumptions about gay media visibility, queer identities, and the closet. As friendly, articulate, and challenging as its subjects, Out in the Country is a major contribution to both sexuality and media scholarship.” -Joshua Gamson,author of The Fabulous Sylvester“Out in the Country promises to excite and ignite our critical imaginations as it pushes us to reckon with the complexity of queer lives away from the urban spotlight. Gray has done a stupendous job in bringing these stories to light, and in analyzing them with such warmth, humor, and insight.” -Suzanna Danuta Walters,author of All the Rage“Out in the Country gives hope that times are changing, highlighting the lives of today’s rural queer youth through a series of case studies focusing on the efforts of advocates to increase gay visibility. Informative and insightful—you’ll be surprised by what you find!”-MIX Word Read more About the Author Mary L. Gray is Associate Professor in The Media School, Affiliate Faculty of Gender Studies, and an Adjunct in American Studies and Anthropology at Indiana University. She is also a Senior Researcher at Microsoft Research New England. She is the author of In Your Face: Stories from the Lives of Queer Youth and Out in the Country: Youth, Media, and Queer Visibility in Rural America. Read more

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Sexual Outsiders: Understanding BDSM Sexualities and Communities

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Pdf:Sexual Outsiders: Understanding BDSM Sexualities and Communities.Review Every once in a while, a book comes along that shines like a star in a vast, dark sky of words. While the subject matter — BDSM sexualities — hardly seems like the stuff of which literary classics are made, David Ortmann and Richard Sprott’s brave new book, Sexual Outsiders: Understanding BDSM Sexualities and Communities, is certainly worthy of note. Conversational in style, thick with rich descriptions of actual people, and brimming with uncommon wisdom appropriate for a post-Millineal mindset, this is a book to be borne proudly. (Plus it’s bound to be a great conversation starter on the subway commute home.) . . . You don’t have to be a sexual outsider to enjoy this book. What is required is a nonjudgmental curiosity about human sexuality in all its myriad forms. If you fit this criteria, then this is an excellent read that I highly recommend. (Out In Jersey)Sexual Outsiders is a good step in making the helping professions understand [kinky people and BDSM sexuality]. (The History of BDSM)In Sexual Outsiders, authors David Ortmann and Richard Sprott perfectly complement each other writing about research, theory, and therapeutic practice with clients who are sexual adventurers. In an excellent and thoughtful deconstruction of the mainstream sexual culture, they explore the question of 'how did we get here?' and, further, 'how can we get somewhere better?' They propose the acceptance and honoring of the rich complexities of sexual diversity as a path for escaping the imposed shame that can constrict out lives, as they offer a wonderful guidebook to outsider sex and understanding power as an erotic resource. Read and learn from these warriors for sexual freedom as they show us how to explore our precious inner wilderness. (Dossie Easton, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist; co-author of The Ethical Slut)David Ortmann and Richard Sprott are pioneers in developing this roadmap for kink-affirmative psychotherapy. People in the BDSM community, or those practicing in secrecy, will read this book, especially the moving personal stories, and feel like they are in a support group. Professionals will have their minds - and knowledge base- opened and expanded. Sexual Outsiders breaks new ground. (Margie Nichols, Ph.D., Phd, psychologist and sex therapist; founder and director of the Institute for Personal Growth, New Jersey; founder and first director of the Hyacinth Foundation; author, speaker, and activist on LGBTQ issues; contributor, Principles and Practices of Sex Therapy and Handbook of Systemic Sex Therapy)As a sex therapist who specializes in sexual minority practices, I have read virtually every book written on BDSM in the past 30 years. Sexual Outsiders is truly one of a kind. The way the authors have woven in Richard Sprott's background in science with David Ortmann's clinical practice made for a very compelling read. The case studies were brilliant and kept me turning the pages in anticipation of how each story would turn out. This book is a wonderful contribution to our field. (Neil Cannon, Ph.D., LMFT, Certified Sex Therapist & Couples Counselor, Denver, Colorado)Sexual Outsiders is a brave and lucid exploration of ways honest, open, intimate sexuality can help to heal some emotional and psychological wounds, and of the need for self-understanding to make such intimacy possible. (William A. Henkin, Ph.D., co-author: Consensual Sadomasochism: How to Talk About It and How to Do It Safely)Sexual Outsiders is a significant contribution helping everyone to accept and understand their (or their loved one’s) BDSM interests. (Charles Moser Ph.D., Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality)As an out-kinky person for 40 years, and as a psychotherapist, I found Ortmann and Sprott's new book Sexual Outsiders to be a report on being kinky from a psychological point of view. Sexual Outsiders offers the reader an invaluable amalgamation of kink identities. Whether the reader be a leather-newbie, a vanilla but kink-friendly therapist, a curious friend of a kinkster, or anyone who may be in contact with BDSM folk, Sexual Outsiders is a book you won't want to miss. As the commodification of BDSM culture proliferates, it will be books like Sexual Outsiders that'll prove to be a positive catalyst toward ending social stigma, and to putting suffering back in the dungeon where it belongs. (Winston Wilde, DHS, LMFT, doctor of human sexuality, licensed marriage & family therapist, certified sex therapist)This is the book I needed 15 years ago when I started stumbling my way through treating the KINK community. It's answered all my questions.It should be mandatory reading for all ethical clinicians who should know something about treating alternative sexualities by now. The clinical community needs to STOP re-traumatizing, marginalizing, pathologizing, and trying to 'fix' the people who come to them for help. Either they need to learn the skills taught in this book, or refer 'sexual outsiders' out to someone educated, trained and willing to give these individuals the treatment they need and deserve. This book is for anyone who practices BDSM, treats patients struggling with related issues, and for anyone interested in further understanding this lifestyle and its community. (Dorothy Hayden, LCSW, Manhattan Center for Sex Addiction Therapy, Kink-Aware psychotherapist, speaker and author)Every person who identifies as BDSM and every therapist treating them should read this book. (David J. Ley, Ph.D., author of The Myth of Sex Addiction and Insatiable Wives: Women Who Stray and The Men Who Love Them) Read more About the Author David M. Ortmann, LCSW, is a psychotherapist, sex therapist and author in private practice. His work has been published in journals, magazines, and anthologies of fiction and non-fiction. His areas of clinical focus and study are the sexuality of the BDSM, Leather and Kink communities, concepts and theories of masculinity, and the processes of human attachment and differentiation. He speaks locally and nationally in an effort to promote Leather, Kink, and BDSM community visibility and improve clinical psychotherapeutic interventions for these populations. Ortmann is a member of The National Coalition for Sexual Freedom (NCSF), The American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT), the Northern California Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology (NCSPP) and is one of the founding members of the Community-Academic Consortium for Research on Alternative Sexualities (CARAS).Richard Sprott, Ph.D., is a research psychologist in developmental science and lecturer in the Department of Human Development and Women’s Studies at California State University, East Bay. He is the executive director of CARAS, the Community-Academic Consortium for Research on Alternative Sexualities, a community-academic partnership to enhance and encourage scientific investigation and scholarly analysis of under-studied sexualities, like BDSM and polyamory. Read more

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Feminism Is Queer: The Intimate Connection between Queer and Feminist Theory - Expanded Edition

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Pdf:Feminism Is Queer: The Intimate Connection between Queer and Feminist Theory - Expanded Edition.Review “An outstanding reference for students and faculty attempting to understand the history and current issues in the LGBTQ+ communities. The author's presentation of social construction and paradigm clearly and logically explains the issues in developing a history of LGBTQ+. Additionally, Marinucci (philosophy and women's and gender studies, Eastern Washington Univ.) does an excellent job of addressing the queer movement as oppositional to what are often the binary definitions involved in LGBT orientations. . . . A great resource for students and faculty alike. Highly recommended.” (Choice) Read more About the Author Mimi Marinnuci is professor of philosophy and gender studies at Eastern Washington University. Read more

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The Right to Be Out: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in America's Public Schools, Second Edition

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Pdf:The Right to Be Out: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in America's Public Schools, Second Edition.About the Author Stuart Biegel is a member of the emeriti faculty at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he continues his teaching and research at the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies and the School of Law.  Read more

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Myths and Mysteries of Same-Sex Love

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Pdf:Myths and Mysteries of Same-Sex Love.About the Author Christine Downing is professor of religious studies emerita at San Diego State University and a former core faculty member of the California School of Professional Psychology. She is the author of The Goddess, Journey Through Menopause, Psyche?s Sisters, Women?s Mysteries, and Gods in Our Midst. Read more

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Making Gay Okay: How Rationalizing Homosexual Behavior Is Changing Everything

Pdf Social Sciences Making Gay Okay: How Rationalizing Homosexual Behavior Is Changing Everything

Pdf:Making Gay Okay: How Rationalizing Homosexual Behavior Is Changing Everything.Review 'The mainstreaming of sodomistic practice is a sign that a culture has lost not only its faith but also its mind. Robert Reilly patiently and convincingly explains how that flight from reason occurred and what can be done about it.' --Charles E. Rice, JD, JSD, Professor Emeritus of Law, University of Notre Dame Law School'Robert Reilly is to be admired for tackling such an explosive topic with reason, balance, aplomb, and moral clarity.' --Jay W. Richards, PhD, Author, New York Times bestselling books Indivisible and Infiltrated'Robert Reilly explains how the acceptance of the rationalization for homosexual behavior may bring down our culture and society unless it is exposed, understood, and opposed.' --Fr. C. John McCloskey, Coauthor, Good News, Bad News Read more About the Author Robert R. Reilly was Senior Advisor for Information Strategy (2002–2006) for the US Secretary of Defense, after which he taught at National Defense University. He was the director of the Voice of America (2001–2002) and served in the White House as a Special Assistant to the President (1983–1985). A graduate of Georgetown University and the Claremont Graduate University, he writes widely on political policy and classical music. His previous book is The Closing of the Muslim Mind: How Intellectual Suicide Created the Modern Islamist Crisis. Read more

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The Man Who Invented Rock Hudson: The Pretty Boys and Dirty Deals of Henry Willson

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Pdf:The Man Who Invented Rock Hudson: The Pretty Boys and Dirty Deals of Henry Willson.Review  'Those who think Hollywood’s current predatory political scene and celebrity partner-swapping activities are new phenomena would be wise to dive into this tell-all tale of Henry Willson, an agent who became a major star maker to actors like Rock Hudson, Tab Hunter, and Troy Donahue in the 1950s.'—Publishers Weekly'A trove of enticing gossip and little-known facts . . . Hofler chronicles Willson’s life of privilege. He roams through the origins of his paradoxical right-wing attitudes, early intrigues to obtain sexual power, conspiracies hatched in glamorous fabled nightclubs, the Trocadero, the Macombo. He describes nasty sexual antics among powerful studio heads.'—Los Angeles Times  'The Man Who Invented Rock Hudson is a gritty, often coarse but well-researched biography of a tough Hollywood power broker famous for his ‘Adonis factory.’'—Salon.com 'Hofler, a Variety editor and reporter, is well matched to this shark-tank of a life.' —Washington Post Read more About the Author Robert Hofler survived a forty-year career in journalism, working as an editor at Life, Us, and Variety, among many other publications. He is now the theater critic for The Wrap and lives in New York City. Hofler is also author of the books Sexplosion: From Andy Warhol to “A Clockwork Orange”—How a Generation of Pop Rebels Broke All the Taboos, Variety’s “The Movie That Changed My Life,” and Party Animals: A Hollywood Tale of Sex, Drugs, and Rock ’n’ Roll Starring the Fabulous Allan Carr. Read more

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Queering Families: The Postmodern Partnerships of Cisgender Women and Transgender Men (Sexuality, Identity, and Society)

Pdf Social Sciences Queering Families: The Postmodern Partnerships of Cisgender Women and Transgender Men (Sexuality, Identity, and Society)

Pdf:Queering Families: The Postmodern Partnerships of Cisgender Women and Transgender Men (Sexuality, Identity, and Society).Review 'Overall, Queering Families is a welcome addition to the literature on family, gender, and sexualities and would fit well in upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses in sociology andwomen, gender, and sexuality studies. The writing is accessible and not bogged down with academic jargon. The book even includes a glossary for readers less familiar with trans and queer terminology. Notably, cis partners of transmen will likely celebrate this book as an important resource for navigating their own relationships. Queering Families furthers knowledge about postmodern partnerships and paves theway for greater understandings of family configurations that defy the boundaries of normativity.' -- Elroi J. Windsor, Salem College, American Journal of Sociology'A nuanced and well-researched study of the common and sometimes controversial phenomenon of relationships and family-building between cisgender women and transgender men. Pfeffer trace the connections butch and femme, cis and trans, lesbian indentification and identity 'border wars' with compassion and thorough methodology. A substantial close read on expanding concepts of family and identity. Excellent for academic and queer theory collections.' --Over the Rainbow Books'Pfeffer's stated goal is not to produce generalizable conclusions about transmen and their cisgender women partners, but rather to pay attention to the nuances of these lives that are often overlooked and undertheorized. On the whole, she is incredibly successful in creating a book that is both groundbreaking in its focus and interesting to read. Moreover, the book demonstrates the potential of truly intersectional analysis of qualitative data-providing systematic insights and complexity while keeping a human face on the story...Readers interested in moving beyond simple, and often stereotypical, renderings of transgender people will appreciate Pfeffer's unwillingness to rest on orthodox gender role expectations, and her dedication to uncovering what she calls the 'unwieldy and shape-shifting social institution' of the family.' --Gender & Society'Queering Families is an extraordinary book that simultaneously challenges mainstream conceptions of family and exposes the very real struggle of even the most radical of queers to envision family labor in new and feminist ways. Nuanced but highly readable, Pfeffer illuminates that families are not best understood as a set of static roles, but as dynamic relationships marked by ever-shifting identities, bodies, and sex practices. A must-read for scholars and students of the family.' --Jane Ward, Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Gender and Sexuality Studies, University of California, Riverside 'Carla Pfeffer takes one of the first deep dives into the lives of cisgender partners of transgender men, as they navigate the complexities of identity, sexuality, intimacy, normativity, labor, visibility, family, and community. Enlivened by these women's voices, the book gives us new queer tools for rethinking interpersonal lives and family institutions.' --Joshua Gamson, University of San Francisco, Author of Modern Families: Stories of Extraordinary Journeys to Kinship 'In Queering Families, Pfeffer expands the inquiry into the postmodern family condition by looking beyond family structure to examine the relational nature of gender and sexual identities themselves. Her research with the partners of transmen reveals in careful detail the quotidian care, emotion and identity work they do to shore up their trans* partners' genders, even in moments when the reality of that gender threatens their senses of self, of relationship or of community. It is an intimate glance into the profoundly social nature of our roles as husbands, wives, boyfriends, girlfriends and lovers, an important contribution to the sociology of family, gender, sexuality and identity.' --Tey Meadow, Department of Sociology, Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Harvard University 'Perhaps the most profound contribution of this book is to show that families-which so many of us consider the bedrock of modern civilization-are not biologically ordained; they are of our own choice and choosing. Examining ciswomen who are partnered with transmen, Pfeffer skillfully avoids the twin pitfalls of characterizing these relationships as radical subversions or mere mirrors of heteronormativity. Analytically sharp yet also exquisitely sensitive, Queer[ing] Families lifts a scholarly veil behind which we see the shape-shifting cultural meanings and material expressions of queer partnerships and family forms in the twenty-first century.' --Amin Ghaziani, author of There Goes the Gayborhood?'What does it mean to be in a post-modern partnership? By examing the family lives of cis women and trans men, Carla Pfeffer reveals problematic assumptions that govern social policy, scholarship on and shared knowledge about families. In doing so she helps to chart a path toward a society based on an ethic of care, justice and inclusion. This book is a must read for scholars of family, gender and trans studies.' --CJ Pascoe, Associate Professor, Undergraduate Program Director; Department of Sociology, University of Oregon 'Queering Families brings the personal and relational experiences of cis women partnered with trans men into clear relief. Recognizing the diversity of interviewees' experience, this analysis makes sense of participants' deeply personal accounts of what their partnerships mean for their own gender and sexual identities, community memberships, distribution of household and relational work, familial relationships, and experiences of sex and sexuality. Insightful and sensitive, Queering Families details the constraints, challenges, and threats these cis women navigate as well as the remarkable ways in which they transform our notion of family.' --Katrina Kimport, PhD, Assistant Professor, Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health, Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health, University of California, San Francisco'With its theoretical and empirical sophistication and insight, Queering Families: The Postmodern Partnerships of Cisgender Women and Transgender Men compels us to reassess many of our assumptions regarding sexuality, gender, family, and identity. It asks us to seriously reconsider simple binaries-man/woman, same-sex/opposite-sex, straight/gay. It forces us to reflect on the very meaning of family and to appreciate the increasing diversity of family forms and other relationships. Carla Pfeffer's scholarship on the experiences of cisgender women who are in relationships with transgender men easily-and thankfully-distinguishes itself from most research on the transgender population and on 'transgressive' relationships. This is an engagingly written, cogent and exciting book.' --Brian Powell, James H. Rudy Professor of Sociology at Indiana University and author of Counted Out: Same-Sex Relationships and Americans' Definitions of Family Read more About the Author Carla A. Pfeffer completed her doctoral work at the University of Michigan. She currently holds a joint appointment in Sociology and Women's and Gender Studies at the University of South Carolina. Her research, employing qualitative and mixed-methods approaches, considers thorny intersections between social stigma, identity, resistance, and structure. Read more

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Trans Liberation: Beyond Pink or Blue

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Pdf:Trans Liberation: Beyond Pink or Blue.Review Sometimes an author gives us a work so valuable, it becomes a debt we can repay only with our life's work. Feinberg's new book may be just that kind.--Athena Douris, Girlfriends'Part poet, part cartographer, and part grassroots organizer, Feinberg escorts us lovingly through the transgender nation. . . . Trans Liberation brings together a diversity of agendas, giving a fresh, urgent twist to everything from the politics of national health-care reform to debates about infant genital mutilation and queer history.'--Rachel Mattson, Village Voice Literary Supplement 'Feinberg is utterly rousing.' --David Bahr, The Advocate Read more About the Author Leslie Feinberg is author of Transgender Warriors and the underground classic Stone Butch Blues. One of Curve magazine's fifteen most influential in the battle for gay and lesbian rights, s/he is also winner of the ALA Gay and Lesbian Literature Award, the Lambda Literary Award, and the Firecracker Alternative Book Award for nonfiction. Read more

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Travesti: Sex, Gender, and Culture among Brazilian Transgendered Prostitutes (Worlds of Desire: The Chicago Series on Sexuality, Gender, and Culture)

Pdf Social Sciences Travesti: Sex, Gender, and Culture among Brazilian Transgendered Prostitutes (Worlds of Desire: The Chicago Series on Sexuality, Gender, and Culture)

Pdf:Travesti: Sex, Gender, and Culture among Brazilian Transgendered Prostitutes (Worlds of Desire: The Chicago Series on Sexuality, Gender, and Culture).Amazon.com Review It is wonderful and weirdly fitting that one of the jacket blurbs for this work of social anthropology is by sex educator and former porn star Annie Sprinkle. Just as there is nothing dry or remote about Annie Sprinkle's delivery, there is nothing dry or remote about Don Kulick's. In fact, this may be the most readable and engaging study of transgenderism to surface in years. For seven months in 1994, Kulick lived in a household of 'travestis'--Brazilian male prostitutes who live as women. He constantly tape-recorded their casual conversations, whether on the street soliciting customers or in their small rooms in the ghettos of Salvador, and has been able to trace the motivations behind their behavior and body modifications with plausibility and compassion. So absorbing are the details of the travestis' lives, as recounted by Kulick, that the reader can easily miss the author's equally acute analysis of their often bizarre transformations and of what travestis, with their exaggerated performance of 'femininity,' suggest about the construction of gender in Brazil. --Regina Marler Read more

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An Archive of Feelings: Trauma, Sexuality, and Lesbian Public Cultures (Series Q)

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Pdf:An Archive of Feelings: Trauma, Sexuality, and Lesbian Public Cultures (Series Q).Review “An Archive of Feelings makes an extremely important contribution to queer and feminist cultural studies by insisting upon the public, and indeed national, dimensions of sexual trauma. Ann Cvetkovich's book argues for the productive rather than repressive power of trauma and accounts for its role in the production of queer identities and queer counter publics. This is queer cultural studies at its finest!”—Judith Halberstam, author of Female Masculinity”Avoiding bullshit moralism and sentimentality, Ann Cvetkovich breathes new life into the study of trauma. This is the book I looked for in so many libraries and bookstores and never found. It is not only brilliant but totally necessary.”—Kathleen Hanna of the band Le Tigre Read more From the Back Cover ''An Archive of Feelings' makes an extremely important contribution to queer and feminist cultural studies by insisting upon the public, and indeed national, dimensions of sexual trauma. Ann Cvetkovich's book argues for the productive rather than repressive power of trauma and accounts for its role in the production of queer identities and queer counter publics. This is queer cultural studies at its finest!'--Judith Halberstam, author of 'Female Masculinity' Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Pedagogies of Crossing: Meditations on Feminism, Sexual Politics, Memory, and the Sacred (Perverse Modernities: A Series Edited by Jack Halberstam and Lisa Lowe)

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Pdf:Pedagogies of Crossing: Meditations on Feminism, Sexual Politics, Memory, and the Sacred (Perverse Modernities: A Series Edited by Jack Halberstam and Lisa Lowe).Review “Pedagogies of Crossing is a tour de force. M. Jacqui Alexander addresses the conditions that make multiculturalism possible and powerfully shows us that those conditions are ultimately ethical and spiritual. Beautifully written and deeply moving, this book shows us how we need an ethic of translation if we are to be able to engage in classroom teaching so that both students and teachers can grapple with the politics of our complex, globalized world. Pedagogies of Crossing is a must read for anyone in women’s studies, anthropology, political science, English, comparative literature, or sociology.”—Drucilla Cornell, author of Defending Ideals: War, Democracy, and Political Struggles“In Pedagogies of Crossing, M. Jacqui Alexander ventures an archaeology of the heart to cross over to the ‘other side’ of knowing, returning the sacred to the classroom. Here the ‘altar of the secular gods of postmodernity’ is finally dismantled and we are urged the freedom to think before and beyond them. I am indebted to this sister-scholar-in-arms.” —Cherríe Moraga, coeditor of This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color“[A] comprehensive, extensive exploration of Alexander’s journey through migration stories (including her own), through academe, the academy and teaching, and through African and Caribbean colonized identities and sexualized politics. Her collection contributes a great deal to the feminist examination of the need to remember, to communicate the experiences of women of colour, including the spiritual survival of women of colour by finding room for the inclusion the Sacred and sacred experiences, as she steps away from the secularized view of experience and power that post-modernism has brought about.” (Laure E. Lafrance Atlantis) Read more From the Back Cover ''Pedagogies of Crossing' is a tour de force. M. Jacqui Alexander addresses the conditions that make multiculturalism possible and powerfully shows us that those conditions are ultimately ethical and spiritual. Beautifully written and deeply moving, this book shows us how we need an ethic of translation if we are to be able to engage in classroom teaching so that both students and teachers can grapple with the politics of our complex, globalized world. 'Pedagogies of Crossing 'is a must read for anyone in women's studies, anthropology, political science, English, comparative literature, or sociology.'--Drucilla Cornell, author of 'Defending Ideals: War, Democracy, and Political Struggles' Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Works of Simone de Beauvoir: The Second Sex and The Ethics Of Ambiguity

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Pdf:The Works of Simone de Beauvoir: The Second Sex and The Ethics Of Ambiguity.This collection of classic titles by Beauvoir her most well know writings, The Second Sex and The Ethics Of Ambiguity as well as a biography of her life and a rare interview on her book The Second Sex. French writer and feminist, and Existentialist. She is known primarily for her treatise The Second Sex (1949), a scholarly and passionate plea for the abolition of what she called the myth of the “eternal feminine.” It became a classic of feminist literature during the 1960s. Her novels expounded the major Existential themes, demonstrating her conception of the writer’s commitment to the times. She Came To Stay (1943) treats the difficult problem of the relationship of a conscience to “the other”. Of her other works of fiction, perhaps the best known is The Mandarins (1954), a chronicle of the attempts of post-World War II intellectuals to leave their “mandarin” (educated elite) status and engage in political activism. She also wrote four books of philosophy, including The Ethics of Ambiguity (1947). Several volumes of her work are devoted to autobiography which constitute a telling portrait of French intellectual life from the 1930s to the 1970s. In addition to treating feminist issues, de Beauvoir was concerned with the issue of aging, which she addressed in A Very Easy Death (1964), on her mother’s death in a hospital. In 1981 she wrote A Farewell to Sartre, a painful account of Sartre’s last years. Simone de Beauvoir revealed herself as a woman of formidable courage and integrity, whose life supported her thesis: the basic options of an individual must be made on the premises of an equal vocation for man and woman founded on a common structure of their being, independent of their sexuality. Table of Contents: The Second Sex, On the publication of The Second Sex, interview The Ethics of Ambiguity, Biography

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The Voice Book for Trans and Non-Binary People: A Practical Guide to Creating and Sustaining Authentic Voice and Communication

Pdf Social Sciences The Voice Book for Trans and Non-Binary People: A Practical Guide to Creating and Sustaining Authentic Voice and Communication

Pdf:The Voice Book for Trans and Non-Binary People: A Practical Guide to Creating and Sustaining Authentic Voice and Communication.Review Your body can feel like it's betraying you with Gender Dysphoria. Upset by your appearance? Shut your eyes and avoid mirrors. But an incongruous voice? You hear that night and day. So this book is invaluable. The authors show how speech therapy really can move mountains and produce happy confident speakers, at home in their own skin. Author: Christine Burns MBE, author and transgender activistThis pithy, practical guide is a treasure trove of rare and wonderful gems - particularly the exercises for trans men and non-binary people, often neglected but vulnerable to crippling self-consciousness and even phobia around speaking. Clinicians and clients alike, I unreservedly recommend The Voice Book to anyone looking to feminise, masculinise, neutralise or just explore the potential of voice. Author: Dr Stuart Lorimer, Consultant PsychiatristChanging the gender expression of your voice and communication? This book is essential for your journey. Speech and language therapists will find it equally invaluable. Presented with clarity, sensitivity and optimism - it is enriched by reflections from people who have used this work to find their unique and authentic voice. Enjoy the journey! Author: Annie Elias FRCSLT, Consultant Speech and Language Therapist in VoiceThis book will be one of the most constructive, practical go-to manuals on the speech pathologist's desk. It is crammed full of useful practitioner tips for those working with transgender people on their vocal presentation. This book has real clarity, but is also very readable. It not only explains the vocal problems that many transgender people face as they progress through hormonal therapy, but it is also full of usable exercises to help the practitioner help them. This will be an excellent addition to the practitioner's toolkit. Author: Stephen Whittle OBE, transgender activist and Professor of Equalities Law, The Manchester Law School[This book] is an invaluable resource for voice specialists wishing to increase their confidence with trans clients...An essential text for client and clinician alike. Author: Dr Sean Pert, senior lecturer in speech and language therapy, University of Manchester Source: Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists, Bulletin Read more Book Description The complete guide to how trans and non-binary people can modulate or change their voice, written by two leading speech and language therapists Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Deep Gossip

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Pdf:Deep Gossip.Review 'Provocative. . . Deep Gossip is crafted so well that it is almost certain to become a classic.' -Lambda Book Report Read more Book Description Henry Abelove, literary critic, astute historian, and pioneer in queer studies, offers interdisciplinary views on the connections between politics, culture, and sexuality. Deep Gossip addresses the willful misreading of Freud's views on homosexuality among American psychoanalysts; reconsiders sexual practice during England's eighteenth century; assesses the contemporary relevance of Thoreau's Walden, particularly to queer politics; and traces the emergence of a queer critique of previous approaches to lesbian and gay history. Abelove uncovers the origins of American studies as a scholarly discipline and evaluates the impact of literature - specifically the same-sex eroticism found in works by such writers as James Baldwin, Elizabeth Bishop, Paul Bowles, and Ned Rorem - on the gay liberation movement of the 1970s. The essays gathered in Deep Gossip confirm Henry Abelove's reputation as one of America's leading thinkers on the cultural politics of sexuality. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Getting Out & Staying Out: A Black Man's Guide to Success After Prison

Pdf Social Sciences Getting Out & Staying Out: A Black Man's Guide to Success After Prison

Pdf:Getting Out & Staying Out: A Black Man's Guide to Success After Prison.Review 'This book addresses issues that apply to ANYONE getting out of prison, not just males. It is very informative and filled with terrific insight from someone who has 'been there.' --The Bridge, Rutgers Center for Behavioral Health Services and Criminal Justice Research'Getting Out & Staying Out is inspirational and motivational and is exactly what our students need to hear.' --Baillie Aaron, Program in Criminal Justice Policy and Management, Harvard Kennedy School'Just what black men who have been incarcerated need to hear. Excellent advice and pointers that are positive and that will definitely be of major help to those that need it. Every black man that is in prison or who has ever been to prison needs to read this handbook. Highly, highly recommended.' --Maxwell Brand, CEO, Black Men on the Move'I can truly say that there is no inmate who would not benefit by reading Mr. Boothe's books and applying the principles.' --Imam Abdul-Rahman Sabir, Director, AIMC (Assisting Incarcerated Muslims Corp.) Read more About the Author Demico Boothe is a bestselling author of several books, including WHY ARE SO MANY BLACK MEN IN PRISON? and THE U.S. CHILD SUPPORT SYSTEM & THE BLACK FAMILY: HOW THE SYSTEM DESTROYS BLACK FAMILIES, CRIMINALIZES BLACK MEN, AND SETS BLACK CHILDREN UP FOR FAILURE. He is considered by many to be an expert on issues dealing with the black American experience, black history, and the U.S. Prison Industrial Complex. He resides in Memphis, TN. Demico Boothe has been contacted and interviewed by many media outlets, including CNN, The Foxxhole w/Jamie Foxx (Hollywood, CA), The Commercial Appeal Newspaper (Memphis, TN), The Michael Baisden Show, Playboy Magazine, Al Jazeera The Americas, The Final Call, Upfront News w/Tony Cox, The Daily News Newspaper, The Portland Skanner, The Black Author's Network, The Sankofa Society, Diverse: Issues in Higher Education Magazine (Fairfax, VA), KPFA 91.4 Radio (Berkeley, CA), KBOO Radio (Portland, OR), 90.3 FM WHCR (New York, NY), The Thaddeus Matthews Show, Black Liberation Radio (WBLR.com), Pacific Radio (KPFT.org, Houston, TX), WVOX 1460 AM (New Rochelle, NY), The Rev. and Reggie Show, WUVS-LP 103.7 FM The Beat (Muskegon, MI), Internet Talk Radio, Real Talk w/Brother Neal, African World Books Radio (Baltimore, MD), Tree of Life Harlem Bookstore Internet Radio (Atlanta, GA), Conversations with Cogee, KLAV (Las Vegas), KJCB AM 770 Louisiana, The Village Report w/Eric Croomes, WLOK Radio (Memphis, TN), etc. Read more

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East Main Street: Asian American Popular Culture

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Pdf:East Main Street: Asian American Popular Culture.Review “A veritable feast of the field's most scrumptious offerings, East Main Street satisfies with some of the best minds in Asian American studies at this table.”-Gary Y. Okihiro,author of Common Ground: Reimagining American History“East Main Street creates its own relevance by touching on an abundance of cultural mediums and themes. Scholars of film, literature, the Internet, music, and history can all find essays in which to sink their teeth.”-Western American Literature“This volume explores historical and contemporary Asian American popular culture in the context of three broad themes: globalization and local identities, cultural legacy and memories, and ethnicity and identification. Among topics covered are transnational Vietnamese music, Asian fusion cuisine, race on the Internet, kung fu movies, hip hop, and the ‘iconography of Tiger Woods.’”-Sage Race Relations Abstracts“Sure to spark the imagination of both seasoned fans of Asian American popular culture and the as yet uninitiated. From cyberspace and animé to The Simpsons and Secret Asian Man, this book intrigues and provokes with every chapter. The sheer number of savvy cultural critics assembled ensures that readers will find something of interest, no matter where one begins exploring the popular culture of Asian America.”-Kent Ono,University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign Read more About the Author Shilpa Davé is Assistant Professor of Media and American Studies and Assistant Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Virginia. Read more

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Creating Their Own Image: The History of African-American Women Artists

Pdf Social Sciences Creating Their Own Image: The History of African-American Women Artists

Pdf:Creating Their Own Image: The History of African-American Women Artists.Review 'Creating Their Own Image: The History of African-American Women Artists is an exemplary piece of scholarship. Rich in information and images, it is contextualized in socio-economic, political and artistic facts. This tome is a brilliant history reflecting the aesthetics and the social and metaphysical traditions of African-American women artists and their artistry. A Must Read!!'--Tritobia Hayes-Benjamin, Howard University'Farrington's survey work fills gaps in the history of American art, and should keep these artists from being overlooked in the future.'--CHOICE'A clearly written and beautifully illustrated text that presents the myriad and nuanced experiences, visions, and talents of African-American women artists.'--April F. Masten, Reviews in American History'From 'women's work' in fabric art of the slavery era to 'post-black' artists working in a stunning range of styles and mediums, Lisa Farrington's Creating Their Own Image presents an important survey of the extraordinary contributions African-American women artists---unknown and known, past and present---have made and continue to make to our visual culture. This is a book we will consult, and enjoy, often.'--Henry Louis Gates, Jr., W. E. B. Du Bois Professor of the Humanities, Harvard University'Farrington gives the reader a layered narrative and a dazzling array of artworks....It is the kind of book anyone interested in art, women's art, or African American art will want to own and refer to constantly. Anyone teaching women's studies, gender studies, or African American women's studies will want to own this as well.'--History'This is the book that teachers and students have been waiting for. Farrington provides a cohesive, accessible, and historically contextualized overview of the work of African-American women artists. And she offers here as well a thought-provoking analysis of how the politics of modernism and postmodernism have affected their most recent efforts to gain control over 'their own image.''--Norma Broude, Professor of Art History, American University and Co-editor, The Power of Feminist Art: The American Movement of the 1970s, History and Impact'A captivating and thorough study of a long-ignored aspect of America's art history....is highly recommended for all academic and public libraries.'--CHOICE'Lisa Farrington has left few, if any, stones unturned as she surveys the significant contribution that African American women artists have made to world art. Creating Their Own Image: The History of African-American Women Artists cogently tells it all. This book is a must for all who wish to enhance their knowledge of American art.'--David C. Driskell, Distinguished University Professor of Art, Emeritus, University of Maryland'Historical surveys can be tedious and stodgy, but Farrington's personal engagement in her subject matter and her emotional investment in the politics of race, gender and personal expression make Creating Their Own Image an exciting--and disturbing--read....Lavishly illustrated, exhaustively researched....A magnificent achievement.'--San Francisco Chronicle Read more About the Author Lisa E. Farrington is Chairperson and Professor in the Department of Art & Music at John Jay College. Her books include Faith Ringgold and Art on Fire: The Politics of Race and Sex in the Paintings of Faith Ringgold. Read more

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Nigger - The Strange Career of a Troublesome Word

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Pdf:Nigger - The Strange Career of a Troublesome Word.Amazon.com Review Nigger is Harvard law professor Randall Kennedy's ornate, lively monograph on what he calls the 'paradigmatic' racial slur in the English language. A neutral noun in the 17th century, nigger had, by 1830, become an 'influential' insult. Kennedy traces the word's history in literature, song, film, politics, sports, everyday speech, and the courtroom. He also discusses its plastic, contradictory, and volatile place in contemporary American society. Should it be eradicated from dictionaries and the language? Should it be, somehow, regulated? What is the significance of its emergence among some blacks as a term with 'undertones of warmth and good will'? Do blacks have a historical right to its use or does that place the term under a 'protectionist pall'? With courage and grave measure Kennedy has, in effect, created a forum for discussion of the word he calls a 'reminder of the ironies and dilemmas, the tragedies and glories, of the American experience.' --H. O'Billovitch Read more From Publishers Weekly The word is paradigmatically ugly, racist and inflammatory. But is it different when Ice Cube uses it in a song than when, during the O.J. Simpson trial, Mark Fuhrman was accused of saying it? What about when Lenny Bruce uses it to 'defang' it by sheer repetition? Or when Mark Twain uses it in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn to make an antiracist statement? Kennedy, a professor at Harvard Law School and noted legal scholar, has produced an insightful and highly provocative book that raises vital questions about the relationship between language, politics, social norms and how society and culture confront racism. Drawing on a wide range of historical, legal and cultural instances Harry S. Truman calling Adam Clayton Powell 'that damned nigger preacher'; Title VII court cases in which the use of the word was proof of condoning a 'racially hostile work environment'; Quentin Tarantino's liberal use of the word in his films Kennedy repeatedly shows not only the complicated cultural history of the word, but how its meaning, intent and even substance change in context. Smart, well argued and never afraid of facing serious, difficult and painful questions in an unflinching and unsentimental manner, this is an important work of cultural and political criticism. As Kennedy notes in closing: 'For bad or for good, nigger is... destined to remain with us for the foreseeable future a reminder of the ironies and dilemmas, the tragedies and glories, of the American experience.' (Jan. 22)Forecast: This may be the book that reignites larger debates over race eclipsed by September 11. Look for a bestselling run and huge talk show and magazine coverage as the Afghanistan news cycle continues to slow; the book had already been the subject of two New York Times stories by early January.Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information, Inc. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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How to Live Forever: The Enduring Power of Connecting the Generations

Pdf Social Sciences How to Live Forever: The Enduring Power of Connecting the Generations

Pdf:How to Live Forever: The Enduring Power of Connecting the Generations.The secret to happiness, longevity, and living on is through mentoring the next generation.In How to Live Forever, Encore.org founder and CEO Marc Freedman tells the story of his 30-year quest to answer some of contemporary life's most urgent questions: With so many living so much longer, what is the meaning of the increasing years beyond 50? How can a society with more older people than younger ones thrive? How do we find happiness when we know life is long and time is short?In a poignant book that defies categorization, Freedman finds insights by exploring purpose and generativity, digging into the drive for longevity and the perils of age segregation, and talking to social innovators across the globe bringing the generations together for mutual benefit. He finds wisdom in stories from young and old, featuring ordinary people and icons like jazz great Clark Terry and basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. But the answers also come from stories of Freedman's own mentors - a sawmill worker turned surrogate grandparent, a university administrator who served as Einstein's driver, a cabinet secretary who won the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and the gym teacher who was Freedman's father.How to Live Forever is a deeply personal call to find fulfillment and happiness in our longer lives by connecting with the next generation and forging a legacy of love that lives beyond us.

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Bolder: Making the Most of Our Longer Lives

Pdf Social Sciences Bolder: Making the Most of Our Longer Lives

Pdf:Bolder: Making the Most of Our Longer Lives.Review '[O]ne of the lessons of Carl Honoré's informative book is that ageism is steadily being rolled back, even if much of it is going on under the radar.' --Fiona Miller, The Guardian '[Honoré] contends that, in a world ever more dominated by spin, online echo chambers and Twitter mobs, older people, with their general tendency to be more community-minded and more comfortable with themselves, could become one of the most valuable constituencies of the digital realm. In dark times, Bolder is a book that really does look to the future with optimism.' --HeraldScotland '[A] call for society to become less ageist and for individuals to stop worrying about the process of ageing and wring every drop out of whatever time is allotted to us.' --Stephen Moss, The Guardian Praise for CARL HONORE and his previous book, THE SLOW FIX 'The global guru on the Slow Movement.' --The Globe and Mail 'The unofficial godfather of a growing cultural shift toward slowing down.' --ABC News 'With sharp, rhythmic prose, Honoré presents a number of guideposts to effective problem solving supported by intriguing anecdotes from sources as diverse as a Harlem daycare, Domino's Pizza, and a study of municipal reform in Colombia. Each tale is worth reading on its own, and combined they make for a feast of stories about people overcoming all manner of obstacles, with the promise of showing us how to better cope with our own struggles. . . . For readers in a hurry, Honoré's insights can be gleaned from a quick skim of the book, but it is more fruitful and certainly more pleasurable to savour each story, each charming turn of phrase, while also contemplating the rewards of taking it slow.' --Quill & Quire 'Honoré is a skilled journalist, well aware of the virtues of brevity in relating an anecdote or setting a scene or making a point. The narrative never bogs down. . . . Honoré's book is basically upbeat, very much a document of its time.' --National Post 'Accessible, lucid and wise, this book should sit in every government and managerial office.' --The Independent 'Mr. Honoré has a winning style and an infectious curiosity about the minutiae of other people's lives.' --The Wall Street Journal Read more About the Author Canadian-born journalist CARL HONORÉ has written for The Economist, the Houston Chronicle, the Observer, and the National Post, but he is best known for his advocacy of the Slow Movement. A loose and international effort by the harried and haggard to decelerate the pace of their lives, the Slow Movement spans everything from telecommunications (slow e-mail) and health care (slow medicine) to diet (slow food) and public space (slow cities). In Praise of Slow has been translated into well over twenty languages. Carl's TED Talk on the subject has been viewed by more than 2.5 million people. He is also the author of Under Pressure: Putting the Child Back in Childhood and The Slow Fix: Solve Problems, Work Smarter and Live Better. Read more

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It Never Goes Away: Gender Transition at a Mature Age

Pdf Social Sciences It Never Goes Away: Gender Transition at a Mature Age

Pdf:It Never Goes Away: Gender Transition at a Mature Age.Review 'Bravo to Dr. Anne Koch! It Never Goes Away is a must-read that is filled with both words of wisdom and lots of practical information for a journey that many persons are now pursuing or will embark on some day. As a role model and humanitarian, Dr. Koch has produced an important example for families and friends who are supporting loved ones on their gender affirmation journey.' (Gloria Bachmann Director of Women's Health Institute, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School)“Dr. Koch shares an authentic, informative, and up to date compelling personal narrative. With passion, innovation, and sharp attention to detail, she provides a formative roadmap for how to meet the needs of anyone considering a transition later in life. This is a must read for the Trans community and their allies.” (Sheila Nutt Director, Educational Outreach Programs, Harvard Medical School)'Dr. Annie Koch has devoted much of her professional life to teaching others.  In this revealing and personal account of her remarkable life she continues to inspire and encourages each of us to be true to ourselves; it's never too late.  I've been fortunate to know Annie personally and anyone who reads her story will never forget her!' (Jeffrey Spiegel, MD, FACS The Spiegel Center, Newton, MA)'Dr. Anne Koch presents a compelling narrative of her later-in-life transition, skillfully weaving together experiences drawn from her professional and personal life. She adds an important voice to the literature on transgender health that will move health systems to continually improve care in this area.' (Jenny Siegel, MD Medical Director of the Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery at Boston Medical Center)“It Never Goes Away is a riveting story about the gender transition journey of Dr. Anne Koch, a leading practitioner and educator in dental medicine. Her gentle but necessarily didactic story succeeds in unmasking the stigma faced so long by transgender people. The book “shines light” on one of the biggest problems in transgender medicine—that there is no continuity of care by many healthcare providers, with an exception of a few large gender centers and institutions. It Never Goes Away will become a core reading in educational programs at schools of medicine in the United States and Canada.” (Lisa McBride Assistant Dean of Diversity and Inclusion, TCU and UNTHS School of Medicine) Read more About the Author ANNE L. KOCH, D.M.D.,a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania is the founder and past director of the postdoctoral program in endodontics and microsurgery at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. She was also CEO and president of her own successful technology and development company, Real World Endo. Dr. Koch is currently a professor in the department of endodontics, and a senior fellow with Penn Medicine, at the University of Pennsylvania as well as a faculty member at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. Read more

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Ser feliz es una decision (Spanish Edition)

Pdf Social Sciences Ser feliz es una decision (Spanish Edition)

Pdf:Ser feliz es una decision (Spanish Edition).En 2015, el periodico The New York Times encargo a John Leland una serie de reportajes sobre los «mayores longevos», un grupo de edad que crece rapidamente. Su convivencia a lo largo de un ano con seis generosos ancianos, tres hombres y tres mujeres, no solo desafio sus prejuicios sobre la vejez, el deterioro del cuerpo y la calidad de vida a una edad avanzada, sino que le revelo una cara inesperadamente rica y amable de las ultimas etapas de la existencia: fuera cual fuese su problematica, los mayores derrochaban optimismo y satisfaccion. Fruto de aquella experiencia nace esta obra, una reflexion impecable sobre como vivir con resiliencia y alegria, inspirada por la sabiduria de los grandes expertos en el arte de la vida. Uno de los libros mas aplaudidos de 2018, que enfatiza la extraordinaria influencia que poseemos sobre nuestra felicidad a cualquier edad. / Happiness Is a Choice You Make is an enduring collection of lessons that emphasizes, above all, the extraordinary influence we wield over the quality of our lives. With humility, heart, and wit, Leland has crafted a sophisticated and necessary reflection on how to live better.

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Fraternity: An Inside Look at a Year of College Boys Becoming Men

Pdf Social Sciences Fraternity: An Inside Look at a Year of College Boys Becoming Men

Pdf:Fraternity: An Inside Look at a Year of College Boys Becoming Men.Review Praise for Fraternity“Alexandra Robbins...spent a year documenting Greek life for her excellent new book, Fraternity.... Robbins makes the case that fraternities are not monolothic and that, done right, they can be healthy spaces.”—Mother Jones“Fraternity, an unfiltered, candid examination of toxic masculinity in Greek life, is absolutely a product of the #MeToo movement—yet there are no villains or clear bad guys. Writing an anti-fraternity manifesto would likely have been an infinitely easier choice for Robbins, but it wasn’t the path she took. Instead, she sought successfully to weave hope from chaos.”—Ms. Magazine'[A] well-researched, even-handed book...[with] admirable reportorial balance.' —The Daily Beast'I truly believe that Alexandra Robbins is the greatest non-fiction author of our time. By focusing her writing on the subjective narratives of ‘characters’ who appear as case studies, her books read as novels with critical analysis essays interspersed throughout. Her craftsmanship is unparalleled.”—Melissa Fabello, PhD, former Managing Editor of Everyday Feminism and author of Appetite“A thoughtful, important take.”—People“Skillfully paced...This engaging behind-the-scenes account of fraternities, their traditions, and how they influence (a certain strain of) American men will interest college-bound students, their parents, and readers contemplating American culture.”—Publishers Weekly“Investigative journalist Robbins takes readers on an eye-opening tour of contemporary college fraternities. Highlighting the changing roles and unique pressures millennial males are currently facing, Robbins recounts a year in the life of two committed fraternity brothers...Her energetic prose and dramatic insider's perspective will keep readers both captivated and well informed.” —Booklist“Compelling profiles of men navigating the processes and pressures of rushing, pledging, and troubleshooting the hypermasculine fraternity culture and the rigid guidelines of collegiate social engagement...Much of the material will be useful and informative for college-prep students and their parents (a final section provides advice for both groups). Real-life perspectives on the immersive, unifying, and chancy culture of fraternities.”—Kirkus Reviews“A riveting read.”—Shelf Awareness Read more About the Author Alexandra Robbins is the author of five New York Times bestsellers and the Best Nonfiction Book of the Year (Goodreads Choice Awards). An award-winning investigative reporter and speaker, she has written for outlets including The New York Times, The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, The Washington Post, and The Atlantic. Among other honors, Robbins has received the John Bartlow Martin Award for Public Interest Magazine Journalism, and the Heartsongs Award for contributions to the mental health of children and young adults. Read more

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Fraternity: An Inside Look at a Year of College Boys Becoming Men

Pdf Social Sciences Fraternity: An Inside Look at a Year of College Boys Becoming Men

Pdf:Fraternity: An Inside Look at a Year of College Boys Becoming Men.The New York Times bestselling author of Pledged is back with an unprecedented fly-on-the-wall look inside fraternity houses from current brothers’ perspectives—and a fresh, riveting must-read about what it’s like to be a college guy today.   Two real-life stories. One stunning twist. Meet Jake, a studious freshman weighing how far to go to find a brotherhood that will introduce him to lifelong friends and help conquer his social awkwardness; and Oliver, a hardworking chapter president trying to keep his misunderstood fraternity out of trouble despite multiple run-ins with the police.   Their year-in-the-life stories help explain why students are joining fraternities in record numbers despite scandalous headlines. To find out what it’s like to be a fraternity brother in the twenty-first century, Robbins contacted hundreds of brothers whose chapters don’t make headlines—and who suggested that many fraternities can be healthy safe spaces for men.   Fraternity is more than just a page-turning, character-driven read. It’s a vital book about the transition from boyhood to manhood; it brilliantly weaves psychology, current events, neuroscience, and interviews to explore the state of masculinity today, and what that means for students and their parents. It’s a different kind of story about college boys, a story in which they candidly discuss sex, friendship, social media, drinking, peer pressure, gender roles, and even porn. And it’s a book about boys at a vulnerable age, living on their own for perhaps the first time. Boys who, in a climate that can stigmatize them merely for being male, don’t necessarily want to navigate the complicated, coming-of-age journey to manhood alone.

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Beep: Inside the Unseen World of Baseball for the Blind

Pdf Social Sciences Beep: Inside the Unseen World of Baseball for the Blind

Pdf:Beep: Inside the Unseen World of Baseball for the Blind.Review “Wanczyk gets it—that disability is a cultural formation and not a defect. The book offers a great example (much in the manner of early Tom Wolfe) of entering a relatively unknown and essentially closed world and making it entirely compelling and fully realizable for the general reader. It’s unusual, witty, and quite needed.” —Stephen Kuusisto, author of Planet of the BlindIn this finely balanced book, we get a contemplative look at this game, but not so contemplative as to be caught up in philosophy at the expense of the excitement and emotion of competition. …Beep is a work of sports reportage, earning a spot on the bookshelf next to insider chronicles of seasons like Molly Knight’s The Best Team Money Can Buy or David Halberstam’s Summer of ’49. But we also have here some fine travel writing, a history of the relatively new game, an exploration of an underrepresented culture, and even a memoir.”—Joshua Jackson, Los Angeles Review of Books“Beep is a fun and funny and supremely humane piece of sportswriting, a reminder of what sports are for. Wanczyk tells a great story, one that's alternately gripping and goofy, that’s not only about a particular game and the people that play it, but about why we play games in the first place.”—David Roth, writer, VICE Sports and cofounder, The Classical“[Wanczyk] eschews cliches about athletes overcoming adversity in favor of warts-and-all accounts of the often-obsessive characters who play the game.”—Joe Blundo, Columbus Dispatch“This is a remarkable book on a rather remarkable topic.”—Camden Depot Read more About the Author David Wanczyk grew up a Red Sox fan and once gave up twenty-seven runs in an inning before realizing he’d never make it to Fenway Park—or varsity. He’s coped with that by writing on novel sports for Salon, Slate, Boston Globe Magazine, Texas Monthly, and other venues. The editor of New Ohio Review, he lives in Athens, Ohio, with his wife, Megan, their daughter, Natalie, their son, Ben, and the family heirloom—an autographed Pedro Martinez hat. Read more

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Winning Her Business: How to Transform the Customer Experience for the World's Most Powerful Consumers

Pdf Social Sciences Winning Her Business: How to Transform the Customer Experience for the World's Most Powerful Consumers

Pdf:Winning Her Business: How to Transform the Customer Experience for the World's Most Powerful Consumers.About the Author Bridget Brennan is the CEO of Female Factor, the world’s top consultancy focused on women consumers. She is the leading professional speaker on the subject of engaging women as customers and decision makers. She is also the author of the book Why She Buys: The New Strategy for Reaching the World’s Most Powerful Consumers (Crown Business, 2011). In her work, she’s conducted research with thousands of women on their purchasing habits and preferences, and provides counsel to Fortune 500 executives and sales teams on developing strategies to grow their businesses. She was named a “Woman to Watch in Retail Disruption” by the Remodista think tank and is a contributing writer for Forbes.com. Additionally, she is a member of the Vikings Women Advisory Board of the Minnesota Vikings National Football League team and a frequent guest lecturer at universities. In her work at Female Factor, Brennan developed a sales training program that has been implemented successfully at major companies throughout the United States. Based in Chicago, she is a sought-after presenter at conferences and industry events around the world. Learn more about her at www.bridgetbrennan.com. Read more

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Winning Her Business: How to Transform the Customer Experience for the World’s Most Powerful Consumers

Pdf Social Sciences Winning Her Business: How to Transform the Customer Experience for the World’s Most Powerful Consumers

Pdf:Winning Her Business: How to Transform the Customer Experience for the World’s Most Powerful Consumers.Bridget Brennan, CEO of Female Factor, shows readers how to win sales and grow market share by creating a customer experience that appeals to the most powerful consumers: women.When people think about the world’s growth markets, they often envision countries like China and India. Yet they miss the largest one right here at home, no matter where you call home: women. With women driving 70 to 80 percent of consumer spending, it would seem an obvious strategy to learn how best to appeal to this continually expanding market. Common sense? Yes. Common practice? No.In Winning Her Business, Bridget Brennan, advisor to some of the world’s biggest brands and businesses, provides a roadmap for selling in a world dominated by the rise of women’s economic power. Brennan introduces The Four Motivators® Framework, which shows how every company can help customers feel:connected to them, their brand, and their business,inspired to buy from them specifically,confident in their buying decisions, andappreciated for their business. Showcasing best practices from brands as diverse as Lexus, Sephora, Allstate and the Minnesota Vikings NFL team, Winning Her Business offers invaluable insights into women as consumers and shows that almost all businesses have an opportunity to create an inclusive customer experience that inspires increased sales, referrals, and repeat business.

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Winning Her Business: How to Transform the Customer Experience for the World’s Most Powerful Consumers

Pdf Social Sciences Winning Her Business: How to Transform the Customer Experience for the World’s Most Powerful Consumers

Pdf:Winning Her Business: How to Transform the Customer Experience for the World’s Most Powerful Consumers.Bridget Brennan, CEO of Female Factor, shows listeners how to win sales and grow market share by creating a customer experience that appeals to the most powerful consumers: women. When people think about the world's growth markets, they often envision countries like China and India. Yet they miss the largest one right here at home, no matter where you call home: women. With women driving 70 to 80 percent of consumer spending, it would seem an obvious strategy to learn how best to appeal to this continually expanding market. Common sense? Yes. Common practice? No. In Winning Her Business, Bridget Brennan, advisor to some of the world's biggest brands and businesses, provides a road map for selling in a world dominated by the rise of women's economic power. Brennan introduces the Four Motivators Framework, which shows how every company can help customers feel:Connected to them, their brand, and their businessInspired to buy from them specificallyConfident in their buying decisionsAppreciated for their businessShowcasing best practices from brands as diverse as Lexus, Sephora, Allstate, and the Minnesota Vikings NFL team, Winning Her Business offers invaluable insights into women as consumers and shows that almost all businesses have an opportunity to create an inclusive customer experience that inspires increased sales, referrals, and repeat business. Charts and discussion questions in the audiobook companion PDF download. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

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Childless Voices: Stories of Longing, Loss, Resistance and Choice

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Pdf:Childless Voices: Stories of Longing, Loss, Resistance and Choice.From the playgrounds of Glasgow to the villages of Bangladesh; from religious rites to ancient superstitions; from the world's richest people to its powerless and enslaved, Lorna Gibb's masterful Childless Voices paints a global portrait of people without children. Brilliantly grouped by thematic commonality (Those who long, Those who were denied, Those who Choose, etc) the book is a testament to the power of listening, and the power of sharing stories. It is an essential, moving and surprising book on a subject which touches everyone.

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The Truth About Men: What Men and Women Need to Know

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Pdf:The Truth About Men: What Men and Women Need to Know.About the Author DeVon Franklin is an award­–winning film & TV producer, bestselling author, renowned preacher and spiritual success coach. DeVon is the ultimate multi-hyphenate. With a commitment to uplifting the masses through entertainment, Franklin has quickly become a force in the media as well as a leading authority on faith, spiritual wellness and personal development. Beliefnet has called him one of the 'Most Influential Christians Under 40,' Variety Magazine named him one of the 'Top 10 Producers to Watch,' Ebony Magazine has distinguished him as one of the 'Top 100 Influential African-Americans in America,' and even Oprah has called him 'a bonafide dynamo...a different kind of spiritual teacher for our times.' Franklin serves as President/CEO of Franklin Entertainment, a dynamic multimedia entertainment company with a first-look film deal at 20th Century Fox. As a filmmaker, Franklin is producing the inspirational true story Breakthrough starring Chrissy Metz in theaters Easter of 2019. Additionally, he produced the hit animated film The Star and the hit film Miracles from Heaven. Along with his work as a producer, Franklin is the author of the upcoming book The Truth About Men, to be published in February 2019, as well as The Hollywood Commandments, New York Times bestseller The Wait (co-written with his wife, award–winning actress Meagan Good) and Produced by Faith. Read more Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved. The Truth About Men INTRODUCTION Are Men Really Dogs? Why must I feel that? Why must I chase the cat? Nothing but the dog in me! —GEORGE CLINTON, “ATOMIC DOG” I almost didn’t write this book. While I was on the promotional tour for my previous book, The Hollywood Commandments, I decided I was going to take a break from writing for a while. I love writing, but I thought it was time to give it a breather and focus on other aspects of my career. But then one conversation changed everything. Maria Shriver was interviewing me for her Facebook show Architects of Change as part of my tour. After the cameras stopped rolling, I was talking with her and her staff. This was in the fall of 2017, right around the time the news of Harvey Weinstein’s sexual assault scandal broke. Inevitably, we started talking about this and I said to her, off the cuff, “I’ve always wanted to write a book called Are Men Really Dogs?” I went on to tell her why I believe men behave badly—why so many men seem to chase after money and power and sex, no matter the cost—and started laying out solutions for how men can take responsibility for and correct the problem. I also started talking about what women need to know about what’s really going on inside a man. Maria stopped me and said, “You must write this book right now!” I told her no. I had just released a book and I was going to take a break. She persisted, and I said, “Okay, I’ll think about it.” That was just my way of placating her, because I had no intention of taking on a topic as big and as potentially divisive as this one. But I couldn’t stop thinking about it. And the more I thought about it, the more convinced I became that I wanted nothing to do with this idea. It’s dangerous to write a book about what men need to do better. First of all, most men don’t like looking in the mirror (I know I don’t), and this would be asking them to do just that. But not only that: taking on a topic like this would require me to examine my own manhood and discuss it honestly and transparently. I spend a lot of time talking to other people about having faith and facing their fears. Writing a book like this would challenge me to do the exact same thing; it’s not enough to tell others what to do if I don’t do it myself. I have to “walk it like I talk it,” and I couldn’t imagine too many things that would be more frightening. However, I felt compelled that this is what I must do, so I decided to face my fears and speak my truth. WHAT’S REALLY GOING ON? In his song “Against All Odds,” the late Tupac Shakur, arguably one of the greatest rappers in history, spoke a famous line: “This be the realest sh*t I ever wrote.” That line resonates with me because it expresses exactly how I feel about this book. Of all the books I’ve written, this is the most timely, relevant, urgent, and personal. I’m a Hollywood producer and a preacher, and people often ask me why men act the way they do. Those questions didn’t start with the tsunami of sexual harassment allegations we started hearing about in the news in late 2017; however, they have intensified since the news about Harvey Weinstein sparked and encouraged legions of women to come forward about the way men have mistreated and/or abused them. I realized that in order to really uncover the issue and the root of men’s behavior, I needed to start by looking at my own life and family history. I was raised in Oakland, California, by my mother, my grandmother, and my grandmother’s seven sisters—my great-aunts. Because I was raised predominantly by women and spent so much time with them, I saw firsthand the pain that the many men in their lives caused them, primarily due to infidelity. As a young kid I was so perplexed by this that I asked them, “Can a man be faithful?” They responded unanimously, saying, “No. Ninety-nine percent of all men cheat.” What?! No way, I thought. I was devastated. It sounded like they were citing a fundamental law of the universe. Growing up, I heard (and still hear even now) the following refrain: All men cheat. Men can’t be faithful. Men can’t keep it in their pants. Men love power. Men are greedy. Men are dogs. I became fascinated by the question “Are men really dogs?” It was a personal question for me, because my father, Donald Ray Franklin, wasn’t around much when my brothers and I were growing up. He struggled with alcoholism our entire lives, and when he was just thirty-six (I was nine at the time) he died of a heart attack. Years after his passing, when I was a teenager, I was at one of my cousin’s houses and found a photo of my dad sitting on a bed next to a female family member. My mother was sitting on the same bed, but on the opposite side. Strangely, my dad and this family member were smiling, while my mother looked distraught. I asked someone else in the family, “Do you know why my mother looks so upset in this photo?” This person told me a truth that rocked me to my core, one I’ve never expressed publicly until now: My dad had cheated on my mom with another woman in my family. Damn. How could this have happened? My own father cheated on my mother with another woman—in my family?! I drew a quick conclusion: Maybe men really are dogs. And if my father was one, I realized, that must make me one too. This revelation threw me into disbelief. I decided I didn’t want to become part of the ninety-nine percent. I didn’t want to become a dog or act like one. This revelation also sparked my quiet obsession with discovering the answer to two questions: What is going on inside men? and Is something wrong with us? As I thought about these questions, I found the easiest response was to take the self-righteous path and assume I would never be like that. Yet as I grew into adulthood, I noticed that deep inside me was a growing and seemingly insatiable appetite for sex, women, money, power, and success. Appalled, I found myself consistently suppressing these desires—trying to live as if they didn’t exist. But again and again, I found the power of these urges to be overwhelming at times. Recently, society got a reminder of that power in the avalanche of sexual assault allegations leveled against some of the most prominent, powerful men in the world. As the stories started erupting out of Hollywood (from Harvey Weinstein to Kevin Spacey), politics (from John Conyers to Al Franken), sports (from Larry Nassar to Jerry Richardson), and other dominant industries, I began to ask myself—as did many others—“How could so many well-known, highly accomplished men get to a place where they allowed their urges to control them, consume them, and eventually destroy their lives?” How could countless men throughout history until this very day have such a difficult time remaining faithful? It seemed beyond explanation. These questions are not meant to be shots fired, point fingers, or be expressions of self-righteous indignation. They are part of an honest, anguished search for answers about what really haunts men no matter our age, race, or position in society. I ask questions like this about my own life: • How could my dad cheat on my mom with another woman? • How could I have impure thoughts and urges that don’t seem to go away with prayer or fasting? • Why do I sometimes think about other women, even though I love my wife? It’s important that I make something clear: There’s a difference between being a harasser and having difficulty controlling urges that could lead to infidelity. I’m not trying to put these things in the same category or paint them with the same broad brush, because the physical assault and violation of women is indefensible. Most men have issues managing their urges, but most of those same men would never think of sexually or physically assaulting a woman. I don’t smoke weed and I’m a not proponent of it; however, I’m told there are many different materials that can be derived from the Cannabis sativa plant. Hemp stalk is a strong natural fiber, with no hallucinogenic properties, that can be used to make clothing and other materials, while marijuana comes from the flowers of the plant. Hemp seeds are high in protein, amino acids, and essential fatty acids and vitamins, and are sometimes considered a superfood. They all have different purposes and properties, but hemp stalk, hemp seeds, and marijuana all come from the same plant. The same goes for men’s issues—they can take many forms, yet I believe they all stem from the same root. THE LUST PROBLEM The Me Too Movement actually predates the hashtag that gained popularity in late 2017. It was started in 2006 by Tarana Burke, who founded the movement “to help survivors of sexual violence, particularly young women of color from low wealth communities, find pathways to healing. . . . the me too. movement was ultimately created to ensure survivors know they’re not alone in their journey.” Then it was adopted widely in the wake of the sexual harassment scandals, and it became a way for women who have been victims of sexual harassment and assault to speak out about their abuse—many for the first time. In December 2017, the #MeToo “Silence Breakers” were named Time’s Person of the Year. According to #MeToo, 17,700,000 women have reported a sexual assault since 1998—and that’s just those who have reported it. Time’s Up is a crusade against sexual harassment that started in January 2018 by a group of three hundred women in Hollywood. It has a similar vision for women’s empowerment as #MeToo, but it functions as a next step in the movement with solution-based, action-oriented advocacy aimed at creating significant change, safety, and equity in the workplace. In the wake of the powerful and timely #MeToo and #TimesUp movements that started because of the wave of sexual assault allegations, I began to look for the root cause of sexual harassment and assault. Could the same fidelity and greed issues most men struggle with come from the same root? As I’ve delved deeper into my own life and also analyzed what’s really going on with other men, I’ve realized there is an issue that no one’s talking about: Men have a lust problem. This is the secret that men carry. While much of my focus throughout this book will be on sexual desire, lust is more than just a hunger for sex. Here is my definition: Lust is an overwhelming selfish impulse for sexual, financial, professional, or personal fulfillment by any means necessary, even if those means are personally, professionally, or spiritually detrimental. I call this lust the Dog. Every man has lust, aka the Dog, within him, and when we allow that lust to go untrained, unmanaged, and unmastered, it can cause men to behave just like an untrained dog. When fed, this Dog can become powerful enough to destroy every good thing men have planned for their lives. Our society is in a state of emergency because of unmanaged lust running rampant in men. As a result, men are causing untold damage to women, themselves, their families, and our communities. DOG TRAINING The most important benefit of training your dog is safety: your safety, the safety of others, and his own safety . . . a trained dog is a free dog. —JACK & WENDY VOLHARD, DOG TRAINING FOR DUMMIES Have you ever owned a dog that wasn’t trained? What happened when you left it alone all day? Do you remember coming home to find torn-up couch cushions, shredded shoes, and everything in chaos? Now imagine that house is your life. If men don’t train the Dog within, what kind of destruction will continue to happen to their relationships, careers, and reputations? The Dog hungers for vice, women, money, power, and possessions. It covets success. It looks for any kind of instant gratification. The Dog hates monogamy, restraint, and patience. But what makes the Dog really dangerous is that it is never satisfied. You can feed it vice until you think it’s full, but its appetite only grows. The Dog wants what it wants when it wants it. None of this is meant to excuse infidelity or bad behavior. Recognizing that the Dog exists is not the same as approving of it. Instead, it’s recognition of a stark reality: If the man doesn’t master the Dog, the Dog will master the man. When men cheat on their girlfriends or wives, the Dog is in control. When men lie, cheat, or steal to get ahead in life, the Dog is in control. Men all around the world, from all eras and all stations in life, from priests and ministers to poets and presidents, have struggled with the Dog. Even in the Scriptures, we find accounts of men, from King David to Samson to the apostle Paul, who confessed to having trouble dealing with the Dog within them. From Julius Caesar to Caligula, history is filled with stories of men who had trouble with the Dog. And while it isn’t exactly clear when society started referring to men as “dogs,” in many traditions (including Islam and Rabbinic Judaism) dogs have historically been associated with violence, uncleanliness, and sexual promiscuity. In an article on when Muslims began to have a negative perception of dogs for Quartz India, Alan Mikhail writes, “This idea taps into a long tradition that considers even the mere sight of a dog during prayer to have the power to nullify a pious Muslim’s supplications.” Every man has lust in him. Every man has the Dog in him. That’s the bad news. The good news? Every man also has love in him. I call this love the Master. Every dog has a master. Every man has a Dog and every man has a Master within. The cure for the problem of the Dog is Mastery. The Master represents the love in a man—the love of self, love of family, love of the woman in his life, the love of community. There’s enough love in a man to counteract the lust in a man. I believe every man truly wants to love and be loved. However, as men we aren’t taught how to love. Most men stumble in this area of learning what it means to love, especially self-love. This is why Mastery must be practiced, because the more men practice love and being loving, the stronger the Master will become. When the Master is in control, the Dog must obey. Mastering love is the key to everything, because the Dog cannot be eliminated—it can only be mastered. Mastery, as I define it, is the practice of learning to love. Without Mastery, the Dog leads men to act against marriage vows and damage their integrity, and it even changes the fiber of a man’s character. In order for men to be truly successful, there must be recognition that the Dog has the power to destroy and a choice must be made to discipline it. Love is indeed the most powerful force in the universe and that’s why the love—aka the Master—in men must be empowered, developed, and unleashed. The Master knows how to honor himself and the women in his life. He’s respectful and consistent. He’s a warrior for peace and well-being. He craves responsibility and accepts accountability. He’s a builder who creates a happy home and a strong family because they are the most important things in his life. He’s at his best, fully expressing his potential. He’s thoughtful and compassionate. He’s sexy because he can handle commitment. He’s a man, not a boy in a man’s body. Most of all, a Master bows to The Master. He understands that the true power to tame the Dog comes from above. Mastering the Dog is dangerous work. Why? Because it requires a combination of transparency and discipline that men rarely employ. How do men master the Dog? By committing to training it. Training is everything, and it’s the key to success. Noted dog trainers Jack and Wendy Volhard say this about training: “After all, a well-trained dog is a happy dog, and happy dogs have happy owners. However, you can’t expect a dog to do what you want him to do (or don’t want to do) unless you show him what your expectations are. And your dog won’t learn properly or be willing to heed your commands unless you use effective training methods.” THE TRUTH ABOUT MEN: WHAT MEN AND WOMEN NEED TO KNOW It’s time for us as men to do our work, because we are the problem. For too long we have placed the responsibility of our poor behavior at the feet of women. It’s time for men to “man up” and allow the buck to stop with us. However, we generally don’t like to do our work. We’re stubborn and resistant to looking in the mirror and acknowledging that we have to change. A 2015 clip of DJ Khaled’s appearance on Power 105’s The Breakfast Club went viral because of his views on gender roles. He said, “You gotta understand, I’m the don. I’m the king . . . It’s different rules for men. We the king so there’s some things y’all might not wanna do, [but] it gotta get done. I just can’t do what you want me to do. I just can’t.” I’m a fan of DJ Khaled’s work, and it’s unclear whether his thinking has changed since this interview. However, the attitude he displays here isn’t unique. The belief that there are different rules for men and women is a stubborn ideology, and when men (and women) buy into this thinking, change becomes elusive and nearly impossible. There aren’t different rules for men and women. And we shouldn’t buy into an idea that somehow women are subordinate because these fictitious rules imply that men are superior. If we believe in a double standard, in a set of rules that implies the superiority of men just because they are male, this double standard belief can continue to perpetuate the various kinds of abuse (psychological, physical, spiritual, and emotional) that women have experienced and continue to experience at the hands of men. Many men have bought into a false idea of what it means to be a man. This false idea leads to feelings of entitlement, and that contributes to chauvinistic behavior that is detrimental to men, and especially to women. I wrote this book to help men and women understand how this all goes back to the Dog, and to help men learn how to master it. It may seem strange that I also wrote this book for women, but I did because they are on the receiving end of much of the damage the Dog does, and I want them to understand how to deal with the Dog too. Ladies, we are all in this together, and I wish I could tell you that every man in your life is going to do the work and is automatically going to get it together, but that’s just not true. I pray this book will motivate and inspire them to become better, but while that process is under way, I don’t want you to be in the dark. I want to tell you the truth as I see it as a way to help you deal with the Dog too. I wrote the book The Wait with my wife, Meagan. It is a countercultural book about relationships that encourages readers to value delayed gratification over instant gratification, primarily by waiting for sex until marriage. In that book, we talk about the incidents in our personal lives that led us to make a vow of celibacy even before we started dating each other and about the benefits we experienced in our life as we waited. We had no idea the book would strike such a strong chord with men and women all around the world. I decided to wait while I was still single, many years before I ever met Meagan, because I didn’t want to be preaching one thing and doing another. Navigating life in Hollywood as a single, celibate, high-powered executive and preacher definitely came with its set of challenges; however, it ultimately gave me experience and credibility with how to master the Dog. The practice of consistently sacrificing my personal desire for sex, managing my own lust for power, and committing to the process of personal success as a single man has helped me navigate the challenges of the Dog as a married man. This experience has given me the credibility to equip men and women with tools to become more successful in these areas. That journey laid the foundation for me to write this book. Since The Wait was published, women from all over the world have contacted me, telling me they are tired of the pain men cause when they say one thing and do another. They have also told me they are sick of men telling them “what they need to know about men” without having those same men be challenged to take responsibility for their actions. More than once, I’ve been asked, “DeVon, when are men going to step up?” Even though Maria Shriver’s prompting was compelling, I finally decided to write this book because I was tired of seeing the hurt in women’s eyes when they talk about the pain, anger, humiliation, and devastation men have caused them because so many men haven’t or won’t commit to the process of controlling their lust. I realized it was time to write this book when I saw that there are men out there who are legitimately struggling with how to become better men, yet have almost no guidance on how to do so. I don’t write this from a perspective of some self-righteous master. I’m no exception to any of the difficult truths I tackle in this book. Even though I’m a faithfully and happily married man for six years now, I have a Dog within me, too. If I try to act like my standing as a man of faith and a man in Hollywood makes me immune to my own lust, I am setting myself up for destruction, and I increase the chances that I will one day see the hurt in my wife’s eyes. Every single day I have to work at accepting, training, and mastering the Dog so that it doesn’t get the best of me. It’s some of the hardest yet most rewarding work I’ve ever done. All men are vulnerable to the Dog. If I act like I’m not, pride will make me its victim. It’s not just me, either. All over the world, good, well-intentioned men have the potential to be ruined by the Dog. Why? Because the Dog that remains unacknowledged, undisciplined, and untrained is dangerous. Training the Dog is not easy, but it can be done. Academy Award winner Jamie Foxx tells a story about how the Dog within him was out of control before the Oscars in 2005 when he was up for Best Actor for playing Ray Charles in Ray. In an interview with Howard Stern on May 23, 2017, he said, “I’m having such a good time, and I’m not knowing I’m f**king up, I mean I’m drinking, I’m doing every f**king thing you could possibly imagine or not and then I get a call.” The call was from none other than Oprah Winfrey, and she was not pleased. In the interview with Stern, Foxx said that Oprah told him, “You’re blowing it, Jamie Foxx. All of this gallivanting and all this kind of sh*t, that’s not what you want to do. I want to take you somewhere. Make you understand the significance of what you’re doing.” He said that Oprah took him to a gathering at Quincy Jones’s home in the Hollywood Hills, where some of the top black actors from the 1960s and ’70s were waiting to do something like an intervention. Among them was the legendary actor Sidney Poitier, who said to Jamie, “I want to give you one thing. I want to give you responsibility. When I saw your performance, it made me grow two inches.” The message they were sending was clear: You have an opportunity, but also a responsibility. Don’t screw it up. Foxx says he was so moved, and so ashamed, that he wept. He told Stern, “To this day, it’s the most significant time in my life.” Oprah and those great men did something that is the key to getting the Dog under control: they appealed to the Master, and they succeeded in helping Foxx tame the Dog. A USER’S MANUAL The Truth About Men is a user’s manual for both men and women, whether single or married, to help them become equipped with the necessary knowledge, insights, and tools to transform their lives. Men, this book will give you the road map for how to unleash the Master within. It will help you get control of the Dog, become the man you were created to be, and give you the help you need to claim victory in every area of your life. Women, this book will give you insight into men and give you a look behind the veil of manhood. With knowledge there is tremendous power, and this book will give you real-time understanding on navigating your personal and professional relationships with men more effectively. But I will go beyond that, and give you specific information on not only what you’re up against, but also on how to prevail. This book is to be used as a conversation and communication starter. Men and women spend too much time talking at one another and not enough time talking with one another. Where there is no communication, there can be no transformation. My hope is that this book can be used as a powerful tool for personal and collective transformation for both men and women. Yet, this all starts with building and repairing effective communication. We have to start by first having honest conversations. Honesty isn’t a sign of weakness but of strength. When we can admit we don’t have it all together, that we’re struggling to figure out how to deal with one another better and that we need help in the process, this is when positive change can take place. Communication is one of the main keys to effecting change. Communication is also one of the key tools of effective training. I utilize the dog-training metaphor throughout the book not as a way to vilify or demonize men, but because I think of the metaphor as a transformational framework to introduce practical tips and tools that can lead to true freedom and personal success. In my own life I’ve seen the power of what training can do, and I know it can do the same for any man who has the courage to try it and any woman who has the desire to listen. So, are men really dogs? No. But it’s time we learn to stop acting like we are. Read more

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Below the Surface: Talking with Teens about Race, Ethnicity, and Identity

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Pdf:Below the Surface: Talking with Teens about Race, Ethnicity, and Identity.Review “This is essential reading for all who wish to understand how to help adolescents navigate the critical developmental task of identity formation in our diverse society. Below the Surface is a beacon of intergroup empathy and understanding, providing tangible strategies for thoughtful engagement in complicated but crucial conversations with young people.”―Carola Suárez-Orozco, coauthor of Learning a New Land“The authors of Below the Surface are rising stars in their field. In this fast-paced and accessible book, they engage with the research on race-ethnicity, social justice, and cross-cultural communications for adolescent and college-age youth development, and their analysis is on target. The wonderful final chapter alone is worth the entire book and should be required reading.”―William E. Cross Jr., University of Denver'This book is an absolute pleasure to read. It is timely and beautifully written by two scholars who have enjoyed a long and productive collaboration. The topics covered are a valuable review for researchers who study ethnic-racial identity development. What makes the volume especially appealing is that it also speaks to parents, educators, and anyone else committed to helping today’s youth navigate the joys and challenges of growing up in an increasingly diverse society.'―Sandra Graham, University of California, Los AngelesBelow the Surface is a refreshing and comprehensive review of the current state of the research literature on ethnic-racial identity and socialization processes. It is a must-read for scholars interested in conducting research in the area as well as for practitioners committed to delivering effective educational services to adolescents.―Robert M. Sellers, University of Michigan“This amazing, brilliant book draws on a range of theories and findings to weave a narrative about race and ethnicity in the United States. The authors, both top-notch researchers in their field, bring together the goals of developing ethnic identity and positive intergroup interactions into one volume. Given the polarized conversation about race and ethnicity happening nationally and globally today, this compelling book could not be timelier.” ―Melanie Killen, University of Maryland Read more About the Author Deborah Rivas-Drake is professor of psychology and education at the University of Michigan. Adriana J. Umaña-Taylor is professor of education in the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Read more

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The Taco Truck: How Mexican Street Food Is Transforming the American City

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Pdf:The Taco Truck: How Mexican Street Food Is Transforming the American City.Review 'A fantastic book. I was repeatedly surprised by the numerous ways the author credibly links the act of mobile food vending to some of North America's most poignant contemporary issues of cultural identity. The mix of interviews, participant observation, and discourse analysis is a perfect fit for exploring the themes.'--Joshua Long, author of Weird City: Sense of Place and Creative Resistance in Austin, Texas Read more About the Author Robert Lemon is an urban and social researcher in the Department of Geography and the Environment at the University of Texas Austin, and an urban and social researcher and documentary filmmaker. His films include Transfusión. Read more

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Fraternity: An Inside Look at a Year of College Boys Becoming Men

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Pdf:Fraternity: An Inside Look at a Year of College Boys Becoming Men.The New York Times best-selling author of Pledged is back with an unprecedented fly-on-the-wall look inside fraternity houses from current brothers' perspectives - and a fresh, riveting must-listen about what it's like to be a college guy today.Two real-life stories. One stunning twist. Meet Jake, a studious freshman weighing how far to go to find a brotherhood that will introduce him to lifelong friends and help conquer his social awkwardness; and Oliver, a hardworking chapter president trying to keep his misunderstood fraternity out of trouble despite multiple run-ins with the police.Their year-in-the-life stories help explain why students are joining fraternities in record numbers despite scandalous headlines. To find out what it's like to be a fraternity brother in the 21st century, Robbins contacted hundreds of brothers whose chapters don't make headlines - and who suggested that many fraternities can be healthy, safe spaces for men.Fraternity is more than just a pause-resisting, character-driven read. It's a vital book about the transition from boyhood to manhood; it brilliantly weaves psychology, current events, neuroscience, and interviews to explore the state of masculinity today and what that means for students and their parents. It's a different kind of story about college boys, a story in which they candidly discuss sex, friendship, social media, drinking, peer pressure, gender roles, and even porn. And it's a book about boys at a vulnerable age, living on their own for perhaps the first time. Boys who, in a climate that can stigmatize them merely for being male, don't necessarily want to navigate the complicated, coming-of-age journey to manhood alone.

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Addressing Homelessness and Housing Insecurity in Higher Education: Strategies for Educational Leaders

Pdf Social Sciences Addressing Homelessness and Housing Insecurity in Higher Education: Strategies for Educational Leaders

Pdf:Addressing Homelessness and Housing Insecurity in Higher Education: Strategies for Educational Leaders.Review 'The authors provide an excellent overview of housing insecurity and homelessness, which can ground your perspective on who our students are and the experiences they might be enduring. This book provides context, but it also offers tangible suggestions for how you can develop or expand your philosophical, practical, and political efforts to address the needs of students.' ―From the foreword by Timothy P. White, chancellor of The California State University“The authors highlight a long unaddressed issue in higher education - homelessness and housing insecurity. The book reminds us that higher education was established for the rich and elite and our lack of attention to issues that plague the poor is part of our institutional DNA that we must overcome to serve today’s students. The book not only enlightens leaders but also helps campuses to develop meaningful action plans through local evaluation and planning.” ―Adrianna Kezar, Dean's Professor of Leadership, co-director Pullias Center, and director of Delphi Project, University of Southern California Read more From the Author Ronald Hallett is a professor of organizational leadership in the LaFetra College of Education at the University of La Verne, a research associate in the Pullias Center for Higher Education at the University of Southern California, and coauthor of Serving Students Who Are Homeless. Rashida Crutchfield is an associate professor in the School of Social Work at California State University, Long Beach. Jennifer J. Maguire is an associate professor in the Department of Social Work at Humboldt State University. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Truth About Men

Pdf Social Sciences The Truth About Men

Pdf:The Truth About Men.New York Times best-selling author and Hollywood producer DeVon Franklin speaks out frankly and openly about why men behave the way they do and what everyone - men and women alike - need to know about it. We hear it all the time. Men cheat. Men love power. Men love sex. Men are greedy. Men are dogs. But is this the truth about men? In this groundbreaking book, DeVon Franklin dishes the real Truth About Men by making the compelling case that men aren't dogs, but all men share the same struggle. He uses the metaphor of a dog that needs training as a way to explore why behavior persists in men that can lead them to act against their vows, their integrity, and even their character. DeVon provides the manual for how men can change, both on a personal and a societal level by providing practical solutions for helping men learn how to resist temptation, how to practice self-control, and how to love. He argues the same discipline that drives men in their professional lives needs to be applied to their private lives. DeVon is also transparent about the challenges he faces daily as he endeavors to "Master the Dog" within. But The Truth About Men isn't just for men. DeVon tells female listeners everything they need to know about men. He offers women a real-time understanding of how men's struggle affects them, insights that can help them navigate their relationships with men, and information on how to heal from the damage that some misbehaving men may have inflicted. This book is a raw, informative, and compelling look at an issue that threatens to tear our society apart, yet it offers a positive way forward for men and women alike.

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Finding Stevie: A Dark Secret. A Child in Crisis.

Pdf Social Sciences Finding Stevie: A Dark Secret. A Child in Crisis.

Pdf:Finding Stevie: A Dark Secret. A Child in Crisis..Finding Stevie is a dark and poignant true story that highlights the dangers lurking on online.When Stevie's social worker tells Cathy, an experienced foster carer, that Stevie, 14, is gender fluid she isn't sure what that term means and looks it up.Stevie, together with his younger brother and sister, have been brought up by their grandparents, as their mother is in prison. But the grandparents can no longer cope with Stevie's behaviour, so they place him in care.Stevie is exploring his gender identity, and like many young people he spends time online. Cathy warns him about the dangers of talking to strangers online and advises him how to stay safe. When his younger siblings tell their grandmother that they have a secret they can't tell, Cathy is worried. However, nothing could have prepared her for the truth when Stevie finally breaks down and confesses what he's done.

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Forget'Having It All': How America Messed Up Motherhood - and How to Fix It

Pdf Social Sciences Forget'Having It All': How America Messed Up Motherhood - and How to Fix It

Pdf:Forget'Having It All': How America Messed Up Motherhood - and How to Fix It.A clear-eyed look at the history of American ideas about motherhood, how those ideas have impacted all women (whether they have kids or not), and how to fix the inequality that exists as a result.After filing a story only two hours after giving birth, and then getting straight back to full-time work the next morning, journalist Amy Westervelt had a revelation: America might claim to revere motherhood, but it treats women who have children like crap. From inadequate maternity leave to gender-based double standards, emotional labor to the "motherhood penalty" wage gap, racist devaluing of some mothers and overvaluing of others, and our tendency to consider women's value only in terms of their reproductive capacity, Westervelt became determined to understand how we got here and how the promise of "having it all" ever even became a thing when it was so far from reality for American women. In Forget "Having It All," Westervelt traces the roots of our modern expectations of mothers and motherhood back to extremist ideas held by the first Puritans who attempted to colonize America and examines how those ideals shifted - or didn't - through every generation since. Using this historical backdrop, Westervelt draws out what we should replicate from our past (bringing back home economics, for example, this time with an emphasis on gender-balanced labor in the home), and what we must begin anew as we overhaul American motherhood (including taking a more intersectional view of motherhood, thinking deeply about the ways in which capitalism influences our views on reproduction, and incorporating working fathers into discussions about work-life balance).In looking for inspiration elsewhere in the world, Westervelt turned not to Scandinavia, where every work-life balance story inevitably ends up, but to Japan where politicians, in an increasingly desperate effort to increase the country's birth rates (sound familiar?), tried to apply Scandinavian-style policies atop a capitalist democracy not unlike America's, only to find that policy can't do much in the absence of cultural shift. Ultimately, Westervelt presents a measured, historically rooted and research-backed call for workplace policies, cultural norms, and personal attitudes about motherhood that will radically improve the lives of not just working moms but all Americans.

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Chick Magnet: What Men Don't Know That Women Wish They Did

Pdf Social Sciences Chick Magnet: What Men Don't Know That Women Wish They Did

Pdf:Chick Magnet: What Men Don't Know That Women Wish They Did."Esmée is a delight. She has captured exactly what men need to know and do to attract women. Her knowledge and passion are only exceeded by her honest desire to help men finally overcome their dating fears and create meaningful relationships. If you're tired of being alone and ready to uncover your most appealing self, Esmée should be your new best friend." (Roger Love, celebrity voice coach, best-selling author of Set Your Voice Free)Too many smart, successful men struggle when it comes to finding that missing piece of their happiness puzzle - a successful love life. They're still single because they're too busy building a career, or they're divorced and discouraged, or they're simply the "nice" guy who's either intimidated or doesn't believe he can be sexy. Sound like you? You're not alone. This audiobook provides the key to understanding the female psyche. It tells you what she's thinking, why she's thinking it, and what you can do to make her want to be with you. Perfect for fans of John Gray, PhD's Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus.It doesn't matter if you've been out of the dating game for a while or are just in a rut and could use some inspiration. Gather up your courage and listen on because you'll learn how to:Feel genuinely confident around women.Make it easy for women to feel romantically attracted to you.Be naturally irresistible to women without using phony pickup lines.Stay out of the friend zone by walking the fine line between being safe and being exciting.Quickly light the spark by connecting both emotionally and physically.Stop waking up alone, and learn how to become a chick magnet.These honest insider tips improve upon the straightforward man's guide to women tradition of Tucker Max and Dr. Geoffrey Miller's What Women Want and Robert Glover's No More Mr. Nice Guy. Ignite your dating life and be lucky in love for the rest of your life! This audiobook is more than a lexicon of pickup lines and get-her-into-the-sack quick tricks. It's about learning how to approach, attract, and build an authentic relationship with that someone special. Many of the same skills you learn from this audiobook can be applied to building relationships in social and business situations.

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Empty Planet: The Shock of Global Population Decline

Pdf Social Sciences Empty Planet: The Shock of Global Population Decline

Pdf:Empty Planet: The Shock of Global Population Decline.Review 'The authors combine a mastery of social-science research with enough journalistic flair to convince fair-minded readers of a simple fact: Fertility is falling faster than most experts can readily explain, driven by persistent forces.'–The Wall Street Journal 'The beauty of this book is that it links hard-to-grasp global trends to the easy to-understand individual choices being made all over the world today...a gripping narrative of a world on the cusp of profound change.'–The New Statesman “John Ibbitson and Darrell Bricker have written a sparkling and enlightening guide to the contemporary world of fertility as small family sizes and plunging rates of child-bearing go global.”–The Globe and Mail“Arresting. . . lucid, trenchant and very readable, the authors' arguments upend consensus ideas about everything from the environment to immigration; the result is a stimulating challenge to conventional wisdom.' –Publishers Weekly, starred review“Warnings of catastrophic world overpopulation have filled the media since the 1960s, so this expert, well-researched explanation that it's not happening will surprise many readers…delightfully stimulating.” –Kirkus Reviews, starred review'Thanks to the authors’ painstaking fact-finding and cogent analysis, [Empty Planet] offers ample and persuasive arguments for a re-evaluation of conventional wisdom.'-Booklist “The ‘everything you know is wrong’ genre has become tedious, but this book is riveting and vitally important. With eye-opening data and lively writing, Bricker and Ibbitson show that the world is radically changing in a way that few people appreciate.” –Steven Pinker, Johnstone Professor of Psychology, Harvard University, and author of The Better Angels of Our Nature and Enlightenment Now   “While the global population is swelling today, birth rates have nonetheless already begun dropping around the world. Past population declines have been driven by natural disasters or disease—the Toba supervolcano, Black Death or Spanish Flu—but this coming slump will be of our own making. In this fascinating and thought-provoking book, Bricker and Ibbitson compellingly argue why by the end of this century the problem won't be overpopulation but a rapidly shrinking global populace, and how we might have to adapt.” —Lewis Dartnell, Professor of Science Communication, University of Westminster, and author of The Knowledge: How to Rebuild our World from Scratch   “To get the future right we must challenge our assumptions, and the biggest assumption so many of us make is that populations will keep growing. Bricker and Ibbitson deliver a mind-opening challenge that should be taken seriously by anyone who cares about the long-term future — which, I hope, is all of us.” –Dan Gardner, author of Risk and co-author of Superforecasting: The Art and Science of Prediction   “A highly readable, controversial insight into a world rarely thought about—a world of depopulation under ubiquitous urbanization.” –George Magnus, author of The Age of Aging and Red Flags: Why Xi's China is in Jeopardy'This briskly readable book demands urgent attention.'–The Mail on Sunday 'A fascinating study.”–The Sunday Times“Refreshingly clear and well balanced.”–Literary Review Read more About the Author DARRELL BRICKER is chief executive officer of Ipsos Public Affairs, the world's leading social and opinion research firm. JOHN IBBITSON is writer at large for the Globe and Mail, Canada's national newspaper. Successful authors on their own, their first collaboration was on The Big Shift, a study of change in Canadian politics that became a #1 national bestseller. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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So You Want to Talk About Race

Pdf Social Sciences So You Want to Talk About Race

Pdf:So You Want to Talk About Race.Review 'I don't think I've ever seen a writer have such an instant, visceral, electric impact on readers. Ijeoma Oluo's intellectual clarity and moral sure-footedness make her the kind of unstoppable force that obliterates the very concept of immovable objects.'―Lindy West, New York Times-bestselling author of Shrill'So You Want to Talk About Race strikes the perfect balance of direct and brutally honest without being preachy or, worse, condescending. Regardless of your comfort level, educational background, or experience when it comes to talking about race, Ijeoma has created a wonderful tool to help broach these conversations and help us work toward a better world for people of color from all walks of life.' ―Franchesca Ramsey, host and executive producer of MTV's Decoded and author of Well, That Escalated Quickly'You are not going to find a more user-friendly examination of race in America than Ijeoma Oluo's fantastic new book. The writing is elegantly simple, which is a real feat when tackling such a thorny issue. Think of it as Race for the Willing-to-Listen.'―Andy Richter, writer and actor'Ijeoma Oluo is armed with words. Her words are daggers that pierce through injustice, while also disarming you with humor and love.'―Hari Kondabolu, comedian, writer, and co-host of Politically Re-Active'When you need a super team to help you make sense of today's complex conversation on identity and representation, Ijeoma needs to be your number one pick. No one cuts through the chatter with more humor, insight and clarity. No matter the issue, Ijeoma's thinking is always essential reading.' ―Jenny Yang, comedian, writer, and co-founder and co-producer of Dis/orient/ed Comedy'Oluo has created a brilliant and thought-provoking work. Seamlessly connecting deeply moving personal stories with practical solutions, readers will leave with inspiration and tools to help create personal and societal transformations. A necessary read for any white person seriously committed to better understanding race in the United States.' ―Matt McGorry, actor'Straight talk to blacks and whites about the realities of racism. . . A clear and candid contribution to an essential conversation.' ―Kirkus Reviews'Read it, then recommend it to everyone you know.'―Harper's Bazaar, 'One of 10 Books to Read in 2018''Ijeoma Oluo has built a career on speaking truth to power... [here] she offers a guidebook for those who want to confront racism and white supremacy in their everyday lives, but are unsure where to start.' ―Bitch'Impassioned and unflinching' ―Vogue.com Read more About the Author Ijeoma Oluo is a writer and speaker whose work on race has been featured in The Guardian, New York magazine, xoJane, Jezebel, and more. She is also an editor-at-large at The Establishment, and Seattle magazine named her 'one of the most influential people' in Seattle. Read more

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Empty Planet: The Shock of Global Population Decline

Pdf Social Sciences Empty Planet: The Shock of Global Population Decline

Pdf:Empty Planet: The Shock of Global Population Decline.An award-winning journalist and leading international social researcher make the provocative argument that the global population will begin to decline, dramatically reshaping the social, political, and economic landscape.For half a century, statisticians, pundits, and politicians have warned that a burgeoning population will soon overwhelm the earth's resources. But a growing number of experts are sounding a different alarm. Rather than continuing to increase exponentially, they argue, the global population is headed for a steep decline - and in many countries, that decline has already begun.In Empty Planet, John Ibbitson and Darrell Bricker find that a smaller global population will bring with it many benefits: fewer workers will command higher wages; the environment will improve; the risk of famine will wane; and falling birthrates in the developing world will bring greater affluence and autonomy for women. But enormous disruption lies ahead, too. We can already see the effects in Europe and parts of Asia, as aging populations and worker shortages weaken the economy and impose crippling demands on healthcare and social security. The United States and Canada are well-positioned to successfully navigate these coming demographic shifts - that is, unless growing isolationism leads us to close ourselves off just as openness becomes more critical to our survival than ever.Rigorously researched and deeply compelling, Empty Planet offers a vision of a future that we can no longer prevent - but one that we can shape, if we choose.

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Red Summer: The Summer of 1919 and the Awakening of Black America

Pdf Social Sciences Red Summer: The Summer of 1919 and the Awakening of Black America

Pdf:Red Summer: The Summer of 1919 and the Awakening of Black America.A narrative history of America's deadliest episode of race riots and lynchings.After World War I, black Americans fervently hoped for a new epoch of peace, prosperity, and equality. Black soldiers believed their participation in the fight to make the world safe for democracy finally earned them rights they had been promised since the close of the Civil War.Instead, an unprecedented wave of anti-black riots and lynchings swept the country for eight months. From April to November of 1919, the racial unrest rolled across the South into the North and the Midwest, even to the nation's capital. Millions of lives were disrupted, and hundreds of lives were lost. Blacks responded by fighting back with an intensity and determination never seen before.Red Summer is the first narrative history about this epic encounter. Focusing on the worst riots and lynchings - including those in Chicago, Washington, DC, Charleston, Omaha, and Knoxville - Cameron McWhirter chronicles the mayhem, while also exploring the first stirrings of a civil rights movement that would transform American society 40 years later.

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Hate Crime Hoax: How the Left is Selling a Fake Race War

Pdf Social Sciences Hate Crime Hoax: How the Left is Selling a Fake Race War

Pdf:Hate Crime Hoax: How the Left is Selling a Fake Race War.About the Author Wilfred Reilly is a tenure-track Professor of Political Science at Kentucky State University. His interests include International Relations, contemporary American race relations, and the use of modern quantitative/empirical methods to test 'sacred cow' theories. He is the author of The $50,000,000 Question: An Engagingly Empirical Examination of the Relationship between 'Privilege' and Pride. Read more

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Don't Label Me: An Incredible Conversation for Divided Times

Pdf Social Sciences Don't Label Me: An Incredible Conversation for Divided Times

Pdf:Don't Label Me: An Incredible Conversation for Divided Times.Review 'Don't Label Me should be labeled as genius. It's an amazing book. Right now, I'd like to say something biting and controversial but I'm way too scared of the backlash it could create. That's why we need this book. Because nobody should be afraid to speak their mind, not even stupid people like me.' - Chris Rock“Why do diversity initiatives so often fail or backfire? Because we’ve been doing diversity wrong. Irshad Manji shows us a different way to think about identity; one that is humble, loving, humane, and therefore likely to work for many more people. In a time of rising national polarization and distrust, Don’t Label Me is among the most important books for Americans to read now.' - Jonathan Haidt, New York University Stern School of Business, co-author of The Coddling of the American Mind “When I publicly challenged Donald Trump to read the U.S. Constitution, it was in part because of the moral courage that Irshad Manji inspired in me. With this book, she takes boldness to another level. After heeding Irshad's call to examine my own prejudices about Trump voters, I have a new understanding of bravery, and of humanity.” - Gold Star father Khizr Khan“Don’t let the format fool you. Cast as a dialogue with her dog Lily, Manji’s book is a surprising, challenging, and deeply original approach to confronting our divided times, arguing for the moral courage to confront not only people across the political divide, but our own tribal preconceptions and prejudices as well.” - Charles J. Sykes, author of How the Right Lost Its Mind “Charming and disarming, a story like this heals the divides that threaten to destroy America. Don’t Label Me speaks for all of us who are more than the boxes that others put us into.” - Marianne Williamson'Manji ponders deeply divisive subjects such as Black Lives Matter and homophobia...in the hope that society can evolve to bridge its divides and abandon its labels.' - Booklist'Profound and nuanced...[A] jubilantly intelligent and quintessentially human and optimistic book, one that is fundamentally important in a dangerously polarized and divided time.' - The Toronto Star Read more About the Author Irshad Manji is founder of the award-winning Moral Courage Project at the University of Southern California and the New York Times bestselling author of The Trouble With Islam Today, translated into more than thirty languages and later adapted into the Emmy-nominated PBS film Faith Without Fear. Oprah Winfrey selected her as the first winner of the 'Chutzpah' prize for boldness. Manji has lived and taught in Toronto, Vancouver, New York, and Los Angeles. She and her wife reside in Hawaii with their rescue dogs. Read more

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Hate Crime Hoax: How the Left Is Selling a Fake Race War

Pdf Social Sciences Hate Crime Hoax: How the Left Is Selling a Fake Race War

Pdf:Hate Crime Hoax: How the Left Is Selling a Fake Race War.If you believe the news, today's America is plagued by an epidemic of violent hate crimes.But is that really true?In Hate Crime Hoax, professor Wilfred Reilly examines over 100 widely publicized incidents of so-called hate crimes that never actually happened. With a critical eye and attention to detail, Reilly debunks these fabricated incidents - many of them alleged to have happened on college campuses - and explores why so many Americans are driven to fake hate crimes. We're not experiencing an epidemic of hate crimes, Reilly concludes - but we might be experiencing an unprecedented epidemic of hate crime hoaxes.

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The Boy Crisis: Why Our Boys Are Struggling and What We Can Do About It

Pdf Social Sciences The Boy Crisis: Why Our Boys Are Struggling and What We Can Do About It

Pdf:The Boy Crisis: Why Our Boys Are Struggling and What We Can Do About It.Review “The Boy Crisis brilliantly explores the challenges facing our sons—and everyone. The sections on ADHD, the role of mothering and fathering, and developing boys’ health intelligence are priceless and life-changing.” —Suzanne Somers “Drs. Farrell and Gray frighten and enlighten us in their brilliant analysis, insights, wisdom, and practical solutions to The Boy Crisis . . . essential reading for every parent, teacher, and policy-maker.” —Philip Zimbardo, PhD, former president of the American Psychological Association and Stanford University professor “It would be impossible to read this book and not become a better parent, teacher, or thought leader.” —Marci Shimoff, #1 New York Times bestselling author “What The Feminine Mystique did for girls and women, The Boy Crisis does for boys and men. An eloquently written, compelling tour de force, The Boy Crisis presents a long overdue vision of boys’ self-worth, sense of purpose, and idea of heroism that will leave our boys happier, healthier, and better prepared to sustain love.” —Dr. Richard A. Warshak, author of Divorce Poison “A must-read for anyone who cares about our boys, our schools, our culture, and the future of our country.” —Helen Smith, PhD, author of Men on Strike  “Arresting, alarming, and impeccably researched, The Boy Crisis is a must-read for every parent, educator, and policymaker who cares about the future of boys and girls.” —Michael G. Thompson, PhD, New York Times bestselling coauthor of Raising Cain  “The Boy Crisis is a groundbreaking and exhaustively researched book about one of the most vital and disastrous yet underreported topics in America.” —Suzanne Venker, Fox News contributor and author of The War on Men  “Original, thoughtful, and filled with gems of practical wisdom to understand and support the future of boys.” —Jack Canfield, coauthor of the #1 New York Times bestselling Chicken Soup for the Soul® series  “As an activist in the women’s movement, I’m proud of expanding life choices for our daughters. But no one did the same for our sons—until now. Dr. Warren Farrell shines his searchlight on the ‘boy problem with no name’ in this totally absorbing, astonishing, and masterful book. Best of all, he offers parents and educators straightforward solutions with a heart full of compassion.” —Gail Sheehy, author of Passages and Understanding Men’s Passages  “The Boy Crisis is the most important book of the 21st century. . . . If you care about the very survival of humankind, you must read this book.” —Jed Diamond, PhD, author of The Irritable Male Syndrome  “A must-read for anyone who cares about our boys, our schools, our culture, and the future of our country.” —Helen Smith, PhD, author of Men on Strike  “The Boy Crisis is a groundbreaking and exhaustively researched book about one of the most vital and disastrous yet underreported topics in America by one of the most thoughtful writers of our time. As the wife of a dad-deprived man, and the mother of a dad-enriched son, I can personally vouch for its deep significance.” —Suzanne Venker, Fox News contributor and author of The War on Men 'The Boy Crisis will deepen your awareness and help you guide your son through the many dilemmas and ordeals that attend the journey from boyhood to manhood. Profoundly helpful.'  —Sam Keen, author of Fire in the Belly and Prodigal Father, Wayward Son  Read more About the Author Dr. Warren Farrell is the author of books published in 17 languages. They include two award-winning international best-sellers: Why Men Are The Way They Are plus The Myth of Male Power. Warren has been chosen by the Financial Times as one of the world's top 100 thought leaders. Dr. Farrell is currently the Chair of the Commission to Create a White House Council on Boys and Men. He is the only man in the U.S. to have been elected three times to the Board of the National Organization for Women (NOW) in New York City. He started more than 300 men and women's groups, including ones joined by men from John Lennon to John Gray. Dr. Farrell has appeared repeatedly on Oprah, TODAY, and Good Morning America, and been the subject of features on 20/20, in Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, People, Parade, and The New York Times.Dr. John Gray is the author of Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus. USA Today listed Mars/Venus as number six among the most influential books of the last quarter century. In hardcover, it was the number one bestselling nonfiction book of the nineties. John Gray's books are translated into approximately 45 languages in more than 100 countries. Dr. Gray's more recent books include Mars and Venus in the Bedroom, Why Mars and Venus Collide, and Work With Me (with Barbara Annis). John has appeared repeatedly on Oprah, as well as on The Dr. Oz Show, TODAY, CBS This Morning, Good Morning America, etc. He has been profiled in Time, Forbes, USA Today, TV Guide, and People. He was also the subject of a three-hour special hosted by Barbara Walters. Read more

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Beeline: What Spelling Bees Reveal About Generation Z's New Path to Success

Pdf Social Sciences Beeline: What Spelling Bees Reveal About Generation Z's New Path to Success

Pdf:Beeline: What Spelling Bees Reveal About Generation Z's New Path to Success.Review 'In this engaging book, Shalini Shankar tells the story of the extraordinary kids who participate in competitive spelling bees, and through them, in turn, the story of Generation Z. Shankar shows us how these kids become entrepreneurs of their own lives, and do it with amazing discipline, poise, and good spirit.'―Sherry Ortner, Distinguished Professor of Anthropology at UCLA'Fascinating. Shalini Shankar uses the spelling bee as a lens into the world of Gen Z, illuminating its contours and giving us all a chance to reflect on what it means to grow up.' ―Angela Duckworth, author of Grit'Spelling stichomythia or gesellschaft in front of a television audience of millions isn't just about hundreds of hours of study and dedication. As Shalini Shankar's exploration of the culture of spelling bees shows, the orthographic feats of a handful of driven children reflect much more -- about intellectual competition, the immigrant experience, and the pursuit of success in modern America.'―Stefan Fatsis, author of Word Freak: Heartbreak, Triumph, Genius, and Obsession in the World of Competitive Scrabble Players Read more About the Author Shalini Shankar is professor of anthropology and Asian American studies at Northwestern University. A Guggenheim fellow and National Science Foundation grant recipient, she is the mother of two Gen Z children. Shankar splits her time between Evanston, Illinois, and Brooklyn, New York. Read more

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Libraries, Archives, and Museums Today: Insights from the Field

Pdf Social Sciences Libraries, Archives, and Museums Today: Insights from the Field

Pdf:Libraries, Archives, and Museums Today: Insights from the Field.Review A light in the darkness, Botticelli, Mahard, and Cloonan's timely collection will help everyone from aspiring students to current information professionals understand the challenges that libraries, archives, and museums have faced over the past few decades, while exploring potential solutions to our shared information problems. With their engaging prose, positive outlook, and rich research data, the authors encourage us to celebrate our commonalities, embrace our differences, and prepare for a new future of communication, collaboration, and innovation across libraries, archives, and museums. (Paul F. Marty, Professor, School of Information, Florida State University)Using over a dozen case studies, the authors illustrate how the interests of library, archives, and museums have converged over the last three decades, leading to new opportunities for collaboration and innovation. Libraries, Archives and Museums Today offers readers a rich array of stories about adaptation and transformation of cultural heritage institutions in the digital age. (Karen F. Gracey, Associate Professor, School of Information, Kent State University) Read more About the Author Peter Botticelli is Assistant Professor at Simmons College School of Library and Information Science where he is program director for the Digital Stewardship Certificate. His current research interests are focused on digital preservation and the curation of digital exhibitions. Botticelli has A.M. and Ph.D. degrees in History from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and an M.S.I. degree with a concentration in Archives and Records Management from the University of Michigan School of Information. His most recent position was at the University of Arizona School of Information Resources and Library Science, where he directed the School’s Digital Information Management (DigIn) graduate certificate program. Previously, he has held research positions at Cornell University Library, the University of Michigan, and Harvard Business School.Michèle V. Cloonan is Dean Emerita and Professor in the School of Library and Information Science at Simmons College. In 2012 she became editor-in-chief of Preservation, Digital Technology & Culture. She holds degrees from Bennington College, the University of Chicago, and the University of Illinois, from which she earned her Ph.D. She has published widely in preservation and the book trades. Her most recent book is Preserving Our Heritage: Perspectives from Antiquity to the Digital Age (2015). Her honors and awards include the 2010 Paul Banks and Carolyn Harris Preservation Award, from the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services, American Library Association. With Martha Mahard and Peter Botticelli she coordinates the Cultural Heritage Informatics concentration at Simmons.Martha R. Mahard is a Professor of Practice at Simmons College School of Library and Information Science where she teaches courses in management of photographic archives, art documentation, cultural heritage informatics, and digital preservation. She holds a Doctor of Arts in Library Administration from Simmons and degrees from Barnard College and Tufts University. Before joining the Simmons faculty, she worked in the Harvard University Library system for many years. She is the co-author, with Ross Harvey, of the Preservation Management Handbook: A 21st Century Guide for Libraries, Archives, and Museums (2014). Read more

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Love Inc.: Dating Apps, the Big White Wedding, and Chasing the Happily Neverafter

Pdf Social Sciences Love Inc.: Dating Apps, the Big White Wedding, and Chasing the Happily Neverafter

Pdf:Love Inc.: Dating Apps, the Big White Wedding, and Chasing the Happily Neverafter.From the Inside Flap “Laurie Essig is inviting us to go on a romantic vacation; to get away from it all, namely, from the peddlers of the fantasy that we can buy or brag our way to happily ever after. Say yes! Form a new relationship, with connection instead of competition, meaning instead of money, and the real you instead of YouTube. Is there true love after romance? There’s only one way to find out.”—Lisa Wade, author of American Hookup: The New Culture of Sex on Campus “Laurie Essig eloquently traipses around the globe, bringing us into the hunger for meaning and love. Love, Inc. demonstrates the ways that consumer capitalism creates the very needs it cannot satisfy.”—Michael Kimmel, author of Healing from Hate: How Young Men Get Into—and Out of—Violent Extremism Read more About the Author Laurie Essig is Professor and Director of Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies at Middlebury College. She is the author of American Plastic: Boob Jobs, Credit Cards, and Our Quest for Perfection. Essig has written for a variety of publications including the New York Times, the Washington Post, Salon, and the Chronicle of Higher Education, and she blogs regularly for Ms. Magazine. Read more

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Martin Scorsese, Woody Allen, Spike Lee: Ethnicity, Race, and Identity in American Independent Film

Pdf Social Sciences Martin Scorsese, Woody Allen, Spike Lee: Ethnicity, Race, and Identity in American Independent Film

Pdf:Martin Scorsese, Woody Allen, Spike Lee: Ethnicity, Race, and Identity in American Independent Film.Review In a sequence of incisive analyses, James F. Scott demonstrates the foundational importance of ethnicity and race in the works of three of America’s most prominent film directors. His attentive readings take due account of the congruities and divergences in each director’s treatment of these major themes, most especially as they bear upon personal and artistic development and equally upon current issues of social identity and conflict. (Robert Casillo, University of Miami)Jim Scott’s, erudite, energetic, and wonderfully written book, Martin Scorsese, Woody Allen, Spike Lee: Ethnicity, Race, and Identity in the American Independent Film provides a crucial glimpse into an important area of the aesthetic production of the 1990s and the way the decade has affected the 21st century understanding of what it means to be an American. This books easily stands with The People v. O. J. Simpson as a major glimpse into the emerging picture of what now must be seen as one of the most important decades of the previous century. (Stephen Casmier, Saint Louis University) Read more About the Author James F. Scott is professor emeritus of English and film studies at Saint Louis University. Read more

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How Girls Achieve

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Pdf:How Girls Achieve.Review “Deeply inspiring. Nuamah introduces us to exceptional schools in the United States, Ghana, and South Africa, takes us into the lives of determined Black girls, and shows us how to produce hope through teaching the key skills of confidence, strategy, and transgression. This book holds profound lessons for students, parents, and educators.”―Jane J. Mansbridge, Harvard University“This book provides a timely and much-needed discussion on the status of girls’ education. The recommendations and strategies that Nuamah provides throughout are concrete actions that scholars, practitioners, and policymakers can take up to support girls’ learning and positive life trajectories.”―Charlotte E. Jacobs, coauthor of Teaching Girls“How Girls Achieve makes an urgent case for feminist schools: anti-sexist and anti-racist schools in which the most marginalized are encouraged not only to do well academically, but also to transgress social norms and to disrupt the status quo. Drawing on ten years of research across three countries, Nuamah demonstrates the limitations of educational solutions that emphasize individual resilience and provides compelling examples of institutional changes that can dismantle systemic racial and gender barriers and make schools safe and empowering places at which girls can become agents of social change.”―Dara Z. Strolovitch, Princeton University“Sally Nuamah’s How Girls Achieve blazes new trails in the study of the lives of girls, challenging all of us who care about justice and gender equity not only to create just and inclusive educational institutions but to be unapologetically feminist in doing so. Seamlessly merging research with the stories and voices of girls and those who educate them, this book reminds us that we should do better and inspires the belief that we can. It is the blueprint we’ve been waiting for.”―Brittney C. Cooper, Rutgers University“If you’re not already conscious about how gender shapes life outcomes and access to opportunity, then this book will help you. Sally Nuamah is a fierce advocate for girls’ educational rights and access to quality schooling without the reproduction of narrow gender constructions that marginalize them and impede their chances to step into their full realization as beings. How Girls Achieve is on a dynamic mission that reveals and compels.”―Prudence L. Carter, author of Keepin’ It Real: School Success beyond Black and White“Nuamah makes a compelling and convincing case for the development of the type of school that can not only teach girls but also transform them. In so doing, she offers not only a chronicling of problems but also a vision forward. An essential read for all educators, policymakers, and parents invested in a better future.”―Joyce Banda, former President of the Republic of Malawi Read more About the Author Sally A. Nuamah is a scholar, activist, and filmmaker. She has received numerous awards, including the Gates Millennium scholarship and the Black Women Organized for Political Action’s Under 40 Award in Education, and was selected a Change-Maker by the White House. “HerStory,” her award-winning documentary on girls and education in Ghana, has been screened across the world and is accessible through Discovery Education. She began the TWII Foundation to provide funding for girls striving to be the first in their families to go to college. Most recently, Nuamah was named a postdoctoral fellow at Princeton University and a Women and Public Policy fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School. She is currently an Assistant Professor at the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University. Read more

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The Man-Not: Race, Class, Genre, and the Dilemmas of Black Manhood

Pdf Social Sciences The Man-Not: Race, Class, Genre, and the Dilemmas of Black Manhood

Pdf:The Man-Not: Race, Class, Genre, and the Dilemmas of Black Manhood.Tommy J. Curry's provocative audiobook The Man-Not is a justification for black male studies. He posits that we should conceptualize the black male as a victim oppressed by his sex. The Man-Not, therefore, is a corrective of sorts, offering a concept of black males that could challenge the existing accounts of black men and boys desiring the power of white men who oppress them that has been proliferated throughout academic research across disciplines.Curry argues that black men struggle with death and suicide, as well as abuse and rape, and their genred existence deserves study and theorization. This audiobook offers intellectual, historical, sociological, and psychological evidence that the analysis of patriarchy offered by mainstream feminism (including black feminism) does not yet fully understand the role that homoeroticism, sexual violence, and vulnerability play in the deaths and lives of black males. Curry challenges how we think of and perceive the conditions that actually affect all black males.

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The 10 Stupidest Mistakes Men Make When Facing Divorce: And How to Avoid Them

Pdf Social Sciences The 10 Stupidest Mistakes Men Make When Facing Divorce: And How to Avoid Them

Pdf:The 10 Stupidest Mistakes Men Make When Facing Divorce: And How to Avoid Them.The knowledge every man needs for a successful divorce Each year, 500,000 men will face divorce, and most of them make at least one crucial - and often irreversible - mistake. These errors might seem minor, such as moving out while things get sorted out or thinking of "temporary" orders as being truly temporary. But when they get to court, these men discover they have put themselves in a terrible position. They may have to give up their house, pay impossibly high alimony, or even lose custody. You could be one of these men. But you don't have to be.Joseph Cordell, the founder of the nation's largest law firm focusing on men's divorce and the creator of DadsDivorce.com, has seen the consequences of the mistakes men make. Drawing upon the huge number of cases that Cordell & Cordell has handled, this book identifies the 10 most common mistakes that end up hurting men in divorce. Cordell demystifies the divorce process, explains what judges consider in making their final decisions, and lays out a road map for positive actions men can take to achieve the best possible outcome.No man should face divorce without this book.

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The Man They Wanted Me to Be: Toxic Masculinity and a Crisis of Our Own Making

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Pdf:The Man They Wanted Me to Be: Toxic Masculinity and a Crisis of Our Own Making.Review Praise for The Man They Wanted Me to Be A Big Other Most Anticipated Small Press Book of the Year 'Jared Yates Sexton takes on one of the most important issues of our time and disarms the reader with his unsparing honesty and searing self-reflection. This is a carefully researched book on the causes of patriarchy and the damage it does. It's also a memoir of such power that it's hard to put down―a book that comes from a deep place of empathy and optimism for the future. This book will do a lot of good for a whole lot of people.' ―Celeste Headlee, author of We Need to Talk 'Jared Yates Sexton lays bare some of the most painful elements of his own past to illuminate the truth hiding in plain daylight―that American men struggling to live up to false masculine expectations are fighting a secret war with themselves and the world. Every man will immediately understand in his gut what Sexton is saying. The question is whether he will run away, or have the courage to act upon it.' ―Tom Zoellner, author of Train and Uranium 'Jared Yates Sexton addresses the issue of toxic masculinity with an insider's perspective and shares details of his childhood, his family, and personal experience to underline his thorough examination of the problem. Boys are conditioned from an early age to 'be a real man.' This book is essential to anyone who wants to understand what is meant by toxic masculinity. My experiences were different than Sexton's, but I saw myself and my father in these pages, and its frightening. The problem is vast, but Sexton points out how to heal and move forward.' ―Myles Mickle, Village Square Booksellers (Bellows Falls, VT) Praise for The People Are Going to Rise Like the Waters Upon Your Shore 'An impressionistic and often disturbing account of the 2016 presidential race . . . Sexton grapples with the Trump campaign from the perspective of the crowds reveling in the candidate’s presence and message. It is a useful vantage point given the increasingly blatant bigotry in the months since the election . . . This book reveals the incremental nature of public displays of hatred, growing from harsh chants and bumper stickers to, say, an open and unmasked gathering of white supremacists in Charlottesville . . . [His] dispatches are bracing.' ―The Washington Post 'This is the post-campaign book I was waiting for. Nothing else has shown me so clearly the ruptures in our culture aligned with Trump's candidacy, or even the nature of the way we choose a president. Essential reading for understanding this country now and going forward.' ―Alexander Chee, author of The Queen of the Night 'Jared Yates Sexton didn't just randomly become a phenomenon in his chronicling of Donald Trump's fans and foibles, it happened because he's our Jane Goodall to Trump's Deplorables. His work has been indispensable to those who have tried to understand our times, with an honesty lacking among most of our mainstream media. Read this book.' ―Cliff Schecter, bestselling author of The Real McCain: Why Conservatives Don't Trust Him―And Why Independents Shouldn't and a columnist for The Daily Beast 'Jared Yates Sexton ventured into the dark heart of American partisanship and emerged with a warning that all of us would do well to heed. Thoughtful, compassionate, and exceptionally brave, this book is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand how―and why―our country turned on itself.' ―Bronwen Dickey, author of Pit Bull: The Battle over an American Icon 'Sexton’s first-person account is both candidly relatable and viscerally frightening . . . [His] seamless blending of his reporter’s objectivity with the personal evaluations of a voter who has skin in the game yields trenchant analysis . . . Sexton’s is a critical and important voice in helping readers understand the cultural and political sea change the election created.' ―Booklist (starred review) 'A leftist counterweight to Hillbilly Elegy, laced with shots of Hunter S. Thompson . . . A useful snapshot of a tumultuous presidential race.' ―Kirkus Reviews 'Sexton's reporting provides a unique nuts-and-bolts look at the campaigns, and his eyewitness reports of the aggressive displays at Trump rallies are both terrifying and fascinating.' ―Publishers Weekly 'First of all, this is the best book title of 2017, hands down. Second, and more importantly, this is the book to read if you want to understand what the hell happened in the United States in 2016. If you follow Sexton on Twitter (and you should), you know he brings a sharp eye, fierce intellect, and resilient capacity for surprise to the problem of American political life. And that’s just 140 characters at a time. Just imagine what he can do with 300+ pages.' ―Book Riot 'The People Are Going to Rise is a comprehensive chronicle of the 2016 campaign from the margins . . . Even with the fresh-hell fatigue of following the resulting administration, and with that campaign still in recent memory, revisiting it with Sexton lets you see the horror anew, with a deeper sense of its consequences. And as the water level rises higher on the shore, Sexton continues to be a dutiful correspondent.' ―Black Warrior Review 'The People Are Going to Rise Like the Waters Upon Your Shore encapsulates what this election was and what it meant to be watching. It shows us how low our society is still capable of going and how a large portion is fighting back. This book is important for us now, but it will be imperative for the generations of the future.' ―The Big Smoke 'Sexton writes as a reporter who experienced both life and politics in the 2016 campaign. His book is excellent . . . [It] tries to make sense of a country trying to make sense of itself.' ―Winnipeg Free Press '[A] convincing picture of the ugliness of the Trump rallies and the dispirited feeling in the Clinton camp.' ―The Toronto Star '[A] brilliant, unflinching book covering the 2016 campaign.' ―Kentucky Herald-Leader 'Jared Yates Sexton's chronicle of the 2016 election is the first that spoke to me on a visceral level. There's a unique value in ignoring postmortems and what-ifs and instead drilling right to the center of America, to the fracturing, raging heart of our nation, and forcing oneself not to look away. The result is a gripping dirge for who we were, who we are, and who we might have been.' ―Tristan Charles, bookseller, Parnassus Books (Nashville, TN) 'The clearest thing I’ve seen in my seemingly non-stop reading about what happened to us all November.' ―Jan Weissmiller, Prairie Lights Books (Iowa City, IA) Read more About the Author JARED YATES SEXTON is the author of The People Are Going to Rise Like the Waters Upon Your Shore. He is a contributing political writer at Salon, and his political writing has appeared in The New York Times, The New Republic, and elsewhere. Sexton is also the author of three collections of fiction and a crime novel, and is an associate professor of creative writing at Georgia Southern University. Read more

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Turn This World Inside Out: The Emergence of Nurturance Culture

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Pdf:Turn This World Inside Out: The Emergence of Nurturance Culture.Review “Turn This World Inside Out is doing work in an area that is highly topical, in a way that I, for one, have never seen before. This book is doing something unique and visionary. A lot of writing is visionary about something, but this book is visionary about something that, at this moment, is on everyone's mind. In book form, it could reach a lot of people.” — Wayde Compton, Author of After Canaan and The Outer Harbour, Creative Writing Program Director at The Writer’s Studio, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC.“Turn this World Inside Out is a must-have for educators, parents, counselors, and all members of the community who are working to transform structural harm. … Using accessible language, Turn This World Inside Out lays out the social forces that perpetuate harm, and provides essential language to help start difficult conversations. This book offers us more than insight into the problem of structural harm; it also offers a part of the remedy and is thus essential reading for everyone who wants to shift to a culture of healing, nurturance, and love.” — Agustina Vidal, Programs Coordinator at The Icarus Project, New York.'Nora Samaran writes with a unique combination of compassion and intelligence on the most pressing topic of our time. I’m convinced that if every person read her words, the world would be a much better place' (Liz Plank journalist and Executive Producer, Divided States of Women (Vox Media)) Read more About the Author Nora Samaran is the pseudonym of Naava Smolash, a faculty member in the English department at Douglas College. Her writing appears in academic and popular publications including Studies in Canadian Literature, West Coast Line, Briarpatch, and the University of Toronto Quarterly. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Wayward Gentleman: The Complete Collection: Three Books (Massages & Mischief / Dream Girls / Wild Adventures) Plus a Bonus Story

Pdf Social Sciences Wayward Gentleman: The Complete Collection: Three Books (Massages & Mischief / Dream Girls / Wild Adventures) Plus a Bonus Story

Pdf:Wayward Gentleman: The Complete Collection: Three Books (Massages & Mischief / Dream Girls / Wild Adventures) Plus a Bonus Story.The Wayward Gentleman: The Complete Collection (Massages & Mischief / Dream Girls / Wild Adventures, plus three bonus stories.).Jack is the author, an average, middle-class guy who chose to seek a some adventures in order to find more satisfaction in life. These stories were originally released as the Quick Tail series. They have been edited and improved. Plus, a few new stories have been added!Book 1 Wayward Gentleman: Massages & MischiefTrixie the Young Porn Star - By answering a CraigsList ad, Jack was able to be a performer in a porn video. Nervous and inexperienced, he stripped down and put himself into the control of Trixie's capable hands.Michelle the Mature Masseuse - A masseuse has a nice massage studio in her basement. There she shares her passion for giving good massages with her patrons. Being behind closed doors, the service offerings are a little wider. But how wide do they go?Lauren the Well-Built Beauty - Jack discovers a private massage collective where beautiful women cater to gentlemen in a shared apartment. Lauren has really strong hands and a lot of appeal.Elizabeth the Seasoned Madam - Sometimes in the hobby friendships are formed. Jack and Elizabeth enjoy sharing entrepreneurial discussion. They each a particular set of skills they can use to benefit each other.Carmen the Lingam Specialist - On a dark night, Jack ventures into a run-down neighborhood, down an ally and around to a back door where Carmen treats him to a warm and rich experience. Some risks really pay off!Julie the Goofy Body Rub Girl - Julie is a character and fun to be around. It also doesn't hurt that she has a beautiful body and a playful attitude.Harriet and the Hot Half-Hour Massage - Jack returns to the same studio where Lauren worked, only this time he met Harriet. This little firecracker will be hard to forget.Elizabeth and the Milking Table - The only recurring character in all of the Wayward Gentleman stories to this point. Elizabeth gets some more help with photos and offers to knock another item off Jack's bucket list.Book 2 Wayward Gentleman: Dream GirlsKendall the Inexperienced Escort - You could make an argument that Kendall is the girl that got me into the whole hobby scene. I was already a naughty guy, but she gave me that for which I'd been searching!Valley the Petite and Passive Prostitute - The ads for this little escort, was one of my first fascinations that grew to become a real encounter. It was good to get some experience in how the hobby worked. Learning valuable lessons has never been so pleasant.Jill the Scratchy Voiced Spinner - If she hadn't left, Jill would be one of the providers that I'd still be following. I'm sure I'd go back for more time with that little lady who was built like a cheerleader!Mandy the Teasing Athlete - There are fascinations and then there are obsessions. I went a little overboard trying to meet this special lady.Felicia the Perfect 10 - If there was one lady in this book who best represented the title Dream Girl, it was Felicia. She looked like a Victoria Secret model and had a personality that was completely enchanting.Kelly and the Quick BJ - I'd describe Kelly as pretty and problematic. She had both in generous amounts! I got to enjoy a very brief sample of her bountiful capabilities.

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Chivalry: A Gynocentric Tradition

Pdf Social Sciences Chivalry: A Gynocentric Tradition

Pdf:Chivalry: A Gynocentric Tradition.The importance of chivalry is taught to little girls and boys from the start, outlining for them the various rules of male obligation that will guide sexual relations throughout their lifetimes; i.e., males are here to protect and provide. The victories of legendary cinematic heroes whose brave deeds are rounded with applause and happily-ever-afters appears to seal the fate of chivalry as the future path of every man.Those few who do pause to question chivalry's values however - its rote expectation of male sacrifice, possibility of danger or injury, impacts on mental health, potential for exploitation and abuse, or the question of valid compensations for ongoing sacrifices - may conclude that it serves as a poor life map, or worse that it amounts to a malignant and toxic form of masculinity. This book examines the realities of chivalry beyond the usual platitudes and cliches to see what's really at stake for men in the present zeitgeist. The essays, written by men's advocates Peter Wright and Paul Elam, survey the roots of the chivalric tradition and examine real life examples of chivalry in action. Chapters include:1. The Birth Of Chivalric Love2. A Bastardized Chivalry3. What Ever Happened To Chivalry?4. Sporting Tournaments: ‘It Will Make A Man Out Of You’5. Intervening for women6. Chivalry: A Learned Deathwish7. Death By Chivalry: Portland Edition8. Aggrieved Entitlement: Women’s Reaction to Temporary Loss Of Chivalry9. Can A Woman Be Chivalrous?

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#Ellos hablan: Testimonios de hombres, la relación con sus padres, el machismo y la violencia / #TheMenSpeak. Testimonials from Men, the Relationship (Spanish Edition)

Pdf Social Sciences #Ellos hablan: Testimonios de hombres, la relación con sus padres, el machismo y la violencia / #TheMenSpeak. Testimonials from Men, the Relationship (Spanish Edition)

Pdf:#Ellos hablan: Testimonios de hombres, la relación con sus padres, el machismo y la violencia / #TheMenSpeak. Testimonials from Men, the Relationship (Spanish Edition).About the Author Lydia Cacho (Ciudad de México, 1963). Periodista, escritora y defensora de los Derechos Humanos. Autora de 12 libros traducidos a nueve idiomas y en venta en más de veinte países, ha sido reconocida con algunos de los premios más importantes del mundo en materia de periodismo y Derechos Humanos. Read more

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The Real Man's Handbook: 12 Commitments of a Real Man

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Pdf:The Real Man's Handbook: 12 Commitments of a Real Man.There was a time when everyone knew what a real man was....Now, with changing times, values, and roles, many men struggle with what it means to be a "real man" in the 21st century.What does a real man look like? How does he act? What are his values and morals? What role does a real man play in society? The 12 commitments that Chris and Larry share cover the gamut of life, from family, including your spouse and children, work, health, finances, service, and friendships.This little book is thought-provoking. It will both challenge you as well as encourage you. Most importantly, it will cause you to think about what kind of man you are and what kind of man you can become.

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Dust and Ruin (TilDeath Project Book 3)

Pdf Social Sciences Dust and Ruin (TilDeath Project Book 3)

Pdf:Dust and Ruin (TilDeath Project Book 3).Signed copies and Ebooks available @ www.tildeathproject.comRust to Ruin Trilogy:Rust and NailIron and SaltDust and RuinHere's what people are saying about J R Liboiron's work:“Your books are so good. I read them and think: this motherfucker gets it. You are macho and vulnerable in equal proportions. Do you know how RARE that is? I feel like there’s 12 of us on earth who are equal parts badasses and dumbasses and I admire your writing so much.""J R's works can’t be read without a pencil in my hand taking notes. This is old school prophecy straight out of the desert.""I was recently turned on to J R by a friend. Thought provoking, exciting, poetic, and razor sharp. Next to my knife, I couldn't think of a better or more portable companion for another adventure entering into the sprawls of the urban wasteland.""I love J R's work and the message it carries forward, stoked to receive and read future work by the author. Powerful and thought provoking reading."_________________________________________“A man must make his choices rightly, for he who echoes his carelessness without recount will forever dwell with the damned.”- J R LiboironWelcome to the fall..In this world without end you walk your road of bones in search of truth. Beneath the forlorn sky you witness the dusk yield to darkness. Within that barren blackness a ghoulish cold creeps like a poltergeist with matted hair glued to pale sinew stretched over frail bones. Its cracked, mottled nails strip you of strength and valour and you are left with wounds that are deep and wide. Raven-stone eyes wet with pain beg you to stay, wallow, and drown in misery and self-imposed suffering.You forge further, unrelentingly, into the obscure murk until the blood red horizon burns away the black, distant vistas of monuments that loom from the earth like crumbled paper cities painted by tremulous hands upon broiling clouds. Derelict isles of trial and war call your bleeding heart home. They are symbols of ascendance despite the great loss that has caused the abandonment of all words and feelings.From those apocalyptic halls of dust and ruin you shall grasp a fistful of clay and mould it into a world of untouched golden plains. There, titan-tombs lacerate the sky and tire-worn roads carry you to the ashen salt sea. The briny waters lap violently against the husk of basalt columns, and upon those cliffs you stand beneath the dome of thunderous chords. Hail pelts your shoulders like the arrows of gods. The infinite storm blisters and scars your skin, yet you stand stolidly in opposition, unwilling to surrender to all that attempts to shackle you to the darkness, to defeat, to death.You, creator. You, destroyer.You, voyager.

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For the Love of Men: A New Vision for Mindful Masculinity

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Pdf:For the Love of Men: A New Vision for Mindful Masculinity.Review “Liz Plank is leading a vital debate about gender, power and feminism in a style that opens wider dialogue and reaches beyond the politically converted. She also shows it's entirely possible to have fun while tackling challenges like gender norms and cultural repression. Liz has established herself as a leader and an expert in the field of gender politics -- all without conforming to some of the old rules about what it means to be an expert. Whether you find yourself nodding in agreement or laughing in exasperation, you will always learn something when engaging with Liz's ideas, which is why we call on her so often on air.”―Ari Melber, Host of The Beat with AriMelber on MSNBC 'Over the last decade or so, I've liked to tell anyone who will listen that biggest problem facing America is the scourge of testosterone poisoning. The thing is, I'm not really joking. And as Liz Plank demonstrates in her extremely timely new book For the Love of Men, toxic masculinity threatens the well-being not just of the women and children around them, but men themselves. Has it gotten worse? I don't know. Maybe I'm just noticing it a lot more. But what I DO know is that as Plank puts it, the 'crisis in masculinity is not just about boys, it's about all of us.' We need a new model of maleness. This book is a great place to start.'―Anna Holmes, founder of Jezebel“For anyone who cares about the future of men and boys―and that means anyone, male or female, who cares about the future of the culture and the country―For the Love of Men is an essential read. With her signature blend of optimism, humor, curiosity, and compassion, Liz Plank takes on the topic of toxic masculinity and points the way towards the detox we so urgently need. When Liz talks, I listen, and so should you.”―John Heilemann, co-host of Showtimes’ The Circus, national affair analyst for MSNBC, and co-author of Game Change and Double Down“If there was ever a woman who could write thoughtfully about how to be a man, it’s Liz Plank. With sensitivity, insight and a healthy dose of rage, Liz takes on the subject of systemic toxic masculinity. She is well known as a champion to the disenfranchised, to bring the issues of the marginalized to the forefront of discussion. This book is no different. By tackling the source of gender inequality, Liz forces us to open our eyes to invisible biases and how we can start to think about them differently. I believe she gives men (and women really) a path forward to be both different yet equal; a way to raise a new, more evolved breed of man and gives permission to women to accept nothing less.”―Stacy London, New York Times bestselling author of The Truth About Style Read more About the Author LIZ PLANK is a senior producer and correspondent at Vox.com where she is the executive producer and host of an upcoming video series on Comcast Watchable and podcast for Vox Media. She is also the executive producer of Vox.com’s shorty award-winning series about the 2016 presidential election called 2016ish where she interviewed key figures like Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Michael Moore, Tony Goldwyn, Joss Whedon, and Hope Solo. Liz was also named Mediaite's 2016 Most Influential in News Media, has presented a Tedx Talk about modern masculinity called “How to be a man, a woman’s guide,” and was named one of Forebs' 30 Under 30 in Media. Read more

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The Revolution of Man

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Pdf:The Revolution of Man.Compelling. What does it mean to be a man? Finally, we're talking about it. This book is the conversation we need to have-with each other, our sons and fathers.' Peter FitzSimons, bestselling author of Kokoda 'A terrific read-gutsy, plain-speaking and personal, addressing almost every aspect of Australian men's lives today ... This book will greatly help the growing avalanche of masculine change.' Steve Biddulph, psychologist and bestselling author of ManhoodThe performance of being a man, from the moment we open our eyes, until we gasp our last breath, is damaging us, and those around us. Phil Barker has written thousands of words about being a man in these strange and terrible times. As a journalist, he has spent years investigating the modern epidemics of suicide, domestic violence, pornography and misogyny, but also the essential bonds of male friendship, fatherhood and men's relationships with women. During this time, Phil found himself seeing what it is to 'be a man' in a completely new light. Men are forced into a performance of masculinity that is suffocating, limiting and damaging. The Revolution of Man shows us how to rethink what it means to be a man and urges men to reconnect with their emotions so they, and the people they love, can start leading happier, healthier and more meaningful lives. 'Phil Barker skewers toxic masculinity and provides a manifesto for modern manhood. This well-researched, engaging and thought-provoking book explains why positive masculinity is good for men, women and children. We need more male allies like Phil to create a safer future for the post #MeToo generation.' Tracey Spicer, journalist and bestselling author of The Good Girl Stripped Bare

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Is My Husband Gay, Straight, or Bi ?

Pdf Social Sciences Is My Husband Gay, Straight, or Bi ?

Pdf:Is My Husband Gay, Straight, or Bi ?.Review For decades, husbands and wives have faced the social tendency to shame, fear, and denounce husbands who have sex with men. Kort and Morgan's book offers a compassionate and understanding view that is grounded in science and clinical practice, rather than fear. Their book offers a surprising and pleasing depth to the understanding of this phenomenon and does not treat it in simplistic, black and white ways. Is My Husband Gay, Straight, or Bi? offers up a sophisticated view of masculine sexuality and eroticism that is sorely needed. Their work is a gift to the many husbands and wives out there who are struggling to understand the husband's same-sex attractions and trying to figure out where to go from here. (David J. Ley, Ph.D., author of The Myth of Sex Addiction and Insatiable Wives: Women Who Stray and The Men Who Love Them)Male sexual fluidity is a cutting-edge, and sometimes confusing, topic. With empathy and insight Kort distills his years of experience helping couples decode and deal with a spectrum of scenarios into a single compelling volume. (Ian Kerner, PhD, LMFT, sex therapist and NY Times best-selling author of She Comes First)Is My Husband Gay, Straight, or Bi? is a smart, contemporary look at a controversial issue. This is the only book I have ever seen that addresses the complexities of men's sexuality with empathy and a direct language that both men and women will find helpful. Clinicians who work with couples will turn again and again to this book for answers to this contemporary quandary as more and more couples struggle with the boundaries of male sexuality. Kort and Morgan give clear answers and direction and explain how to talk about relationships and betrayal while moving our understanding of sexuality forward into a new era of openness and maturity. Thank you, Joe Kort and Alexander P. Morgan. (Dr. Tammy Nelson, author of The New Monogamy: Redefining Relationships after Infidelity and Getting the Sex You Want: Shed Your Inhibitions and Reach New Heights of Passion Together)Seasoned couples therapist Joe Kort and scientist Alexander P. Morgan shine a clear and compassionate light on a much needed and little discussed topic—what to do if you think your husband may be gay. They walk readers through the distinctions between being gay, bi, or straight with an attraction to male sexuality. This is not a theoretical conversation but a hands-on guide to a complex, and often overwhelming, situation. Is My Husband Gay, Straight, or Bi? has the power to save marriages and change lives. (Terrence Real, bestselling author and family therapist)Is my Husband Gay, Straight or Bi? is a wonderful collection of case studies, therapy practices, and research-based information that illustrate the diverse range of behaviors, emotions, and psychological states of husbands (and in turn their wives) who think, suspect, or believe they are gay or bisexual, whether or not their identity actually fits the complex definition of homosexuality or bisexuality. The detailed examples, psychological theories, and therapeutic protocols in this book will be helpful to husbands, wives, and couples who seek clarity in this confusing situation and especially useful to therapists with such clients. (Amity Pierce Buxton, PhD., founder, Straight Spouse Network; co-author, Unseen-Unheard: Straight Spouses from Trauma to Transformation)Is my Husband Gay, Straight, or Bi? is a work of great significance. Dr. Kort has crafted a clear, no-nonsense, compassionate book that will benefit the lay-public as much as his professional colleagues. Written with the experienced and kind voice of an expert sex-therapist, Kort explores variations of human sexual behavior with well-deserved authority. This book is illuminating reading for couples in distress and a “must-read” for anyone who works in the field of sexual health. (Evelyn Resh, MPH, CNM, Sexuality Counselor; author of Women, Sex, Power, and Pleasure and The Secret Lives of Teen Girls)This is an amazing book. It uncovers the truth about many men who have sex with other men who are not necessarily gay. Case examples illustrate the complexity of this phenomenon. A very useful resource for men and women who are dealing with this issue in their lives and relationships – and any professionals who want to understand them. (Eli Coleman, Ph.d., Professor of Human Sexuality, University of Minnesota)A brave and much needed exploration of the diversity of sexuality. Kort frees sexuality by discussing the health and beauty of diverse arousal patterns by breaking the limits of gay, straight, and bisexuality. (Chris Donaghue, PhD, LCSW, CST; Certified Sex and Couples Therapist) Read more About the Author Joe Kort, PhD, MSW, MA, is a certified Imago Relationship Therapist and a board certified clinical sexologist specializing in sex therapy and sexual identity. He is a member of the Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health, the Academy of Certified Social Workers, and the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT). Dr. Kort offers workshops for couples and singles, and he runs various therapy groups for men who are struggling with sexual issues. He is on the teaching faculty of the University of Michigan’s Sexual Health Certificate Program. He speaks and conducts workshops internationally, maintains and contributes to various blogs and online outlets, and writes newspaper and magazine articles. He is the author of three books, including Gay Affirmative Therapy for the Straight Clinician: The Essential Guide. He contributed a chapter on straight men who have sex with men in Mending A Shattered Heart: A Guide For The Partners of Sex Addicts. Alexander P. Morgan, PhD, is a scientist and writer. He is the co-author of When He’s Married to Mom: How to Help Mother-Enmeshed Men Open Their Hearts to True Love and Commitment, written with Dr. Kenneth Adams. A Woodrow Wilson Fellow and a National Science Foundation Fellow, he is a recipient of the Melville Medal from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He has published more than fifty professional articles. Dr. Morgan works with a variety of healthcare professionals to bring their expertise to the public in clear and accessible language. Read more

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Masculinity in the 21st Century: A Primer (Modern Masculinity Book 1)

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Pdf:Masculinity in the 21st Century: A Primer (Modern Masculinity Book 1).Suicide.Addiction.Over-medication.Psychiatric impairment.Incarceration.But Also:Strength.Passion.Love.Honor.Grit.There is a crisis occurring in the Western World for men; not in the typical connotation of the often overused word: it is a time of considerable danger and where an important decision must be made. The fact that you’re reading this means you recognize the former, and have begun the latter. We hope the rest of these pages will convince you of the types of decisions that must be made.This is not a book about depressing statistics. Rather it is a book of wisdom, hope, love, self-mastery, and virtue all occurring in the context of a problem that has been misdiagnosed properly for far, far too long. It is a book written by survivors and strivers, dreamers and doers. The sharpest minds that social media can muster have luckily connected me with them during my own struggles. And if I can make it, anyone reading this can too.With no further ado, we hope you enjoy the papers you are about to read. It should prove to be, if nothing else, a stimulating endeavor. At best, it could change (or save) a life. You’ve made the right decision coming here.(Sampled from the Introduction, written by Chris Lis)_________________________________Features new and classic work from:Chris Lis. A newcomer on the publishing scene, Chris Lis is responsible for assembling articles, writing articles, editing, marketing, promoting, advertising, and researching. Chris sought to create a guide that he wishes was available to him when he started his self-improvement journey years ago. He holds an MPA from California State University Long Beach. Manny (WellBuiltStyle). Style guru and fitness expert, Manny (also known on twitter as WellBuiltStyle) is a very active social media presence with consistently solid advice and content.Alex: Alex "ForeverAlphaBlog" is widely regarded across social media for his posts on positive mindset and maintaining fitness across the lifespan.Fateh Singh: Fateh has an incomparably profound ability to understand the tough challenges plaguing men today & simplifies solutions in a way lay people can understand. He cuts through the “politeness and socially correct veil” and gets back to the core. He is simple, clear, exact & precise in his expression.Garrett Dailey: Founder of Aion Media, Garrett seeks to create a pro-positivity environment online focusing on relentless self-improvement and philosophy.Bryan Sharpe: Bryan Sharpe (or "Hotep Jesus") is a one-man social media juggernaut with an impressive consulting resume to match.Hunter Drew: Founder of The Family Alpha, Hunter Drew is bold and brash social media personality and media producer.Andrew Ruiz: curious human.Tom TD DayGame: Sometimes on-line anonymity comes from having an unpronounceable surname. Because Tom is Polish and because he was involved in the daygame community, he has been using tddaygame to sign his works. Those include a successful daygame blog, a daygame book and Twitter account filled with relationships and pickup advice.Nathan Smith: Author of the ebook The Clean Eating Guide, Smith (also known as The Wellness Warrior) seeks to introduce positive development via mindset and environment changes. Jeffrey Sarumin: Going from homeless to Ivy-League law, Sarumin offers a wealth of practical advice on a variety of matters (from finance to style) for newcomers and seasoned veterans alike.Benjamin George: A contributor at Dailey’s Aion Media, George is proud of his “eternal student” status and brings an intellectual viewpoint to many issues of masculinity and general theory. Marco Carralero: A veteran of the West Coast’s fast-paced startup world, Marco seeks to bring recognition and appreciation for the greatness of those who have come before us and whom we owe everything to.

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Straight White Men / Untitled Feminist Show

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Pdf:Straight White Men / Untitled Feminist Show.Review “Tickles your soft aesthetic underbelly, before easing in the knife of reality… both emotionally satisfying and unflinching in its critique of white-driven social justice. Even toying with stage conventions, Young Jean Lee is radical” – David Cote, Time Out New York“A thought-provoking piece that fires in many directions at once... Lee has us hooked.” – Elisabeth Vincentelli, New York Post'Goes far beyond cheap satire, ultimately becoming a compassionate and stimulating exploration of one man’s existential crisis... mournful and inquisitive.” – Charles Isherwood, New York Times'Gripping... A play of ideas, and very timely ideas at that.' – New York“A healthy dose of dysfunction that never feels put-on... vibrant, a raucous comedy.” – Entertainment Weekly“Smart, funny and semantically loaded.” – Molly Grogan, Exeunt Magazine“Tickles your soft aesthetic underbelly, before easing in the knife of reality… both emotionally satisfying and unflinching in its critique of white-driven social justice. Even toying with stage conventions, Young Jean Lee is radical” – David Cote, Time Out New York“A thought-provoking piece that fires in many directions at once... Lee has us hooked.” – Elisabeth Vincentelli, New York Post'Goes far beyond cheap satire, ultimately becoming a compassionate and stimulating exploration of one man’s existential crisis... mournful and inquisitive.” – Charles Isherwood, New York Times'Gripping... A play of ideas, and very timely ideas at that.' – New York“A healthy dose of dysfunction that never feels put-on... vibrant, a raucous comedy.” – Entertainment Weekly“Smart, funny and semantically loaded.” – Molly Grogan, Exeunt Magazine Read more About the Author Young Jean Lee is a writer, director and filmmaker who has been called “the most adventurous downtown playwright of her generation” by the New York Times and “one of the best experimental playwrights in America” by Time Out New York. She has written and directed ten shows in New York with Young Jean Lee's Theater Company, and toured her work to over thirty cities around the world. Her plays have been published by Theatre Communications Group (Songs of the Dragons Flying to Heaven and Other Plays; The Shipment and Lear; and We’re Gonna Die) and by Samuel French. Lee is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, two OBIE Awards, a Prize in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a Doris Duke Performing Artist Award, a Doris Duke Artist Residency, a Foundation for Contemporary Arts grant, and the ZKB Patronage Prize of the Zürcher Theater Spektakel. Read more

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How To Raise A Boy: The Power of Connection to Build Good Men

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Pdf:How To Raise A Boy: The Power of Connection to Build Good Men.Review “No one writes more powerfully about how much boys need loving relationships to become healthy men. With the training of a researcher and the soul of a clinician, Michael Reichert has looked deeply into their hearts and lives; he sees behind their under achievement and gaming addictions and recognizes their yearning for connection and friendship. If you are the parent or teacher of a boy, if you love a boy, you should read How to Raise a Boy.”—Michael G. Thompson, Ph.D., author of Raising Cain and Best Friends, Worst Enemies   “In the ten years since my book about boys’ troubles came out, I have spoken to countless parents and educators about their worries. Over this same period things have not gotten any easier for boys—in fact, it is more important than ever for families to nurture men of character, emotional intelligence and resilience. In this groundbreaking book, Michael Reichert combines a unique blend of research, clinical insight, and personal experience to offer an encouraging approach to raising our sons. If you have a son, or a grandson, or a nephew or a brother, buy this book.”—Peg Tyre, New York Times bestselling author of The Trouble with Boys“A thoughtful, honest, and ultimately hopeful map for raising a son today . . . Michael Reichert does what he has done for so long for so many: give brilliant insight and advice that help so many boys become confident men of purpose and character.” —Rosalind Wiseman, author of Queenbees and Wannabees and Masterminds and Wingmen   “Michael blends the wisdom of being a loving parent and a caring clinician to help us listen to, understand, and honor our sons and the boys in our lives, in order to assist them to be their best and truest selves.”  —David L. Bell, MD MPH, Medical Director, The Young Men’s Clinic, New York Presbyterian Hospital/ Columbia University Medical Center   “How to Raise a Boy is a book of positivity and hope for navigating the complex and often fraught journey of raising boys to be good men in today’s world. Through fascinating stories from boys and their caregivers, it provides valuable and practical insight into the utmost significance of relationality and the power of connection in dismantling the harmful gender norms of the ‘boy code’ that compromise the lives of all of us.”  —Amanda Keddie, Professor of Education, Deakin University (Australia)   “Michael Reichert weaves a lovely tapestry of stories, experiences, insights and reflections acquired over a long distinguished career guiding boys and young men.  A must read-- not only for parents of boys but also for educators, administrators and counselors entrusted with the responsibility of championing boys’ education and development.”  —David M. Armstrong, Executive Director, International Boys’ School Coalition   “Michael Reichert's highly readable and important book not only reveals how we have failed boys by gendering our human capacities to think and feel, with the latter being considered girly and gay and thus put on the bottom of our hierarchy of values. He underscores the similarities between boys and girls, or among all humans, in their social and emotional needs and capacities. Recognizing this simple and empirically proven fact is key to his proposed solutions to foster boys' natural capacities to connect to themselves and others. A must read for all who care about boys and men.”  —Niobe Way, Professor of Developmental Psychology, New York University, and author of Deep Secrets: Boys Friendships and the Crisis of Connection   “This book is a must-read for anyone who has, or expects to have, a boy in their life. Dr. Reichert punctuates theory and research with real life vignettes from his own extensive clinical practice, powerfully bringing the pages to life. He explodes many of the myths about boys that stand in the way of healthy relationships with their parents and peers. He carefully guides parents through strategies that enhance their positive influence on their sons, thereby ensuring that they can thrive in an increasingly confusing and complicated world.”  —Dennis J. Barbour, Esq., President and CEO, The Partnership for Male Youth   “In this important new book, Michael Reichert draws on years of experience in the field and his vast knowledge of research on gender and adolescent development to present helpful ideas to parents and educators who seek to raise healthy boys and young men.  Written in a sensible, clear and compelling manner, this book is chock full of wisdom and practical suggestions.  At a time when we have so much evidence that many boys are in trouble, we finally have a book that offers the insights and practical guidance we need to raise boys!”  —Pedro A. Noguera, PhD, Distinguished Professor of Education, Faculty Director, Center for the Transformation of Schools    “Michael Reichert has woven together a must-read that thoughtfully describes how to support boys to thrive.  He draws on findings from cutting edge research (his own and others), practice as a clinician and educational consultant, and first-hand experience as a parent, to illustrate their needs for us to appreciate them as individuals, and to work to have meaningful relationships with them.”  —K. Ann Renninger, Dorwin P. Cartwright Professor of Social Theory and Social Action, Department of Educational Studies, Swarthmore College   “Michael Reichert has spent three decades working to understand how boys think, feel, and act.  In How to Raise a Boy, he distills that learning into ten chapters that focus on the challenges boys face today, and on how the adults in their lives can help boys navigate the risks and develop into good men.  His advice:  purposefully intrude on your son's privacy to become part of his life!  Boys are equal to girls in their capacity to commit their hearts--but only to those they trust.  Highly recommended for all parents and educators.”  —Dr. John Nagl, Lieutenant Colonel, US Army (Retired), Ninth Headmaster, The Haverford School   “From years of work with boys and young men, Michael Reichert is well-positioned to explain the dire consequences of how we raise boys to be men. With deep compassion guiding both his work and his writing, he points to positive directions to bring change. A must read for parents, teachers and, really, for us all.”  —Michael Kaufman, author of The Time Has Come: Why Men Must Join the Gender Equality Revolution    “How To Raise a Boy seeks nothing short of redemption for our young men and for our country. Through a range of topics including Love, Violence, Integrity, Self-Respect, Hope, Social Development, Peer Bullying and Peer Support, Dr. Reichert has written a treatise for anyone seeking to know young men of today and to set in motion the necessary steps to improve the trajectory of young men’s lives.   His analysis of the issues elevates our understanding of how to combat and better prepare the youth for an ever-changing society; strengthening their chances for safety, satisfaction and success.   Dr. Reichert offers specific strategies to guide adults who play a key role in the development of boys.  His good counsel speaks directly to the men and women of our nation providing a “roadmap” to move us away from old and false ideas and toxic stereotypes, that do nothing but constrict, and replace them with fresh beliefs and empowering practices that redefine and enlighten masculinity in healthy ways.   How To Raise a Boy is vital for educators and parents across the United States who grapple with young men whether they are withdrawn, lack direction, are egotistical, disengaged, or who suffer with substance abuse or hyper-masculinity as well as those struggling to find direction in their lives as well as to find their identify.'  —David C. Banks, President & CEO, The Eagle Academy Foundation, Inc.“The battle for our sons’ souls rages on. Parents, policymakers and teachers are worried, as they should be. Pundits debate whether boys should ‘man up’ or whether it’s manhood itself that is the problem. Into the debate Michael Reichert offers this bright light: boys need more connection, not less. They need care, not carelessness. They need parents, teachers and all of us being courageous enough to let boys simply be the full-hearted human beings they want to be.  And to love them and support them all along the way.  How to Raise a Boy is a much-needed contribution to the discussion.”   —Gary Barker, Founder and CEO, Promundo Read more About the Author Michael C. Reichert, Ph.D., is founding director of the Center for the Study of Boys' and Girls' Lives at the University of Pennsylvania, and a clinical practitioner specializing in boys and men who has conducted extensive research globally. Read more

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The Time Has Come: Why Men Must Join the Gender Equality Revolution

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Pdf:The Time Has Come: Why Men Must Join the Gender Equality Revolution."For too long the struggle for the rights of women and girls was seen as women's business. Of course, it's equally men's business and stops being such a struggle when it's seen that way. This reframing gives us a chance to understand violence against women as deeply toxic for us all." -Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women The Time Has Come explores how a patriarchal culture that has given power to men comes at a huge cost to women, children, and, surprisingly, to men as well. It details how very achievable changes in our workplaces, in the ways we raise boys to be men, and in the movement to end men's violence will bring significant rewards to communities all around the world. Michael Kaufman is the cofounder of the White Ribbon Campaign - the largest international network of men working to end violence against women - and for decades has been an advisor on gender equality to the United Nations, governments, NGOs, schools, and workplaces around the world. With honest storytelling, compassion, and hard-hitting analysis, The Time Has Come is a compelling look at why men must take a stand in the fight for general equality.

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Men in Place: Trans Masculinity, Race, and Sexuality in America

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Pdf:Men in Place: Trans Masculinity, Race, and Sexuality in America.Review 'In Men in Place, Miriam J. Abelson foregrounds the lives of an intentionally diverse sample of trans men in the U.S. to address shifts in the look and feel of powerful intersecting systems of inequality. In this brilliantly written, theoretically sophisticated, interdisciplinary, and compassionate study, Abelson poses new challenges to research on masculinities and gender and sexual inequality that illuminate dynamics of power and inequality that reach far beyond the lives of the trans men she studied.' —Tristan Bridges, University of California, Santa Barbara 'What does it mean to be a man in the 21st century? Through moving interviews with trans men from across the United States, Miriam J. Abelson documents that there is no easy answer to this question. Men in Place shows us that we cannot begin to understand what it means to be a man without understanding race and space. Abelson weaves a story of manhood that is almost always just out of reach for all men, a Goldilocks masculinity that must be managed, tailored, and altered depending on the environment. Men in Place is a must read for scholars interested in masculinity and its meanings across space.' —C.J. Pascoe, University of Oregon'Men in Place boldly investigates the intersections of white supremacy, economic strain, and rurality as they shape disparities in the experiences of rural trans men of color and their white counterparts. With powerful detail, Miriam J. Abelson demonstrates how the willingness of cis people to embrace trans men as men is shaped by their perception of local and external threats to their community—threats that are not just related to gender and sexuality, but also demographic and economic transformations. This book's substantial and diverse sample of trans men and its critical race and feminist theoretical orientation make Men in Place a unique and necessary contribution to trans studies.' —Jane Ward, author of Not Gay: Sex between Straight White Men Read more About the Author Miriam J. Abelson is assistant professor of women, gender, and sexuality studies at Portland State University.  Read more

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Transgender: A Reference Handbook (Contemporary World Issues)

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Pdf:Transgender: A Reference Handbook (Contemporary World Issues).About the Author Aaron Devor, the world's only chair in transgender studies, has been studying transgender for more than thirty years. Ardel Haefele-Thomas received their PhD from Stanford University, where they studied the intersections of race, gender identity, sexual orientation, and socio-economics within 19th-century British literature and history. Read more

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The Man They Wanted Me to Be: Toxic Masculinity and a Crisis of Our Own Making

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Pdf:The Man They Wanted Me to Be: Toxic Masculinity and a Crisis of Our Own Making.The author of The People Are Going to Rise Upon Your Shore turns his keen eye to our current crisis of masculinity using his upbringing in rural Indiana to examine the personal and societal dangers of the patriarchy Based on his provocative and popular New York Times op-ed, The Man They Wanted Me to Be is both memoir and cultural analysis. Jared Yates Sexton alternates between an examination of his working class upbringing and historical, psychological, and sociological sources that examine the genesis of toxic masculinity and its consequences for society. As progressivism changes American society, and globalism shifts labor away from traditional manufacturing, the roles that have been prescribed to men since the Industrial Revolution have been rendered as obsolete. Donald Trump's campaign successfully leveraged male resentment and entitlement, and now, with Trump as president and the rise of the #MeToo movement, it’s clear that our current definitions of masculinity are outdated and even dangerous. Deeply personal and thoroughly researched, The Man They Wanted Me to Be examines how we teach boys what’s expected of men in America, and the long-term effects of that socialization—which include depression, shorter lives, misogyny, and suicide. Sexton turns his keen eye to the establishment of the racist patriarchal structure which has favored white men, and investigates the personal and societal dangers of such outdated definitions of manhood.

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How To Raise A Boy: The Power of Connection to Build Good Men

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Pdf:How To Raise A Boy: The Power of Connection to Build Good Men.At a time when many boys are in crisis, a much-needed roadmap for helping boys grow into strong and compassionate menOver the past two decades there has been an explosion of new studies that have expanded our knowledge of how boys think and feel. In How to Raise a Boy, psychologist Michael Reichert draws on his decades of research to challenge age-old conventions about how boys become men. Reichert explains how the paradigms about boys needing to be stoic and "man like" can actually cause them to shut down, leading to anger, isolation, and disrespectful or even destructive behaviors. The key to changing the culture lies in how parents, educators, and mentors help boys develop socially and emotionally. Reichert offers readers step-by-step guidance in doing just this by:  *  Listening and observing, without judgment, so that boys know they're being heard.  *  Helping them develop strong connections with teachers, coaches, and other role models   *  Encouraging them to talk about their feelings about the opposite sex and stressing the importance of respecting women  *  Letting them know that they don't have to "be a man" or "suck it up," when they are experiencing physical or emotional pain. Featuring the latest insights from psychology and neuroscience, How to Raise a Boy will help those who care for young boys and teenagers build a boyhood that will enable them to grow into confident, accomplished and kind men.

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Dust and Ruin (TilDeath Project Book 3)

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Pdf:Dust and Ruin (TilDeath Project Book 3).ATTENTION KINDLE READERS: Please use the preview function to ensure compatibility on your device before purchasing. All kindle versions have been put through rigorous testing via Amazon's kindle previewing software to ensure proper formatting. This is a precautionary disclaimer.Signed copies and eBooks available @ www.tildeathproject.com. Worldwide shipping available.Rust to Ruin Trilogy:Rust and NailIron and SaltDust and RuinHere's what people are saying about J R Liboiron's work:“Your books are so good. I read them and think: this guy gets it. You are macho and vulnerable in equal proportions. Do you know how RARE that is? I feel like there’s 12 of us on earth who are equal parts badasses and dumbasses and I admire your writing so much.""J R's works can’t be read without a pencil in my hand taking notes. This is old school prophecy straight out of the desert.""I was recently turned on to J R by a friend. Thought provoking, exciting, poetic, and razor sharp. Next to my knife, I couldn't think of a better or more portable companion for another adventure entering into the sprawls of the urban wasteland.""I love J R's work and the message it carries forward, stoked to receive and read future work by the author. Powerful and thought provoking reading."_________________________________________“A man must make his choices rightly, for he who echoes his carelessness without recount will forever dwell with the damned.”- J R LiboironWelcome to the fall..In this world without end you walk your road of bones in search of truth. Beneath the forlorn sky you witness the dusk yield to darkness. Within that barren blackness a ghoulish cold creeps like a poltergeist with matted hair glued to pale sinew stretched over frail bones. Its cracked, mottled nails strip you of strength and valour and you are left with wounds that are deep and wide. Raven-stone eyes wet with pain beg you to stay, wallow, and drown in misery and self-imposed suffering.You forge further, unrelentingly, into the obscure murk until the blood red horizon burns away the black, distant vistas of monuments that loom from the earth like crumbled paper cities painted by tremulous hands upon broiling clouds. Derelict isles of trial and war call your bleeding heart home. They are symbols of ascendance despite the great loss that has caused the abandonment of all words and feelings.From those apocalyptic halls of dust and ruin you shall grasp a fistful of clay and mould it into a world of untouched golden plains. There, titan-tombs lacerate the sky and tire-worn roads carry you to the ashen salt sea. The briny waters lap violently against the husk of basalt columns, and upon those cliffs you stand beneath the dome of thunderous chords. Hail pelts your shoulders like the arrows of gods. The infinite storm blisters and scars your skin, yet you stand stolidly in opposition, unwilling to surrender to all that attempts to shackle you to the darkness, to defeat, to death.You, creator. You, destroyer.You, voyager.

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Turn This World Inside Out: The Emergence of Nurturance Culture

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Pdf:Turn This World Inside Out: The Emergence of Nurturance Culture.“Violence is nurturance turned backwards,” writes Nora Samaran. In Turn This World Inside Out, she presents Nurturance Culture as the opposite of rape culture and suggests how alternative models of care and accountability—different from “call-outs,” which are often rooted in the politics of shame and guilt—can move toward inverting cultures of dominance and systems of oppression. When communities are able to recognize and speak up about systemic violence, center the needs of those harmed, and hold a circle of belonging that humanizes everyone, they create a revolutionary foundation of nurturance that can begin to repair the harms inflicted by patriarchy, white supremacy, and capitalism. Emerging out of insights in Gender Studies, Race Theory, and Psychology, and influenced by contemporary social movements, Turn This World Inside Out speaks to some of the most pressing issues of our time.

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For the Love of Men: A New Vision for Mindful Masculinity

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Pdf:For the Love of Men: A New Vision for Mindful Masculinity.A nonfiction investigation into masculinity, For The Love of Men provides actionable steps for how to be a man in the modern world, while also exploring how being a man in the world has evolved. In 2019, traditional masculinity is both rewarded and sanctioned. Men grow up being told that boys don’t cry and dolls are for girls (a newer phenomenon than you might realize—gendered toys came back in vogue as recently as the 80s). They learn they must hide their feelings and anxieties, that their masculinity must constantly be proven. They must be the breadwinners, they must be the romantic pursuers. This hasn’t been good for the culture at large: 99% of school shooters are male; men in fraternities are 300% (!) more likely to commit rape; a woman serving in uniform has a higher likelihood of being assaulted by a fellow soldier than to be killed by enemy fire.In For the Love of Men, Liz offers a smart, insightful, and deeply-researched guide for what we're all going to do about toxic masculinity. For both women looking to guide the men in their lives and men who want to do better and just don’t know how, For the Love of Men will lead the conversation on men's issues in a society where so much is changing, but gender roles have remained strangely stagnant. What are we going to do about men? Liz Plank has the answer. And it has the possibility to change the world for men and women alike.

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Why Young Men: The Dangerous Allure of Violent Movements and What We Can Do About It

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Pdf:Why Young Men: The Dangerous Allure of Violent Movements and What We Can Do About It.Review 'Powerful....Jivani shows us how young men are vulnerable to destructive ideas.' ―J.D. Vance, author of the No. 1 New York Times-bestselling Hillbilly Elegy“Powerfully moving and refreshingly clear-eyed, Why Young Men is a brilliant exploration of race, class, hopelessness, and why all too many young men turn to radicalization and violence. This book is a must-read for anyone who cares about solving one of the most important problems of our day.” ―Amy Chua, author of Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother and Political Tribes“Jivani compels us through the rare lens of lived experience, and he inspires us by immersing himself into a volatile environment to ask real questions and get real answers. More emphatically, he demands discourse as his convincing composition is richest in research. Riveting, courageous and analytically stimulating.” ―Michael “Pinball” Clemons, CFL Hall of Fame player, philanthropist and author of All Heart“Armed with his personal experience and cleared-eyed analysis, Jamil Jivani addresses a crucial question: why are so many young men prone to violence? Jivani astutely dissects the commonality of causation and searches out solutions. This book is a path forward for us all.” ―Mark Sakamoto, author of Forgiveness“A provocative and deeply personal response to the question he poses in the title. Whether you agree with his conclusions or not, there’s no denying the vigour of his arguments and the passion in his heart.” ―Kamal Al-Solaylee, author of Intolerable and Brown Read more About the Author JAMIL JIVANI is a lawyer and community activist. He is currently a visiting professor at Osgoode Hall Law School, where he focuses on community organizing and local economic development. With author J.D. Vance, he co-founded Our Ohio Renewal―a nonprofit organization dedicated to addressing the problems of the American white working class. Read more

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Why Young Men: Rage, Race and the Crisis of Identity

Pdf Social Sciences Why Young Men: Rage, Race and the Crisis of Identity

Pdf:Why Young Men: Rage, Race and the Crisis of Identity.Review “Powerfully moving and refreshingly clear-eyed, Why Young Men is a brilliant exploration of race, class, hopelessness, and why all too many young men turn to radicalization and violence. This book is a must-read for anyone who cares about solving one of the most important problems of our day.” (Amy Chua, author of Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother and Political Tribes)“Jivani compels us through the rare lens of lived experience, and he inspires us by immersing himself into a volatile environment to ask real questions and get real answers. More emphatically, he demands discourse as his convincing composition is richest in research. Riveting, courageous and analytically stimulating.” (Michael “Pinball” Clemons, CFL Hall of Fame player, philanthropist and author of All Heart)“Armed with his personal experience and cleared-eyed analysis, Jamil Jivani addresses a crucial question: why are so many young men prone to violence? Jivani astutely dissects the commonality of causation and searches out solutions. This book is a path forward for us all.” (Mark Sakamoto, author of the number one-bestseller Forgiveness, longlisted for Canada Reads)“A provocative and deeply personal response to the question he poses in the title. Whether you agree with his conclusions or not, there’s no denying the vigour of his arguments and the passion in his heart.” (Kamal Al-Solaylee, award-winning author of Intolerable and Brown)“Offers an analysis on how young men, especially racialized men, are influenced and provides insights into what society can do about it.” (Now Magazine) Read more From the Back Cover Jamil Jivani who grew up in a mostly immigrant community in Toronto that faced significant problems with integration, was raised in a home with a largely absent father and knows what it is to encounter negative influences posing as authorities on masculinity. As a young man he found himself at a crossroads: he could follow the kind of life we hear about too often in the media, or he could choose a safe, prosperous future. He opted for the latter, attending Yale University and becoming a lawyer, a professor at Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto and a powerful speaker for the disenfranchised.At the age of twenty-eight, following the 2015 Paris attacks, Jivani sought to better understand young men in crisis by exploring the conditions that embolden violent extremists. Less than two months later, Brussels fell victim to a terrorist attack carried out by young men from the very neighborhood Jivani was trying to understand. Many young men experience crises in their private lives, and they harm others in the process. News headlines regularly highlight examples of young men who turn to gangs, terror cells or other extremist groups, revealing much deeper problems in Europe and North America, and the urgent need to give young people a sense of belonging in the West.Why Young Men is a book of ideas that pursues a positive path and offers a counterintuitive, often provocative argument for a sea change in the way we look at young men, and for how they see themselves. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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American Honor Killings: Desire and Rage Among Men

Pdf Social Sciences American Honor Killings: Desire and Rage Among Men

Pdf:American Honor Killings: Desire and Rage Among Men.Recipient of the 2014 Stonewall Book Award-Israel Fishman Non-Fiction Award   "Utilizing an empathetic narrative nonfiction approach, novelist McConnell, co-chair of the Lambda Literary Foundation, casts a humanizing eye upon monstrous deeds...a journalistic tour de force made all the more impressive by jailhouse interviews...McConnell's unquestionable skill as a writer gives both literary helot and immediacy to the narratives." --Publishers Weekly   "McConnell convincingly shows how fluid terms like 'gay' and 'straight' can actually be...The author's case studies reflect an intensive investigation into the economic and cultural backgrounds of a wide variety of extremist cultures, research that involved interviews with law enforcement officials, families of victims and the convicted criminals themselves. A shocking look at the subculture of violent crime, not for the fainthearted." --Kirkus Reviews   "A masterpiece of reportage...Homophobia is not accepted as a mitigating circumstance in murder, but there is no doubt that men are still murdered for being gay. From Jon Schmitz ('The Jenny Jones Killer') to John Katehis (the teenage hustler who murdered radio personality George Weber), novelist McConnell...has compiled a number of these cases and looks into the culture of masculinity for clues to the dynamics behind these killings...with no clear answers, but some very intriguing questions, these vignettes of masculine pride and rage will appeal to those interested in gender politics and gay studies as well as true crime fans." --Library Journal   "A dark and disturbing portrait of the hate crime murderers of gay men as men who are also gay....The glimpse into small town America that American Honor Killings presents is a strong rationale for gay positive role models, including ally groups and self-esteem activities in the educational system--and the sooner the better." --Huffington Post   "American Honor Killings is a strong addition to any criminology or true crime collection with a side focus on gay issues, very much recommended." --Midwest Book Review   "A superbly written and engaging entrée into a cultish world." --Gay & Lesbian Review   In American Honor Killings, straight and gay guys cross paths, and the result is murder. But what really happened? What role did hatred play? What about bullying and abuse? What were the men involved really like, and what was going on between them when the murder occurred? American Honor Killings explores the truth behind squeamish reporting and uninformed political rants of the far right or fringe left. David McConnell, a New York-based novelist, researched cases from small-town Alabama to San Quentin's death row. The book recounts some of the most notorious crimes of our era. Beginning in 1999 and lasting until last year's conviction of a youth in Queens, New York, the book shows how some murderers think they're cleaning up society. Surprisingly, other killings feel almost preordained, not a matter of the victim's personality or actions so much as a twisted display of a young man's will to compete or dominate. We want to think these stories involve simple sexual conflict, either the killer's internal struggle over his own identity or a fatally miscalculated proposition. They're almost never that simple.   Together, the cases form a secret American history of rage and desire. McConnell cuts through cant and political special pleading to turn these cases into enduring literature. In each story, victims, murderers, friends, and relatives come breathtakingly alive. The result is more soulful, more sensitive, more artful than the sort of "true crime" writing the book was modeled on. A wealth of new detail has been woven into old cases, while new cases are plumbed for the first time. The resulting stories play out exactly as they happened, an inexorable sequence of events--grisly, touching, disturbing, sometimes even with moments of levity.

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Sobrevivencialismo: Táticas, técnicas e guias para tempos incertos (Portuguese Edition)

Pdf Social Sciences Sobrevivencialismo: Táticas, técnicas e guias para tempos incertos (Portuguese Edition)

Pdf:Sobrevivencialismo: Táticas, técnicas e guias para tempos incertos (Portuguese Edition).Trata-se do primeiro livro brasileiro sobre Sobrevivencialismo. Nessa obra você irá encontrar um material de extrema qualidade que engloba todos os aspectos e pontos que um prepper/sobrevivencialista deve ter em mente em tempos incertos e inclui capítulos sobre:– A mentalidade sobrevivencialista– A história do sobrevivencialismo– Despensa e estocagem de comida– A água como bem primordial – Conhecimento e manejo de armas de fogo– Algumas técnicas úteis– A natureza como cura universal– Primeiros socorros e remédios– Investimentos para sobrevivencialistas– A importância da hipertrofia para um sobrevivencialista– Hábitos saudáveis e questões importantes para um sobrevivencialista– Retiro (Bug Out Location)– Preparação para sinistros, eventos caóticos e tragédias– TEOTWAWKI Se você tem interesse na filosofia sobrevivencialista e estava insatisfeito com o fato de o mercado nacional não ter produzido nenhuma obra acerca do tema esse livro é perfeito para você. São mais de 200 páginas que te possibilitarão ser um prepper/sobrevivencialista como você nunca sonhou.

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A Man's World: A Gallery of Fighters, Creators, Actors, and Desperadoes

Pdf Social Sciences A Man's World: A Gallery of Fighters, Creators, Actors, and Desperadoes

Pdf:A Man's World: A Gallery of Fighters, Creators, Actors, and Desperadoes.Review As a longtime reader of Steve Oney's magazine pieces, I admire his storytelling abilities and applaud his journalistic ambition. His work never fails to impress me. (Gay Talese author of the Kingdom and the Power)Taken separately, these are superb and acute accounts by a truly perceptive journalist. Taken together, they're a piece of social history that might be read a hundred years from now. For better or worse, this is what we were, guys. (Lee Child author of the Jack Reacher series)The profile is a particular genre of magazine journalism. The talent most required is empathy―the ability to feel the soul of another person, despite the evasions and the performance―to actually get inside the skin of another being and understand the human creature within. Steve Oney has that singular talent, and he brings these figures alive with love and honesty. This is journalism at its peak. (Lawrence Wright author of Going Clear)Veteran journalist Oney pulls together twenty magazine features from three decades of his career. In an insightful introduction, the author explains why all of the pieces, published from 1977 to 2011, focus on 'fascinating' men rather than other topics. Oney decided it would be useful for readers to explain how men become strong, resilient, and compassionate in contemporary American society. After all, he writes, 'no one taught me how to be a man,' so maybe male readers would end up better informed and able 'to create' and 'to explore their inner darkness.' . . . Throughout, the author displays his strong reporting skills and engaging prose. Although every piece focuses on men, the variation of subjects and the different writing styles combine in a journalism anthology more satisfying than most. (Kirkus Reviews)Oney excels at portraying his subjects' personalities and the environments in which they live. He is especially strong at capturing their way of talking and conveying identifying gestures. Each piece is written in a limited third person technique, with the writer hidden, but the reader senses his constantly observing presence. One of the strongest pieces is one of Oney's earliest, a profile of novelist and poet Robert Penn Warren and his wife, Eleanor Clark, also a noted writer. The piece, published in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Magazine in 1979, captures Warren's exuberance for life. A Man's World gives us Oney's world, and that is a very illuminating place. (Louis Mayeux Southern Bookman: A Literary Blog for All Seasons)An entertaining new anthology of magazine writing by the most-talented Steve Oney, who writes about athletes, writers, actors, architects, soldiers, and other men of distinction with great skill and care. (Alex Belth Deadspin)This book is a perfect way to celebrate XY-ness on Father’s Day―a paean to manhood by a veteran author via twenty magazine profiles of notable palookas. Spanning three decades of work by Oney, this collection divvies up its subjects according to their vocations and character: among the “Fighters” are Herschel Walker and Hubie Brown; “Creators” features Robert Penn Warren, and the “Desperadoes” section portrays the late Gregg Allman as well as alt-right pioneer Andrew Breitbart. Wit and empathy season the author’s deft prose throughout, resulting in an eminently readable foray into the male psyche. (Newsweek) Read more Book Description Intimate profiles of some of the most interesting men of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Robert Taylor: Male Beauty, Masculinity, and Stardom in Hollywood

Pdf Social Sciences Robert Taylor: Male Beauty, Masculinity, and Stardom in Hollywood

Pdf:Robert Taylor: Male Beauty, Masculinity, and Stardom in Hollywood.Book Description The first in-depth study of one of Hollywood's most popular but forgotten leading men Read more About the Author Gillian Kelly earned a PhD in theatre, film, and television studies from the University of Glasgow, Scotland. Among her publications is the chapter 'Robert Taylor: ‘The ‘Lost’ Star with the Long Career' in Lasting Screen Stars: Images that Fade and Personas that Endure, which won Best Edited Collection at the BAFTSS Awards 2017. Read more

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The Way of the Conscious Warrior: A Handbook For 21st Century Men

Pdf Social Sciences The Way of the Conscious Warrior: A Handbook For 21st Century Men

Pdf:The Way of the Conscious Warrior: A Handbook For 21st Century Men.About the Author P.T. Mistlberger is a transpersonal therapist, seminar leader, and author. He is the founder and director of Conscious Relationships Training and the Samurai Brotherhood. Mistlberger has spent his life scouring the globe, teaching workshops and seeking the best of the world's wisdom traditions. He lives in Vancouver, Canada. Read more

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Stiffed: Where the Male Revolt Began

Pdf Social Sciences Stiffed: Where the Male Revolt Began

Pdf:Stiffed: Where the Male Revolt Began."Stiffed is a brilliant, important book.. Faludi's reportorial and literary skills unfold with breathtaking confidence and beauty... She goes a long way toward eliminating the black and white, good and evil, male and female polarities that have riven the sexes in the past three decades..." –TimeIn 1991, internationally renowned feminist journalist Susan Faludi ignited a revival of the women’s movement with her revelatory investigative reportage: Backlash was nothing less than a landmark, uncovering an “undeclared war” against women’s equality in the media, advertising, Hollywood, the workplace, and government—a war that is still being fought today.Stiffed may be even more essential than Backlash to understanding the cultural riptides that led to Trumpian America. Here, Faludi turns her attention to the so-called “Angry Male” politics plaguing the nation. Through deeply researched, nuanced, and empathetic character studies of distressed industrial workers, laid-off aerospace engineers, combat veterans, football fans, evangelical husbands, suburban and inner-city teenage boys, and Hollywood and porn actors, Stiffed goes beyond the easy explanations of male misbehavior—that it’s driven by chromosomes or hormones—to lay bare the powerful social and economic forces that have shattered the postwar compact defining American manhood.  Faludi’s vivid storytelling illuminates the historic and traumatic paradigm shift from a “utilitarian” manliness, grounded in civic and communal service, to an “ornamental” masculinity shaped by entertainment, marketing, and performance values. Read in the light of Trumpian politics and the #MeToo movement, Faludi’s analysis speaks acutely to our present crisis, and to a foreboding future. Stiffed delivers a searing portrait of modern-day male America, and traces the provenance of a gender war that continues to rage, unabated.

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Surrogate Humanity: Race, Robots, and the Politics of Technological Futures (Perverse Modernities: A Series Edited by Jack Halberstam and Lisa Lowe)

Pdf Social Sciences Surrogate Humanity: Race, Robots, and the Politics of Technological Futures (Perverse Modernities: A Series Edited by Jack Halberstam and Lisa Lowe)

Pdf:Surrogate Humanity: Race, Robots, and the Politics of Technological Futures (Perverse Modernities: A Series Edited by Jack Halberstam and Lisa Lowe).Review “Surrogate Humanity is a stunning, original analysis of the fantasies, surrogacies, and technologies of ‘the human’ that uphold present-day racial capitalism and empire. Neda Atanasoski and Kalindi Vora examine ‘technoliberal’ projects that promise revolutionary liberation from labor inequality, and demonstrate their centrality to the social reproduction of the very dispossessions, differences, and exploitations they seek to transcend. An examination of the close relationship of automation, robotics, media platforms, drones, and artificial intelligence to U.S. racial logics, this is an indispensable book for feminist studies of science and technology, race and colonialism, and critiques of liberalism.” (Lisa Lowe, author of The Intimacies of Four Continents)“With clarity and force, Neda Atanasoski and Kalindi Vora intervene into the formulations of human---machine interaction by tracking how race, colonialism, and patriarchy are woven into the fabric of robots, thereby bringing urgent scholarship on antiblackness, settler colonialism, and the racial structures of labor into the center of technoscience. The world needs this superb book!” (Michelle Murphy, author of The Economization of Life) Read more About the Author Neda Atanasoski is Professor of Feminist Studies and Critical Race and Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and author of Humanitarian Violence: The U.S. Deployment of Diversity. Kalindi Vora is Professor of Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies at the University of California, Davis, and author of Life Support: Biocapital and the New History of Outsourced Labor. Read more

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The Workshop and the World: What Ten Thinkers Can Teach Us About Science and Authority

Pdf Social Sciences The Workshop and the World: What Ten Thinkers Can Teach Us About Science and Authority

Pdf:The Workshop and the World: What Ten Thinkers Can Teach Us About Science and Authority.Review “A timely, sophisticated analysis of the plague of science denial, and possible correctives, via an examination of the ideas of ten profound thinkers.” - Kirkus, starred review“Science is under assault. Crease’s vital new book explains how science acquired its authority, how that authority has benefited us all―and how the seeds of attack came from within science itself. Pulling off such an ambitious enterprise requires the training of a philosopher, the precision of a scientist, and the storytelling chops of a great biographer. Crease has them all.” - Charles C. Mann, author of 1491 and The Wizard and the Prophet“A masterpiece that explains sophisticated concepts without shortchanging them, and demonstrates 'why the dwindling authority of science' threatens human life. ” - Publishers Weekly, starred review“In this urgent book, Crease shows that there is nothing obvious or inevitable about the social reception of science. Beautifully and clearly written, it is required reading for anyone who cares about the role of science in society.” - Philip Ball, author of Serving the Reich“Rather than hard-sell current scientific claims to those unlikely to listen, Crease enhances the cultural ‘authority of the workshop’ by showing how science becomes authoritative in the first place. His unique combination of talents and expertise is a benefit to us all.” - Robert C. Scharff, author of How History Matters to Philosophy“How to get angry the right way―that is the question motivating Robert Crease’s magisterial account of ten of history’s smartest men and women on the verge of making the world a better place. These brilliant, ambitious, sometimes oddball and often self-destructive thinkers, encountered obstacles the likes of which we are seeing today, as techno-scientific utopias turn into dystopias, irrationality thrives, and science denial grows. Through the lives and thoughts of these indispensable apostles of truth, Crease offers readers a profound meditation about the breaking point of modern civilization.” - Jimena Canales, author of The Physicist and the Philosopher“We live in a frightening time of assault on the notion of ‘truth’ and authority. Crease’s historical account of the relationship between the public and the expert sheds important light on our current plight.” - Peter Woit, author of Not Even Wrong“An eloquent, timely account of what went right and what wrong in modernity when it comes to the ways in which scientific discoveries and theories were received by contemporaries. In lively recountings of telling episodes, Crease discusses a rich array of figures ranging from Francis Bacon and Galileo to Edmund Husserl and Hannah Arendt. He demonstrates how earlier forms of casting doubt on the authority of scientific findings offer clues to contemporary ways by which this authority is put in question. Speaking forcefully to the present moment, Crease spells out a series of concrete and efficacious steps by which science denial can be addressed and combated in our own time.” - Edward S. Casey, author of The World on Edge Read more About the Author Robert P. Crease is the chairman of the philosophy department at Stony Brook University and the author of several books on science, including The Quantum Moment and The Great Equations. He lives in New York City. Read more

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The Good Immigrant: 26 Writers Reflect on America

Pdf Social Sciences The Good Immigrant: 26 Writers Reflect on America

Pdf:The Good Immigrant: 26 Writers Reflect on America.Review 'The strength of this collection is in its diversity-of gender, sexuality, privilege, experience, and writing style. A gift for anyone who understands or wants to learn about the breadth of experience among immigrants to the U.S., this collection showcases the joy, empathy, and fierceness needed to adopt the country as one's own.'―Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)'Immigration has become a hot-button issue in America for all the wrong reasons (see: racists), and The Good Immigrant is the perfect antidote to all the hate. Through essays from first- and second-generation immigrants like Jenny Zhang, Chigozie Obioma, Fatimah Asghar, and more, you'll get a whole new perspective on everything from '90s fashion to Uber drivers.'―PopSugar'Immigrants offer affecting personal essays about adapting to daily life in the United States while also retaining their identities forged by foreign cultures...There are no weak links in this well-curated book.'―Kirkus Reviews'A timely and important read, filled with gorgeous writing.'―Woman's DayPraise for The Good Immigrant (UK):'The Good Immigrant is a lively and vital intervention into the British cultural conversation around race. Instead of statistics and dogma we find real human experience and impassioned argument - and it's funny and moving, too.' ―Zadie Smith'An important, timely read.'―J. K. Rowling'To say the publication of The Good Immigrant has come at a good time would be an understatement ... If 2016 has left you feeling helpless, desperately wondering what you can do to repair the damage of anti-immigration rhetoric, then reading it would be a good place to start: it leaves you feeling armed with empathy.'―Vice Read more About the Author Nikesh Shukla is a British writer and diversity activist who conceived and edited The Good Immigrant, the acclaimed collection of essays about race and immigration by 21 writers of color. He is the editor of Rife Magazine, an online magazine for young people, and the author of the novels Coconut Unlimited which was shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award, and Meatspace. He has been shortlisted for the Liberty Human Rights Arts Award and named as one of Foreign Policy's 100 Global Thinkers 2016. His third novel The One Who Wrote Destiny and his first YA novel will be published in 2018. Chimene Suleyman is a writer from London who is now based in New York. As well as contributing to The Good Immigrant she has written on race-politics for The Independent, International Business Times, The Debrief, The Pool, and Media Diversified. TV and radio appearances include BBC Newsnight, BBC, and LBC. Her poetry collection, Outside Looking On, was included in the Guardian's Best Books of 2014 list. Read more

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Notes on a Shipwreck: A Story of Refugees, Borders, and Hope

Pdf Social Sciences Notes on a Shipwreck: A Story of Refugees, Borders, and Hope

Pdf:Notes on a Shipwreck: A Story of Refugees, Borders, and Hope.Review “[A] quiet yet urgent memoir…Notes on a Shipwreck rings graphically true…Enia’s understatement and touching humor help keep his own losses in perspective. His personal stories focus and footlight those of his witnesses…the book attests that a sincere engagement with global crises can grow only from a soil of sympathy that’s local and personal.” —New York Times Book Review “Subtle meditation and devastating detail combine in this journalistic memoir…A potent narrative that builds from matter-of-fact observation through horrific experience toward a metaphysical acceptance that is something like a state of grace.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)Praise for On Earth as It Is in Heaven: “Enia, a playwright, is as adept at capturing the chaotic vibe of his native city...as he is at depicting the quick, furious violence of the boxing ring and the casual brutalities of boyhood.” —New York Times Book Review“A gripping multigenerational saga...in Shugaar's nimble translation, the disparate themes and story lines come together naturally...challenging and intensely emotional.” —Booklist“Remarkable...Enia writes with passion and, though his savage subject matter rarely permits it, humor...He gives his readers a fully realized world.” —New Criterion Read more About the Author Davide Enia was born in 1974 in Palermo. He has written, directed, and performed in plays for the stage and the radio, and has been honored with the Ubu Prize, the Tondelli Award and the ETI Award, Italy's three most prestigious theater prizes. He lives and cooks in Rome. Antony Shugaar is a writer and translator. His recent translations include Kill the Father by Sandrone Dazieri, Ferocity by Nicola Lagioia and Everything is Broken Up and Dances by Edoardo Nesi and Guido Maria Brera. Read more

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Impossible Subjects: Illegal Aliens and the Making of Modern America

Pdf Social Sciences Impossible Subjects: Illegal Aliens and the Making of Modern America

Pdf:Impossible Subjects: Illegal Aliens and the Making of Modern America.This book traces the origins of the "illegal alien" in American law and society, explaining why and how illegal migration became the central problem in US immigration policy - a process that profoundly shaped ideas and practices about citizenship, race, and state authority in the 20th century.  Mae Ngai offers a close reading of the legal regime of restriction that commenced in the 1920s - its statutory architecture, judicial genealogies, administrative enforcement, differential treatment of European and non-European migrants, and long-term effects. In well-drawn historical portraits, Ngai peoples her study with the Filipinos, Mexicans, Japanese, and Chinese who comprised, variously, illegal aliens, alien citizens, colonial subjects, and imported contract workers. She shows that immigration restriction, particularly national-origin and numerical quotas, re-mapped the nation both by creating new categories of racial difference and by emphasizing as never before the nation's contiguous land borders and their patrol. This yielded the "illegal alien," a new legal and political subject whose inclusion in the nation was a social reality but a legal impossibility - a subject without rights and excluded from citizenship. Questions of fundamental legal status created new challenges for liberal democratic society and have directly informed the politics of multiculturalism and national belonging in our time.  Ngai's analysis is based on extensive archival research, including previously unstudied records of the US Border Patrol and Immigration and Naturalization Service. Contributing to American history, legal history, and ethnic studies, Impossible Subjects is a major reconsideration of US immigration in the 20th century.

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Echoes from the Wall: Real Stories of Mexican Migrants

Pdf Social Sciences Echoes from the Wall: Real Stories of Mexican Migrants

Pdf:Echoes from the Wall: Real Stories of Mexican Migrants.These are the stories of 13 Mexicans - told in their own words - that recount the fears, frustrations, and successes that marked their U.S. border crossings. Many were not immigrants hoping to stay in the U.S. for a lifetime. They were, rather, migrants intent upon building a nest egg that would allow them to provide better lives for their families when they returned to Mexico. This book will change the way that most American view the issue of illegal immigration.

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Illegal Encounters: The Effect of Detention and Deportation on Young People

Pdf Social Sciences Illegal Encounters: The Effect of Detention and Deportation on Young People

Pdf:Illegal Encounters: The Effect of Detention and Deportation on Young People.Review 'Deborah A. Boehm and Susan J. Terrio have assembled a powerful and heart-wrenching collection of essays that elucidate the myriad ways young people’s lives are shaped, and often devastated, by the immigration laws and enforcement practices of the United States. This volume brings together the voices of leading immigration scholars, practitioners, and people directly affected by our punitive immigration laws. This assemblage of gripping narratives will be a valuable read for anyone wishing to know more about how immigration laws affect youth, and consequently, the future of this nation. Those who teach courses on immigration, race, ethnicity, children and youth, as well as justice will find this volume to be a compelling addition to their course.' -Tanya Golash-Boza,University of California, Merced'Illegal Encounters examines the experiences of young migrants, bringing critical social, cultural, and legal perspectives to issues as current as today’s headlines. The collection of scholars is superb, and includes authors who themselves migrated to the U.S. as children. Rarely does an edited volume result in such integrated and coherent chapters to produce an instant classic that challenges what we think we know about the migration experience. Illegal Encounters is a must read for anyone interested in how young people manage the perilous journey across borders and the U.S. legal system.'-Leo R. Chavez,author of The Latino Threat: Constructing Immigrants, Citizens, and the Nation Read more About the Author Deborah A. Boehm is Professor of Anthropology and Women’s Studies/Gender, Race, and Identity at the University of Nevada, Reno, and the author of Intimate Migrations: Gender, Family, and Illegality among Transnational Mexicans (NYU Press) and Returned: Going and Coming in an Age of Deportation. Read more

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Notes on a Shipwreck: A Story of Refugees, Borders, and Hope

Pdf Social Sciences Notes on a Shipwreck: A Story of Refugees, Borders, and Hope

Pdf:Notes on a Shipwreck: A Story of Refugees, Borders, and Hope.A moving firsthand account of migrant landings on the island of Lampedusa that gives voice to refugees, locals, and volunteers while also exploring a deeply personal father-son relationship.On the island of Lampedusa, the southernmost part of Italy, between Africa and Europe, Davide Enia looks in the faces of those who arrive and those who wait, and tells the story of an individual and collective shipwreck. On one side, a multitude in motion, crossing entire nations and then the Mediterranean Sea under conditions beyond any imagination. On the other, a handful of men and women on the border of an era and a continent, trying to welcome the newcomers. In the middle is the author himself, telling of what actually happens at sea and on land, and the failure of words in the attempt to understand the present paradoxes.Enia reveals the emotional consequences of this touching and disconcerting reality, especially in his relationship with his father, a recently retired doctor who agrees to travel with him to Lampedusa. Witnessing together the public pain of those who land and those who save them from death, alongside the private pain of his uncle's illness, pushes them to reinvent their relationship, to forge a new and unprecedented dialogue that replaces the silences of the past.

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Disrupting Kinship: Transnational Politics of Korean Adoption in the United States (Asian American Experience)

Pdf Social Sciences Disrupting Kinship: Transnational Politics of Korean Adoption in the United States (Asian American Experience)

Pdf:Disrupting Kinship: Transnational Politics of Korean Adoption in the United States (Asian American Experience).Review 'In Disrupting Kinship, Kimberly McKee unpacks the macro and micro dimensions of adoption's impact on the lives of Korean adoptees, and charts the development of what she calls the transnational adoption industrial complex. Her book is required reading for its critical interdisciplinary approach to understanding the history of Korean international adoption and its legacy.'--Catherine Ceniza Choy, author of Global Families: A History of Asian American Adoption in America Read more About the Author Kimberly McKee is an assistant professor of liberal studies at Grand Valley State University. Read more

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Decolonizing Ethnography: Undocumented Immigrants and New Directions in Social Science

Pdf Social Sciences Decolonizing Ethnography: Undocumented Immigrants and New Directions in Social Science

Pdf:Decolonizing Ethnography: Undocumented Immigrants and New Directions in Social Science.Review “The day-to-day activities of these decolonial researchers take center stage, offering a rarely seen glimpse of politically engaged ethnographic research practice. The authors' self-reflexive and openhearted contribution will be much welcomed. This outstanding book will make an important impact.” (Angela Stuesse, author of Scratching Out a Living: Latinos, Race, and Work in the Deep South)“The authors present a compelling argument that ethnography can promote community engagement and empowerment while pursuing social justice. Decolonizing Ethnography is an innovative and insightful book.” (Susan Bibler Coutin, author of Exiled Home: Salvadoran Transnational Youth in the Aftermath of Violence) Read more About the Author Carolina Alonso Bejarano is an activist scholar and writer who teaches in the Department of Latino and Caribbean Studies at Rutgers University. She is also a DJ and an editor, translator and collective member of Sangría Editora. Lucia López Juárez is an activist who fights for equal rights for all people, a domestic worker, and a mother who cares for her home. Mirian A. Mijangos García is a singer, songwriter, and naturopath. She is also a mother, an ethnographer, and an immigrants' rights activist. Daniel M. Goldstein is Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at Rutgers University and author of Owners of the Sidewalk: Security and Survival in the Informal City, also published by Duke University Press. Read more

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Border Brokers: Children of Mexican Immigrants Navigating U.S. Society, Laws, and Politics

Pdf Social Sciences Border Brokers: Children of Mexican Immigrants Navigating U.S. Society, Laws, and Politics

Pdf:Border Brokers: Children of Mexican Immigrants Navigating U.S. Society, Laws, and Politics.Review “This important work details how second-generation immigrant youth actively intercede against oppressive state structures. Getrich forcefully moves the theoretical arguments beyond ‘downwardly spiraling second generations’ and ethnographically provides a different and vibrant insight into how present oppressive forces will be mitigated.” —Carlos G. Vélez-Ibáñez, author of Hegemonies of Language and Their Discontents: The Southwest North American Region Since 1540 “Getrich, a rising authority in the field of social and cultural anthropology, furthers the established research on immigration to the United States from Mexico by offering an insightful and penetrating glimpse into the intricacies of young adults as they embody and wrestle with transborder life at the U.S.-Mexico borderlands.” —Cynthia L. Bejarano, author of Que Onda?: Urban Youth Culture and Border Identity Read more About the Author Christina M. Getrich is an assistant professor in the Anthropology Department at the University of Maryland, College Park. Read more

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101 Ways Through Trump's Border Wall: or 101 Reasons Trump's Border Wall is Doomed to Fail!

Pdf Social Sciences 101 Ways Through Trump's Border Wall: or 101 Reasons Trump's Border Wall is Doomed to Fail!

Pdf:101 Ways Through Trump's Border Wall: or 101 Reasons Trump's Border Wall is Doomed to Fail!."101 Ways Through Trump's Border Wall" is an illustrated cartoon book filled with 107 cartoons of methods over, under, through or around President Trump's planned border wall with Mexico, making it blatantly clear that such a wall is completely ineffective and a total waste of money and resources. President Trump has repeatedly stated that "everyone knows that walls work!" Well, this book proves otherwise!It should also be noted that this is certainly not an instruction manual, but rather a statement of what should be obvious to anyone without blinders over their eyes: that contrary to Trump’s words, walls and fences do NOT work, and there are blatantly obvious methods to circumvent such a wall.

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Don't Touch My Hair

Pdf Social Sciences Don't Touch My Hair

Pdf:Don't Touch My Hair.Straightened. Stigmatised. 'Tamed'. Celebrated. Erased. Managed. Appropriated. Forever misunderstood. Black hair is never 'just hair'.  This audiobook is about why black hair matters and how it can be viewed as a blueprint for decolonisation. Emma Dabiri takes us from pre-colonial Africa, through the Harlem Renaissance, Black Power and on to today's Natural Hair Movement, the Cultural Appropriation Wars and beyond. We look at everything from hair capitalists like Madam C.J. Walker in the early 1900s to the rise of Shea Moisture today, from women's solidarity and friendship to 'black people time', forgotten African scholars and the dubious provenance of Kim Kardashian's braids.  The scope of black hairstyling ranges from pop culture to cosmology, from prehistoric times to the (afro)futuristic. Uncovering sophisticated indigenous mathematical systems in black hairstyles, alongside styles that served as secret intelligence networks leading enslaved Africans to freedom, Don't Touch My Hair proves that far from being only hair, black hairstyling culture can be understood as an allegory for black oppression and, ultimately, liberation.

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The Book of Minor Perverts: Sexology, Etiology, and the Emergences of Sexuality

Pdf Social Sciences The Book of Minor Perverts: Sexology, Etiology, and the Emergences of Sexuality

Pdf:The Book of Minor Perverts: Sexology, Etiology, and the Emergences of Sexuality.Review “Is heterosexuality congenital or acquired? Is sexuality inborn or socially constructed? Or, according to the mushy middle model, is sexuality a bit inborn, a bit constructed? The loaded theories of sexuality’s origin get a much needed historical look-see in Kahan’s valuable, thought provoking book.” (Jonathan Ned Katz, author of The Invention of Heterosexuality)“The Book of Minor Perverts remakes the history of sexuality. Kahan illuminates what is missing: the stories told since the eighteenth century, and peaking during the Modernist period, about how people become homosexual. This is brilliant, upending, field-changing work, which will take its place beside groundbreaking projects from major historians of sexuality such as Michel Foucault and David Halperin, and leading LGBTQ literary critics such as Eve Sedgwick and Valerie Traub.” (Elizabeth Freeman, author of Time Binds) Read more About the Author Benjamin Kahan is associate professor of English and women’s and gender tudies at Louisiana State University. Read more

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Queer Asia

Pdf Social Sciences Queer Asia

Pdf:Queer Asia.About the Author Jonathan Daniel Luther is a doctoral researcher at SOAS, University of London. Jennifer Ung Loh is a research associate with the South Asia Institute at SOAS, University of London. They are both cofounders and organizers of the annual Queer Asia conference and film festival. Read more

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Islamizing Intimacies: Youth, Sexuality, and Gender in Contemporary Indonesia

Pdf Social Sciences Islamizing Intimacies: Youth, Sexuality, and Gender in Contemporary Indonesia

Pdf:Islamizing Intimacies: Youth, Sexuality, and Gender in Contemporary Indonesia.Review Nancy Smith-Hefner’s much anticipated volume provides rich empirical data and incisive analyses of gender, sexuality, courtship, and marriage among youth in Indonesia, the world’s most populous Muslim-majority nation. Drawing on long-term ethnographic research, Islamizing Intimacies sheds valuable light on the ways in which processes of religious transformation and modernity inform the self-understandings, agency, and everyday interactions of Indonesians as ethical and productive citizen-subjects in a vibrant, forward-looking Muslim nation. Readers seeking an ethnographically well-grounded and theoretically sophisticated treatment of the relationship between ethical subject formation and socio-religious change that is relevant both to the Muslim world and far beyond will definitely welcome―and learn much from―this fascinating book. Author: Michael G. Peletz, Emory UniversityThis strikes me as one of the best written, carefully researched, and deeply insightful books I have read about the island of Java, or Indonesia in general, in a very long time. It addresses matters of contemporary theoretical and social importance―Islam, society, gender, and socioeconomic change―but does so with a fresh perspective. Instead of focusing on public politics, Nancy Smith-Hefner examines the relation between Islam, social life, and sociopolitical change by zeroing in on the moments that are experienced most intensely by the people themselves, those involving romance, spousal choice, and social mobility. Author: Joel C. Kuipers, The George Washington UniversityThis book is a masterpiece and a joy to read. The depth and breadth of the author’s knowledge shines through from the first to the last page. Smith-Hefner provides insights about past, present, and future Indonesian debates on gender and youth culture and chronicles the real-life struggles young Indonesian Muslims have with defining their place within the large spectrum called “Islam.” Only someone with a deep knowledge of the relevant theory, Indonesian studies, gender studies, Javanese culture, and Islam can pull off this level of sophistication. Author: Pieternella van Doorn-Harder, Wake Forest University Read more From the Author Nancy J. Smith-Hefner is associate professor of anthropology at Boston University. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Book of Minor Perverts: Sexology, Etiology, and the Emergences of Sexuality

Pdf Social Sciences The Book of Minor Perverts: Sexology, Etiology, and the Emergences of Sexuality

Pdf:The Book of Minor Perverts: Sexology, Etiology, and the Emergences of Sexuality.­Statue-fondlers, wanderlusters, sex magicians, and nymphomaniacs: the story of these forgotten sexualities—what Michel Foucault deemed “minor perverts”—has never before been told. In The Book of Minor Perverts, Benjamin Kahan sets out to chart the proliferation of sexual classification that arose with the advent of nineteenth-century sexology. The book narrates the shift from Foucault’s “thousand aberrant sexualities” to one: homosexuality. The focus here is less on the effects of queer identity and more on the lines of causation behind a surprising array of minor perverts who refuse to fit neatly into our familiar sexual frameworks. The result stands at the intersection of history, queer studies, and the medical humanities to offer us a new way of feeling our way into the past.

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The Book of Minor Perverts: Sexology, Etiology, and the Emergences of Sexuality

Pdf Social Sciences The Book of Minor Perverts: Sexology, Etiology, and the Emergences of Sexuality

Pdf:The Book of Minor Perverts: Sexology, Etiology, and the Emergences of Sexuality.Review “Is heterosexuality congenital or acquired? Is sexuality inborn or socially constructed? Or, according to the mushy middle model, is sexuality a bit inborn, a bit constructed? The loaded theories of sexuality’s origin get a much needed historical look-see in Kahan’s valuable, thought provoking book.” (Jonathan Ned Katz, author of The Invention of Heterosexuality)“The Book of Minor Perverts remakes the history of sexuality. Kahan illuminates what is missing: the stories told since the eighteenth century, and peaking during the Modernist period, about how people become homosexual. This is brilliant, upending, field-changing work, which will take its place beside groundbreaking projects from major historians of sexuality such as Michel Foucault and David Halperin, and leading LGBTQ literary critics such as Eve Sedgwick and Valerie Traub.” (Elizabeth Freeman, author of Time Binds) Read more About the Author Benjamin Kahan is associate professor of English and women’s and gender tudies at Louisiana State University. Read more

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Unbound: Transgender Men and the Remaking of Identity

Pdf Social Sciences Unbound: Transgender Men and the Remaking of Identity

Pdf:Unbound: Transgender Men and the Remaking of Identity.Review 'Earnest, diligent and defiantly optimistic....What gives this book its real heat — is more personal; it’s the challenge posed to [Stein's] own cherished beliefs.'—Parul Sehgal, The New York Times“A book written by a sociologist who writes like a novelist. It's a rare nonfiction page-turner and an important book.” —Rebecca Makkai, Conde Nast Traveler'Sensitive....A much needed primer for those who are puzzled by contemporary discussions about gender.'—The New Yorker“Moves beyond the popular fixation on bathroom politics to explore individual lives.”—The Washington Post   “Moving.... By allowing her subjects to speak for themselves as those selves are reinvented in various ways, Stein leaves room for productive conversations to appear.”—Harper’s Magazine   “For readers bewildered by how to make sense of gender today.... Having received rave reviews, for those wanting to learn more about transgender people, especially as their issues continue to make news, Unbound serves as a useful primer.”—The Bay Area Reporter“Stein tracks the rapid evolution of gender identity in this provocative group portrait of trans men....Her book succeeds in documenting what it means to be trans today.” —Publishers Weekly “Arlene Stein brings insight, wit, and generosity to this perceptive analysis of the dazzling shifts in how we imagine, and live out, gender today. Unbound will surprise readers who thought they had this figured out decades ago.”  —Janice Irvine, Professor of Sociology, University of Massachusetts“A new sociological study on transgender individuals and their experience transitioning. This significant book provides medical, sociological, and psychological information that can only serve to educate those lacking understanding and awareness of an entire community of individuals who deserve representation. A stellar exploration of the complexities and limitations of gender.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred)“If you’ve been trying to make sense of how gender today seems to have slipped the chains that bind it to our bodies in familiar ways, Unbound is a book for you. It’s a sympathetic account by non-transgender sociologist Arlene Stein, aimed at a primarily non-transgender audience, of four people assigned female at birth who surgically masculinize their chests. Stein helps her readers understand that they, too, no longer need be bound by conventional expectations of the meaning of our flesh.” —Susan Stryker, founding co-editor, TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly“In this gripping, illuminating and clear-eyed portrait of what it means to be transmasculine in today’s America, Arlene Stein does justice to an oft-misrepresented topic. A vivid and fiercely empathetic narrative that juxtaposes nuanced portraits of these young people with a clearly articulated understanding of what it means to navigate a culture that treats gender minorities with contempt, ignorance, and violence. Unbound is a revelatory read that fills an important role in gender studies.” —Ryan Berg, author of No House to Call My Home“Arlene Stein's group portrait of four transgender individuals preparing for surgery expands our understanding of both the internal experience of gender identity and its fluidity and construction.  Deeper than a broad survey, broader than a memoir, Unbound is an enriching sociological account that enables readers to enter a space typically seen only from afar.” —Michael Kimmel, author of Angry White Men: American Masculinity at the End of an Era  “Unbound is a timely and critical response to the loud silence permeating the current public discourse on gender and transgender experiences, especially the lived realities of transgender men within the US. A critical and stunning work that will shift the ways gender has been politicized and imagined. Should be required reading for all.” —Darnell L. Moore, author of No Ashes in the Fire: Coming of Age Black and Free in America  Read more About the Author ARLENE STEIN is a professor of sociology at Rutgers University and director of the Institute for Research on Women. The author of six books, she received the Ruth Benedict Prize for her book The Stranger Next Door. Stein has written for The Nation, Jacobin, and The New Inquiry, among other publications. She lives in New Jersey. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Screwed: How Women Are Set Up to Fail at Sex

Pdf Social Sciences Screwed: How Women Are Set Up to Fail at Sex

Pdf:Screwed: How Women Are Set Up to Fail at Sex.About the Author Lili Boisvert is a journalist, columnist, and television host. She hosted the show Sexplora, broadcast on ICI Explora, and is the co-creator of the feminist webseries Les Brutes on Télé-Québec. Lili lives in Montreal. Read more Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved. In 2014, fifty-three-year-old George Clooney married Amal Alamuddin, a lawyer in her midthirties. The day after the news broke, I sat with my coffee, reading a column by a journalist in her fifties who considered the relationship proof of a mid-life crisis, an ugly reality that can strike indiscriminately and leaves no aging wife safe in her marriage. As I came across similar stories, I couldn’t help wondering whether the phenomenon is really as widespread as they say. I am, after all, about the same age as Amal Clooney. If the phenomenon is real, that means many women under thirty-five are dating men ten, fifteen, even twenty years their senior. So where are all the single men my age hiding? Statistically speaking, there should be a single man out there for every single heterosexual woman — after all, the population is fairly evenly split between the genders. If men in their fifties prefer to date younger women, then it follows that there are fewer younger women available. Logically, this should create an untapped pool of single young men who are potential partners for the older women. If this is the case, then why do we often hear about the former situation (older men with younger women) but rarely the latter (older women with younger men)? Is the older man + younger woman combination really so common? And if the answer is yes, wouldn’t it invariably lead to young men and older women coupling up? Enter the “cougar”: if we’re talking about courtship, age gaps, and the hunt, we can’t gloss over this contemporary female archetype. Throughout history, women have been expected to abandon their sex drive as they aged, simply because it was believed that men lost interest in them. A woman was supposed to pass without protest from spring blossom to fading bloom. Until recently, this shift manifested with motherhood. A woman would transition from eligible maiden, to bride, to mother. And once the kids arrived, the role of mother replaced that of sexual being and object of desire. 1 Women were expected to steer their lives according to this trajectory. First, devote body and soul to securing a husband; once this has been achieved, raise their children with the same utter devotion. A mother was not expected to attract men once she had settled down: her life had taken a new direction, one that desexualized her. In today’s world, with sexuality being trivialized and multinational corporations constantly hunting for new markets, the situation has changed. Mothers are no longer encouraged to renounce their sex appeal. On the contrary, marketing firms do everything they can to sell women products designed to keep them looking young. The imperative to appear youthful ensures that these products (hair dyes, push-up bras, makeup, anti-aging creams, plastic surgery, trendy clothing, etc.) are in constant demand. This is partly why becoming a mother no longer stands in the way of a woman’s sexualization. And this has given rise to two new cultural phenomena: the cougar and the MILF. The MILF (Mother I’d Like to Fuck) and the cougar are two distinct concepts. A MILF is a woman who is objectified. A man’s desire is central to the expression: the man is the subject, the “I,” who is acting on the object. The sex drive of the mother in question is not part of the equation. But while the MILF complies with the stereotype of the passive woman, the concept of the cougar is quite revolutionary. The cougar is a subject who desires; her sex drive is central to the expression defining her. The image of the “cougar” suggests a predatory relationship. The cougar is no prey; she is a huntress. But even so, does the cougar undermine the cumshot principle? This question deserves a closer look. The cougar is no longer a spring blossom, but nor is she necessarily a mother. The word simply refers to a woman who is attracted to men significantly younger than she is. The term entered popular culture around the turn of the millennium to describe celebrities like Demi Moore or Madonna. But New Zealand researchers Zoe Lawton and Paul Callister have traced the expression’s origin to Canada, in the 1980s.2 According to their research, the Vancouver Canucks, a professional hockey team, coined the term to refer to older single women who attended games in the hopes of sleeping with attractive young players. The expression was then picked up by columnist Valerie Gibson of the Toronto Sun in 2001. The following year, Gibson published a book providing tips for older women who want to date younger men. In it, she related her own experiences with men ten to twenty years her junior. The age difference in Gibson’s case is significant, but it isn’t always so for cougars. A woman may be called a cougar even if she is only a few years older than her partner. In fact, the unusual nature of any relationship involving an older woman and a younger man is quickly remarked on — and amplified. Once, when I was twenty-nine and dating a twenty-five-year-old, an acquaintance compared our “age difference” to that of her own relationship: she was thirty, her partner fifty. Yet in our culture, men can easily be older than their partner without raising any eyebrows. People may call attention to a large age gap, but not systematically and with less intensity. Why is that? Read more

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Boys: What It Means to Become a Man

Pdf Social Sciences Boys: What It Means to Become a Man

Pdf:Boys: What It Means to Become a Man.A vital and sweeping examination of today's "boy crisis", demonstrating the ways in which we raise boys into a culture of toxic masculinity and offering solutions that can liberate us all.Whether they're being urged to "man up" or warned that "boys don't cry", young men are subjected to damaging messages about manliness: they must muzzle their emotions and never show weakness, dominate girls and compete with one another.Boys: What It Means to Become a Man examines how these toxic rules can hinder boys' emotional and social development. If girls can expand the borders of femaleness, could boys also be set free of limiting, damaging expectations about manhood and masculinity? Could what's been labelled "the boy crisis" be the beginning of a revolution in how we raise young men? Drawing on extensive research and interviews with educators, activists, parents, psychologists, sociologists, and young men, Giese - mother to a son herself - examines the myths of masculinity and the challenges facing boys today. She reports from boys-only sex education classes and recreational sports leagues; talks to parents of transgender children and plays video games with her son. She tells stories of boys navigating the transition into manhood and how the upheaval in cultural norms about sex, sexuality and the myths of masculinity have changed the coming of age process for today's boys. With lively reportage and clear-eyed analysis, Giese reveals that the movement for gender equality has the potential to liberate us all.

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Narrating Practice with Children and Adolescents

Pdf Social Sciences Narrating Practice with Children and Adolescents

Pdf:Narrating Practice with Children and Adolescents.About the Author Mery F. Diaz is assistant professor of health and human services at the New York City College of Technology. Benjamin Shepard is professor of health and human services at the New York City College of Technology and the author or editor of ten other books, including Illuminations on Market Street. Read more

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Getting Out: Youth Gangs, Violence, and Positive Change

Pdf Social Sciences Getting Out: Youth Gangs, Violence, and Positive Change

Pdf:Getting Out: Youth Gangs, Violence, and Positive Change.Review 'Morton develops innovative theories and practices based on his years of interactions with urban youth. Getting Out will appeal to a wide and varied audience that includes practitioners and academics in many fields, policymakers, and social service and youth workers.'―Myrna Margulies Breitbart, editor of Creative Economies in Post-Industrial Cities: Manufacturing a (Different) Scene'Morton's 'Youth Positive' approach is unique in the scholarship, but it is similar to what I hear street outreach workers frequently say when working with gang-involved youth. Getting Out thus feels more authentic and hopeful than much of the literature.'―Laurie Ross, coauthor of Dilemmas in Youth Work and Youth Development Practice Read more About the Author KEITH MORTON is professor of public and community service studies at Providence College. Read more

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Raising Children That Other People Like to Be Around: Five Common-Sense Musts From a Father's Point of View

Pdf Social Sciences Raising Children That Other People Like to Be Around: Five Common-Sense Musts From a Father's Point of View

Pdf:Raising Children That Other People Like to Be Around: Five Common-Sense Musts From a Father's Point of View.Review DEAR ABBY says:“I read a book recently that could be helpful to your and your spouse. The title is “Raising Children That Other People Like to Be Around” by Richard Greenberg… The price is $14, and the advice the author offers is worth every penny.”Abigail Van Buren - -'This quick-read book is filled with wisdom on how to do a great job at the hardest job in the world - being a parent. Like all great ideas, the author's values-based approach to parenting is at once both simple and brilliant. I found the questions posed on page 50 of the book relating to how I was parented, and therefore how I wanted to parent, particularly thought-provoking. I highly recommend this book to someone considering having kids, someone who has young kids or adolescents, and even to someone with adult children. It's a gem.' - Amazon Reader / Sarah Holtz - -'This is a helpful insight into raising children. The author is to be commended for bringing these thoughts together into an easy read.'- Amazon Reader / Gayle Bumgarner - - Read more About the Author As a father of four now-grown children, Richard Greenberg has observed that confident parents provide their families with a firm foundation of leadership, mutual respect and love. Richard, a graduate of UCLA, is an educator, public speaker, and blogger whose musings about life and love can be found at www.commonsensedad.com Read more

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All Day: A Year of Love and Survival Teaching Incarcerated Kids at Rikers Island

Pdf Social Sciences All Day: A Year of Love and Survival Teaching Incarcerated Kids at Rikers Island

Pdf:All Day: A Year of Love and Survival Teaching Incarcerated Kids at Rikers Island.Review 'When in 2008 the opportunity arises for poet and actor Peterson to teach a pre-GED class to male teenage inmates at Riker's Island, where she'd previously worked as a teaching artist, she jumps for the shot at job stability. Beyond trying to maintain general order in her classroom-no small task-she must knock down hurdles that these boys, (her 'rug rats,' 'rascals,' and 'bad-news bears') have been dealing with for ages: unwarranted special-ed designations, social promotion that left them at sea, and an education thus far that did not include the history and gifts of their black and brown ancestors. Occasionally, the boys lure 'thug mama genie' from her lamp, and Ms. P goes off; other times, her sweet, cool-headed alter ego, 'Miss Crabtree,' is in charge. Unwaveringly, Peterson tries to reach and teach her young men, honor their stories, and counteract the traumas that have led them to her classroom. She has teacher's pets and perpetual thorns in her side, but there's love all around. Peterson's unique experience, care for her students, and quick-flowing poet's prose do justice to these young people who've been let down, while addressing the system that let it happen, and the only possible way out: love plus compassion and education.'―Annie Bostro, Booklist 'Liza Jessie Peterson's ALL DAY is a must read for anyone who has ever cared about young people - and all people. Peterson brings amazing warmth, love and laughter to the devastating state of our juvenile justice system. In her able and gifted hands, we meet young people we will not soon forget. So glad this book is in the world.'―Jacqueline Woodson, National Book Award winner for Brown Girl Dreaming and New York Times bestselling author of Another BrooklynAll Day takes your breath even as it makes your heart beat faster with tension, fear, desperation and outrage. Liza Jessie Peterson's writing is magical, poetic and haunting. Her words force us to live as she lived - as teacher/artist/warrior fighting with all of her talent and power to help incarcerated youth escape the cycle of poverty, pain and oppression to stay 'alive and free.' Her lessons of liberation to her students become personal revelations that can help us move toward personal liberation.―Jamal Joseph, professor at Columbia University, author of Tupak Shakur Legacy, Academy Award nominee, activist and former Rikers Island Inmate and Rikers High School Student 'It's a really bad idea to send children to prison. It only breeds a criminal class. Liza Peterson has spent most of her adult life working to undo the harm done by the prison system, working one-on-one from the bowels of the notorious Rikers Island. She has poured her heart and soul into guiding and loving these young people who, if directed, can make miraculous contributions to society. Read her journey and know that we as a society have to do better for these at risk children.'― Russell Simmons, entrepreneur, author, activist, philanthropistThis remarkable work of witness, testimony and empathy by Liza Jessie Peterson is a literary gift which could not be more precipitous. We seem to be reminded near weekly now of how disposable and hated young black men are by powerful sectors of this society. Peterson challenges us to see and feel beyond dangerous tabloid stereotypes. This feat she accomplishes with exquisitely flowing, pungent prose. All Day is a generous bouquet of hip, laconic storytelling informed by big-sisterly-love and a compulsion for social justice. ―Greg Tate, author of Flyboy in the Buttermilk and Everything But the BurdenLiza Jesse Peterson speaks the recipe of all of our freedom into existence. And magnificently so! ―asha bandele, author of The Prisoner's Wife Liza Jessie Peterson has captured the essence, the humor, the intellect and the psychology of the lives of young people (especially young Black men) trying to survive in the penal systems of America. I was captivated by the characters. I could see them, smell their musk, feel their attitudes and hear their voices to a point where I felt I knew them and would recognize any one of them if I bumped into them on the street. The stories, the characters, the talent, conflicts and the love are all there with a message: There must be a better way to raise our youth who have gone astray than to warehouse them in penal institutions. All Day is a must-read for anyone who cares about children and believes in the possibilities that arise from affording them the opportunity to have the brightest of futures. ―Abiodun Oyewole, founding member of The Last Poets, author of Branches of the Tree of LifeIn a very real voice Liza Jessie Peterson recounts her days teaching young men imprisoned on Rikers Island awaiting trial. She switches between her street wise motherly voice to the voices and inner thoughts of young men struggling to maintain identity, dignity, credibility and sanity. Her interactions with them and them with each other are both heart wrenching and chilling at the same time. She peels back layer upon layer of these kid's reality and exposes the humanity and vulnerability of young men who are scared, beautiful and dangerous. As an educator and quite often a mother fiqure she steps inside their comfort zone and often brings out the very best these kids have to offer. The book is in many ways a teacher's quide of how to gain the trust and respect of kids who often see themselves as societies throwaways. Liza educates with a stern and loving hand and often brings about a meaningful change in these kids but also finds insights into herself about how to truly make a difference in the lives of children lost in the matrix. ―Danny Simmons, executive producer Def Poetry Jam 'ALL DAY is a gem, a honest look at our all too often forgotten youth. Liza Jessie Peterson takes us on this journey in a way that only she can, holding up a mirror and forcing us see what we are allowing our fellow citizens to go through. Her journey is as remarkable as the way in which this book was crafted. It's truly a must read.' ―D. Watkins, author of The Cook Up Read more About the Author LIZA JESSIE PETERSON has worked with incarcerated youth-both male and female-in various capacities for twenty years as a teaching artist, poet-in-residence, NYC Board of Education full-time GED teacher, re-entry specialist, outreach coordinator, and most recently as a program counselor with the NYC Department of Corrections. She appeared on two seasons of HBO's groundbreaking Def Poetry and was featured in Ava Duvernay's critically acclaimed film The 13th. Her one-woman stage play, The Peculiar Patriot, toured in more than thirty-five penitentiaries across the country and the full production premiered in New York at the National Black Theater in 2017 and received an Agnes Gund Art for Justice Fund grant. Liza is a writer, actress, speaker who lives in Brooklyn. Read more

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Empty Planet: The Shock of Global Population Decline

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Pdf:Empty Planet: The Shock of Global Population Decline.Review Praise for Empty Planet 'Warnings of catastrophic world overpopulation have filled the media since the 1960s, so this expert, well-researched explanation that it's not happening will surprise many readers . . . delightfully stimulating.' --Kirkus Reviews, starred review 'The 'everything you know is wrong' genre has become tedious, but this book is riveting and vitally important. With eye-opening data and lively writing, Bricker and Ibbitson show that the world is radically changing in a way that few people appreciate.' --Steven Pinker, author of Enlightenment Now and The Better Angels of Our Nature 'To get the future right we must challenge our assumptions, and the biggest assumption so many of us make is that populations will keep growing. Bricker and Ibbitson deliver a mind-opening challenge that should be taken seriously by anyone who cares about the long-term future--which, I hope, is all of us.' --Dan Gardner, author of Risk and co-author of Superforecasting 'A highly readable, controversial insight into a world rarely thought about--a world of depopulation under ubiquitous urbanization.' --George Magnus, author of The Age of Aging and Red Flags: Why Xi's China is in Jeopardy 'In this fascinating and thought-provoking book, Bricker and Ibbitson compellingly argue why by the end of this century the problem won't be overpopulation but a rapidly shrinking global populace, and how we might have to adapt.' --Lewis Dartnell, author of The Knowledge: How to Rebuild Our World from Scratch Read more About the Author DARRELL BRICKER is Chief Executive Officer of Ipsos Public Affairs, a leading international pollster. JOHN IBBITSON is Writer at Large for the Globe and Mail, Canada's national newspaper. Successful authors on their own, their first collaboration was on The Big Shift, a study of change in Canadian politics that became a number-one national bestseller. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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El planeta vacío / Empty Planet (Spanish Edition)

Pdf Social Sciences El planeta vacío / Empty Planet (Spanish Edition)

Pdf:El planeta vacío / Empty Planet (Spanish Edition).Review Reseñas...«Si bien el género 'todo lo que sabes es falso' se ha vuelto agotador, este libro contiene información fascinante y de vital importancia. Los datos reveladores de Bricker e Ibbitson demuestran, con una prosa enérgica e incisiva, que en el mundo se está operando un cambio radical sin que nadie se dé cuenta.».- Steven Pinker.«Aun cuando la población mundial esté aumentando, la tasa de natalidad ya ha empezado a caer en todo el mundo. En otros tiempos, los descensos de población se debieron a desastres naturales como la erupción del Toba, la peste negra o la gripe, pero la caída que viene ahora será cosa exclusivamente nuestra. En este sugerente libro, Bricker e Ibbitson debaten acerca de por qué, hacia finales del siglo XXI, no habrá una superpoblación global sino una rápida disminución demográfica, al tiempo que proponen medios para adaptarnos a ella.».- Lewis Dartnell, profesor de comunicación científica en la Universidad de Westminster y autor de Abrir en caso de apocalipsis.«Para comprender el futuro debemos cuestionar nuestras suposiciones, y la mayor de todas es que la población sigue creciendo, algo que muchos creemos. Bricker e Ibbitson nos ofrecen un desafío revelador, que debería ser tomado muy en serio por todo aquel que se preocupe por el futuro a largo plazo (que, espero, seamos todos).».- Dan Gardner, autor de Risk y coautor de Superforecasting: The Art and Science of Prediction.«Un libro muy ameno, una visión controvertida sobre una realidad sobre la que se reflexiona poco: un mundo despoblado y una urbanización creciente.».- George Magnus, autor de The Age of Aging y Red Flags: Why Xi's China Is in Jeopardy. Read more

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Immigration and the Remaking of Black America

Pdf Social Sciences Immigration and the Remaking of Black America

Pdf:Immigration and the Remaking of Black America.Book Description Over the last four decades, immigration from the Caribbean and sub-Saharan Africa to the U. S. has increased rapidly. In several states, African immigrants are now major drivers of growth in the black population. While social scientists and commentators have noted that these black immigrants’ social and economic outcomes often differ from those of their native-born counterparts, few studies have carefully analyzed the mechanisms that produce these disparities. In Immigration and the Remaking of Black America, sociologist and demographer Tod Hamilton shows how immigration is reshaping black America. He weaves together interdisciplinary scholarship with new data to enhance our understanding of the causes of socioeconomic stratification among both the native-born and newcomers.   Hamilton demonstrates that immigration from the Caribbean and sub-Saharan Africa is driven by selective migration, meaning that newcomers from these countries tend to have higher educational attainment than those who stay behind. As a result, they arrive in the U.S. with some advantages over native-born blacks, and, in some cases, over whites. He also shows the importance of historical context: prior to the Civil Rights Movement, black immigrants’ socioeconomic outcomes resembled native-born blacks’ much more closely, regardless of their educational attainment in their country of origin. Today, however, certain groups of black immigrants have better outcomes than native-born black Americans—such as lower unemployment rates and higher rates of homeownership—in part because they immigrated at a time of expanding opportunities for minorities and women in general. Hamilton further finds that rates of marriage and labor force participation among native-born blacks that move away from their birth states resemble those of many black immigrants, suggesting that some disparities within the black population stem from processes associated with migration, rather than from nativity alone.   Hamilton argues that failing to account for this diversity among the black population can lead to incorrect estimates of the social progress made by black Americans and the persistence of racism and discrimination. He calls for future research on racial inequality to disaggregate different black populations. By richly detailing the changing nature of black America, Immigration and the Remaking of Black America helps scholars and policymakers to better understand the complexity of racial disparities in the twenty-first century.     Read more About the Author Tod G. Hamilton is assistant professor of sociology and a faculty associate of the Office of Population Research at Princeton University.   Read more

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Population and Economy in Classical Athens (Cambridge Classical Studies)

Pdf Social Sciences Population and Economy in Classical Athens (Cambridge Classical Studies)

Pdf:Population and Economy in Classical Athens (Cambridge Classical Studies).Book Description The first comprehensive account of the population of classical Athens for almost a century. Demonstrates the importance of the size of the total population, of changes in that population, and of its structures for understanding Athenian society and economy as a whole. Read more About the Author Ben Akrigg is Associate Professor in the Department of Classics at the University of Toronto. He is co-editor, with Rob Tordoff, of Slaves and Slavery in Ancient Greek Comic Drama (Cambridge, 2013). Read more

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The History of Social Change in America

Pdf Social Sciences The History of Social Change in America

Pdf:The History of Social Change in America.About the Author Susan Ockert has worked as an economist in the military, for the federal government, and at regional and state levels. She earned her Masters of Economics at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia as well as her Masters of International Management at the Thunderbird University in Glendale, Arizona. She currently teaches economics at the collegiate level. Read more

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America: The Farewell Tour

Pdf Social Sciences America: The Farewell Tour

Pdf:America: The Farewell Tour.Review “Chris Hedges wants us to face realities. Our society is unraveling, institutionally and structurally, and is being replaced by the corporate state of merging big business and government. Commercialism overwhelms civic values, impoverishes its subjects, and reaches into childhoods bypassing parental authority. Poverty, addiction, gambling, and hopelessness spread like epidemics. Only we the people can reverse the disintegration of democracy by plutocracy. In America: The Farewell Tour, Chris Hedges depicts the horrifying truths on the ground from which resistance rises to jolt us into an active, realizable culture of reconstruction.” (Ralph Nader)'An exceedingly dark, passionate, and provocative book, certain to arouse controversy but offering a point of view that needs to be heard.' (Booklist)“Chris Hedges is perhaps today’s most important public intellectual, and America: the Farewell Tour is perhaps his most important book. If we as a society are able to move past our current ‘sickness unto death,’ as Kierkegaard put it, it will be in great measure thanks to books like this one.” (Derrick Jensen, author of A Language Older Than Words and The Culture of Make Believe)“Hedges writes a requiem for the American dream. . . . [A] fiery sermon that weighs the nation and finds it wanting.” (Kirkus Reviews)“Hedges’s latest critique of late-stage capitalist America is forceful and direct.' (Publishers Weekly) Read more About the Author Chris Hedges is a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist who was a foreign correspondent for fifteen years for The New York Times, where he served as the Middle East Bureau Chief and Balkan Bureau Chief for the paper. He previously worked overseas for The Dallas Morning News, The Christian Science Monitor, and NPR. He writes a weekly column for the online magazine Truthdig out of Los Angeles and is host of the Emmy Award­–winning RT America show On Contact. Hedges, who holds a Master of Divinity from Harvard University, is the author of the bestsellers American Fascists, Days of Destruction­, Days of Revolt, and was a National Book Critics Circle finalist for War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning. He has taught at Columbia University, New York University, Princeton University, and the University of Toronto. He currently teaches college credit courses in the New Jersey prison system. Read more

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Standing with Standing Rock: Voices from the #NoDAPL Movement (Indigenous Americas)

Pdf Social Sciences Standing with Standing Rock: Voices from the #NoDAPL Movement (Indigenous Americas)

Pdf:Standing with Standing Rock: Voices from the #NoDAPL Movement (Indigenous Americas).About the Author Nick Estes is Kul Wicasa, a citizen of the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe. He is assistant professor of American studies at the University of New Mexico; cofounder of The Red Nation, an organization dedicated to Indigenous liberation; and author of Our History Is the Future: Standing Rock versus the Dakota Access Pipeline, and the Long Tradition of Indigenous Resistance.Jaskiran Dhillon is a first-generation anticolonial scholar and organizer who grew up on Treaty Six Cree Territory in Saskatchewan, Canada. She is associate professor of global studies and anthropology at The New School and author of Prairie Rising: Indigenous Youth, Decolonization, and the Politics of Intervention. Read more

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América: The Epic Story of Spanish North America, 1493-1898

Pdf Social Sciences América: The Epic Story of Spanish North America, 1493-1898

Pdf:América: The Epic Story of Spanish North America, 1493-1898.Review “The events and people who figure in these pages of centuries-spanning history are mostly well-known, from Cortés and Cabeza de Vaca to the Alamo, but the author's great strength is to give them layers of meaning that warrant a fresh look . . . recommended for any student of American history.” ―Kirkus Reviews“Goodwin adopts a page-turning style to convey the sheer magnitude of Spain in this period.” ―Library Journal on SPAIN“A highly readable account of the birth of the first global superpower.” ―The Economist on SPAIN“A bright, wide-ranging chronicle of the golden age of the Spanish empire . . . Any student of the Renaissance should read this excellent work showing Spain's enormous impact on the arts and, with her vast American empire, the world.” ―Kirkus Reviews on SPAIN, 'Best Books of 2015'“This is history as it should be but so rarely is. It is told through lives lived, written out of passion, as well as deep knowledge. Goodwin makes English dance a flamenco; sometimes his prose whirls like a Dervish; sometimes it cuts like a surgeon's knife; it is never dull, though it knows when it needs to be measured.” ―David Starkey on SPAIN“What distinguishes Goodwin from other historians of the period is the sheer multiplicity of his perspectives. He is erudite and concise in covering familiar ground, while full of original insight when it comes to the motives and actions of the key players . . . [I]t is not enough to bring truth to history. One must also bring life--and this book has it in golden abundance.” ―The Spectator on SPAIN Read more About the Author Dr. Robert Goodwin is an Honorary Research Fellow at University College London. His two trade books, Crossing the Continent 1527-1540: The Story of the First African-American Explorer of the American South and Spain: The Centre of the World 1519-1682, were published to critical acclaim. He appears on Spanish radio and TV and writes for Spanish newspapers. He lives between London and Seville, where he regularly conducts archival research. Read more

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When I Was Puerto Rican

Pdf Social Sciences When I Was Puerto Rican

Pdf:When I Was Puerto Rican.One of "The Best Memoirs of a Generation" (Oprah's Book Club): a young woman's journey from the mango groves and barrios of Puerto Rico to Brooklyn and eventually on to Harvard.

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Native Country of the Heart: A Memoir

Pdf Social Sciences Native Country of the Heart: A Memoir

Pdf:Native Country of the Heart: A Memoir.Review '[A] moving portrait . . . A sympathetic portrait of Mexican-American feminism (both in mother and daughter) delivered in a poignant, beautifully written way.' --Kirkus (starred review)'A memoir that transcends chronology and the personal . . . Moraga’s determination to honor her mother while encouraging Mexican Americans to uncover and rescue their own forgotten legacies is a tour de force recommended for every collection.' --Booklist'Perceptive and striking . . . For anyone who is hovering between two cultures, two countries, two parents, two ideals, two sexualities, two kinds of love, and a mother who is painfully present and disappearing.' --Valerie Morales, Women's Review of Books'I love A Native Country of the Heart's forthright blending of a bio of Moraga's intriguing powerhouse mom, Elivira, with Moraga's own queer evolution. And that the intimate facts of Cherríe Moraga’s family history get embedded alongside such valuable public secrets as the mass deportation of Mexican workers during the depression so that dust bowl farmers could have their jobs. This book is a coup.' ―Eileen Myles, author of Afterglow'A beautiful, painful, funny, heartening and heartfelt immersion in the life of one of the leading voices of Latino/a literature, our very own Cherríe Moraga. Part elegy, part history and part testimonio rife with storytelling, Native Country of the Heart, like all of Moraga’s work, charts the unmapped and unspoken territories of body, mind, heart and soul and refuses to be confined by any border or genre. Her memoir is a defiant, deep and soulful book about all our mothers, mother cultures, motherlands and languages. Telling her own mother Elvira’s story is both a political and ceremonial act. “We were not supposed to remember,” Moraga writes. She does remember, and in this moving and brave book she gives us all a reckoning our country needs now. ―Julia Alvarez, author of In the Time of the Butterflies“Cherríe Moraga, a foundational contributor to modern Feminism, grapples with her fierce but withholding Mexican mother who―despite their struggles―remains her strongest touchstone of identification. A raw and vulnerable story of acceptance hard won.” ―Sarah Schulman, author of The Cosmopolitans and Conflict is Not Abuse'In crisp prose and poetic diction, Cherríe Moraga enlivens her irrepressible mother with shape and story, sadness and charm, abriendo puertas to memory and forgetting, how interlocked they are, to how ghosts and people occupy the same space. It is a journey of deep personal discovery that is riveting and necessary.' ―Luis J. Rodríguez, author of Always Running: La Vida Loca, Gang Days in L.A. 'This a great book. In telling her mother's life-story Cherríe Moraga ruthlessly examines her own heart and the deep complications of growing up mixed race and lesbian in a racist culture. But she also lays bare the spiritual core that strengthens and sustains her. The heart, the soul, familia and tribe, the native country is as narrow as the space between clenched fingers and as wide as the sightlines to the horizon.' ―Dorothy Allison, author of Bastard Out of Carolina Read more About the Author Cherríe Moraga is a writer and cultural activist whose work serves to disrupt the dominant narratives of gender, race, sexuality, feminism, indigeneity, and literature in the United States. A co-founder of Kitchen Table: Women of Color Press, Moraga co-edited the highly influential volume This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color in 1981. After twenty years as an Artist-in-Residence in Theater at Stanford University, Moraga was appointed a professor in the Department of English at the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2018, where, with her artistic partner Celia Herrera Rodríguez, she instituted Las Maestras Center for Xicana Indigenous Thought and Art Practice. She is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Theatre Playwriting Fellowship Award and a United States Artist Rockefeller Fellowship for Literature. Read more

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América: The Epic Story of Spanish North America, 1493-1898

Pdf Social Sciences América: The Epic Story of Spanish North America, 1493-1898

Pdf:América: The Epic Story of Spanish North America, 1493-1898.An epic history of the Spanish empire in North America from 1493 to 1898 by Robert Goodwin, author of Spain: The Centre of the World.   At the conclusion of the American Revolution, half the modern United States was part of the vast Spanish Empire. The year after Columbus' great voyage of discovery, in 1492, he claimed Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands for Spain. For the next 300 years, thousands of proud Spanish conquistadors and their largely forgotten Mexican allies went in search of glory and riches from Florida to California. Many died; few triumphed. Some were cruel; some were curious; some were kind. Missionaries and priests yearned to harvest Indian souls for God through baptism and Christian teaching.  Theirs was a frontier world which Spain struggled to control in the face of Indian resistance and competition from France, Britain and finally the United States. In the 1800s, Spain lost it all.  Goodwin tells this history through the lives of the people who made it happen and the literature and art with which they celebrated their successes and mourned their failures. He weaves an epic tapestry from these intimate biographies of explorers and conquerors, like Columbus and Coronado, but also lesser known characters, like the powerful Gálvez family, who gave invaluable and largely forgotten support to the American patriots during the Revolutionary War; the great Pueblo leader Popay; and Esteban, the first documented African American. Like characters in a great play or a novel, Goodwin's protagonists walk the stage of history with heroism and brio and much tragedy.

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The Chicana Motherwork Anthology (The Feminist Wire Books)

Pdf Social Sciences The Chicana Motherwork Anthology (The Feminist Wire Books)

Pdf:The Chicana Motherwork Anthology (The Feminist Wire Books).Review “The scholar-activist contributors to this groundbreaking collection challenge gendered, racialized, and classist notions of mothering, and show the power of Mothers of Color to love, exercise their agency, and demonstrate collective resistance.”—C. Alejandra Elenes, Arizona State University “This unique volume dismantles the idea of mothering and authentically and unapologetically uncovers Mother of Color experiences in academia. Its call for revolutionary change via ancestral knowledge, self-mothering, and vulnerability makes it unlike anything I have had access to as a Chicana mother and scholar.”—Reyna Anaya Read more About the Author Cecilia Caballero is a PhD candidate in the Department of American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California. Yvette Martínez-Vu is the assistant director of the University of California, Santa Barbara, McNair Scholars Program. She is an interdisciplinary scholar with a PhD in theater and performance studies from University of California, Los Angeles. Judith Pérez-Torres is an adjunct faculty member at California State University, Fullerton, in the College of Education. She is an interdisciplinary scholar with a PhD in educational leadership and policy from University of Utah. Michelle Téllez is an assistant professor of Mexican American studies at the University of Arizona. She is an interdisciplinary scholar with a PhD in community studies in education from Claremont Graduate University.Christine Vega is a PhD candidate in the Social Sciences and Comparative Education Division at the University of California, Los Angles. Read more

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Relational Formations of Race: Theory, Method, and Practice

Pdf Social Sciences Relational Formations of Race: Theory, Method, and Practice

Pdf:Relational Formations of Race: Theory, Method, and Practice.From the Inside Flap “These fine scholars argue persuasively that the next new direction in the field of Ethnic Studies should be to study race relationally: an old idea made new again by building on the robust scholarship produced in comparative and transnational ethnic studies during the past three decades or so.”—Evelyn Hu-DeHart, Professor of History, American Studies, and Ethnic Studies, Brown University “Studying race as a relational formation is more than powerful—it is necessary. This important gathering of essays challenges even the most radical thinkers on race to repattern the ways we understand social justice, human rights, and struggles that form in mutual action toward a common good. Together, these essays refuse the dominance of whiteness in studies and enactments of racial relations, generating new theories and conversations that reveal historic and powerful connections among freedom seekers across the globe.”—Gaye Theresa Johnson, author of Spaces of Conflict, Sounds of Solidarity and coeditor of Futures of Black Radicalism “Studying Race Relationally demonstrates beautifully the insights produced by examining systems of race alongside each other. This generative, exciting volume offers essential contributions to critical Ethnic Studies and American Studies.”—Emily K. Hobson, author of Lavender and Red: Liberation and Solidarity in the Gay and Lesbian Left “What if we could think about race and racism differently? Go beyond thinking about race mainly in terms of whiteness and its ‘others’? Dispense with fatuous denunciatoions of ‘groupism’ and recognize the centrality of racialization in the construction of our world? In Relational Formations of Race, some of our most profound race theorists do just that. They explore how racial identities and racialized groups interact and overlap. They show how racial formation involves permanent conflict with the U.S. empire-state and simultaneously constitutes that state. Exclusion and inclusion; conquest and social control; struggles over racialized labor, gender, migration, and, indeed, U.S. imperialism and ‘nation-building’—all are reconceptualized here. Our understanding of race and racism is both deepened and broadened by this exceptional book, which will certainly become a central text across the disciplines. A tour de force and a must for course adoption!”—Howard Winant, coauthor of Racial Formation in the United States “This is a must-read for everyone in American Studies, Ethnic Studies, and Africana Studies, and, indeed, for anyone who wants to understand how and why difference and disadvantage are created and perpetuated, and how we are all, in some way, complicit in this creation and perpetuation. It is destined to become a big-hearted model of scholarly praxis on race, a core text for the next generation of young scholars who recognize that activism and deeper understanding are joined at the hip.”—Matthew Pratt Guterl, author of Josephine Baker and the Rainbow Tribe Read more About the Author Natalia Molina is Professor of American Studies and Ethnicity at University of Southern California.  Daniel Martinez HoSang is Associate Professor of American Studies and Ethnicity, Race, and Migration at Yale University.  Ramón A. Gutiérrez is Professor of American History at the University of Chicago.   Read more

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Food Fight!: Millennial Mestizaje Meets the Culinary Marketplace (Latinx Pop Culture)

Pdf Social Sciences Food Fight!: Millennial Mestizaje Meets the Culinary Marketplace (Latinx Pop Culture)

Pdf:Food Fight!: Millennial Mestizaje Meets the Culinary Marketplace (Latinx Pop Culture).Review “Food Fight! is well written and thought provoking. No other book has the same take, particularly on the human-rights aspect of food production, distribution, and marketing. It is also a bracing call for action on the individual and community levels.”—María Acosta Cruz, Department of Language, Literature, and Culture, Clark University “This book is indispensable for the times—a millennial mestiza outlook on the cultural contact zones where Chicana/o/x and Latina/o/x people challenge, reimagine, and create a sense of self in their everyday lives.”—Julia E. Curry, Chicana and Chicano Studies Department, San José State University   Read more About the Author Paloma Martinez-Cruz is an associate professor of Latinx cultural studies at The Ohio State University. She is the author of Women and Knowledge in Mesoamerica: From East L.A. to Anahuac. Read more

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Chicano and Chicana Art: A Critical Anthology

Pdf Social Sciences Chicano and Chicana Art: A Critical Anthology

Pdf:Chicano and Chicana Art: A Critical Anthology.Review “The editors have assembled leading scholars and historic essays to unpack the generative force of the Chicana/o art movement. The essays are organized by themes and historic benchmarks; they consider everything from cultural reclamation to political action and even invite readers to imagine what a ‘post-movimiento’ future might look like. A must-have for anyone wishing to learn the history of Chicana/o art, particularly at a time when questions of immigration and assimilation continue to fuel political debate.” (Ken Gonzales-Day, author of Lynching in the West: 1850–1935)“Bringing together a number of essays that are often quoted within Chicano studies with those that are not readily available, this volume gives readers a full sense of Chicano visual studies as a field of study in its own right. A truly impressive collection.” (Laura G. Gutiérrez, author of Performing Mexicanidad: Vendidas y Cabareteras on the Transnational Stage) Read more About the Author Jennifer A. González is Professor of History of Art and Visual Culture at the University of California, Santa Cruz. C. Ondine Chavoya is Professor of Art at Williams College. Chon Noriega is Professor of Film, Television, and Digital Media at the University of California, Los Angeles. Terezita Romo is Program Officer at The San Francisco Foundation. Read more

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Being Brown: Sonia Sotomayor and the Latino Question (American Studies Now: Critical Histories of the Present)

Pdf Social Sciences Being Brown: Sonia Sotomayor and the Latino Question (American Studies Now: Critical Histories of the Present)

Pdf:Being Brown: Sonia Sotomayor and the Latino Question (American Studies Now: Critical Histories of the Present).From the Inside Flap “A scholar of heft, Lima makes writing and argumentation seem easy in the same way that a finished painting or sculpture seem obvious and effortless. Being Brown is inspired, and inspirational, in its rigor and sophistication.”—John ‘Rio’ Riofrio, author of Continental Shifts: Migration, Representation, and the Struggle for Justice in Latin(o) America “With sophistication and grace, this critical biography unpacks the trouble with liberal-humanist narratives of ‘uplift’ while nevertheless celebrating Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor and the moment of her confirmation. A scholarly tour-de-force and a readerly treasure.”—Patrick Anderson, author of Autobiography of a Disease Read more About the Author Lázaro Lima is the E. Claiborne Robins Distinguished Chair in the Liberal Arts and Professor of American Studies at the University of Richmond. He is the author of The Latino Body: Crisis Identities in American Literary and Cultural Memory and coeditor of Ambientes: New Queer Latino Writing, coedited with Felice Picano.   Read more

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The Eagle Has Eyes: The FBI Surveillance of César Estrada Chávez of the United Farm Workers Union of America, 1965–1975 (Latinos in the United States)

Pdf Social Sciences The Eagle Has Eyes: The FBI Surveillance of César Estrada Chávez of the United Farm Workers Union of America, 1965–1975 (Latinos in the United States)

Pdf:The Eagle Has Eyes: The FBI Surveillance of César Estrada Chávez of the United Farm Workers Union of America, 1965–1975 (Latinos in the United States).Review “Gutiérrez is important because he does not write about history in translation. His voice balances many recent accounts on Chávez that are more about icon bashing than understanding the forces that wrecked the Chicano agenda. The Eagle Has Eyes is a major contribution.” —RODOLFO F. ACUÑA, Professor Emeritus and founder of Chicano and Chicana Studies at California State University, Northridge   Read more About the Author José Angel Gutiérrez is a Professor Emeritus formerly at University of Texas at Arlington, where he founded the Center for Mexican American Studies. He maintains a law practice and is the President of the Greater Dallas Legal and Community Development Foundation. Read more

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Deported to Death: How Drug Violence Is Changing Migration on the US–Mexico Border (California Series in Public Anthropology)

Pdf Social Sciences Deported to Death: How Drug Violence Is Changing Migration on the US–Mexico Border (California Series in Public Anthropology)

Pdf:Deported to Death: How Drug Violence Is Changing Migration on the US–Mexico Border (California Series in Public Anthropology).From the Inside Flap 'A gripping ethnographic portrait written with a deep and nuanced knowledge of life at the border.'—Reece Jones, author of Violent Borders: Refugees and the Right to Move 'A fresh perspective on how drug violence has impacted migrants along the US-Mexico border, resulting in a persuasive and important account of how violence associated with the 'war on drugs' and violence experienced by migrants are interconnected.'—Shaylih Muehlmann, author of When I Wear My Alligator Boots: Narco-Culture in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands Read more About the Author Jeremy Slack is Assistant Professor of Geography at the University of Texas at El Paso. He is editor of The Shadow of the Wall: Violence and Migration on the U.S.–Mexico Border. Read more

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Not One More! Feminicidio on the Border (Rhetoric and Materiality)

Pdf Social Sciences Not One More! Feminicidio on the Border (Rhetoric and Materiality)

Pdf:Not One More! Feminicidio on the Border (Rhetoric and Materiality).Review “The book offers a sophisticated analysis that moves across numerous scales of rigor and accessibility. The twenty-year overview of the feminicidios in Juárez that the author offers provides a little-known analysis of the most current wave of anti-feminicide activist work.” —Cynthia Bejarano, coeditor of Terrorizing Women: A Cartography of Feminicide in the Américas“This is a text packed with many voices, and Lozano brilliantly weaves them together to form a compelling and insightful narrative. Her ability to do so is a testament to the relationships the author has clearly developed with the participants, and also her long-term and continuous presence in the field.” —Sara McKinnon, author of Gendered Asylum: Race and Violence in U.S. Law and Politics Read more About the Author Nina Maria Lozano is Associate Professor at Loyola Marymount University. Read more

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Chicano and Chicana Art: A Critical Anthology

Pdf Social Sciences Chicano and Chicana Art: A Critical Anthology

Pdf:Chicano and Chicana Art: A Critical Anthology.Review “The editors have assembled leading scholars and historic essays to unpack the generative force of the Chicana/o art movement. The essays are organized by themes and historic benchmarks; they consider everything from cultural reclamation to political action and even invite readers to imagine what a ‘post-movimiento’ future might look like. A must-have for anyone wishing to learn the history of Chicana/o art, particularly at a time when questions of immigration and assimilation continue to fuel political debate.” (Ken Gonzales-Day, author of Lynching in the West: 1850–1935)“Bringing together a number of essays that are often quoted within Chicano studies with those that are not readily available, this volume gives readers a full sense of Chicano visual studies as a field of study in its own right. A truly impressive collection.” (Laura G. Gutiérrez, author of Performing Mexicanidad: Vendidas y Cabareteras on the Transnational Stage) Read more About the Author Jennifer A. González is Professor of History of Art and Visual Culture at the University of California, Santa Cruz. C. Ondine Chavoya is Professor of Art at Williams College. Chon Noriega is Professor of Film, Television, and Digital Media at the University of California, Los Angeles. Terezita Romo is Program Officer at The San Francisco Foundation. Read more

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¡Sí, Ella Puede!: The Rhetorical Legacy of Dolores Huerta and the United Farm Workers

Pdf Social Sciences ¡Sí, Ella Puede!: The Rhetorical Legacy of Dolores Huerta and the United Farm Workers

Pdf:¡Sí, Ella Puede!: The Rhetorical Legacy of Dolores Huerta and the United Farm Workers.About the Author Stacey K. Sowards is a professor and chair of the Department of Communication at the University of Texas at El Paso. She has published several articles and other works on Dolores Huerta and the United Farm Workers, as well as on immigration activism in the twenty-first century. Read more

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Ricanness: Enduring Time in Anticolonial Performance

Pdf Social Sciences Ricanness: Enduring Time in Anticolonial Performance

Pdf:Ricanness: Enduring Time in Anticolonial Performance.About the Author Sandra Ruiz is Assistant Professor of Latina/Latino Studies and English at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and an affiliate faculty member of the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies; the Program in Comparative World Literature; and the Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory. She is a co-founder of the Brown Theatre Collective. Read more

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My Time Among the Whites: Lessons from My Unfinished Education

Pdf Social Sciences My Time Among the Whites: Lessons from My Unfinished Education

Pdf:My Time Among the Whites: Lessons from My Unfinished Education.About the Author JENNINE CAPÓ CRUCET is the Miami-born author of the novel Make Your Home Among Strangers, a New York Times Editors' Choice book, and winner of the 2016 International Latino Book Award; and the story collection How to Leave Hialeah, which won the Iowa Short Fiction Prize and the John Gardner Book Award. She is a Contributing Opinion Writer for The New York Times and an associate professor at the University of Nebraska in the Department of English and the Institute for Ethnic Studies. Read more

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Kids at Work: Latinx Families Selling Food on the Streets of Los Angeles (Latina/o Sociology)

Pdf Social Sciences Kids at Work: Latinx Families Selling Food on the Streets of Los Angeles (Latina/o Sociology)

Pdf:Kids at Work: Latinx Families Selling Food on the Streets of Los Angeles (Latina/o Sociology).Review 'This original, thoughtful, engaging ethnography vividly captures the texture of everyday life among immigrant children and children of immigrants who work selling food in the streets of Los Angeles. In the children’s own voices, we learn about their economic contributions, their lives, and aspirations, but also from them about immigrant entrepreneurship, the complex dynamics in immigrant families, and childhood in general. Kids at Work resists facile explanations and makes an enduring contribution to the immigration scholarship. Indispensable reading for anyone interested in immigrant families.'-Cecilia Menjívar,co-author of Immigrant Families'Kids at Work sheds new light on the role that children and youth play in family survival strategies in the urban commons of one of the most important immigrant metropolis of our era. This book brilliantly shows the agency of these young women and men who actively contribute to the well-being of their families. Emir Estrada has made a unique contribution to the sociology of children of immigrants, studying their lives as they work alongside their parents on the streets of Los Angeles.'-Ruben Hernandez-Leon,author of Metropolitan Migrants: The Migration of Urban Mexicans to the United States'Emir Estrada’s insightful ethnography reveals the complexity of the household economy of undocumented and mixed-status families in Los Angeles, from the standpoint of children who work as street vendors. Kids at Work forces a reconsideration of traditional notions of childhood, family relations, and work, by demonstrating how children  – with their own agency and decision-making capacity – enter into mutually supportive and protective family and work arrangements with their parents to make ends meet. In the context of a highly-stratified economy and society, where race, illegality, class, and gender intersect to shape unequal life chances, Estrada’s ground-breaking book uncovers the central and indispensable role that children play as co-contributors to the household economy of our most vulnerable families.'-Zulema Valdez,author of Entrepreneurs and the Search for the American Dream'Estrada balances methodological rigor with great empathy—likely partially rooted in her own experiences as a teen vendor—to develop a deeply insightful and nuanced analysis of the lives of immigrant children street vendors in Los Angeles. Written clearly and accessibly, the book reveals the structural context in which vending becomes necessary, while underscoring the children’s agency that allows them to find meaning in the work they do to help support their families and their own aspirations. Kids at Work will make readers not only notice, but also appreciate youth whose public labor challenges social notions of childhood in powerfully gendered and racialized ways.'-Leisy J. Abrego,author of Sacrificing Families: Navigating Laws, Labor, and Love Across Borders Read more About the Author Emir Estrada is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Arizona State University. Read more

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Itinerario de muerte: Edición revisada y ampliada (Spanish Edition)

Pdf Social Sciences Itinerario de muerte: Edición revisada y ampliada (Spanish Edition)

Pdf:Itinerario de muerte: Edición revisada y ampliada (Spanish Edition).Relato sobre un vuelo fletado para acarrear sesentaidós obreros agrícolas puertorriqueños a los Estados Unidos, que se vio forzado a amarar al norte de las Bahamas la noche del 5 de junio de 1950 y dejó a sus pasajeros a la deriva y a la merced de la competencia de un piloto, la presteza de los guardacostas y la ferocidad de los tiburones antes de su dramático rescate por la Marina de guerra estadounidense

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Kugel and Frijoles: Latino Jews in the United States

Pdf Social Sciences Kugel and Frijoles: Latino Jews in the United States

Pdf:Kugel and Frijoles: Latino Jews in the United States.Review Limonic's research describes Latino Jews' interactions within the larger U.S. Jewish and Latino populations, their countries of origin, and Israel. In addition to richly documenting these communities, Kugel and Frijoles offers a suggestive model for interpreting the emergent social forms, identities, and relations that are developing in globally linked localities of the contemporary world.-- (11/30/2018)Laura Limonic has written an eye-opening study of Latin American Jewish immigrants to the United States that in graceful prose comprehensively explores the complexities of ethnic and religious identity of this hybrid group that has made a virtue of its multiple attachments and cultural roots. Drawing from a rich ethnographic field study as well as her own Jewish Latina background, Limonic has given us a pathbreaking introduction to a fascinating population.-- (11/30/2018)Full of rich and absorbing ethnographic material, Kugel and Frijoles provides important insights into the experiences of a fascinating immigrant group. Written in a highly readable style, the book enriches our understanding of how immigrants construct ethnic and racial identities in the U.S. today.-- (11/30/2018)Kugel and Frijoles adds a fresh and vibrant perspective to the growing body of scholarship on race, ethnicity, and contemporary American Jewish life. Limonic's work raises important questions regarding the intersection of race, ethnicity, religion, and class during a time of rapid growth among a widely diverse Latino immigrant population to the U.S.-- (11/30/2018)Quite simply, Laura Limonic owns the intersection of Jewish and Latino identities. Her book is utterly of the moment and yet also historically astute. It is an essential edition to the scholarship on an emergent part of American Jewry.-- (11/30/2018) Read more Book Description Exploration of ethnic identity and community building through stories of contemporary Latino Jews. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Colonize This!: Young Women of Color on Today's Feminism

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Pdf:Colonize This!: Young Women of Color on Today's Feminism.Review 'These young women pick up where foremothers Audre Lorde and Gloria Anzaldúa left off.'―Rebecca Walker'Very personal, interesting, and readable.'―Library Journal Read more About the Author Daisy Hernández is the author of A Cup of Water Under My Bed and the former editor of ColorLines. She has written for The Atlantic, The New York Times, and NPR's All Things Considered. She teaches creative writing at Miami University in Ohio. Bushra Rehman's novel Corona was included in Poets & Writers Best Debut Fiction list and featured in the LA Review of Books. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, Color Lines, Poets and Writers, The Feminist Wire, and more. Read more

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Atenco Lives!: Filmmaking and Popular Struggle in Mexico (Performing Latin American and Caribbean Identities)

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Pdf:Atenco Lives!: Filmmaking and Popular Struggle in Mexico (Performing Latin American and Caribbean Identities).Review 'Livia Stone's attention to the details of a complex social movement is invaluable. She tracks lived experiences, historical genealogies, and discursive circuits with clarity and rich texture. Stone positions herself among the filmmakers she follows, helping readers reflect on the ethnographer's role in the intake and dissemination (production) of knowledge.'—Erica Wortham, author of Indigenous Media in Mexico: Culture, Community, and the State Read more About the Author Livia K. Stone is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Illinois State University. Read more

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Latinos in American Football: Pathbreakers on the Gridiron, 1927 to the Present

Pdf Social Sciences Latinos in American Football: Pathbreakers on the Gridiron, 1927 to the Present

Pdf:Latinos in American Football: Pathbreakers on the Gridiron, 1927 to the Present.About the Author Mario Longoria (Ph.D., University of Texas at San Antonio) is a retiree of the U.S. Forest Service and is a Vietnam War Veteran. His research interests include the Southwestern United States and Mexican-American sports history. He lives in San Antonio. Jorge Iber is a professor of history at Texas Tech University in Lubbock. His research focuses on the role of Latinos/-as in U.S. sports. He is the author of numerous works on this topic. Read more

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Invisible: The Forgotten Story of the Black Woman Lawyer Who Took Down America's Most Powerful Mobster

Pdf Social Sciences Invisible: The Forgotten Story of the Black Woman Lawyer Who Took Down America's Most Powerful Mobster

Pdf:Invisible: The Forgotten Story of the Black Woman Lawyer Who Took Down America's Most Powerful Mobster.Review “A vivid portrait of a remarkable woman.”―Kirkus Reviews“With artful storytelling and a narrative-like delivery, Carter tells Eunice's story in the best way possible, offering a compelling, unputdownable read with as much value in social history as legal appeal. Not to be missed.”―Library Journal (starred review)“Carter’s enthusiasm for his grandmother’s incredible fortitude despite numerous setbacks is contagious; Eunice Carter’s story is another hidden gem of African-American history.”―Publishers Weekly (starred review)“Invisible is not only a personal restoration project; it’s the reclamation of a key figure in recent American history. . . . Stephen L. Carter has revived his grandmother’s voice when we most need it, and with utmost urgency.” ―Sarah Weinman, The New York Times Book Review“[An] engaging biography. . . . [Eunice’s] lifelong ‘determination to rise’ makes for a moving paean to female aspiration.” ―The New Yorker“Riveting . . . Remind[s] us of the deep paradoxes of segregation.”―The Washington Post“Just a few pages into this engaging, inspiring biography, one question unavoidably comes to mind: Who will play her in the film? … His talent honed as a fiction writer (The Emperor of Ocean Park, among his novels), Carter brings to life the era when Eunice Carter faced formidable discrimination…forging ahead all the while to see that justice was done.”―National Book Review“Stephen L. Carter. . . is at it again. . . . While Carter the professor steadily guides readers toward Eunice’s work in the Luciano trial, and the jury’s eventual conviction of Luciano and his associates on nearly all counts, the heir to his grandmother’s legacy shows us that he takes no small measure of joy in weaving a detailed quilt of family history that gets us there.”―National Law Journal“Carter's narrative reads at times like a legal thriller, as he traces the ins and outs of the case against Luciano and other high-profile cases Eunice later handled… Meticulously researched and compelling, Invisible is at once a fascinating slice of New York legal and racial history and a thoughtful portrayal of a woman who refused to be hidden.”―Shelf Awareness (starred review)“Moving, haunting, and written with dazzling power, Invisible tells the story of a woman who often found her path blocked by the social and political expectations of the age.”―African American Literature Book Club“Compelling . . . Utilizing his superb storytelling talent, [Carter] brings Eunice to life. . . . Impressive scholarship.”―New York Law Journal“In this haunting and powerful biography, Stephen Carter tells the astonishing story of his grandmother, a brilliant African-American lawyer who struggled with prejudice and personal tragedies. It is a riveting and moving story, one with enormous resonance for our own time.”―Walter Isaacson, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Leonardo Da Vinci and Steve Jobs“A black female lawyer in the 1930s whose legal strategy helped put away Lucky Luciano and who became a protégée of Thomas Dewey -- Eunice Hunton Carter led a life that seems almost fantastical. Yet she lived and did all these things and much more. Stephen L. Carter tells his grandmother’s story with a clear eye and clear prose to match. This fascinating work reintroduces us to the life of a once-famous woman who should never have been forgotten.”―Annette Gordon-Reed, author of The Hemingses of Monticello“Page after page of surprises. Revealed is an incredible family story ― hidden until now ― about black people with intellect and grit. Oh, and this is also a new window on American history. Stephen Carter's strong skills as a novelist are evident in this powerful biography.”―Juan Williams, author of Thurgood Marshall: American Revolutionary Read more About the Author Stephen L. Carter is the bestselling author of more than five novels―including The Emperor of Ocean Park and New England White―and over a half dozen works of non-fiction. Formerly a law clerk for Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, he is now the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale University, where he has taught for more than thirty years. He and his wife live in Connecticut. Read more

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Sheep No More Workbook #1: Threat Assessment

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Pdf:Sheep No More Workbook #1: Threat Assessment.About the Author Jonathan T. Gilliam is a career public servant with over twenty years of service as a Navy SEAL, FBI Special Agent, Federal Air Marshal, private security contractor, police officer, public speaker, radio host, expert media commentator, and author. Gilliam has extensive experience in crisis management, threat analysis and mitigation, small unit leadership, on-scene command, and special events/crisis management. Read more

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Sheep No More Workbook #2: Defense Assessment

Pdf Social Sciences Sheep No More Workbook #2: Defense Assessment

Pdf:Sheep No More Workbook #2: Defense Assessment.About the Author Jonathan T. Gilliam is a career public servant with over twenty years of service as a Navy SEAL, FBI Special Agent, Federal Air Marshal, private security contractor, police officer, public speaker, radio host, expert media commentator, and author. Gilliam has extensive experience in crisis management, threat analysis and mitigation, small unit leadership, on-scene command, and special events/crisis management. Read more

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Gender, Power, and Violence: Responding to Sexual and Intimate Partner Violence in Society Today

Pdf Social Sciences Gender, Power, and Violence: Responding to Sexual and Intimate Partner Violence in Society Today

Pdf:Gender, Power, and Violence: Responding to Sexual and Intimate Partner Violence in Society Today.Review Hattery and Smith’s timely book is a searing, incisive look at how and why gender-based violence persists, the institutions that enable it, and the impact that it has on various groups in society. This accessible, powerful book is a must-read for anyone who wants to understand this pervasive problem—and more importantly, for anyone who wants to start thinking about solutions. (Adia Harvey Wingfield, Washington University in St. Louis)Too often we choose to engage in complicit silence and numbness in response to the rampant gender-based violence that seeps through our country, particularly through our male-dominated institutions. But this book reminds us that we must do more. Each chapter is a timely rallying point for not only saying #MeToo, but for saying #LetsAct to create a cultural shift where gender-based violence is eliminated once and for all. (Holly Kearl, Author of Stop Street Harassment: Making Public Places Safe and Welcoming for Women)In Gender, Power and Violence, Angela J. Hattery and Earl Smith illuminate the empirical connections between gender-based violence and homosocial organizations—especially those that glorify boys’ and men’s violence. The book’s timely and important message is that ending gender-based violence requires moving beyond sensitivity training and social media campaigns, to serious efforts at institutional transformation. (Michael A. Messner, Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies, University of Southern California)Angela Hattery and Earl Smith's book, Gender, Power, and Violence, is an excellent introductory text for courses on gender based violence. The authors present a comprehensive intersectional analysis how sexual and intimate partner violence is supported by institutional structures—an analysis that is necessary, if we are to truly end the epidemic of violence and the devastating impact of its concomitant trauma. (Claire N. Kaplan, PhD, Program Director, Gender Violence and Social Change and Men's Leadership Project, University of Virginia)This book contributes to the literature on sexual and gender based violence by examining the institutions in which these phenomena occur and the power structures that justify and facilitate this type of violence. The authors attempt to situate violence within the context of power and oppression. This analysis is timely and necessary in order to understand interpersonal violence from a macro perspective. Written in an accessible and engaging manner, this book will be a useful tool for students and laypersons alike who seek to understand the complexities of gender based violence and who wish to prevent future occurrences of violence and harm. (Karen Holt, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, Michigan State University)This book is a must-read for anyone who is interested in understanding the power dynamic of institutional gender-based violence and the role of institutions in perpetuating sexual violence. For decades, people pointed the finger primarily at Athletes and Frat Guys. 'Gender Power and Violence' outlines the role of ALL institutions in perpetuating, permitting and protecting offenders of all types of sexual violence. From the Catholic Church to Congress, from prisons to parliament, from Hollywood to The Hague, from Boy Scouts to band leaders, from the military to media moguls - institutions have played a major role in harboring predators, providing them with a steady stream of prey and in protecting repeat offenders 'for the sake of the institution.' ' Fortunately, the #MeToo movement has pulled the curtain back to expose the power dynamics that exist within hierarchical institutions. As a former Division 1 Athlete, I am certainly not pointing the finger at ALL athletes or all actors or all priests or all politicians. However, institutions possess inherent power dynamics that the 10% of bad guys are drawn to. Rape is about power and control - phenomena that exist in all institutions from Penn State to prison to politics. As a result of wanting to maintain that power, institutions put their reputation before individual people - often at the expense of victims. The epidemic of gender-based violence will continue until institutions are willing to admit they have a problem. It is up to Hollywood, Washington, DC and Wall Street to put people before profits and to STAND up for the lowest member of the totem pole at any institution. When institutions are willing to treat the custodian with the same respect as the CEO or hold the Pope just as accountable as his parishioners then - and only then - will we see change. The President should be held to an even higher degree of ethical standards than the peasant.. Like the Homeland Security slogan says, 'if you see something, say something' - it is up to us to live by the mantra that 'if you see something, DO something' especially when it comes to institutions. Only then will we, as a society, be able to protect victims and help them to truly become survivors. (Keith Labelle, PhD, Assistant Director of Bystander Intervention Training, University of Rhode Island)This is a compelling, accessible, and polemical interrogation of rape culture and gender based violence in U.S. institutions. Rather than simply describing male abuse of power the authors end each chapter with potential strategies and solutions for each institution, ending with a “call to arms” in the final chapter to change institutional practices to change society. (Jennifer Marchbank, Professor, Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies, Simon Fraser University)In an analysis that is both broad and incisive, Gender, Power and Violence provides a fresh vantage point on an epidemic that is anything but new. Zooming out from individual victims and perpetrators to the institutions where gender-based violence is rampant, Hattery and Smith connect the dots, arguing compellingly that these structures have the power to either perpetuate or address a devastating social problem. (Lauren B. Cattaneo, Associate Professor, George Mason University) Read more About the Author Angela J. Hattery, PhD, is professor and director of women and gender studies at George Mason University. She is the author of several books, including Intimate Partner Violence (R&L, 2008). Earl Smith, PhD, is emeritus professor of sociology and American Ethnic Studies at Wake Forest University. He is the author or editor of several books, including Race, Sport, and the American Dream. Both are the authors of Policing Black Bodies: How Black Lives Are Surveilled and How to Work for Change (R&L, 2018), African American Families Today: Myths and Realities (R&L, 2014), and Prisoner Reentry and Social Capital: The Long Road to Reintegration (R&L, 2010). Read more

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Making Motherhood Work: How Women Manage Careers and Caregiving

Pdf Social Sciences Making Motherhood Work: How Women Manage Careers and Caregiving

Pdf:Making Motherhood Work: How Women Manage Careers and Caregiving.Review 'Collins, a sociology professor, draws on interviews with working mothers in four different countries in this evenhanded, discerning exploration of work-family balance. Organizing her research by country, Collins finds that balance requires a harmonious confluence of workplace accommodations, government policies, and supportive cultural attitudes. . . . Collins suggests that policies must be passed in packages, rather than piecemeal―for example, making sure that daycare is available for children at the age when parental leave ends―to be most useful. This study, whose comparative approach illuminates how cultural norms affect policies and economic results, is intelligent, thought-provoking, and clarifying.' (Publishers Weekly, starred review)'Making Motherhood Work . . . surveys the state of affairs in Sweden (long heralded as a bastion of gender equality and a paradise for working moms); the former East Germany (where you see vestiges of a communist system that encouraged mothers to work); western Germany (where culture hasn’t caught up with pro-mom policies); Italy (where women seem supported by family and the state but don’t feel that way) and the United States (where because we get the least organizational and governmental help, we are 'drowning in stress'). . . . Collins’s theme is that, while progressive policies can improve the lives of working mothers, cultural beliefs and narratives must move in tandem. And lawmakers and organizations must beware of unintended consequences; for example, long maternity leaves are nice but also reinforce the idea that women should be primary caregivers.'---Allison Beard, Harvard Business Review'Ultimately, this book is a rallying cry to value ‘caregiving, as well as the people who provide that care’.'---Emma Jacobs, Financial Times“Through insightful interviews with employed mothers living in diverse national contexts, Caitlyn Collins demonstrates clearly and convincingly that our growing caregiving crisis stems from unjust social arrangements, not irresponsible individuals. The breadth and depth of Making Motherhood Work make it a unique and invaluable contribution that calls for nothing less than a worldwide movement for work-family justice.”―Kathleen Gerson, author of The Unfinished Revolution: Coming of Age in a New Era of Gender, Work, and Family“Making Motherhood Work is destined to become a classic. Caitlyn Collins conducted in-depth interviews with 135 employed, middle-class mothers in the United States and in three European countries. She finds that mothers face conflict between their work and family responsibilities in all four countries, even gender-egalitarian Sweden. Collins points to European policies that could positively impact mothers and families in the United States. Yet she notes the pervasive influence of cultural expectations of mothers that are coercive and unattainable. All four countries need a cultural redefinition of motherhood that describes and honors what is possible.”―Mary Blair-Loy, author of Competing Devotions: Career and Family among Executive Women“Comparing women in Europe and the United States and how they combine work and motherhood, Making Motherhood Work is the first cross-cultural investigation of what it feels like to live within different cultural and policy worlds. Mothers (and fathers)―even future ones―need to read this fascinating, thought-provoking, and illuminating book.”―Allison J. Pugh, author of The Tumbleweed Society: Working and Caring in an Age of Insecurity“This ambitious and beautifully written book considers how women manage work and family in varying contexts. Carrying out wide-scale interviews in multiple settings and countries, Making Motherhood Work shows how differences in work-family policies lead to differences in the challenges that women face. An impressive contribution.”―Joya Misra, University of Massachusetts, Amherst Read more About the Author Caitlyn Collins is assistant professor of sociology at Washington University in St. Louis. Her work has been covered by the Atlantic, NPR, and the Washington Post. She lives in St. Louis, Missouri. Read more

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That's What She Said: What Men and Women Need To Know About Working Together

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Pdf:That's What She Said: What Men and Women Need To Know About Working Together.Review “It’s great we are talking the talk but Joanne Lipman’s cutting edge research and razor sharp advice will help men and women alike start walking the walk (toward a more equitable workplace).” (Katie Couric)“At last! That’s What She Said is so timely—and so needed. It’s the ultimate guide for women (and men) who are determined to close the gender gap. Lively and readable, it’s a game-changer in how we understand gender relations--and how we can break down barriers, right now.” (Sallie Krawcheck, CEO, Ellevest)“Insightful and timely. The points Joanne Lipman makes in That’s What She Said are right on target for today’s new workplace. It will resonate whether you’re male or female, young or old, manager or managed, a long-term employee or just starting your career.” (Andrew H. Tisch, Co-Chairman of the Board, and Chairman of the Executive Committee, Loews Corporation  )“Attention, good guys: if you want to advocate for women but don’t want to be villainized, this book is for you. It’s a rare guide on championing gender equality that you’ll actually enjoy reading—and it’s full of strategies for improving your workplace.” (Adam Grant, New York Times bestselling author of Give and Take, Originals, and Option B with Sheryl Sandberg)“Joanne Lipman leaves her soapbox at home, rolls up her sleeves, and provides real solutions to complex problems. Her valuable insights are a tool kit for men and women to not only work alongside each other but to bring out each other’s best.” (Glen Mazzara, Executive producer, The Shield and The Walking Dead)“That’s What She Said  is an instant classic. It’s a must-read for two groups of people: men and women.” (Roger McNamee, venture capitalist)“Lipman, editor-in-chief of USA Today, makes a bold statement with this important book examining biases favoring men in business….This book goes a step further than Sheryl Sandberg‘s best-selling Lean In and challenges both men and women to examine their own prejudices and actively reshape work cultures to be more welcoming to women.” (Publishers Weekly (starred review)) Read more From the Back Cover First things first: there will be no man-shaming in That’s What She Said. A recent Harvard study found that corporate “diversity training” has actually made the gender gap worse—in part because it makes men feel demonized. Women, meanwhile, have been told closing the gender gap is up to them: they need to speak up, to be more confident, to demand to be paid what they’re worth. They discuss these issues amongst themselves all the time. What they don’t do is talk to men about it.  It’s time to end that disconnect. More people in leadership roles are genuinely trying to transform the way we work together, because there’s abundant evidence that companies with more women in senior leadership perform better by virtually every measure. Yet despite good intentions, men often lack the tools they need, leading to fumbles, missteps, frustration, and misunderstanding that continue to inflict real and lasting damage on women’s careers.That’s What She Said solves for that dilemma. Filled with illuminating anecdotes, data from the most recent studies, and stories from Joanne