BEYOND RESPECTABILITY

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Beyond Respectability

Author : Brittney C. Cooper
ISBN : 9780252099540
Genre : Social Science
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Beyond Respectability charts the development of African American women as public intellectuals and the evolution of their thought from the end of the 1800s through the Black Power era of the 1970s. Eschewing the Great Race Man paradigm so prominent in contemporary discourse, Brittney C. Cooper looks at the far-reaching intellectual achievements of female thinkers and activists like Anna Julia Cooper, Mary Church Terrell, Fannie Barrier Williams, Pauli Murray, and Toni Cade Bambara. Cooper delves into the processes that transformed these women and others into racial leadership figures, including long-overdue discussions of their theoretical output and personal experiences. As Cooper shows, their body of work critically reshaped our understandings of race and gender discourse. It also confronted entrenched ideas of how--and who--produced racial knowledge.
Category: Social Science

Beyond Respectability

Author : Audrey Chamberlain Foote
ISBN : OCLC:82749037
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Beyond Respectability

Author : Sylvia M. Moore
ISBN : OCLC:1057732895
Genre : Alcoholism
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Lectionary Preaching Workbook

Author : Russell F. Anderson
ISBN : 9780788008214
Genre : Religion
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The busy preacher will find a multitude of ideas, illustrations, and sermon seeds for all the lectionary lessons. Anderson's commentaries for the Revised Common and Catholic lectionaries are accompanied by theological reflections exploring the relationships between the texts, a suggested sermon title for each week, Sermon Angles which briefly develop the theological themes for the day, and two to four illustrative stories per chapter. Other convenient features include wide margins for taking notes and a stay-flat binding.
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Respectability As Moral Map And Public Discourse In The Nineteenth Century

Author : Woodruff D. Smith
ISBN : 9781351600149
Genre : History
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Despite the fact that respectability is universally recognized as a feature of nineteenth-century society, it has seldom been studied as a subject in itself. In this path-breaking book, Woodruff D. Smith interprets respectability as a highly significant cultural phenomenon, incorporating both a moral imaginary or map and a distinctive discourse. Respectability was constructed in the public spheres of Europe and the Americas and eventually came to be an aspect of social life throughout the world. From its origins in the late eighteenth century, it was a conscious response to what were perceived as undesirable aspects of modernity. It became a central feature of concepts of "the modern" itself and an essential part of the processes that, in the twentieth century, came to be called modernization and cultural globalization. Respectability – though typically associated with the bourgeoisie – existed independently of any particular social class, and strongly affected modern constructions of class in general and of gender. Although not an ideology, respectability was overtly embedded in several political discourses, especially those of movements such as antislavery which claimed to transcend politics. While it may no longer be a coherent entity in culture and discourse, respectability continues to affect contemporary public life through a fragmentary legacy.
Category: History

Normal Life

Author : Dean Spade
ISBN : 9780822374794
Genre : Social Science
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Revised and Expanded Edition Wait—what's wrong with rights? It is usually assumed that trans and gender nonconforming people should follow the civil rights and "equality" strategies of lesbian and gay rights organizations by agitating for legal reforms that would ostensibly guarantee nondiscrimination and equal protection under the law. This approach assumes that the best way to address the poverty and criminalization that plague trans populations is to gain legal recognition and inclusion in the state's institutions. But is this strategy effective? In Normal Life Dean Spade presents revelatory critiques of the legal equality framework for social change, and points to examples of transformative grassroots trans activism that is raising demands that go beyond traditional civil rights reforms. Spade explodes assumptions about what legal rights can do for marginalized populations, and describes transformative resistance processes and formations that address the root causes of harm and violence. In the new afterword to this revised and expanded edition, Spade notes the rapid mainstreaming of trans politics and finds that his predictions that gaining legal recognition will fail to benefit trans populations are coming to fruition. Spade examines recent efforts by the Obama administration and trans equality advocates to "pinkwash" state violence by articulating the US military and prison systems as sites for trans inclusion reforms. In the context of recent increased mainstream visibility of trans people and trans politics, Spade continues to advocate for the dismantling of systems of state violence that shorten the lives of trans people. Now more than ever, Normal Life is an urgent call for justice and trans liberation, and the radical transformations it will require.
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International Adventures

Author : Tim Bergfelder
ISBN : 1571815392
Genre : Social Science
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West German cinema of the 1960s is frequently associated with the emergence of a new generation of filmmakers, collectively known by the 1970s as the "New German Cinema." Yet for domestic and international audiences at the time, German cinema primarily meant popular genres such as exotic adventure films, Gothic crime thrillers, westerns, and sex films, which were dismissed by German filmmakers and critics of the 1970s as "Daddy's Cinema." International Adventures provides the first comprehensive account of these genres, and charts the history of the West German film industry and its main protagonists from the immediate post-war years to its boom period in the 1950s and 1960s. By analyzing film genres in the context of industrial practices, literary traditions, biographical trajectories, and wider cultural and social developments, this book uncovers a forgotten period of German filmmaking that merits reassessment. International Adventures firmly locates its case studies within the wider dynamic of European cinema. In its study of West German cinema's links and co-operations with other countries including Britain, France, and Italy, the book addresses what is perhaps the most striking phenomenon of 1960s popular film genres: the dispersal and disappearance of markers of national identity in increasingly international narratives and modes of production.
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Women In World History V 1 Readings From Prehistory To 1500

Author : Sarah Shaver Hughes
ISBN : 9781317451853
Genre : History
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Presenting selected histories in Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas, this work discusses: political and economic issues; marriage practices, motherhood and enslavement; and religious beliefs and spiritual development. Famous women, including Hatshepsut, Hortensia, Aisha, Hildegard of Bingen and Sei Shonangan, are discussed as well as lesser known and anonymous women. Both primary and secondary source readings are included.
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Ich Will Dir In Die Augen Sehen

Author : Thordis Elva
ISBN : 9783426441985
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Selten ist ein Buch so viel in den Medien besprochen worden wie dieses: Darf jemand das, dem Vergewaltiger vergeben - und warum tut Thordis Elva das öffentlich? Warum räumt sie Tom Stranger seitenlang Raum ein in ihrem authentischen Schicksalsbericht - und welche Erkenntnisse hat ein Täter beizutragen? Ein tief berührendes Buch, in dem sich die beiden, Elva und Stranger, mit wichtigen Fragen auseinandersetzen: mit der Schuld, dem Vertrauen und der Möglichkeit der Vergebung -, aber auch mit ihrem eigenen Erleben und den lebenslangen Folgen einer entsetzlichen Tat.. Die Isländerin Thordis Elva ist 16, als sie von ihrem Freund vergewaltigt wird. Nach einer Party nutzt Tom, der australische Austauschschüler, ihre Wehrlosigkeit aus und missbraucht sie stundenlang. Danach ist für Thordis wie auch für Tom nichts mehr wie zuvor. Beide versuchen auf ihre Weise, das Geschehen zu verarbeiten – vergeblich. Bis Thordis Jahre später mit Tom Kontakt aufnimmt. Sie schlägt ihm ein Treffen vor, in Kapstadt, auf halber Strecke zwischen Reykjavik und Sydney. Ihr Ziel: Sie will Tom die Tat vergeben und so endlich die Opferrolle ablegen. Auch Tom hat seine Sicht der Dinge zu erzählen. Dieser ehrliche und authentische Bericht einer emotional riskanten Begegnung spricht Frauen und Männer an - denn Vergewaltigung in der Partnerschaft ist ein heiß diskutiertes Debattenthema. Auf einzigartige Weise schildern die vielfach ausgezeichneten Autorin und Journalistin Thordis Elva, die sich für Gewaltprävention einsetzt, und Tom Stranger, der jahrelang als Sozialarbeiter tätig war, was damals zwischen ihnen wirklich passiert ist. Und wie es ihnen nach langen Jahren im Austausch gelingt, den Mut zu fassen, sich den Tatsachen zu stellen und das Unfassbare zu verarbeiten. Thordis Elva: „Nur so konnte ich mir beweisen, dass Gewalt keine Macht über mich hat. Nicht damals, nicht heute: nie.“
Category: Biography & Autobiography